Childhood Liver Disease|
By Laura Lee Davies on 22/05/2009 in Baby health and safety
Liver disease in many forms can affect babies and children, so what are the signs and what should you do?
Although it may seem like an obscure problem, at least two children are diagnosed with Childhood Liver Disease in the UK every day. It can be life threatening and needs constant care, and there are over 100 different liver diseases that can affect
Passing on Inherited Disease|
By ThinkBaby on 30/06/2008 in Pregnancy illness & complications
What are the risks of your child inheriting a disease from you and your partner?
Syndrome and Huntingdon’s Disease.Most inherited conditions only manifest themselves in the child when both parents have the genetic disorder which causes the condition. These include sickle cell anaemia, cystic fibrosis, Tay Sachs Disease, and spinal
Pregnancy and fifth disease|
By Laura Lee Davies on 24/01/2007 in Pregnancy illness & complications
Fifth disease – commonly called 'slapped cheek' – is a rash usually contracted by children. For most, it is not a major illness, but it can be dangerous for pregnant women.
Although fifth disease most commonly occurs in childhood, an adult caring for a child can contract it, so what are the signs, how should you treat it, and what should you be aware of if you are expecting a baby?What is 'fifth disease'?This illness
Embryo regulator favours tests for more diseases|
By Laura Lee Davies on 10/05/2006 in IVF & fertility treatments
The HFEA supports screening for more diseases in the process of IVF treatment.
The body called the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is supporting the widening of screening at embryo stage, for more inherited diseases and conditions.The body, set up to regulate the practice of embryo research and medical treatment
Coeliac disease and your baby need to know|
By Sophie Westnedge on 11/05/2012 in Newborn health & safety
From the symptoms to what foods to avoid, find out the essentials about coeliac disease and you baby
What is coeliac disease?Coeliac disease is common in babies and children as well as in adults. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye) causes an immune reaction in people who suffer from the disease. If other
Ever heard of rhesus disease?|
By Lil Em on 10/11/2008 in forum
treatment and help from the unit i brought him home at 14 days old.Rhesus disease is usually treated in more severe cases with a transfusion. After that, providing the transfusion is successful, there are usually no traits of it left in the baby. One month
Real mothers: living with coeliac disease|
By Eliana Bertaux on 08/12/2006 in Your pregnancy
Eliana Bertaux tells us how her extreme gluten intolerance left her body severely rundown - then she found out she was pregnant. How did she cope? And will CD affect her daughter?
As part of our series of articles about real mothers’ experiences of pregnancy and parenthood, we hear from Eliana, who got seriously ill before she was finally diagnosed with a serious ongoing condition: celiac disease (or coeliac disease
Heart disease: pre-conception awareness|
By Laura Lee Davies on 14/02/2006 in Before you try to conceive
Heart specialists demand greater awareness between patient and doctor of pregnant women with heart problems.
Heart specialists are calling for greater awareness of the risks faced by pregnant women with Congenital Heart Disease. There are thought to be around 125,000 women in the UK with the condition and if they fall pregnant, they are 100 times more
Embryo DNA swap could stop many genetic diseases|
By Tessa Watkins on 15/04/2010 in IVF & fertility treatments
Embryos containing DNA from a man and two women have been created
Some inherited diseases could be halted using a new fertility technique that swaps DNA between eggs. The embryos, containing DNA from one man and two women, have been produced by scientists in a project that could lead to the first genetically
Could heart disease drugs help treat pre-eclampsia?|
By Joanna Harvey on 21/04/2011 in Pregnancy illness & complications
Common cholesterol treatment thought to be the solution for pregnant women suffering from this pregnancy complication
diagnosed with early on-set pre-eclampsia. Around 100 expectant mums in Britain suffer from the early-onset form of the disease.Despite researchers confidence in the trial, they stress that mums-to-be shouldn’t yet start asking doctors to prescribe them