Why are children more vulnerable to disease?

Answer Their immune systems aren't fully developed yet and they haven't had enough exposure to different pathogens to develop immunity to various strains of viruses.

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I work in a day nursery with young children how can the setting support vulnerable children and families?

Well, bullying can be as simple as lightly teasing someone to make other people laugh. Have you done that before?

How can teachers help vulnerable children?

Vulnerable children are at risk for being bullied, failing school and engaging in delinquent behaviors. There are a number of ways that educators can help these children cope with their life situat... Read More »

Are children any less vulnerable to the swine flu after the first shot?

On the news segment I saw it said that two weeks after the first shot, their bodies should have been able to build up enough immunity to protect them from getting the virus. just what i heard, don'... Read More »

Can children have cushing's disease?

Absolutely they can, but peds paitients typically only make up about 10% of what is a very rare disease to begin with. My 5 and 1/2 year old daughter underwent a bilateral adrenalectomy at the Nati... Read More »