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Childhealthy’s Newsletter: Seasonal Allergies In Children

Welcome to this month’s Childhealthy update. With pollen counts on the rise, this month we are focussing on seasonal allergies in children, how they are diagnosed and how they can…

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ADHD Symptoms In Children And Young People

ADHD is a medical condition that affects both children and young people. The condition influences behaviours creating problems that can range from mild to severe.

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Early Signs Of Autism: What To Look Out For

Autism is a lifelong spectrum condition that can impact a person’s life in many ways. It is a developmental condition that can affect social skills, behaviours and much more.

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Childhealthy’s Newsletter: Treating Minor Injuries At Home

Treating minor injuries at home Spring has arrived, and with it comes brighter evenings, bluer skies, and an influx of questions about minor injuries and how to treat the cuts,…

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Childhealthy’s Newsletter: Mental Health

Mental Health: Looking after the mental wellbeing of both you and your child Our thoughts are jumping ahead to spring – warmer weather, longer days, and of course the upcoming…

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Measles In Babies: What To Look Out For

Measles is a highly infectious illness that is most common among children and babies. It is caused by a virus that replicates in the throat and nose of the person affected.

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Meningitis In Babies: Signs And Symptoms

Meningitis is an infection that commonly affects babies. If you are concerned that your baby has contracted this infection, this blog is here to help.

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Why Vaccines Are Important For Children

Vaccines are one of our most effective health interventions. Although our immune system is our body’s natural defence barrier, it often needs strengthening with vaccines to help us bypass the risks that come with dangerous infections.

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Chickenpox In Babies: Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

Chickenpox is a condition that regularly affects babies and young children. Click to find out about what Chickenpox is and what you can do to help your baby.

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January Newsletter: Vaccinations for Children

This month’s newsletter focuses on exploring some of the most relevant information and guidance relating to vaccines, which vaccines your child needs and when, alongside an update on COVID-19 vaccination in children. 

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December Newsletter: Children And Winter

Winter health has been a big part of our focus over the past few weeks, with parents frequently asking what to do in the face of sniffs, coughs, colds, and general ill-health.
Here are some of the more commonly asked questions about looking after babies and children in the winter months – and our answers.

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November Newsletter: Coughs In Children

We are reviewing common causes of coughs for children in this months newsletter.

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Early language development in babies and toddlers

Over their first year of life and long before any actual words appear, babies are working hard to develop key communication skills.

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Nappy rash: Do’s and Don’ts

Nappy rash is a common skin condition among babies and toddlers. It’s not harmful to your child but it can be painful for them if it isn’t cared for properly.

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How to tell if your child has a urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are a common problem in children, but it is often hard to know if your child has one or not, especially if you have a younger infant.

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How much screen time is healthy for kids?

How Much Screen Time For Kids Is Healthy? Nowadays, children of all ages are getting more screen time than ever before. And here at Childhealthy, we find parents often want…

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Newsletter: How To Keep Your Child Healthy During Winter

It is that time of year again when seasonal changes mean children are coming down with sore throats, sniffles and colds. Of course, it’s also still important to keep an eye out for COVID-19 symptoms.

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10 Top Tips for using dummies or pacifiers

Dummies are convenient to have on hand when your little one needs something to suck on and they can be used for more than just soothing.

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When to worry about nosebleeds

Nosebleeds can look alarming to parents and children alike. But most of the time, they are a minor injury that’s completely harmless and can be easily treated at home.

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Childhealthy’s Guide to Worms

Threadworms are a type of worm that can live in your child’s intestines. They’re not dangerous, but they can be uncomfortable for your child.

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What is jaundice in babies?

Jaundice is a common condition that affects many newborns. The good news is that it’s usually harmless and goes away on its own.

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Childhealthy Newsletter: Back To School

Children are back to school this month after their summer holiday break. It’s great (and a relief!) to get back into the routine of school life. I know my own children are happy to be back with their friends and starting a new school year. 

