Parenting Tips That Will Help You Understand Your Child Better

Here are a few basic tips that will help you understand children better:

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The Dangers of Childhood Obesity

Obesity in children is defined as the excess accumulation of fat in the body which negatively affects the child’s health. Obesity in general is a worldwide problem as it poses the risk of developing life-threatening illnesses. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a widely used screening tool to measure obesity. It is acceptable for use in children two years of age and above. It is the measure of the body weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters. The normal range for a BMI in children vary…

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Children’s Health: Common fractures and their management

A fracture is a break in the continuity of a bone. A pediatric fracture is a condition in which the bone of a person below the age of 18 years is cracked or broken. Fractures in children differ from that in adults because the bones in a child are still growing. Due to this fact, pediatric fractures need more consideration because it can affect the growth of the child. Bones are made to support certain forces, however, if the force applied is too much than the bone can absorb a…

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Urinary Tract Infection In Children

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary tract. The urinary tract consists of organs that make, store and get rid of urine and they include: Two kidneys which are responsible for urine production. Two ureters; these are tubes which connect the kidneys to the bladder. A bladder which stores the urine produced until it is excreted. A urethra, this is a tube which empties the urine from the bladder to outside the body.   Girls are at a greater risk of developing a UTI…

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Sexual Abuse in Children – know all the facts

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), child sexual abuse is defined as “the involvement of a child in sexual activity that he or she Sexual Abuse in Children – know all the factsdoes not fully comprehend, is unable to give informed consent to, or for which the child is not developmentally prepared and cannot give consent, or that violates the laws of social taboos of society.” There are different types of child sexual abuse and a few include: Engaging in sexual activities with a child. Indecent exposure of the…

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