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Body changes You will experience frequent changes in your body as you mature into an adult. Before you know it, some things in your body grow bigger, and hair grows on places you would never expect hair to grow on, and so on: With so many changes in your body, …

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Period (Menstrual Cycle)

Becoming a woman What is period? A period is also known as menses or menstruation. It shows that you are becoming a woman When it occurs, you will notice bleeding through the vagina. Periods occur differently from woman to woman. Each menses lasts for 3 – 7 days. The interval …

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Understanding Adolescent

Am I an adolescent? Yes, you are if: Your age falls between 10 to 19 years Adolescence is a “period of transition” from childhood to adulthood.   Why does my body change? Hormones are responsible for changes during adolescence.   What are the physical changes? Growth spurt Your body is …

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Cow’s Milk Allergy

What is cow’s milk allergy (CMA)? Milk is made up of protein, sugar, fat, vitamins, minerals and water. In some children abnormal immunological reaction to cow’s milk protein occurs giving rise to a condition called cow’s milk allergy. How common is the problem? About 1% to 5% of infants are …

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SARS

Pengenalan SARS telah dilaporkan di selatan China, tetapi pada masa ini terdapat juga laporan daripada kebanyakan Negara Asia, Eropah dan Australia. Pada Februari 2003, World Health Organization (WHO) mengumumkan jangkitan SARS yang pertama merebak dan ianya berakhir pada Julai 2003. Virus ini dikenali sebagai SARS – berkaitan dengan coronavirus yang …

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Introduction SARS was initially reported in southern China, but at this time there are reports from several regions including Asia, Europe and Australia. In February 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the first SARS outbreak, which ended in July 2003. A virus known as SARS-associated coronavirus causes the illness. …

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Enteroviral Infection in Children

Introduction Enteroviruses are a group of small viruses that are made of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and proteins. They belong to a family of viruses which include poliovirus (Type 1,2 & 3) and non polioviruses (Coxsackie A & B viruses, Echoviruses and other Enteroviruses). They can remain viable at room temperature …

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Mumps

What is mumps? Mumps is an illness caused by a virus. It typically causes painful swelling of the parotid glands (salivary glands located below the ear at the angle of the jaw). It is highly contagious and the virus spreads by droplets from the mouth, nose or throat when an …

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Recurrent Abdominal Pain

When is a child considered to have recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in childhood?? Introduction Stomachache or abdominal pain is a common complaint among children. Abdominal pain by itself is not a disease but is a symptom of a variety of underlying disorders. If your child has repeated abdominal pains, he …

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Vomiting

What is vomiting? Vomiting is the emptying (expulsion) of the stomach contents through the mouth. Vomiting is not a disease but is a symptom of many types of diseases. In children, vomiting is usually self-limiting and not dangerous unless it is caused by a serious underlying disease. Are there various …

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