How to Control Fever and Shivering in Children
A fever is one of the most common symptoms children experience. While it can be scary when your child has a fever, it is actually one of the body's best tools for fighting infection. Fever helps slow the growth of viruses and bacteria.
7 Reasons Why American Children Are Failing to Thrive
Right before the Children's Health Insurance Program is set to expire, shocking new research reveals the U.S. falls dead last when it comes to child deaths compared to peer countries.
What Causes Fever and Throwing Up in Children?
Fever and vomiting are common in children but worrisome to parents and other caregivers. In fact, these symptoms are among the most common reasons for taking children to the emergency room, according to a study published in the August 2005 issue of "[Academic Emergency Medicine.](http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.
The Effects of Vitamins on Plant Growth
Plants may be found on land or in water, but their growth depends on the nutrient level of their environment, notes the Missouri Botanical Garden. Only a steady source of nutrition can keep plants growing. Interestingly, several of the same vitamins crucial to human development also affect plant health and growth.
How Many Calories Should a 6-Year-Old Boy Have?
With chronic diseases and obesity on the rise, it’s important for your child to develop healthy eating habits now so he can achieve optimum physical and cognitive growth, a healthy weight and a reduction in his risk for chronic disease. Growth at this stage involves changes in appetite and physical activity.
Itchy Face Rash in Children With No Other Symptoms
An itchy rash on your child's face may look alarming and can cause discomfort -- but if there's no other symptoms, chances are it isn't serious. An itchy rash can even be caused by exposure to the sun. In some cases, however, your child may have an underlying condition.
What Are the Causes of Frequent Vomiting in Children?
All children vomit from time to time, but frequent vomiting should be taken more seriously. Children—especially young children—with frequent vomiting may require admission to the hospital for management of dehydration.
How to Keep a Child From Spitting Out Medicine
Few things in life are as frustrating and worrisome as watching your child spit out the medicine you gave her to help lower her fever, stop her terrible cough and just make her better. Most parents have been in the same situation, and it never ceases to worry any of them.
This 9-Year-Old’s Double Hand Transplant Story Will Wow You
NBC Nightly News revisits the story of Zion Harvey, who a year ago became the first child ever to receive a double hand transplant.