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How can I tell if my toddler is coming down with flu?

Toddlers have more trouble expressing how they feel and as a parent it’s important to recognise the flu symptoms
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Antibiotics for my child's cold: Why doesn't the doctor prescribe them?

Antibiotics do not kill viruses, such as the common cold, and by over using antibiotics, particularly when they aren’t necessary, you are weakening your child's future defences! 
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What is pertussis, and why does my child need to be vaccinated against it?

Whooping cough is a common childhood disease, but one that poses a serious threat to very young children.
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What is TB, and how can it be prevented?

Tuberculosis is a serious respiratory infection, that you should have your child vaccinated against.
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When is chicken pox most contagious?

Recommended period of time your child should be kept from other children when he or she has the chicken pox
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What do I do if my toddler gets swine flu?

While the swine flu pandemic is still around, there are treatments, and even vaccines, that can help protect your child.
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What is Cystic Fibrosis?

What exactly is Cystic Fibrosis and what are the symptoms that I should look out for?
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