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First year

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is an abnormal increase in the frequency and liquidity of the stools. Find out the causes of these symptoms in babies and adults, and more about diagnosis and treatment.

Weight loss after pregnancy

Many mothers get frantic about losing their figures as pregnancy progresses. Don't panic - help is at hand.

Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease is an acute systemic illness that causes fever and is characterised by inflammation of the blood vessels.

Tetanus

Tetanus is a disease caused by a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. The toxin affects the central nervous system, sometimes resulting in death.

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils, which are the small masses of lymphatic tissue at the back of the throat.

Battling with baby blues

Giving birth should be a time of great joy. But what happens when a new mom can't stand the sight of her new baby?

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German measles (Rubella)

German measles (rubella) is one of the common rash diseases of childhood. It is called "German measles" because a German physician wrote a clear description of it in 1760.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella-like term used to describe a group of chronic disorders. These disorders all entail impaired control of movement.

Flu (influenza)

Influenza ('flu) is a viral infection of the airways that also has severe general symptoms. It is a seasonal illness that affects large numbers of people during winter.

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