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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- A new topical lotion may offer parents a faster, more effective way to get rid of head lice.
Researchers report that just one treatment of topical ivermectin, an insecticide, kept almost three-quarters of treated children lice-free two weeks after ...Full Article
What happens at a well-child visit or checkup?
A well child visit is a routine visit scheduled by your child Primary Care Provider (PCP) for routine checkup. This visit is different form sick visit because more is done for your child in a well child visit also referred to as preventive visit. In the well child visit, height, weight, head circ... Full Post
Can acute otitis media be prevented?
Otitis media can be prevented with routine childhood vaccination against pneumococci) with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine), H influenza type B, and influenza vaccines. Infants should not sleep with a bottle to prevent milk or other liquids from pooling in to the ear canals. Also elimination of second... Full Post
Who is most at risk for acute otitis media?
Acute Otitis Media can occur at any age but it is most common between age 3 months and 3 years because the Eustachian tube is structurally and functionally immature at this age. In older infants and children, the most common causes of otitis media are streptococcus pneumonia, Moraxella catarrhalis,... Full Post
What does attention deficit mean in ADHD?
Attention deficit means inability to pay attention. In people with this disorder, inattention appears when they are involved in a task that requires vigilance, rapid reaction time, visual and perceptual search, and systematic and sustained learning. This disorder impedes development of academic skills,... Full Post
How does separation anxiety disorder affect a child?
Separation Anxiety is a normal emotion in children aged 8 to 24 months. It resolves as children develop sense of abject permanence and realize their parent will return. Some children will continue to present this symptom long past this time, or the anxiety may resolve and come back and may be severe... Full Post
What are signs of ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) in kids?
Specific symptoms of inattention are
- Dose not pay attention to detail
- Has difficulty sustaining attention at school
- Dose not seem to listen when spoken to
- Does not follow through on instructions or finish task
- Has difficulty organizing task
- Avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in
How is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosed?
Diagnosis of ADHD by DSM-IV criteria require that symptoms criteria must be present in at least two settings (home and school), and present before age 7. Diagnosis of attention deficit requires at least 6 of the 9 possible symptoms. Diagnosis of the hyperactivity-impulsivity type requires at least... Full Post
What causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is a syndrome of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. According to DSM-IV, there are 3 types of ADHD, predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive –impulsive, and combine. The predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type occurs... Full Post
How can diarrhea harm your health?
Diarrhea is frequent loose bowel movements (4 to 6/day) or when stool is 60 to 90 % water. Diarrhea results mainly from fecal water, which can have infectious, drug induced, food-related, or mal-absorptive causes. Theses causes produce diarrhea by 4 distinct mechanisms, increased osmotic load, increased se... Full Post
What are carbohydrates?
Carbohydrates together with proteins, fats, minerals, and water are macronutrients that constitute the bulk of the diet and supply energy and many essential nutrients to the body. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose and other monosaccharaides. Carbohydrates increases blood glucose level and... Full Post
What are the different types of carbohydrates in our diet?
Carbohydrates are classified into two type, simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates are composed of small molecules generally monosaccharaides and disaccharides, which are rapidly absorbed such as glucose and sucrose. Simple carbohydrates has a high glycemic index and increases... Full Post
How can I prevent nausea?
Common causes of nausea includes but are not limited to pregnancy, smell, indigestion, severe pain, and poisoning. Nausea can be prevented by avoiding offending smell, avoiding any thing that can lead to gagging such as brushing teeth right after eating, eating brand foods such as toasted bread or crackers,... Full Post