Posts Tagged ‘children’s health’

6 GENETIC DISORDER MYTHS

Sep 19 2017

 

 

There are about 6,000 different known genetic disorders in the world. It is estimated that one in 25 children in the UK is affected by a type of disorder, equating to around 30,000 babies and children being newly diagnosed each year. Some genetic disorders are apparent at birth while others are diagnosed at different stages throughout childhood, and sometimes into adulthood.

 

It is in fact highly likely that every person knows at least one person in their life that has a genetic disorder, yet many people are not aware exactly what a genetic disorder is.

 

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Tips to help children with Asthma

Oct 09 2014

According to the charity Asthma UK more children with asthma are rushed to hospital when school starts than at any other time of the year. One of the main culprits in this increase in attacks seems to be that many children forget to use their preventer inhalers over the summer holidays; as a result this leaves them much more vulnerable to asthma attacks at the start of the autumn term when the cold and flu season begins.

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