Shaken baby syndrome: Information for parents and caregivers

What is Shaken Baby Syndrome? Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), is the severe injury that occurs when a larger person violently or forcefully shakes a baby or a toddler. It is also called abusive head trauma, shaken impact syndrome, or whiplash shake syndrome. Shaking a baby is very dangerous, and it’s a form of child abuse.…

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World Autism Day: Get Support For An Autistic Child In Nigeria

April 2nd is World Autism Day, a day set aside to create global awareness about Autism and people living with Autism. Autism is a learning and behavioural disability that affects the way a person communicates and interacts with the world around him. The exact cause is not known for sure; though environmental factors and genetics may play a…

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Low thyroid hormone in pregnancy raises the risk of schizophrenia in babies, new research

Schizophrenia is a mental health condition caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Its symptoms are usually psychological, and include hallucinations, delusions, and muddled thinking. This is why schizophrenia is normally referred to as a psychotic illness. In the first few months of pregnancy, a developing baby derives its thyroid hormone needs from the mother.…

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Too much folic acid in pregnant women raises the risk of Autism, says new research.

Even while still trying to conceive, folic acid is one prenatal supplement you will surely be advised to take. How is it then possible that there is a downside to this most important nutrient needed to prevent neural tube defect in a developing foetus? New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg College of Public Health suggests…

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Current Nigerian Child Immunization Schedule

Immunization remains the safest and most effective way of protecting children against diseases. It also helps to control the spread of communicable diseases. For this reason, new parents or parents-to-be always wish to stay up-to-date with the current Nigerian child immunization schedule. Immunization and vaccination are often used interchangeably because they mean the same thing. Vaccines are basically…

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Your baby won’t stop crying? Here’s how to relieve colic in babies

What is colic? You seem to have a colicky baby on your hands if you haven’t slept for days because your baby is particularly fussy and crying inconsolably, especially at night. He stretches and arches his back as if his stomach hurts, and you’ve tried to console him to no avail. You are at your…

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