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What are the stages of puberty?
Puberty is a time of significant change in the human body. We examine the first signs of puberty in males and females and the changes that each stage involves. (Medical News Today)

Depression in children: What to know
Depression can occur in anyone, including children. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms of depression in children, as well as how to help. (Medical News Today)

What to know about epilepsy in children
Epilepsy is a condition that causes seizures. It is relatively common in children. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about reusable diapers
Parents and caregivers may choose to use reusable diapers on infants for a variety of reasons, including to reduce waste. Learn about the pros, cons, and health effects of reusable diapers here. (Medical News Today)

Can seborrheic dermatitis cause hair loss?
Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that causes an itchy, flaky rash. Rarely, it causes temporary hair loss. Learn how, and what people can to do treat it, here. (Medical News Today)

Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): What to know
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a recently recognized eating disorder. People with ARFID stop growing and gaining weight as they do not eat enough calories. (Medical News Today)

Melatonin: Is it safe for babies?
Melatonin is a hormone in the body, and taking supplementary melatonin can help adults get to sleep. But is it safe for babies and kids? Find out here. (Medical News Today)

Baby poop color: Causes and when to see a doctor
Baby poop color may change for a range of reasons, including age, dietary factors, and health conditions. Learn what different colors can indicate here. (Medical News Today)

Do braces hurt? What to expect
People often wonder whether braces hurt. Here, we discuss the pain or discomfort that people may experience when getting and wearing braces. (Medical News Today)

Constipation in breastfeeding babies: What to know
Constipation is very uncommon in breastfed babies, but it does sometimes happen. Learn about the causes and treatment of constipation in breastfed babies here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about newborn respiratory rates
A newborn’s respiratory rate may vary, but it should fall within a healthy range. Here, learn about this range and what to do if the rate is faster or slower. (Medical News Today)

Flu in toddlers: Everything you need to know
Toddlers can catch the flu, just like other people, and it can be hard to know when to seek help. Learn more about flu signs and symptoms in toddlers and treatments available. (Medical News Today)

Pink eye in toddlers: Everything you need to know
Pink eye is a common eye problem in toddlers. Infections, eye irritation, and allergies can all cause pink eye. Here we look at symptoms to watch out for, treatment options, and prevention. (Medical News Today)

Using soup to fight off malaria
An experimental study tests 56 traditional soup broths and finds that some of them contain ingredients that have antimalarial properties. (Medical News Today)

New blood test marks progress in battle against sepsis
A new blood test that groups sepsis patients into those at low, medium, and high risk of death could save lives by enabling earlier precision treatment. (Medical News Today)

Does childhood cognition predict dementia risk later in life?
New research examines the cognitive ability of children in the hope that markers of cognitive decline will predict dementia later in life. (Medical News Today)

Hair loss in children: What to know
Hair loss is not uncommon in children. Common causes include fungal infections, stress, and hair pulling. Learn about causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor, here. (Medical News Today)

What are the best home remedies for fever?
A fever is an uncomfortable symptom of infection or illness. Learn about the best home remedies for fever in children and adults here. (Medical News Today)

How to help a teen with depression
Depression affects many teens. Many signs and symptoms of teen depression are similar to those of depression in adults, but it can be more difficult to identify. Learn about the signs to look for and how to help a teen with depression. (Medical News Today)

Nocturnal seizures: Everything you need to know
Nocturnal seizures occur when a person is asleep. As well as typical seizure symptoms, they may increase the risk of other complications. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

Acute cerebellar ataxia: Everything you need to know
Acute cerebellar ataxia is a disorder in children that causes a loss of coordination and movement control. Learn about the causes and treatments in this article. (Medical News Today)

Ewing sarcoma: What to know
Ewing sarcoma is a rare form of bone cancer that most commonly affects children and teenagers. In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

What is apraxia?
Apraxia is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to perform everyday movements. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and types in this article. (Medical News Today)

Gut microbiota may 'prevent and cure' rotavirus
Scientists have found gut bacteria in mice that could cure rotavirus infections, which cause the death of hundreds of thousands of children each year. (Medical News Today)

Does the rotavirus vaccine prevent type 1 diabetes?
Scientists present a link between rotavirus infection and type 1 diabetes and suggest vaccination as a method to prevent the condition. (Medical News Today)

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