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Fri, 22 Mar 2019, 17:49 GMT

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Health News - Pediatrics

What is the average length for a baby?
Babies follow a predictable growth curve in their first year of life. In this article, we provide a month-by-month growth chart to help people track the continued growth of their baby. We also discuss what it means when a baby is above or below average length. (Medical News Today)

Meningitis rash: Pictures, symptoms, and test
In its later stages, meningitis can cause distinct marks on the skin that look like a rash. In this article, we look at the symptoms of meningitis and pictures of the rash. We also discuss other possible causes of these marks. (Medical News Today)

Causes and how to relieve gas in a baby
Gas is a natural part of a baby's daily life, but it can be painful for them. In this article, we look at what makes a baby gassy and how to help relieve their gas pains. (Medical News Today)

What to know about heat rash in babies
Babies are more likely to get heat rash than adults. In this article, we look at why babies get heat rash, different types of rash, and how a caregiver can prevent heat rash in a baby. (Medical News Today)

What to know about fever in babies
Fever in a baby is a sign that their body is fighting off infection. In this article, we look at how to identify fever in a baby, common causes, and how to care for a baby with a fever. (Medical News Today)

What causes ear drainage?
Ear drainage can occur for many reasons, including an ear infection, an earwax buildup, or an injury. Learn more about the types of ear drainage and their causes and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What is aspiration?
Aspiration can refer to a medical condition or a medical procedure. The procedure involves a doctor using a suction tube to remove fluid from a person’s body. Pulmonary aspiration is a condition that occurs when someone inhales a foreign material, such as food or drink, into their lungs. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Growing up in a green area may help support mental health
A new study uncovers emerging evidence suggesting that growing up in close contact with nature may help us enjoy good mental health throughout adulthood. (Medical News Today)

How to treat eye discharge in newborns
Eye discharge or excessive eye watering in newborns often indicates a blocked tear duct. The blockage is usually harmless and tends to resolve on its own. However, if there is also redness, swelling, or tenderness in the eye area, this may signify an infection that requires prompt medical treatment. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Ringworm in babies: Everything you need to know
Ringworm is a fungal infection that causes a distinctive raised rash. Babies are particularly prone to ringworm because they are often in close contact with others. Learn more about ringworm in babies here. (Medical News Today)

The best home remedies for baby constipation
Babies rarely experience constipation, but it can occur. The first treatment for baby constipation is to try home remedies, such as taking their rectal temperature or practicing light belly massage. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

When to see a doctor if a child has a nosebleed
Nosebleeds are common in young children. Most nosebleeds are not a cause for concern, and it is usually possible to treat them at home by applying gentle pressure to the child’s nose. However, persistent, recurring, or very heavy bleeding may require medical attention. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about whooping cough in adults
Whooping cough is an infection that is more common in children, but adults can also contract it. The symptoms are usually less severe in adults than in children. This article discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of whooping cough in adults. (Medical News Today)

What to know about enlarged adenoids
Enlarged adenoids are common in children. This article provides an overview of enlarged adenoids, including how to recognize this condition, its causes and risk factors, and possible treatments. (Medical News Today)

Your furniture may contain harmful chemicals
Researchers found traces of toxins in the blood or urine of children living in homes with sofas containing flame-retardant chemicals or vinyl floors. (Medical News Today)

How to tell if your baby has asthma
Potential signs of asthma in babies include flared nostrils, lethargy, and coughing. Learn more about the signs of asthma in babies and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

What and when can a fetus hear?
The developing fetus begins to hear around the 18th week of pregnancy and starts to hear low frequencies from outside the woman's body soon after. Learn more about when a fetus can hear. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs that you might have asthma?
Symptoms of asthma include chest tightness, wheezing, and shortness of breath. They can vary among children and older adults. Learn more about asthma symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

What is a normal respiratory rate?
A normal respiratory rate varies depending on a person’s age and activity levels. In this article, we look at the normal rates and what high and low rates mean. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about convulsions
Convulsions are common in some types of seizures and rare in a few other conditions. Learn more about the causes of convulsions and what to do if someone experiences them here. (Medical News Today)

How to soothe a baby crying in their sleep
Most babies cry in their sleep at some point. In this article, we look at the reasons why they cry in their sleep, how to soothe the baby, and what the normal sleep patterns are for babies. (Medical News Today)

Which foods can help with breastfeeding?
Women need extra calories and nutrients while breastfeeding to ensure that they are producing enough milk to keep the baby well-nourished. Eating the right foods can help support lactation. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is mastoiditis?
Mastoiditis is a severe infection of a bone behind the ear. The condition is rare, and symptoms include pain, fever, and swelling. Ear infections are the most common cause of mastoiditis. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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)

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