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Engorged Breasts

Symptoms: Breasts are painful. Hard and swollen especially under the armpits. Lumpy, shiny and tight skin. Nipples may become flat due to swollen and tense breasts. Causes: Common on day 2 to 5 when milk supply comes in. Caused by…

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The Importance of Hearing Tests

by DR KIRSTY DONALD – Red Cross Childrens Hospital Early detection and intervention for hearing impairment has become an increasingly important aspect of neonatal care in well-resourced countries. Rising numbers of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) programmes have been implemented…

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What is Postnatal Distress?

An excerpt from a new book by renowned therapist LINDA LEWIS called “WHEN YOUR BLESSINGS DON’T COUNT – A Guide to Recognising and Overcoming Postnatal Distress” There are three types of mood disturbance that could follow childbirth and they are…

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Cervical Cancer

FACTS about CERVICAL CANCER: Globally, cancer of the cervix kills one woman every 2 minutes! In Africa, cancer of the cervix kills more women than any other cancer. Cervical cancer is spread by the HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS. HPV is transmitted primarily…

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Physiotherapy for babies

When is it time to consult a physiotherapist about your baby’s progress? Every baby is different and each baby develops at his or her own particular pace. Some babies develop some skills very early and are slow at achieving other…

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Childhood Diseases

CHICKEN POX: Also known as Varicella. Highly contagious disease. Symptoms include headaches, moderate fever, loss of appetite and general feeling of illness. Chicken Pox typically produces a characteristic itchy rash consisting of small raised blisters. These become crusted and may…