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ADH

... disorder ( ADH D ) is well recognized in children and is increasingly recognized in adult ... the condition can be managed effectively, so children can grow up to have productive, successful and ... is not in keeping with the behaviour of other children of a similar age. ( ADH D ), formerly called ...

ADHD

... disorder ( ADHD ) is well recognized in children and is increasingly recognized in adult ... ADHD is most often diagnose d in children between ages 6 and 12. After a child starts ... the condition can be managed effectively, so children can grow up to have productive, successful and ...

Adolescents

... in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children and adolescents (see Question 1). Death among children and adolescents Sociologists feel that the ... twice daily; ... Approximately 8 million children and adolescents between 6 months and 17 years ...

Amino acids

... screening is done in newborns, and sometimes children and adults, to detect inborn errors in ... for toddlers are soy or rice milk . Older children may also use lactase -treated cow's milk . ... is low in lactose , but should only be used in children if properly fortified with essential amino acids ...

Apnea

... common causes of apnea in infants and small children are generally quite different from the most ... if you're young or old, male or female. Even children can have sleep apnea , a problem more common ... ky babies, but it's no longer recommended for children under six months old because it causes sleep ...

Asthma

... -induced asthma tends particularly to affect children and young adults (because of their high level of ... . Asthma Between five and ten percent of children in the United States suffer from asthma , a ... s and vessels where cancer may spread. Such children include those with chronic disorders of the ...

Asthma in children

... The magnitude of the impacts of asthma in children is illustrated by the fact that asthma accounts for more hospitalization s in children than any other chronic illness. Asthma in children : Creating an asthma action plan Recognizing ...

Attention deficit

... ( ADHD ) is a behavior al condition in which children have difficulties paying attention and focusing ... disorder ( ADHD ) is well recognized in children and is increasingly recognized in adult ... ). According to the AAP, 4-12% of school -aged children have ADHD , a condition characterized by poor im ...

Attention-Deficit

... One study suggested that a quarter of children diagnose d with attention-deficit ... There is, however, some clinical evidence that children with Marfan have a slightly higher rate of ... ( ADD ) than the general population. In children over 5 who had a severe case of LaCrosse disease ...

Autism

... parents have heard that the MMR vaccine that children receive may cause autism . This theory was ... known as Asperger Syndrome which describes children who show the characteristics of autism , but are ... social functioning and play. Some autistic children are moderately to severely retarded but some are ...

Autistic behavior

... the behavior s associated with autism , ... children who are very different as infants , who ... have communication problems and/or seizures . children with this rare condition develop normally during ... of their language and social skills after age 3. children with CDD may also show other signs of autistic ...

Bed-wetting

... Bed-Wetting Most children are successfully toilet trained between the ages ... they may believe it's something that only young children do, or they may think there's nothing that can be ... Enuresis ) Bed-wetting "2 [Kellogg] Colic in children Ringworm Childhood Disease s Tonsillitis ...

Behavior

... brain in what is known as the prefrontal cortex. children who suffer damage before 16 months of age to the ... disorder is a type of problem with behavior in children older than 10 years of age. A person with this ... injection drug use. Signs of drug use in children include: a change in friends or group, long ...

Birth Defects

... . It affects one in 750 babies born—or 5,000 children each year. Fetal alcohol effects are believed ... , reproductive function, and behavior in children has been closely examined and linked to some but ... and especially after 40. Clinical features: children with Fanconi anemia usually have low birth ...

Brain tumor

... solid tumor s in children. Approximately 1,800 children in the United States are diagnose d with a brain tumor each year. Today, more than half of all children diagnose d with a brain tumor will be cured of the disease . Brain tumor - children Medullobla stoma : The most common pediatric ...

Brain Tumors

... solid tumor s in children. Approximately 1,800 children in the United States are diagnose d with a brain tumor each year. Today, more than half of all children diagnose d with a brain tumor will be cured of ... the second-leading cause of cancer death in children under age 20. But the outlook isn't necessarily ...

Breast Feeding

... BREAST FEEDING Women who breast feed their children have a temporary reduction in fertility which ... recommends. Infants are more likely than older children to need hospitalization and intravenous ... avoid prolonged contact with pregnant women and children for several days following treatment . ...

Carrier

... passed down through females (who are carrier s). children of carrier s have a 50% chance of inheriting the ... in this area. HOMEPAGE ... one of four children will have the disease . two of four children will be entirely normal but be carrier s of the ...

Chickenpox

... infected person. Chickenpox tends to affect children under ten Chickenpox tends to affect children under ten - most children have had the infection by this age. In ...

Choking

... a piece of food often is the culprit. Young children often swallow small objects. Choking - adult ... a heart attack . Choking Dr Trisha Macnair children love exploring objects with their mouths, but ... 3 and under) play with small toys and parts. children in this age group still "mouth" objects, which ...

Chronic

... chronic idiopathic urticaria - adults and children age 12 and over, 60 mg twice daily; children 6 to 11 years of age, 30 mg twice daily. In ... encephalitis virus es, tick-borne; ... children exposed to violence at home are likely to ...

