This baby toy can causing serious injuries, caution health experts

No matter how much bad press it gets, the baby walker is still very much alive and kicking. Even though this common childhood toy provides absolutely no benefit and can put children in harm’s way, many parents across the globe are still using them. Now, a new study has revealed some data on just how risky this practice truly is, and we should all pay attention

This baby toy can causing serious injuries, caution health expertsAccording to a new study, hundreds of thousands of babies have been injured while using baby walkers. The results of the study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics this week. The team of researchers looked at emergency visits due to injuries caused while using infant walkers between 1990 and 2014. They found […]

Early exposure to traffic linked to spike in asthma cases worldwide among children

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution has been found causing asthma in nearly four million children across the world. Due to alarming rates, researchers called on the World Health Organization to update its guideline in protecting children from paediatric asthma 

Early exposure to traffic linked to spike in asthma cases worldwide among childrenThe study published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health highlights the impact of inhaling nitrogen dioxide from motor vehicle exhaust in 194 countries and 125 major cities worldwide. It shows that between 2010 and 2015, 64 per cent of all new cases of asthma occurred in urban areas. The researchers from the George Washington […]

Here’s why you should never pick up a child by their arms

Lifting or grabbing a child by the arms can result in a common injury called nursemaid’s elbow. It commonly occurs in children between the ages of two to five

Here’s why you should never pick up a child by their armsYour child might squeal with delight when a playful family member picks him up by the wrists and swings him around, or when you pull him up by his hands to help him jump over a puddle. But be careful, lifting or grabbing a child by the arms can result in a common injury called […]

Know about the 4 downsides of a lack of playtime in children

Playtime offers a number of benefits to children. Various studies suggested that spontaneous, fun and meaningful play can significantly contribute to a child’s development

Know about the 4 downsides of a lack of playtime in childrenDiscouraging children to spend time with friends or to get outside of the house to enjoy have been found to have negative effects on their growth, according to WellnessMama.com. Lack of playtime in children has been linked to the following: excessive anxiety, over-reaction to innocent social interactions, trouble coordinating movements with peers and reduced ability […]

Too much screen time hurts toddlers’ social skills, shows new study

Toddlers who spend too much time watching television or using devices like tablets have been shown to have underdeveloped social skills, according to the latest University of Alberta research gauging the effects screen time has on early childhood development

Too much screen time hurts toddlers’ social skills, shows new studyThe findings come on the heels of another University of Alberta study that showed kindergarteners who get too much screen time may be more at risk of behaviour and attention problems in school. In the new study, behavioural epidemiologist Valerie Carson and her research team examined associations of physical activity and sedentary behaviour with social […]

What can parents do to safeguard her child’s heart health?

Dr Swati Garekar, a consultant paediatric cardiologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares her insights about how to keep their children healthy in today’s environment where the outside play has been reduced, and consumption of junk foods and the internet has increased

What can parents do to safeguard her child’s heart health?These days there is increased awareness about health, and everyone spends time at the gym or follow a diet. What one also needs to realise is that childhood is when healthy heart habits should start. Unfortunately, as adults, we are focusing on while getting back to health, the stress on children’s health seems to be […]

Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of age

It is well known that detecting autism as early as possible is critical for successful intervention

Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of ageNow, researchers have concluded that the disorder can be stably diagnosed from 14 months (1 year and 2 months) of age, providing an opportunity for medical advancement. A landmark event in the life of a toddler is their first birthday. This is the time when toddlers start learning to walk, talk, engage in joint social […]

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

Mental health issues can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years, and we need to do something regarding this issue. As the next generation is our future, and without them we are lost

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’In this article, I want to address mental health issues, which can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years. Surprisingly, self-harm is […]

Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals study

Mothers have long been told that ‘breast is best’ when it comes to feeding newborn babies, but a small experiment suggests at least some of the benefits may have nothing to do with the milk itself

Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals studyPaediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until they’re at least 6 months old because it can bolster babies’ immune systems and reduce their risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, obesity and diabetes. While there’s plenty of research documenting these benefits, less is known about exactly how breastfeeding might cause […]

Pune doctor writes a book on child abuse

The book asks parents to keep trust in their kids, let them make use of the internet under supervision, and not to discriminate between the girl and boy child. It also gives information on the POCSO Act guidelines and information on social organisations which work in the area

Pune doctor writes a book on child abuseThe mind-numbing cases of child sexual abuse have triggered a city-based child surgeon to write a book. After treating several cases of child sexual abuse, the doctor launched the book on Thursday with an aim to prevent such incidents in the first place. ‘Let’s Protect Innocent Childhood’ goes the title of the book written by […]
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