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As a paediatrician, I am disturbed by the new terms being used in reference to young children. These include such things as digital dementia, tech fatigue and blue light damage. While I fully understand that digital media is here to stay and is a necessary part of a modern...
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Developmental dysplasia of the hip, sometimes termed congenital dysplasia or dislocation of the hip, is a chronic condition present from early childhood which can cause permanent disability if not identified and treated early. Hip dysplasia affects up to 10 people in every 1,000, and is characterised by underdevelopment of the...
toddler-walking-on-toes
When toddlers are learning to walk, many spend some time walking up on their tip toes, which is known as toe walking. Commonly this is to get into things they aren’t meant to, but as they perfect their walking, they walk more with their whole foot on the ground. The...
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The largest number of HIV-exposed but uninfected children are in South Africa. Shutterstock One of the most remarkable public health successes of the last decade in southern Africa has seen a reduction in the number of babies born with HIV. This was achieved through the provision of antiretroviral therapy to pregnant...
fitbit-ace-review
When BabyYumYum was asked to review the Fitbit Ace for children aged 8+, we thought who better to test it out than a child – after all, this is the intended market and young children are honest to a fault. Fortunately, a member of our team has a very...
doctor-showing-how-to-treat-coughs
Coughs are common in school-aged children, occurring seven to 10 times a year. A cough is a particularly bothersome symptom that tends to resolve slowly; half of children recover by 10 days and 90% by 25 days, suggesting that 10% of children still cough three to four weeks after...
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