Should You Worry If Your Child is Sitting in a W-S
Sit in during a children’s play session and chances are, you will spot a few of them W-sitting – or in other words, resting their bottom between their feet with legs to either side. For years, various healthcare experts have warned parents not to let their children sit in this manner due to the risks of orthopaedic problems and developmental delays.
But is the ‘W sitting’ position really all that bad for children?
In a Today Parents article, Dr Eduardo Novais,
Headaches in Children: Should You Be Worried About
Headaches are common in children and teens. A study revealed that 56% of boys and 74% of girls between 12 and 17 reported having a headache within the past month. By 15 years old, 5% of children and teens have had migraines and 15% have had tension headaches.
The occurrence of headaches and migraines in children may cause parents to worry that this could be a sign of a brain tumour or serious medical condition. However, health experts assured that headaches and migraines i
Fine Motor Delay: Is Your Child’s Development on
Fine motor involves movement in the small muscle groups, which include hands, fingers, face, tongue and eyes. Fine motor skills are skill sets developed over the first few years of a child’s growth. Some examples of fine motor skills include a child learning to use his/her eyes to track the things around him/her and learning to pick up cereals to self-feed. In occupational therapy, the emphasis of fine motor skill development is usually placed on the hands and fingers (i.e.
Male Pattern Baldness: Why and How do Some Men Go
According to HealthXchange, balding is common in men and almost all men will get some form of male pattern hair loss in their lifetime. Also known as androgenetic alopecia, it usually takes 15 to 25 years for men to go completely bald. However, there are some men who lose all their hair in five years or less.
What is male pattern baldness?
One of the first signs of male pattern baldness includes thinning at the sides (temples) and on the top of the head (crown). Over ti
The Paleo Diet – Should You Be Eating and Living
The Paleo Diet, which basically involves eating the same foods our Stone Age ancestors supposedly ate (i.e. fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood and nuts), is now one of the most popular diet and nutrition lifestyles around.
But what does the Paleo Diet really entails – and are you aware of the health benefits and risks of “going Paleo”?
We lay down the rules of the Paleo Diet and the effects this Stone Age lifestyle have on our health.
What is the Paleo die