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What’s causing your child’s headache?

ALTHOUGH MOST HEADACHES in children are not due to a serious underlying condition, they can affect their lives by interfering with school and other daily activities. ‘Common triggers for such headaches can include skipping meals, dehydration following sporting activities or not taking enough fluids, emotional stress and anxiety, allergy to certain foods or food additives and […]

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Better breathing

At The Portland Hospital we diagnose a range of respiratory health conditions and have specialists available to treat everything from asthma to sleep apnoea. Here, our respiratory team explains how you can monitor your child’s health for four paediatric respiratory conditions. Asthma Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lower airways and can be brought […]

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Fighting Flu

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Although a similar respiratory illness, influenza (flu) is a very different and indeed a more serious condition than the common cold. Dr Alexandrou, Consultant Paediatrician at The Portland Hospital, explains how you can help protect your child from flu with the flu vaccine. What are the symptoms of flu and how does it differ from […]

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All you need to know about jaundice

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Jaundice is very common in newborn babies during their first week of life. Here we ask Dr Dionysios  Alexandrou, Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist to explain what jaundice is and why it is so important that this condition is spotted and managed as early as possible. What is jaundice? Jaundice is a yellow discoloration of the […]

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Does my baby need the BCG vaccine against Tuberculosis?

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterim tuberculosis. Unlike many infectious diseases, TB is difficult to catch; only a third of people who are in close contact with a person with TB will become infected. Children, however, are particularly vulnerable to the disease. BCG is the only vaccine currently available for protection against […]

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Jaundice: The horrifying story every new parent must read

Dr Alexandrou to Dailymail about Jaundice. Jaundice: The horrifying story every new  parent must read

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