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How To Decode A Cough

How To Decode A Cough

First published as a Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Autumn Issue 2012 | Sophie Goodchild [...]

Make this Halloween healthy and full of fun

Make this Halloween healthy and full of fun [...]

There are lots of spine-chilling frights that parents may enjoy during Halloween season, such as terrifying decorations, spooky costumes, [...]

Top tips for nutrition and hydration in Children

Top tips for nutrition and hydration in Children

What we eat and drink has a huge bearing upon our physical and mental wellbeing, not just for adults [...]

Common childhood allergy misconceptions

Common childhood allergy misconceptions

Common childhood allergy misconceptions Allergies are quite common in children and can be a worry for [...]

What is Scarlet fever?

What is Scarlet fever?

Scarlet fever has been a topic of conversation in recent months with spikes of the bacterial illness being seen. [...]

Treating malformations of the ear with EarBuddies™

Treating malformations of the ear with EarBuddies™

Often unusual shapes in babies’ ears can be identified at a very early age and the common irregularities include [...]

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week

Around one in every 1000 babies born in the UK will have Down’s syndrome; there are approximately 40,000 people [...]

The meningitis B vaccine

The meningitis B vaccine

Paediatrician Dr Yiannis Ioannou answers some key questions about the Meningitis B vaccine which has now been [...]

What's causing your child's headache?

What's causing your child's headache?

Headache is a common complaint in children with up to 75 per cent reporting at least one notable headache [...]

Stem Cells to grow your own Organs

Stem Cells to grow your own Organs

Pioneering research means we could be using ‘home grown’ organs for transplant years. ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD CIARAN FINN-LYNCH made medical [...]

Vaccinating your child against Meningitis W

Vaccinating your child against Meningitis W

Meningitis W is a strain of meningitis with a higher than average death rate and it has been on [...]

New discovery distinguished by The Portland Hospital’s doctor’s team ‘reduces risk’ of peanut allergy by 80%

New discovery distinguished by The Portland Hospital’s doctor’s [...]

Professor Gideon Lack leads breakthrough research at King’s College London New discovery by The Portland Hospital’s [...]

The Portland Hospital to double the size of its specialist Children’s Hospital

The Portland Hospital to double the size of [...]

Planners approve a stunning new link-bridge design to adjacent building London’s world renowned Portland Hospital for Women and [...]

Respiratory Health Explained

Respiratory Health Explained

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a virus that causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. It's so common [...]

Day in the Life of a Portland Modern Matron

Day in the Life of a Portland Modern [...]

Louise Eastland, Modern Matron of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, The Portland Hospital What do you do? [...]

Must have vaccinations for your children

Must have vaccinations for your children

Is your child up-to-date on their vaccinations? To help ensure they are The Portland Hospital’s Paediatricians explain the childhood [...]

Testicular Truths: Explaining the undescended testicle

Testicular Truths: Explaining the undescended testicle

Undescended testicles are very common occurring in as many as two to five per cent of newborn boys. Often [...]

What is Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy?

What is Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy?

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy at The Portland Hospital The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK [...]

Do you know: How to handle paediatric hay fever?

Do you know: How to handle paediatric hay [...]

What is hay fever? Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen – most commonly [...]

Your child’s digestive health: When to see a specialist

Your child’s digestive health: When to see a [...]

When it comes to our children’s bowel health, many parents are confused or have misconceptions about what’s normal. [...]

Documenting your child's progress

Documenting your child's progress

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring/Summer Issue 2014 | Documenting Your Child's Progress [...]

Small Talk - how to help your child get chatting

Small Talk - how to help your child [...]

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring/Summer Issue 2014 | Small Talk [...]

City Breaks - Top city destinations for kids

City Breaks - Top city destinations for kids

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring/Summer Issue 2014 | City Breaks [...]

A Day in the Life of a Paediatric ENT Surgeon

A Day in the Life of a Paediatric [...]

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring/Summer Issue 2014 | A Day in the Life [...]

Mealtime Meltdowns

Mealtime Meltdowns

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring/Summer Issue 2014 | Mealtime Meltdowns [...]

Ava's amazing journey to hear

Ava's amazing journey to hear

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring/Summer Issue 2014 | Ava's Amazing Journey to [...]

Walk this Way

Walk this Way

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring/Summer Issue 2014 | Walk this Way [...]

Better breathing

Better breathing

At The Portland Hospital we diagnose a range of respiratory health conditions and have specialists available to treat everything [...]

