Japan is the country with the longest "healthy life expectancy" in the world. Japanese children can live up to 73 years without any major illness or disability according to a recent study published in the prestigious journal The Lancet. secret of the healthiest children in the world?
Did you know that the type of toy your child plays with can affect your communication? Playing with electronic toys is associated with a reduction in the quantity and quality of children's communication compared to playing with books or traditional toys To promote early language development, young children (infants) are discouraged from playing with electronic toys.
It is very important that children brush their teeth at least twice a day. The mouth is a place where many bacteria accumulate. These bacteria colonize and form a film on the teeth called plaque, and its accumulation can lead to oral health problems such as cavities, bad breath (halitosis) or inflammation of the gums (gingivitis).
Is it necessary to take the child to the pediatrician even if he appears to be healthy? The answer is yes. Going for pediatric check-ups ensures that any drastic change in the child's growth will be noticed immediately and, if necessary, the cause will be sought and will try. At each checkup with the pediatrician or pediatric nurse, the child will be weighed, and in the case of a baby, the length and head circumference will be measured.
UTIs are quite common in children. Urinary infections occur when bacteria enter the bladder or urethra. The bacteria that cause most infections are those in the intestine. These bacteria pass from the outer skin through the urethra into the bladder.
Playing video games for 1 hour each day could have a positive impact on children's emotional and psychological development. A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that children and adolescents who spend less than an hour a day playing video games adapt better than those who never play or those who play more frequently.
Air pollution is one of the main environmental threats to children's health Polluted air contains a large number of chemicals in suspension that are inhaled daily, which affects everyone, but especially children due to immaturity of their immune and respiratory systems.
How to cure a sore throat in children A sore throat is a common symptom of the common cold or other acute respiratory tract infections. It is the main symptom of pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx or throat), and occurs as a result of inflammation and / or irritation of the throat or the tissues around it.
Fever is part of the body's defense mechanism against viruses or bacteria. Fever is an increase in body temperature above what is considered normal. The body generates this additional heat, so that the foreign organism cannot survive, and thus be able to fight disease.
The diagnosis of a heart murmur is something quite common in children, in most cases heart murmurs are not caused by any heart disease, it is simply the sound produced by the normal flow of blood in the child's heart Young children's hearts beat faster than older children, so they are more likely to produce murmurs.
Obesity is more prevalent among children of divorced parents. Research has found that children of divorced parents are 54 more likely to be overweight or obese, and 89 more likely to have abdominal obesity (excess fat around the waist) than children of families with married parents.
Discovered the first vaccine that protects children against hand-foot-mouth disease. Hand-foot-mouth disease is a viral infection that causes fever, mouth sores and a skin rash that are usually painful. Now a group of Chinese scientists have developed a vaccine that has shown 90 effectiveness.
Growing up with a dog in the house during their first year of life has many benefits for children. Recent research has found that growing up with a dog reduces the risk of asthma by up to 15. What's more, the study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine shows that children who grew up with frequent exposure to farms had up to 50 fewer asthma cases.