Monday, October 19, 2020

Adenovirus – What is It?

A recent Adenovirus outbreak has killed 7 children in New Jersey and has sickened an additional 11 according to the state’s health department. While...

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

An estimated 390,000 babies are born each year across Canada. While the average gestation period that is required in order for a baby to...

New Way for Canada’s Youth to Seek Mental Health Help

Just like adults, children can also experience a decline in their mental health – most commonly depression and anxiety. For many parents, it can...

Oral Thrush in Infants

Oral thrush is a common (and usually harmless) fungal infection that occurs in the mouth. Oral thrush is caused by something known as ’Candida albicans’,...

What is Hepatoblastoma?

While rare (affecting only 2 to 3 per one million individuals), hepatoblastoma is considered to be one of the more common forms of liver...

How to Tell If Your Infant Is Sick

Dealing with a sick child can be difficult on any parent. It can be especially hard, however, for parents of infants. As babies cannot yet...

Common Conditions in Newborns

During the first few weeks after giving birth, you may notice certain physical conditions in your newborn – many of which are common. Minor...

Early Prevention of Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

When it comes to keeping your heart healthy, Dr. Ali Ghahary says early prevention is key. While heart disease can and does run in families,...

Common Behavioural Disorders in Children

Behavioural and other types of mental health disorders don’t just affect adults. They can affect children, too. A child having the odd temper tantrum...

Why Energy Drinks Are Harmful for Children

Member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and professor of kinesiology at the University of Calgary, Jane Shearer, is speaking out in effort...