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25 May 2017

5 stories to show how different young and old people are

Your baby's health is quite different from your grandmother's...

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Can adults develop allergies?

We associate allergies with childhood, but what is the likelihood of these unwelcome reactions showing up later in life? Most people associate allergies with growing up, and according to Food Standards Agency it is estimated that in the UK 5 to 8% of children, as opposed to only 1 to 2% of adults, have a food allergy. 

Paediatricians say: no fruit juice before 1

In the first 12 months of life, a baby will triple its weight and increase its length by 50%. This period of very rapid growth requires nutrition that is specifically suited to meet those needs. According to experts there's no evidence that fruit juice has any health benefits for infants.

Older people have a smaller chance of getting CPR

In countries like South Africa where trained medical personnel aren't always readily available, it is good to have people who are trained in CPR at hand. They can help keep a patient alive until a medical professional takes over. A new study found that people 60 and older were only half as likely to have received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training as those under 49.

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Allergic children may tolerate warm milk

Seventy-five percent of children with cow's milk allergy will be able to tolerate it if it is heated extensively, according to a report in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Urinary incontinence in menopause

Decreasing oestrogen levels can weaken the pelvic floor muscles controlling the bladder and urethra (tube through which urine is passed from the bladder) leading to a number of conditions including incontinence

 
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