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Jan 12, 2017

Exposure to Mold in Pregnancy: Does It Affect The Baby?

Doc, could mold infection cause spasticity in my 7 weeks old infant? I was exposed to black mold during pregnancy. I moved out in the 7 month, and have

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Nov 24, 2016

Post Micturition Convulsion Syndrome

Pee shivers and frequent urination in my 7 months old girl worries me. Do infants with frequent urination need medical evaluation? She passes urine 20

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Sep 12, 2016

Myoclonus: Recurrent Body Jerks

My 15 months old experiences whole body jerks similar to the movements when one is having hiccups. They are frequent, and almost at regular intervals.

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Jul 19, 2016

Menstruation Onset at Puberty

Menstruation, cyclic monthly bleeding, starts in teenage on attainment of puberty. Can I tell when my daughter will get her first menstrual period? The

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Jul 18, 2016

Falling off Her Growth Curve?
Rule out PCOD in Teenage Girls

My daughter’s puberty related growth spurt has probably failed. She was found to be 1cm below her growth curve when she got the first menstrual period

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Rule out PCOD in Teenage Girls"

Feb 24, 2016

Post GBS Meningitis Seizures

Doc, my friend’s newborn baby, who was born healthy, developed post GBS meningitis resistant seizures and development delay. Her daughter’s situation is

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Nov 16, 2015

Birth Hypoxia in Newborn Baby

My son suffered neonatal hypoxia. He didn’t cry at birth, received ventilator support and oxygen supplementation for Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

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Nov 16, 2015

Itchy Skin

My adolescent son of 12 has been complaining of itchy skin. He regularly gets scratching sensation. This irresistible desire to itch arises from within,

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Oct 05, 2015

Newborn Jitteriness, Twitching and Seizures

Jitteriness in newborns is often confused for neonatal seizures. Tremors represent excited neuromuscular activity of newborns that can even go in to clonus

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Sep 24, 2015

Infant with Gastroesophageal
Reflux and Dystonia
Gets Ankle Clonus

Infant with dystonic movements associated with silent gastroesophageal reflux, diagnosed and treated as Sandifer’s Syndrome develops ankle clonus few weeks

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Reflux and Dystonia
Gets Ankle Clonus"

Sep 09, 2015

Twitching at Four Months of Age

I was wondering how normal it was for my 4 month old to be twitching in the neck and head. She also makes a very weird face while she does it. Kind of

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Aug 21, 2015

Short Arm Span in a 9 Year Old

Doc what is the significance of arm-span in growth assessment of children? My daughter is 9½ years old and is of average height but has short arms. Her

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Jul 10, 2015

Dance Practice Linked Short Stature

Is dancing a cause of short stature? My daughter is 10 years old. Would practicing Kathak during pubertal phase affect her adult height adversely? Kathak

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Jul 07, 2015

Vacuum Assisted Caesarean Section

I had scheduled caesarean section 6 days ago at 39 weeks gestation. My baby came out with a big bump on his head (hematoma)! My gynaecologist said he

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Jul 03, 2015

Child of Rage

Baby just turned 6 months and all of a sudden throwing little fits of rage. Her eyes get big and her entire body goes into a quick shake. She clenches

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Jun 10, 2015

Victim of Peer Aggression

Victims of bullying suffer from severe emotional imbalance, social insecurity, depression and more. I did. But surely the life does not end there. A few

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Apr 21, 2015

Peer Rejection
Cause or Effect of Social Anxiety

My 10 yr old granddaughter has developed social anxiety probably due to peer rejection. She is having problem at school with 3 or 4 other girls. She

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Cause or Effect of Social Anxiety"

Apr 20, 2015

Stages of Teenage Development: Physical and Psychosocial Aspects

Know teenage development: Avoid lasting psychosocial problems in teenagers. Ambivalence during adolescent development leads to emotional stress and social conflicts

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Apr 17, 2015

Bullies, Baggage, and Heart Ache.

Teenage development is a very hard time. Teenagers go through love, bullies, friends, enemies, social experiences, - even a few heart aches. For me,

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Mar 25, 2015

Unborn 34 weeks baby is 30 cm long, is it normal?

I am 34 weeks pregnant. My baby is 30 in length from head to toe. Is this normal? The Expert, Ren Chats AnswersYour data given is not only inadequate but

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Jun 19, 2014

Temper Tantrums or Is Child Trying to Say Something?

My child throws temper tantrums, what to do Doc? Misbehavior could be children’s effort to draw parent’s attention to something that has escaped their concern

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May 12, 2014

Effects of Diabetes During Pregnancy on Fetus

Diabetes during pregnancy: Hyperglycemia impedes fetal development, and along with hyperinsulinemia it increases health risks of IDM at birth; macrosomia, polycythemia, jaundice, hypoxia ….

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May 06, 2014

Recognize Teenage Depression, A Crucial Child Health Issue

Teenage depression is more common than perceived. Parents-teachers’ early intervention can prevent school drop outs and suicidal attempts effectuated by childhood depression

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May 02, 2014

Psychosocial Development of Middle Childhood

Industry versus inferiority underlies psychosocial development of middle childhood Self-concept and self-esteem are based on child’s personal attributes

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Mar 10, 2014

Effects Of Pollution Hazards On Child Health

Pollution hazards lead to chronic childhood disabilities. Levels of toxins that were considered safe are now linked to chronic compromise of child health.

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Mar 05, 2014

Air Pollution Hazards on Child Health

Ambient air pollution is well above safe air quality.Metabolism and immunological systems in children are unable to detoxify the toxins.Prevention is the only solution

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Feb 03, 2014

Social Anxiety in Children: Facets and Contributing Factors

Social anxiety disorder differs from normal social apprehension, a part of early development. Social phobia has seven facets of fear. Causes vary with each individual

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Feb 03, 2014

Social Anxiety in Children

Social anxiety is rising mental health issue in children. Behavioral, social, academic demands snowball development related normal apprehension into anxiety disorder

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Feb 03, 2014

Presenting Symptoms of Social Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Social anxiety leads to avoidance behaviour. School refusal, dating phobia, etc miss being correlated to upcoming social phobia. Parents' awareness helps early treatment

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Nov 27, 2013

Cows fo Kids, Cow Fun and Facts

Cows for Kids, Cow Fun and Facts, is a fun filled learning experience about cattle. It’s chock-full of beautiful photos of various breeds, colors, sizes,

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