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Childhealthy August Newsletter

We hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Please share the article, follow and like us on Facebook and Instagram. Your support and feedback are really…

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How to protect your child’s skin in the sun

Protecting your child’s skin in the sun can be hard. But keeping them out of the sun can be even harder!

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How to deal with heatstroke in children

Heatstroke is a condition caused by the body overheating, usually due to prolonged exposure to – or physical exertion in – high temperatures.

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Childhealthy’s complete guide to chickenpox

Chickenpox, also known as Varicella, is a viral infection that causes unpleasant symptoms such as a typical skin rash, fever, headache and fatigue.

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Childhealthy Newsletter: Colds In Children

Emergency departments across the UK are seeing very high numbers of young children for this time of year because of a rise in infections that are usually seen in winter. Some paediatricians have been describing it as a “winter in June.”

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Poo dilemmas: How to help a constipated baby.

It’s important to know the signs for constipation, so you can identify it early on and help your baby before it becomes an even bigger problem.

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Childhealthy Newsletter: How To Stay Safe During COVID-19

You may have also seen in the news recently that vaccines have been approved for children over 12 years. Following successful trials, the Pfizer vaccine has been given approval in the UK by the medicines regulator for children aged 12-15.

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Everything you need to know about potty training.

It can be hard to know when to start potty training your child. That’s why we’re here with advice that will help you make an informed decision about when’s the best time for your child

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What is a high temperature for a child?

It’s important to know what is considered normal and what isn’t, so here is all the advice and information you need from Childhealthy.

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The ultimate guide to baby milestones, from birth to 1 year.

From those first smiles and chuckles to baby’s first steps, those first moments in your baby’s life are so precious.

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New Website Update From Dr Yiannis: Childhealthy Is Now Live!

Welcome to Childhealthy: Introducing our new website, COVID 19 vaccines for secondary school children and other updates from Dr Yiannis.

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Dr Yiannis Update: One Year On

I hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Our practice is here to support you as usual. I wish you all the very best,  Dr Yiannis…

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COVID Vaccine Trials For Children

Dr. Yiannis Update | Positive news at last I hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Our practice is here to support you as usual. I…

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Best Vitamins And Supplements For Child Growth

Dr Yiannis Ioannou talks to Martha Roberts from Which Magazine on the subject of Vitamin D in babies and children. Read article here

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Tips To Help Children’s Mental Health In Lockdown

Happy New Year everyone. I hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Our practice is here to support you as usual. I wish you all the…

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COVID-19 Vaccinations And Children

I hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Our practice is here to support you as usual. I wish you all the very best,  Dr Yiannis,…

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When To Take My Baby To Hospital During The Pandemic

There’s been a large drop in the number of babies and children being taken to emergency departments and paediatric assessment units in the UK since mid-April, according to a report…

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How To Keep Your Child Healthy During Winter

The clocks were turned back an hour last week and we’re officially into the winter season. This year, there is an added layer of worry for parents alongside the usual winter concerns about colds and Flu with the COVID-19 outbreak still going strong.

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COVID Update From Dr. Yiannis, London Paediatrician

Dr Yiannis updates on COVID-19 amid rising cases, flu vaccinations and introducing new first aid classes.

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Baby’s First Solid Food: What You Need To Know

Many parents feel apprehensive as starting solids generates a lot of questions about what to feed your baby, when and how much.

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COVID-19 Update

This week the government has announced the further easing of lockdown restrictions and many of us will be reconnecting with our friends and loved ones, from a safe distance. I understand that this also leads to concern for many and so it seems a good time to have a recap of information and advice relating to children and COVID-19.

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What You Need To Take With You When You Travel With Children

It’s best to be prepared with little ones in case of unexpected illness, so here’s a practical guide to what to take with you when you go.

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What Should I Keep in My Family First Aid Kit?

It’s important to have a well-stocked first-aid kit in your home so you’re prepared to deal with any minor accidents and injuries.

