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’, a strain of yeast fungus that lives on the skin. While oral thrush can affect...
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 to warn parents, coaches and medical professionals about the risks that are associated with the...
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 here and there, or having the inability to sit still doesn’t necessarily constitute as a...
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 fully grow and develop is 40 weeks, there are cases where babies are born at...
Arthritis affects as many as 4.6 million Canadian adults and is a condition that we often associate as part of the aging process. While this is somewhat true, arthritis can actually occur in individuals of all ages, including children....
While rare (affecting only 2 to 3 per one million individuals), hepatoblastoma is considered to be one of the more common forms of liver cancer that impacts children. In 2016, Canadian singer Michael Buble’s then 3-year-old son was diagnosed...
When you think of the word “arthritis,” the first thing that comes to mind isn’t usually a child – instead, arthritis is often associated with those who are at a later stage of life, such as individuals who are...
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 communicate by speaking, the only way for a parent to be able to tell if...
During the first few weeks after giving birth, you may notice certain physical conditions in your newborn – many of which are common. Minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises, for example, are something that can occur as a...
Growing up in today’s society can be difficult enough as it is, but it’s especially difficult for young children and teenagers thanks to idealizations of what it means to be “perfect” as seen on TV shows (i.e. reality shows)...