What is the difference between chickenpox and smallpox? What is the diseases incubation time? How is it transmitted, how does it manifest, how does it heal? Canadian Medicals pediatrician, Dr. Petr Žáček, answers your questions.
The last couple of weeks have seen an increasing rate of alarming news about the reoccurrence of measles. We have therefore asked pediatrician MUDr. Iva Fardová some of the most common questions surrounding measles
On the evening of the World Hearing Day (3rd of March), representatives of the Ministry of Health, along with experts from the field, joined to support a new approach in the prevention of hearing loss and other hearing impairments in children. Based on their recommendations, a professional examination of the childs auditory system by an ENT specialist will now be a part of the 5 year-old preventative examination. The child should be referred to the ENT specialist by their paediatrician during their preventative 5-year check-up, or ultimately, the parent may request an ENT appointment on behalf of their child. This eliminates the possible risk that the child wont thrive at school, simply because they cant understand their teacher.
Just like the entire body, our bones also age. Successful prevention of osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) depends largely on how we develop as children and young adults. Approximately from the age of 30, our bone tissue starts to decrease in mass and by the age of 75, its mass will further decrease by anywhere between 20 to 25%. The accompanying decrease in bone rigidity and flexibility carries with it the danger of easily fracturing them.