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By Louise Wheeler7 June 2015

Little girl celebrates liver transplant success

The mother of a little girl who underwent a liver transplant is hoping that her story will raise the profile of liver disease among children. Read more

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By Roma Felstein26 May 2015

How to spot secondary drowning

Did you know that dry drowning (secondary drowning) can kill a child or adult hours after he has been submersed in water? It is not something we think about. After the initial shock of a near drowning episode we are so thankful that all is ok that we breathe a sigh of relief and vow to be more vigilant. Read more

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By Louise Wheeler13 May 2015

Nighttime Teeth Grinding In Children

Teeth grinding, or bruxism as it is known to dental professionals, is a relatively common ailment in children, affecting over 30% of the population under the age of 11. Read more

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By Dr. Chig Amin7 May 2015

Tooth Brushing Made Fun

Any parent will agree that it can be a little challenging to get your child to brush their teeth. There are many ways to encourage them to take care of their teeth, but children tend to love approaches that incorporate fun and games the most! Here are a few apps and games that you can try with children that might persuade them to take better care of their gums and teeth. Read more

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By Dr. Chig Amin20 April 2015

5 techniques to calm your child before a trip to the dentist

Any parent will agree that taking their child to the dentist can be a challenge to say the least. Children can sometimes develop a fear of the dentist, making it difficult for parents to organise a check-up for them. For the parents with an anxious child, take a look at these five techniques to calm your child before their trip to the dentist. Read more