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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

A condition characterised by a pattern of impulsiveness, inattention and overactivity

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Autoimmune disease

A disease characterised by the immune system attacking and destroying healthy body cells

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Celhalocaudal development

Development that occurs from the head downwards

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Child mortality

Deaths that occur between the first birthday and 14 years of age

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Colostrum

A concentrated form of breastmilk that is also rich in antibodies. Colostrum is produced for the first few days after birth

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Empathy

The ability to see events from another person's point of view and to understand the emotions of others

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Infant mortality

Deaths that occur between birth and the first birthday

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Meconium

A dark, sticky, tar-like substance that is excreted through the bowels shortly after birth. It includes things ingested while in the uterus, such as mucous, bile and water

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Neonate

Describes an infant in the first 28 days after birth

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Object permanence

An awareness that objects continue to exist even when they are out of sight

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Perinatal conditions

Conditions causing death in the first 28 days of life (e.g. Due to complications of the placenta or umbilical cord, infections, birth injury, asphyxia and problems relating to premature births)

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Proximodistal development

Development that occurs from the core or centre of the body outwards (towards the extremities)