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  • What factors influence a person's height?
    on January 17, 2020 at 3:00 am

    Genes determine around 80% of a person's height, but environmental factors can also affect it. This article looks at how people can increase their height during development.

  • Aicardi syndrome: Everything you need to know
    on January 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes seizures, vision problems, and other symptoms. Here, learn about treatments and more.

  • Testing hearing by looking at the eyes
    on January 13, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Pupil dilation may provide a new and accurate way of testing hearing. The new test may be helpful for babies or people who have had a stroke.

  • What to know about the Moro reflex?
    on December 20, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    The Moro reflex is a normal, involuntary motor response in healthy babies. This article provides more details, including possible triggers and how to calm a baby with Moro reflex.

  • Meningococcemia: Everything you need to know
    on December 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Meningococcemia is a serious blood infection that causes a rash and other symptoms. Doctors can help prevent severe complications, including death, with prompt treatment. Learn more.

  • Is tonsillitis contagious?
    on December 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Some bacteria and viruses can cause inflammation of the tonsils, or tonsillitis. Read on to find out how these pathogens spread, and how to prevent tonsillitis.

  • What are the stages of the common cold?
    on December 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

    The common cold usually has distinct stages. Knowing these stages can help a person recognize when they may have caught a cold. Read this article to learn more.

  • When can a child sit in the front seat of a car?
    on December 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Sitting in the front seat of a vehicle can be dangerous for children below a certain age, height, or weight. Learn more about when a child can safely sit in the front seat here.

  • What are the stages of puberty?
    on December 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Puberty is a time of significant change in the human body. We examine the first signs of puberty in males and females and the changes that each stage involves.

  • Depression in children: What to know
    on December 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Depression can occur in anyone, including children. In this article, learn about the signs and symptoms of depression in children, as well as how to help.

These  health news headlines  are provided courtesy of Medical News Today.