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Diseases are the result of internal dysfunctions that compromise the body’s ability to protect itself. They cause various disabilities or infections that can affect a person physically and psychologically and are associated with pain, distress, or even death. Children are particularly prone to disease because of their weak immune systems and relatively vulnerable condition. Diseases can be either communicable or noncommunicable; some diseases are transmitted via physical contact, bodily fluids, or contaminated surfaces or air. They can be short-term or long-term, curable or uncurable, and they can also progress from minor to acute over time. Diseases can be diagnosed by a specialist based on their specific signs and symptoms. Treatments vary depending on the disease. The best way to prevent a disease is frequent checkups and doctor visits to curb any diseases that could crop up. Early diagnosis and subsequent treatment are also important in managing disease.

Does Prolonged Breastfeeding Help Prevent Asthma and Allergies? Effect of Prolonged and Exclusive Breastfeeding on Risk of Allergy and Asthma: Cluster Randomized Trial

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Scientific summaries related to parenting

Multiple clinical studies on the protective effects of breastfeeding against asthma and allergies have been conducted over the years, but they always contained dissimilar results. Few researchers dispute the importance of breast milk in a child’s diet and the role of breastfeeding in establishing the bond between mother and baby, but there are still conflicting…

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Can My Diet Harm My Unborn Baby? Evidence of Infant Blood Pressure Programming by Maternal Nutrition during Pregnancy: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Intervention Study.

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Maternal Nutrition during Pregnancy

Western societies are characterized by unhealthy diets and a high incidence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The most alarming thing is that these chronic diseases are affecting children, worsening what is already a serious public health problem. Nutrition plays a fundamental role in the development of many of these diseases. Some recent studies…

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The Consequences of Drinking Coffee during Pregnancy Maternal Caffeine Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Malformations

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Maternal Caffeine Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Malformations

About 89 percent of American women drink coffee, and some of them continue to do so during pregnancy. While a number of recent studies claim that caffeine consumption has health benefits, such as a decreased risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and liver disorders, the effects of maternal coffee consumption on the fetus have not been…

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Vitamins C and E Prevent Thalassemia Complications The Benefits of Vitamin C and Vitamin E in Children with Beta-Thalassemia with High Oxidative Stress

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Parenting Research Summaries

Millions of people, especially Southeast Asians, are affected by beta thalassemia, a disease characterized by abnormal synthesis of hemoglobin followed by excessive extravascular hemolysis. Patients with beta thalassemia major have severe hemolysis and must receive regular blood transfusions and iron chelation therapy. Without iron chelation treatment, iron overload occurs because of all the blood transfusions…

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Recognizing and Treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Babies

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Recognizing and Treating GERD in Babies
A baby suffering from GERD is found to be crying inconsolably, clenching its fingers, vomiting, arching its back, etc.

It is normal for babies to spit out milk during and after feeding. However, there is a severe digestive issue that can occur in infants called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD can strike at any time of the day, usually after the baby has been fed. GERD, also known as acid reflux, causes food and…

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Vitamin K1 or Vitamin K3: Which One Is Better for My Child? Vitamin K1 versus Vitamin K3 for Prevention of Subclinical Vitamin Deficiency: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Parenting Research Summaries

From a pharmalogical perspective, vitamin K is one of the most commonly used drugs among newborns. The intramuscular administration of vitamin K is part of the usual care protocol in many countries around the world to prevent hemorrhagic complications in the baby. Although the fat-soluble form of vitamin K is the recommended preparation for neonatal…

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Should I Use Paracetamol to Treat My Child’s Fever? Role of Paracetamol in Treatment of Childhood Fever: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial

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Paracetamol for Kids fever
Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen or APAP, is a medicine used to treat pain and fever.

Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen or APAP, is a medicine used to treat pain and fever. Fever in children is one of the main concerns of every parent, and it may even cause some parents to panic. But surprisingly, fever plays a fundamental role in the development of a child’s immunological processes, and it can…

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