Child Abuse

How can a child be neglected!? Child abuse is also known as battered baby syndrome and Caffey syndrome (named after the American paediatrician John Caffey who in 1946 first drew attention to the phenomenon). The physical abuse of a child is no so much a symptom but a cry for…

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Childhood

How to make a child happy? Childhood from the age of two to adolescence are mostly taken up with growing, being educated and learning to interact with the family and society at large. By the time children are five and ready to start school most of their behaviour problems will have settled…

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Child Comforters

How to make children happy? Some children develop an attachment for a particular toy or object. This may be a teddy bear or soft toy, or simply a piece of blanket, which gives the child a feeling of comfort and security. Some children only require their comforter before settling down…

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Cytomegalovirus

What is CMV? Why is my child so weak? A cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is an extremely common viral infection affecting between 10% and 25% of the entire population at any one time. Infection rate may be in excess of 80% in homosexual men. It may be a serious illness in…

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Children’s Medication Dosage Guide

Guide to children’s medication Ensure that medication dosage is suitable for use in children. For children over two years of age:- Paediatric (child) dose = (Age in years x Adult dose) ÷ (Age in years +12) E.g. for a child aged 7 years old with medicine requiring 15mL for one dose:…

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Baby Colic

“My child has stomach pains at night” “My baby has colic” Infantile or six-week is probably caused by spontaneous spasms of the small intestine, but no reason for these spasms has ever been proved. Some experts blame anxiety in the mother, particularly in a family without extended family support, for…

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