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Can dehydration affect pregnancy?
Dehydration is more common during pregnancy than at other times. This is because the body has an increased demand for water. Dehydration can be dangerous for the mother and baby, so it is important to pay attention to the early warning signs of dehydration during pregnancy and to learn how you can prevent dehydration. (Medical News Today)

Can you treat baby ear infection without antibiotics?
Babies and young children are more prone to ear infections than adults. However, unless the infection is severe or present in a very young infant, antibiotics are often not necessary. Here, we look at what ear infections are and how to treat the symptoms at home while the baby’s natural defenses fight the infection. (Medical News Today)

Can you use a heating pad while pregnant?
It is safe to use heating pads during pregnancy so long as they do not raise the body temperature too much. Heating pads can soothe the many aches and pains that arise during pregnancy. In this article, we discuss safe ways to relieve pain, including the benefits of heat pads and why it is best to avoid hot tubs. (Medical News Today)

What to do after a baby falls
A baby falling off a bed can be frightening, but in most cases, it does not cause any serious harm. However, injuries are possible, so it is important to be aware of signs indicating that the baby is hurt and should see a doctor. Here, we look at what to do when a baby falls and how to care for them afterward. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about facial tics
Facial tics are sudden, involuntary muscle movements in the face. They can be mild or severe, making it difficult for a person to carry out everyday activities. Facial tic disorders include transient tic disorder, chronic motor tic disorder, and Tourette's syndrome. Read about treatment, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Toxic synovitis: Causes and symptoms
Toxic synovitis causes joint pain and inflammation in the hip. It primarily affects children and usually occurs following a viral infection. Signs of toxic synovitis include limping, walking on the tips of the toes, complaining of leg or hip pain, and being reluctant to walk. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Why do I feel pain in my ear when swallowing?
The ears are linked to the nose and throat, and infections in any of these areas can cause ear pain when swallowing. A range of other issues, such as dental abscesses and joint damage, can also cause this pain. Here, learn about the many causes and their symptoms and treatments. We also describe when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Can babies and toddlers drink almond milk?
Ideally, babies should not be given milks other than breast milk until their first birthday. After that, parents may wonder what the best option is for them. While cow's milk contains protein and fat, fortified almond milk can be just as healthful when introduced into a well-balanced diet. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

Sleep paralysis, hallucinations may raise depression risk in some people
A new study finds that sleep paralysis and hallucinations are unexpectedly common and predict depression severity among young athletes. (Medical News Today)

Education may lead to short-sightedness
New research offers 'strong evidence' that the more years someone spends in full time education, the more likely they are to become short-sighted. (Medical News Today)

Is there a link between breast-feeding and breast cancer?
It is possible, though rare, to develop breast cancer while breast-feeding. However, there are many other possible causes of breast lumps in lactating women. In this article, we look at the link between breast cancer and lactation. We also explain what to do if you find a breast lump while breast-feeding. (Medical News Today)

What is blue baby syndrome?
Blue baby syndrome, also known as methemoglobinemia, is a condition that causes a baby’s skin to turn blue. While it is rare, a common cause of this discoloration is drinking formula made with water that is contaminated with nitrates. Doctors can treat blue baby syndrome, but untreated cases can be fatal. (Medical News Today)

How to stop hiccups in newborns
Most babies get hiccups in their first year, and this is not usually a cause for concern. There are several ways to stop hiccups in newborns, such as taking breaks for burping, using pacifiers, and giving the baby gripe water. Here, learn why newborns get hiccups, how to soothe them, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Early exposure to microbes may protect against childhood leukemia
A new analysis suggests that childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia likely results from genetic predisposition and limited early exposure to germs. (Medical News Today)

How is ADHD rated?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, is a complex condition that can be difficult to diagnose. There are several different types of ADHD rating scale used to diagnose the condition. These all look at the symptoms and behaviors that the person displays. Learn more about the ADHD rating scale here. (Medical News Today)

Umbilical granuloma: When to see a doctor
An umbilical granuloma is a common abnormality that looks like a red, moist lump of tissue on the navel. They frequently occur in newborns and rarely form in adults. Here, learn how to care for an umbilical granuloma. We also explore signs of infection, when to see a doctor, and available treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Pupillary reflex may predict autism
A new study examines the pupillary light reflex in infants and concludes that the amount of light the pupil lets in may be an accurate autism predictor. (Medical News Today)

Mental health risk higher for transgender youth
Researchers have identified a greater risk of mental health conditions among children and teenagers who are transgender and gender non-conforming. (Medical News Today)

Rats better at diagnosing TB than standard tests
A new study shows that when it comes to detecting tuberculosis in children, trained rats may be more effective and accurate than standard diagnostic tests. (Medical News Today)

What causes foamy bowel movements?
Foamy or frothy poop is usually diarrhea-like and may appear to have bubbles in it. It may also seem oily or contain mucus. Learn about the causes here. (Medical News Today)

Essential oils may disrupt normal hormonal activity
A new study has suggested that lavender oil and tea tree oil may interfere with normal hormonal activity, predisposing young boys to gynecomastia. (Medical News Today)

Babies who resemble dad are healthier at 1st birthday
According to a recent study, babies who live in single-mother households are more likely to be healthy at the age of 1 if they resemble their father. (Medical News Today)

What to expect from a baby's first cold
Newborn babies have to build their immune systems, which can mean they are susceptible to colds. There are many effective treatments for colds in newborns. (Medical News Today)

New guidelines help doctors tackle teen depression
This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics release an update to teen mental health guidelines. They hope to catch and address depression earlier. (Medical News Today)

Do your children influence how you store your gun?
If a child is at risk of self-harm, do their parents store guns at home more safely? A new study sets out to answer this important question. (Medical News Today)

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