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Common Allergic Reactions In Babies And Children

There are many common allergic conditions which could affect your baby from an early age. So how do you spot a problem? How can you help to relieve symptoms? And when should you see a doctor? In this blog, we discuss some key considerations relating to babies and common allergies.

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How much sleep does my baby need?

Find out how much your baby should be sleeping, when your baby will develop a sleep routine, and if you should be concerned by the amount of sleep your baby is having.

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It Takes A Village To Raise A Child

Dr Yiannis Ioannou, London Paediatrician, updates on the wonderful work of the Little Village Charity and how you may be able to help if you have baby clothes, toys and equipment you no longer need for your family.

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Is It Safe For Children To Go Back To School?

Half term is rapidly coming to an end and many of you have been in touch with questions about whether it’s safe to send your children back to school.

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Update From Dr Yiannis, London Paediatrician At Childhealthy

Recent media coverage relating to children and COVID-19

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Dr Yiannis updates On Allergic Conditions In Bbabymagazine

Allergic conditions such as eczema, food allergies, hayfever and asthma are very common and can affect your baby from a young age.

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COVID 19 Update From Dr Yiannis, London Paediatrician

– Using ibuprofen for my child’s fever
– Keeping up to date with my child’s vaccines
– Extra precautions in clinics

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The Latest COVID Advice From Dr Yiannis

We are now several weeks into the national lockdown and new information is emerging almost daily.

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COVID-19 Message From Dr Yiannis For Parents

Dear Parents and Children, I hope this email finds you and your loved ones well. As a parent and your private paediatrician I fully understand that this is a worrying…

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Coronavirus Advice Letter From Dr. Yiannis At Childhealthy

Dear Parents, Many thanks for your enquiry relating to Coronavirus (Covid-19). The practice continues to receive many enquiries on this subject, which is understandable given the extensive media coverage. Both…

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Winter Advice From Dr Yiannis

Keeping your baby healthy during their first winter A new baby can be a challenge for parents at the best of times, but winter can bring its own set of…

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Measles Outbreak: Advice From The Department Of Health

The Measles vaccine is included within the MMR vaccine. Two doses of the vaccine are needed usually, in the UK these are given at one year and at three years…

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Bbabymagazine: Ask Dr Yiannis (November)

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Bbabymagazine: Ask Dr Yiannis Advice Column For November

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Dr Yiannis Presenting At The Royal Society of Medicine

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Vaccination Schedule For Premature Babies

I’m due to schedule my baby’s vaccinations, but he was born prematurely so should wait until he’s a little bit older? If your baby was born prematurely, it is understandable…

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My Baby Keeps Getting Colds: Should I Be Worried?

My baby’s not even a year old and has already had three or four colds. Should I be worried? There is no need to be worried, this is very a…

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Baby Bringing Up Milk Straight After Feed: What Should I Do?

Bringing up milk after feeds is very common in babies and is usually not a cause for concern. Regurgitation and posseting are terms used to describe the effortless, non-forceful return…

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What Is Slapped Cheek Syndrome And Should I Be Concerned?

Slapped cheek disease is a viral infection caused by the virus Parvovirus B19. The name comes from the typical appearance of the rash, which usually gives a blotchy red appearance…

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Reasons For Late Walking In Babies

I’m concerned that our 16 month old isn’t walking yet. What are the main reasons behind late walking, and how should we handle it? Every child is different and delays…

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Baby Tilting Head To One Side: What Does This Mean?

My four-month-old’s head all of a sudden seems to be tipping to one side, could this be torticollis? Torticollis is common in infants and can be present from birth or…

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My Four Year Old Is Struggling With Hayfever: What Should I do?

Hayfever, seasonal allergic rhinitis, is a very common condition affecting children and adults. Children may have an itchy, blocked or runny nose, sneezing and red, watery and itchy eyes. Symptoms…

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Teething At 6 Months Old: What Can I Do To Help?

The process of teething varies a great deal between babies. The first teeth usually appear sometime in the first year, often around the age of six months.

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