Child and Adolescent Health

FEMALE CHILD EDUCATION: A VITAL TOOL FOR OPTIMAL CHILD AND MATERNAL HEALTH

Women are one of the vital tools in the promotion of primary health care; they occupy an important position in the maintenance of family and community health. They are most aware of sickness and suffering in the family and community because of their social role as nurturers and care-takers of the young, the old, the …

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KANGAROO MOTHER CARE FOR PRETERM NEWBORN SURVIVAL

Complication of pre-maturity and low birth weight are now leading cause of neonatal death. In November 2015, kangaroo mother care (KMC) was included as one the recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the care of preterm infants What is Kangaroo Care or Kangaroo Mother Care? Kangaroo mother care (KMC) or kangaroo care, …

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CONTRAINDICATIONS TO BREASTFEEDING

Contraindications are factors in a person’s situation that serve as a reason to withhold a certain line of treatment or procedure; such factors make it unwise to adopt a particular line of intervention. Contraindications to breastfeeding are those conditions or factors in a mother, that could make the consumption of breast milk from the mother …

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BREASTFEEDING NEW BORN: THE CHILD, THE MOTHER AND THE FAMILY

Great joy in the family on arrival of a new born. Provision of adequate nutrition is one of the ways to enhance the survival of the new born and God who gave the gift has made an adequate provision to ensure that this is adequately taken care of by creating the breast for women to …

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KAWASAKI DISEASE: SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS, & TREATMENT

Kawasaki is a disease that causes swelling (inflammation) in the walls of medium-sized arteries throughout the body and it primarily affects children most of whom are under the age of 5 The inflammation tends to affect the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle. One of the leading causes of heart disease in …

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BATTEN DISEASE: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, TYPES, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.

Batten disease also known as spielmeyer-vogt-sjoogren-batten named after the British pediatrician who first described it in 1903 is a fatal, inherited disorder of the nervous system that begins typically in childhood. It usually starts in childhood, between the ages of 5 and 10 and is the most common form of a group of disorders called …

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