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Baby Problems

Baby Problems: It is hard when your baby is sick. Common health problems in babies include colds, coughs, fevers and vomiting. Babies also commonly have skin problems, like nappy/diaper rash or cradle cap (cradle cap is the term used when seborrheic dermatitis affects the scalp of infants). Many of these problems are not serious. It is important to know how to help your sick baby and to know the warning signs for more serious problems.

Baby Problems - Prevention:  If you are breastfeeding avoid spicy and gassy foods like cabbage, garlic, onions, broccoli and caffeine to prevent babies from colic and gas. If you are formula-feeding, use formulas with reduced lactose as this can relieve gas.

See Baby Problems - Meningitis

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies

Health Issues

Mother Nature could have the answer to treating several causes of blindness, according to a ground-breaking study involving scientists from the University of Surrey


A $5.7 billion global medical bill to restore sight for the estimated 45 million people with cataracts could be slashed in half by a diet rich in colourful fruits and vegetables, according to an international study.


UK-based trade group the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.