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Is this rash baby acne or eczema?
Baby acne and eczema are two skin conditions that commonly affect young babies. In this article, we look at their similarities and how to tell them apart. We also cover treatment options and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Healthy babies' gut bacteria prevent common food allergy
Transplanting intestinal bacteria from healthy human babies into germ-free mice prevented the animals from having allergic reactions to cow's milk. (Medical News Today)

Is borax safe to use?
Borax is a common ingredient in household products. Some people use borax to make slime for children to play with, but is it safe? Learn about the risks in this article. (Medical News Today)

Benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine for newborns
Newborns receive the hepatitis B vaccine to prevent them from contracting the hepatitis B virus during their lifetime. Learn more about the benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine here. (Medical News Today)

How to tell the difference between lice and dandruff
Lice and dandruff may look similar but have very different causes and treatments. In this article, learn how to tell them apart with visual aids, as well as about the treatment options. (Medical News Today)

What to know about peritonsillar abscesses
Peritonsillar abscesses form around the tonsils. They usually occur as a complication of tonsillitis and are often caused by the same bacteria. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of peritonsillar abscesses here. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of petroleum jelly?
Petroleum jelly has a variety of uses, including for diaper rash, as a moisturizer, to treat skin conditions such as eczema, and as a lubricant. Learn more about the benefits of petroleum jelly here. (Medical News Today)

Is it possible to reverse 'chemo brain?'
'Chemo brain' affects many people who have undergone cancer treatment. What happens in the brain, and how can we reverse this effect? (Medical News Today)

How to identify baby acne vs. a rash
Baby acne can look similar to other types of rash, such as those of an allergic reaction, erythema toxicum, or eczema. In this article, we look at the symptoms of common rashes, how to tell the difference, and treatments. (Medical News Today)

Sunken fontanel: Everything you need to know
Babies are born with fontanels to allow the skull to be flexible enough to pass through the birth canal. Sometimes, these fontanels may appear sunken and require medical treatment. (Medical News Today)

ADHD: First genetic risk locations uncovered
The largest genetic study of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder finds 12 genomic segments that raise the risk of developing the condition. (Medical News Today)

Is melatonin safe for children?
Melatonin supplements are a popular treatment for children with sleeping problems. Although some research suggests that melatonin may be safe and effective for children, there are no clear guidelines on a suitable dosage. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about micropenis
Micropenis refers to an abnormally small penis. Hormonal and genetic factors during birth can cause micropenis. In this article, we look at the definition, effects, causes, and treatments of micropenis. (Medical News Today)

What is FPIES and how does it affect babies?
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a type of allergy that affects babies and young children. Symptoms occur after eating certain trigger foods and include recurring severe diarrhea and vomiting. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How your personality could affect your longevity
Can personality help predict how long you will live? A newly published study suggests that personality traits in adolescence may speak to mortality risk. (Medical News Today)

What are the risks and benefits of pox parties?
Chickenpox is a common childhood illness that results from a viral infection. Although a vaccine is available, some people prefer for their child to attend a chickenpox party to build up immunity to the virus in a natural way. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about baby acne
Baby acne, or neonatal acne, affects around 20 percent of newborns. It usually clears up without treatment. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and similar conditions here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat severe eczema
Treating severe eczema can be challenging, but certain intensive treatments can help reduce symptoms. Learn about what doctors can do for severe eczema in adults and children here. (Medical News Today)

How to get super glue off the skin
Super glue is an effective adhesive, but a person may accidentally bind their skin to other objects, or glue their fingers together. Super glue is not usually harmful to the skin, and a few quick home remedies can remove it. Learn how to get super glue off the skin using acetone, a pumice stone, butter, and more. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about stridor
Stridor is an abnormal breathing sound that resembles wheezing or creaking. It is more common in children but can happen in anyone. Learn about the causes, and how stridor sounds here. (Medical News Today)

Is a bleeding belly button normal in newborns?
It is not unusual for a newborn's belly button to bleed. This can occur due to the cord separating from the body or irritation from clothing. Learn more about why bleeding may occur and when it is a sign of something more serious. (Medical News Today)

Surgeons carry out spine surgery in the womb
Scientists can repair a potentially disabling spine defect, spina bifida, in the womb. This procedure is becoming more widely available little by little. (Medical News Today)

What to know about freckles
Freckles are flat, brown marks that appear on a person’s skin. Sun exposure and genetics can cause freckles. People with light-colored skin and eyes are more likely to get freckles. In this article, we look at the causes of freckles, identification, risk factors, and how people can reduce the appearance of freckles. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about gingivostomatitis
Gingivostomatitis is an infection that occurs in and around the mouth. It causes painful sores, blisters, and swelling. It is more common in children and is highly contagious. Learn more about the causes and risk factors in this article, as well as treatment options and how to get relief. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ulcerative colitis in children
While ulcerative colitis is more common in those between the ages of 15 and 30 years old, it can also occur in children. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments. (Medical News Today)

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