Colic

... now What is Colic ? This is commonly seen in children between the ages of 2 and 6 months. During an ... Colic in Infants Communication Disorders in children ( Language Disorders in Children) Complex Partial Seizure Congestive Heart Failure in children Convulsions with Fever ( Febrile Seizure s) ...

Colic

... now What is Colic ? This is commonly seen in children between the ages of 2 and 6 months. During an ... Colic in Infants Communication Disorders in children ( Language Disorders in Children) Complex Partial Seizure Congestive Heart Failure in children Convulsions with Fever ( Febrile Seizure s) ...

Conduct disorder

... disorder is a personality disorder seen in children or adolescents where there are repeated bouts of disruptive behavior . These children or adolescents frequently break rules and ... or mean behavior , affect up to one-third of all children who have ADHD . American Academy of Child and ...

Crossed eyes

... & Risk Factors ... Crossed eyes . Some children with farsightedness may develop crossed eyes . ... of life. Crossed eyes ( strabismus ) - children with crossed eyes often have double vision ( ... , sleepiness and urinary incontinence . In older children there may be headache , vomiting , visual ...

Croup

... box. It is a common illness in infants and children from 3 months to 3 years of age. Croup ... the voacl cords, is common in infants and children and can have a variety of causes. Croup It's ... cough . Croup is common in infants and children and can have a variety of causes. Viral croup ...

Cystic fibrosis

... of the exocrine glands (see gland ), affecting children and young people; median survival is 25 years in ... Center How many calorie s does my child need? children with cystic fibrosis (CF) often have trouble ... victim in the rush to overhaul welfare. Such children include those with chronic disorders of the ...

Death

... ("blackened") their bodies. Death among children and adolescents Sociologists feel that the ... during early pregnancy . The death rate in children with JRA is somewhat higher than in healthy children. The highest death rate in children with JRA occurs among patients with systemic ...

Dehydration

... Dehydration in children Overview Dehydration means not enough fluid in ... if not treated, especially in young children and babies. delirium ... Dehydration and ... dehydration due to diarrhea and vomiting in children from infancy to six years old with a three-year ...

Disabilities

... defects and developmental disabilities , help children to develop and reach their full potential, and ... affect about 5 percent of all school -age children in public school s in the United States. The majority of school children who receive special education services have ...

Disease

... in the winter and spring and is usually seen in children 5 to 14 years of age. Outbreaks of the disease ... , Wheat Allergy ... Kidney Disease in children is a series of fact sheets developed by the ... disease d states. But very young babies and children with heart or lung disease and weak immune ...

Ear infections

... in early childhood. By age three, two-thirds of children have had an ear infection , and half of this ... them repeatedly. Ear infections often affect children who are too young to describe how they feel. In ... one of the most common reasons parents take their children to the doctor. While there are different types of ...

Eczema

... of the skin occurring most commonly among children under the age of two. The two primary types of ... more common in babies and young children, older children and adults may also experience eczema . ... estimates that about 10 percent of infants and children have atopic dermatitis . Asthma , eczema , ...

Encopresis

... Encopresis is a problem that children can develop due to chronic (long-term) constipation . With constipation , children have fewer bowel movement s than normal, and ... ( encopresis ) Is the modern diet the culprit? children today eat a lot of highly processed food ...

Epiglottitis

... of the area around the voice box. It affects children ages 2 to 12, and can be a very serious problem. Epiglottitis is most common in children between 2 and 6 years old and is usually caused ... of two to seven-year-old children, although older children and adults can also contract it. Boys are twice ...

Enuresis

... goes away on its own at a rate of 15 percent of children affected a year after the age of 5. The child is ... Enuresis alarms Who's affected? Most children are dry at night by the age of three and in ... Home Care: Do not worry about bed wetting in children before the age of 6, unless they were previously ...

Fat

... mother, is a little over weight, but her children are very large. Fat fills the spaces between ... An ominous statistic is that the percentage of children and adolescents who are obese has doubled in ... Eat, Cheat & Melt Fat Diet ... Make sure children eat healthy, low- fat foods . Get your home ...

Febrile seizure

... with fever . Approximately 2 to 5 percent of all children in the United States experience febrile seizure ... ( grand mal ) seizure that occurs in some children as a response to a fever . Febrile seizure s ... Depression in Adolescents Depression in children ... Petit mal seizure (brief "loss of ...

Feeding

... Dr Trisha Macnair Many parents worry that their children aren't eating enough or are eating too much. We look at the different feeding problems children may have and when they may be a sign of something ... in infancy could play a major role in preventing children from wetting their beds in later years, ... ...

Febrile

... convulsions Dr Trisha Macnair Very young children are prone to fever s, as their body's ... ( grand mal ) seizure that occurs in some children as a response to a fever . Febrile seizure s ... with fever . Approximately 2 to 5 percent of all children in the United States experience febrile ...
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