Conditions and illnesses
He's a big bearded man dressed in red and white for some and a way to keep the spirit of Christmas for others. Should we let our kids think he's real?
The Canadian Cancer Society designates September as Childhood Cancer Awareness month, a time to educate the public about pediatric cancers.
When your children have set-backs and you hear the words “I’m an idiot”, or “I’m ugly, nobody likes me”, you probably worry about their self-esteem. What makes them say mean things about themselves, you wonder. They’re great kids, everyone should be able to see that, even them! However, most kids do struggle with feelings of inadequacy and must be helped towards a healthier self-image.
Annual seasonal-flu vaccinations will start on November 1. A new vaccine is administered each year based on the circulating strains of the virus during the winter. This year, the vaccine contains three strains of the flu virus: two type A strains and one type B. This seasonal-flu includes the influenza A(H1N1) strain, responsible for the pandemic occurend in 2009.
In order to make your holidays safer, more relaxing and more enjoyable, think about these ideas and safety concerns ahead of time.
Farming is a way of life. Most injuries to young children living on farms occur when they are in the farm work area. Many of these injuries require hospitalization and some can even lead to death. Here are a few tips to keep your children safe.
Every day in Quebec, on average, 22 children are reported missing to police authorities.
Ten percent of all women in the reproductive age group lack antibodies to protect against the rubella infection. According to the team from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of the Royal Victoria Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre, rubella is a mild and harmless illness in healthy people, but it can have devastating effects on the developing fetus if contracted by a susceptible, pregnant woman.
Roseola is a viral illness that appears as a pink rash. It is very contagious and is characterized by a high fever that ends drastically once the rash appears.