Archive for December, 2011
Hospital Clinic developed an experimental technique that allows you to see if the brain of a newborn baby has had a proper development in womb and detects the risk of school failure.
Researchers from the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona have developed a diagnostic technique that allows you to see if the brain of a newborn baby has had a proper development in womb. The technique, which is experimental, allows identification of infants at high risk of school failure end up suffering. Once identified, they provide early stimulation treatments in the first two years of life to correct the deficiencies of prenatal development. Read the rest of this entry »
Here are we suggests that a few types of foods to avoid in the nutritional diet of our infants under 1 year.
One is the milk, not breast milk that is so necessary for the development of newborns. The cow or soy is harmful because they are not yet able to assimilate the minerals contained in these foods.
The vegetables, which are as nutritious in every stage of our lives, limit before 12 months. According to the publication, it is better not to include in your diet spinach, the lettuce or cabbage. The presence of nitrates originates in the small loss of oxygen.
Also, the delicious blue fish should be restricted infant feeding: mackerel, tuna or swordfish, among them while white fish such as hake, are healthy at this stage, but only 1 time a week. Read the rest of this entry »
Through the universal hearing screening of newborns can be rehabilitated about 1,200 children with profound hearing loss.
An estimated five of every thousand newborn babies with neonatal hearing loss do. The hearing loss occurs in infants of four weeks or less to live, due to problems at birth (premature, low birth weight, infections or other unforeseen delivery) or family history.
Although in the early days of life and is able to undergo small technology-AABR (Automated Auditory Brainstem Response) to check painlessly hearing level, it is important to know what are the indications which may result in deafness in our baby. Read the rest of this entry »
Solar radiation, chlorine from the pool, the dry atmosphere, and the use of air condition can lead to eye problems without realizing it. Among them the most common being conjunctivitis, cataracts and sunburn.
Therefore, in the summer is essential to increase the care and eye protection, especially for the visual health of the smallest, which are more sensitive to this damage. During the summer you need to take extra precautions in general, as it is when children become more sensitive as what exposures, especially when it comes to eye health.
The sense of vision develops from birth until the child reaches 8 years, hence the vital importance of keeping their eyes especially, considering that up to 3 years of little visual acuity is 50% and on 5 years and encompasses all of your vision. Read the rest of this entry »
We give some practical guidelines on how to deal with some small problems of your baby health. This does not replace the advice of never pediatrician, but may be helpful.
Colic: If your baby cries for long, seemingly inconsolable, is that it has colic. If the doctor says its okay, do not worry. Rocking gently, reassured him.
Nasal congestion: If the baby has a nose cap that makes their food and sleep, you can use saline. However, we recommend that you avoid the use of vasoconstrictive drops.
Diaper rash: During the teething babies, it is not uncommon to have the red ass. It could be diaper rash and is convenient to visit the doctor. Hygiene is an important measure to prevent it: wash their ass after each bowel movement, often changing their diaper and put a barrier cream. Read the rest of this entry »
The umbilical hernia is a condition that often occurs during the first years of the child. We explain how to recognize and deal with it.
A small localized swelling at the navel indeed is the umbilical hernia. One problem is quite common in children and can create concern to parents, but presents no health risk. The umbilical hernia is not to be confused with inguinal hernia, as in this case should take some precautions.
Umbilical hernia normally is cured spontaneously:
This is one of the types of hernia that occur most often in newborns, especially premature babies.
- ● In general, this condition occurs at birth, but is most evident in the first weeks of life when the infant cries. The moans of the child they increase pressure inside the belly, slightly swelling abdomen. Consequently, the small swelling is more visible, because it is located just above the umbilical scar.
The yoga is a discipline idea for children because it is good for their creative potential and the interaction of body and mind. We explain why benefits your child according to their age.
Exercising in the postures of yoga helps your child develop a correct posture. Enhances their physical features (the balance, strength or flexibility) and mental (attention or concentration). In addition, teaches to breathe properly, allowing him to relax.
The yoga is aimed at the connection between humans and their emotions. By introducing the child in their practice are encouraged creativity, imagination and sensitivity. As you progress, the small developing optimal physical and mental coordination. Read the rest of this entry »
The juvenile diabetes (diabetes mellitus or type 1) is one of the diseases most common chronic in children.
This type of diabetes affecting more children youngest children, according to experts, the age of onset of the disease has advanced and today, many cases of children under five years with this disorder.
The Type 1 diabetes occurs because the pancreas is not able to produce enough insulin, the hormone that helps the body to convert sugar (glucose) from food into energy. Consequently, an increase in blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia), which, if not treated properly, can eventually lead to serious long-term disorders, such as loss of vision, cardiovascular disease, kidney failure or problems lung, among others.
The causes of diabetes are not known with accuracy. It is believed that the child may be born with a genetic predisposition to diabetes , but combination with other factors, for example, environmental (viral infections, poor eating habits, etc..) and immunologic (impaired the body’s defenses), which can determine the occurrence of the disease. Read the rest of this entry »
It is difficulty in learning, decoding and writing of words and difficulties of accuracy and fluency in word recognition. Dyslexia is a neurological problem that is detected as soon as possible before the child receives will provide specialist support to address their key challenges. Its symptoms are varied and only a specialist can determine whether or not this problem, but we will approach them.
The area most negatively affects dyslexia is in reading. Symptoms such as confusion of letters alter the order of the syllables or the substitution of other words is the best known. For literacy, the small movements seen between letters and words that do not exist and read without understanding, it repeats, skip or add letters and words…
In writing and spelling also exhibit symptoms very visible. Strokes illegible, trouble writing or copy a text without spelling errors, difficulty may not be exercising too much pressure with the pencil on paper, and so on. As for their vision, poor results do not offer medical examinations but they either have a visual acuity of observation and ability above the average or, conversely, lack of depth perception and peripheral vision. Read the rest of this entry »
It seems that barely a week goes by without the media mentioning childhood obesity. Debates rage about food, lack of exercise, too many video games and someone always harks back to the good old days when children played outside, in woods and parks and on the street.
There is a good case for the vital role of outdoor play and more specifically on playground equipment such as children’s climbing frames and swings.
In addition to the obvious opportunity for the children to exercise in a fun way that seems more like play than PE, children’s climbing frames offer a lot of other benefits in terms of physical and cerebral development.
* Being outdoors exposes you to sunlight which is vitally important to health – it gives vitamin D, and studies also show that children who spend more time outside in
the fresh air have lower stress levels and are able to concentrate more.
*Messing about on a climbing frame and in an outdoor environment with its changes and unexpected elements increases a child’s independent mobility – they learn to navigate their surroundings on their own, spotting and judging dangers. It teaches them to be aware of their environment and what they are physically capable of.
*Navigating the different elements of a climbing frame presents a difficult physical challenge from team sports – clambering around, learning how far they can reach
and how strong they are, balancing and supporting themselves is great for developing their co-ordination skills.