Children's Health

Living with type 1 diabetes- a brave five year old learns to cope with needles
Children's health 07 May 2014

Living with type 1 diabetes- a brave five year old learns to cope with needles

Living with type 1 diabetes can be challenging for children and their family, however with a diabetic diet and treatment, diabetic children can lead relatively…
Starting primary school with type 1 diabetes
Children's health 07 May 2014

Starting primary school with type 1 diabetes

Starting school with type 1 diabetes is challenging for children, parents and teachers. But Tristan’s experience shows that diabetics can go to school just like…
Type 1 diabetes diagnosis: Tristan’s journey
Children's health 07 May 2014

Type 1 diabetes diagnosis: Tristan’s journey

Diabetes symptoms like hunger and thirst alerted a child’s mother something was wrong. A blood test and diagnosis with type 1 diabetes led to appropriate…
Scientists discover brain’s anti-distraction system
Children's health 03 May 2014

Scientists discover brain’s anti-distraction system

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionise doctors’ perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.
Bedwetting: Treatments
Children's health 13 Feb 2014

Bedwetting: Treatments

Generally there are two main types of treatment for bedwetting. These are alarms and medication.
Bedwetting: Introduction
Children's health 13 Feb 2014

Bedwetting: Introduction

Bedwetting should not be thought of as a psychological condition. Rather, it occurs because of a number of factors related to the development of the…
Bedwetting: Difficulty rousing from sleep
Children's health 13 Feb 2014

Bedwetting: Difficulty rousing from sleep

Children who wet the bed may be having difficulty waking up to use the toilet when the bladder is full.
Causes of Bedwetting: Overproduction of Urine
Children's health 13 Feb 2014

Causes of Bedwetting: Overproduction of Urine

Some children may have low levels of a naturally occurring substance called vasopressin, which the brain normally produces during the night.
Bedwetting: Overactive or twitchy bladder
Children's health 13 Feb 2014

Bedwetting: Overactive or twitchy bladder

Some children have an overactive bladder and can only hold small amounts of urine. In this case the child's bladder muscles may spontaneously contract during…