Archive for the ‘Child Health’ Category
Diabetes is a chronic disease sufferers who fail their bodies in the production or handling of insulin to metabolize glucose into the body through food into energy.
The type 1 diabetes can occur at any age but is most common diagnosis in children and adolescents. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the immune system destroys cells in the pancreas that produce insulin and their bodies can not metabolize glucose. If glucose is less well to the body’s cells to be used as energy levels in the blood sugar rise.
In the past, type 2 diabetes was diagnosed mostly in adults. Today it is more common in children and adolescents because every day we see more obese children. Excess fat makes it hard for your body to metabolize glucose. The little physical activity reduces the ability of their bodies to respond to insulin. Read the rest of this entry »
By eating the right amount and the right types of foods , as recommended in Canada’s Food Guide, children can get the nutrients they need to grow and develop. Given that young children sometimes have small appetites, timing of meals can be a challenge. Here are some suggestions to meet their needs. Read the rest of this entry »
The childhood diseases are the most common infections that are characterized by rapid transmission from one child to another by mouth and are caused by viruses or bacteria. The most common are respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases that affect the stomach.
Most viral infections are prevented, today, thanks to vaccination. The application of vaccines is the most effective preventive measure against some serious childhood diseases such as polio , tuberculosis , diphtheria, pertussis , tetanus and measles . Vaccines work by strengthening the child’s defenses . Therefore, parents should be aware of the need to vaccinate their children and to have enough information about how many and what vaccines their children should get and where to put them. Read the rest of this entry »
Children are born with natural immunity that protects against certain infections. Antibodies pass through the placenta from mother to fetus before birth and protect the newborn against infection. Breastfed babies continue to receive antibodies through breast milk. This natural immunity eventually wears off, usually during the first year.
Previously, several serious childhood diseases reached epidemic proportions, claiming thousands of lives and often leaving children with lasting mental or physical. For many of these diseases, vaccines have been developed, which ensure an effective protection against them. Vaccines work by exposing the body to modified versions of viruses and bacteria. They do not cause disease but the body produces all the same antibodies against them. These antibodies remain in the body to identify and combat the virus or bacteria in the future. Immunization often provides lifelong protection against once-common diseases.
Vaccines for specific diseases
There are vaccines against many diseases, including:
- hepatitis B;
- infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b;
- chickenpox. Read the rest of this entry »
Congratulations on being pregnant! A wonderful and exciting time of many developments and changes awaits you, but you need to keep informed on those changes, first and foremost. In order to help you do this, we’ve compiled a brief list of three things you can do, in order to prevent birth defects. None of them are in any way time consuming or complex—on the contrary. They are simple measures, designed to improve your overall quality of life, and to help you prevent one of the scariest possibilities, in the life of mothers and babies the world over. Of course, there is no sure fire way to prevent all genetic defects, especially since many of them have unknown causes. However, some health issues are entirely preventable, especially if you build a healthy lifestyle, take care not to smoke or drink alcohol and monitor your pregnancy week by week. Therefore, read on and stay healthy.