Ministry of Education, Guyana

Monday, 18 May 2015 10:38

How Can Families Be Healthier?

Involving the whole family is the best way to promote better eating habits and healthy activities for your kids.

A whole-family approach simply means that everyone — parents and kids alike — works together as a team to achieve good health and well being. As with any team, there's a leader or coach — and that's you!

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Monday, 18 May 2015 10:28

Animal bites and scratches

Animal bites and scratches, even minor ones, can sometimes lead to complications. Whether the animal is a family pet (in kids, most animal bites are from dogs) or not, scratches and bites can carry disease.

Some bites, especially those from cats, can become infected by bacteria from the animal's mouth. And cat scratch disease, a bacterial infection, can be transmitted by a cat scratch (usually from a kitten) even if the site of the scratch doesn't look infected. Certain animals — such as bats,can transmit rabies.

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Food poisoning can really throw you for a loop. After eating germ-infected food, a person can develop sudden and severe symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea. Medical treatment is usually not needed, but home care is important.

If your child develops food poisoning, make sure he or she drinks plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. Rest is also important.

Food poisoning usually runs its course, so your child should feel better in a few days.

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