Children's Day Care Procedures

Children's Day Care Procedures

Medical attention, no matter how minor it is, is not something to be rushed. That being said, when your [...]

6 signs your child might have an eye problem

6 signs your child might have an eye [...]

Children will never complain about eye problems: they’ll just change activity.’ Most children are born long-sighted because the eyeball [...]

Guest Blog: 10 Top Tips for an Easier Bath Time

Guest Blog: 10 Top Tips for an Easier [...]

Most children love playing at bath time and blowing bubbles whilst being washed, however there are [...]

When should my child get their eyes tested?

When should my child get their eyes tested?

Their eyesight may be blurry to begin with, but babies can [...]

8 Top tips for potty training

8 Top tips for potty training

Top tips for potty training [...]

Packing for a Family Holiday with Children

Packing for a Family Holiday with Children

When queuing to check-in at an airport, those travelling with a young [...]

How to prevent accidents

How to prevent accidents

Grazed knees and bruises are part of everyday life for young children. [...]

50th allergy challenge completed at The Portland Hospital

50th allergy challenge completed at The Portland Hospital

The Portland’s new consultant-led paediatric Food and Drug Allergy Challenge Service has proven to be a valuable addition [...]

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

When children complain of aches in their legs, the traditional response [...]

Ear Buddies

Ear Buddies

When his son was born with a Stahl’s bar, a common ear deformity that is difficult to correct [...]

Fighting Flu

Fighting Flu

Although a similar respiratory illness, influenza (flu) is a very different and indeed a more serious [...]

Preparing your child for Hospital

Preparing your child for Hospital

No parent wants their child to go [...]

Getting Ready for School

Getting Ready for School

Looking down at your sleeping newborn, it’s hard to believe that in [...]

Home or Away?

Home or Away?

Staycation or a trip [...]

Are birthmarks harmful to babies?

Are birthmarks harmful to babies?

Birthmarks come in many shapes, sizes and colours - and the vast [...]

My child is complaining of abdominal pain, when should I seek help?

My child is complaining of abdominal pain, when [...]

Abdominal pain and discomfort are common complaints in young children. However, for [...]

All you need to know about jaundice

All you need to know about jaundice

Jaundice is very common in newborn babies during their first week of life. Here we ask Dr Dionysios [...]

Worried About Nut Allergies? Would You Know What To Do In An Emergency?

Worried About Nut Allergies? Would You Know What [...]

Many of us may have read reports in the press about allergic reactions in children, mostly involving [...]

What are the signs that my child needs a hearing test?

What are the signs that my child needs [...]

Being able to hear properly not only allows children to know what is [...]

Easing Earache

Easing Earache

There can only be a few things more frustrating for a child than to be on holiday watching [...]

How to have an eczema free summer

How to have an eczema free summer

The skin condition “eczema” is common in young children. According to the National Eczema Society one in five [...]

Getting To Know The Portland Hospital’s Real Parents: Dr Mike Thomson, Specialist In Paediatric Gastroenterology

Getting To Know The Portland Hospital’s Real Parents: [...]

Although The Portland Hospital is the only dedicated private hospital for women and children in the [...]

What Caused The Birthmark On My Child's Face?

What Caused The Birthmark On My Child's Face?

Professor John Harper , Consultant in Paediatric Dermatology, The Portland Hospital Q. “My [...]

Childhood Infections At School

Childhood Infections At School

Stephen-Andrew Whyte, Lead Clinical Pharmacist, The Portland Hospital Q. My child has just started [...]

When should my children have an eye test and by whom?

When should my children have an eye test [...]

A new-born baby will inherit both their eye shape and eye colour from their parents and if either [...]

The case for the MMR vaccine: Do London babies need to have any extra vaccinations?

The case for the MMR vaccine: Do London [...]

Measles is a dangerous illness that can be life threatening for young children. Having the Measles, Mumps and [...]

7 Things You Should Know About Allergies

7 Things You Should Know About Allergies

To mark Allergy Awareness Week 2013, we created this Allergy infographic with some of the latest statistics on allergies [...]

Top Allergy Consultant Dr George Du Toit Answers Your Top 7 Questions

Top Allergy Consultant Dr George Du Toit Answers [...]

After a hugely successful live Q&As on Facebook and Twitter with top allergy [...]

Do Childhood Vaccinations Increase The Risk Of Asthma?

Do Childhood Vaccinations Increase The Risk Of Asthma?

Dr Ranjan Suri, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, The Portland Hospital Q. Do [...]

