6 TYPES OF KIDS’ COUGHS EXPLAINED

There are many causes of cough and they are often related to the age of your child.  Viruses are the most common cause of cough in children. Children can be expected to have from six to 12 viral infections over the year, especially if they have lots of siblings or they attend daycare or kinder. To most parents, their child may seem constantly sick, particularly in the first year that they attend daycare.

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7 things you should avoid when you’re suffering from a cough

A cough is probably one of the most neglected symptoms that many people suffer from. Most of the times, an acute cough progresses to become chronic before people realise it. Unfortunately, this most often happens because people follow ill advised practices that worsen the cough. If you want to prevent your cough from worsening, start taking these these precautions and you’ll be amazed with the improvement:

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TEXT NECK: HOW SMARTPHONES ARE DAMAGING OUR SPINES

Text neck is a Modern age term coined to describe repeated stress injury and pain in the neck resulting from excessive watching or texting on hand held devices over a sustained period of time. It is also often known as Turtle Neck posture. It is a cause for increasing concern especially with children given their greater propensity to mobile phone usage. Recent figures have shown that around 87% of teenagers (14-18 years) in USA and 79% teenagers (12-15 years) in UK own and use smartphones. Among adults 92% and 95% (18-34 years) reported owing a smartphone in USA and Australia respectively.

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