How to Manage Back to School Bugs

How to Manage Back to School Bugs

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Autumn Issue 2012 | Lucy Elkins A change [...]

My child refuses to eat vegetables

My child refuses to eat vegetables

Ghazala Yousuf, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian, The Portland Hospital Q. My child refuses [...]

Kids hungry to learn how to cook

Kids hungry to learn how to cook

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Autumn Issue 2012 | Tamara Abraham [...]

Surviving the Terrible Twos

Surviving the Terrible Twos

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Autumn Issue 2012 | Lucy Elkins [...]

Coping with ear infections

Coping with ear infections

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Autumn Issue 2012 | Sophie Goodchild [...]

Common Teething Problems

Common Teething Problems

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Autumn Issue 2012 | Lucy Elkins [...]

Signs Of Reflux

Signs Of Reflux

Dr Mike Thomson, Paediatric Gastroenterologist Consultant, The Portland Hospital Q. My [...]

Is It A Good Idea To Expose My Child To Chicken Pox?

Is It A Good Idea To Expose My [...]

Dr Mignon McCulloch, Consultant Paediatrician, The Portland Hospital  Q. I’ve [...]

Why Are Headaches Common In Children?

Why Are Headaches Common In Children?

Dr Maria Kinali | Consultant Paediatric Neurologist | The Portland Hospital Headaches are a common problem amongst [...]

IBS In Children

IBS In Children

Dr Mike Thomson, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist Q . [...]

Taking Precautions Against Food Allergies

Taking Precautions Against Food Allergies

Dr George Du Toit, Consultant Paediatric Allergist at The Portland Hospital [...]

Giving Children Their Smiles Back With Cleft Surgery

Giving Children Their Smiles Back With Cleft Surgery

Professor Piet J.J Haers | Consultant Maxillofacial and Cleft Surgeon | The Portland Hospital A cleft is [...]

Vaccinating Against Chicken Pox

Vaccinating Against Chicken Pox

Dr Ahmed F Massoud, Consultant Paediatrician and Endocrinologist at The Portland Hospital Q. My 5 [...]

How Children’s Doc Around the Clock saved baby Aiden

How Children’s Doc Around the Clock saved baby [...]

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Winter Issue 2011  When Aiden Tamberlin was unable [...]

Ahh-Choo... does your child have a cold, cough or fever? Should you give Paracetamol, Ibuprofen or both?

Ahh-Choo... does your child have a cold, cough [...]

Dr Ian Hay , Consultant Paediatrician and Stephen-Andrew Whyte, Lead Clinical Pharmacist | The Portland Hospital [...]

How to prevent or improve childhood constipation

How to prevent or improve childhood constipation

Dr Gary Katz | Consultant Paediatrician | The Portland Hospital Many children suffer from constipation from time [...]

When should a child’s puberty or growth be a concern?

When should a child’s puberty or growth be [...]

18 January 2012 | Dr Rakesh Amin | Consultant Endocrinologist | The Portland Hospital Children [...]

Vaccinating your child

Vaccinating your child

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Winter Issue 2011 | Lucy Elkins  Watching as the GP [...]

Eating out with kids

Eating out with kids

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Winter Issue 2011 | Lucy Elkins Dining [...]

Living with Allergies

Living with Allergies

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Winter Issue 2011 | Sophie Goodchild Dealing with runny [...]

Asthma Or Not Asthma?

Asthma Or Not Asthma?

15 September  2011 | Dr George Du Toit | Children’s Allergy Specialist | The Portland Hospital Many [...]

A Day in the Life of a Portland Pharmacist

A Day in the Life of a Portland [...]

Stephen Whyte is a clinical pharmacist at The Portland Hospital and has worked as part of the pharmacy [...]

Children Tummy Trouble

Children Tummy Trouble

12 August 2010 | Dr Mike Thomson | Paediatric Gastroenterologist | The Portland Hospital Dr Mike [...]

Identifying Children ENT Problems in a Child-Friendly Environment

Identifying Children ENT Problems in a Child-Friendly Environment

13 July 2010 | Mr David Albert | Specialist Paediatric Otolaryngologist | The Portland Hospital Mr [...]

Hip Keyhole Surgery for Young Adult Women and Adolescents

Hip Keyhole Surgery for Young Adult Women and [...]

13 July 2010 | Mr Manoj Ramachandran | Paediatric and Young Adult Orthopaedic Surgeon | The Portland Hospital | Based at [...]

Ava's Story

Ava's Story

A Cochlear Implant patient story [...]

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