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Doctor’s caution mothers from reusing the same spoons to feed their kids

Reusing the same spoon to your children could be injurious to their health. Health experts have stated that doing so can increase the chances of the cavities. They also warn parents against feeding them with the same spoon from which they are eating their meal, as it can cause the child to develop similar allergies […]

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Don’t give decongestants to children for colds, warn experts

For children under age 12, decongestants might ease the common cold symptoms of a blocked or running nose, but these medications may not be safe for this age group, according to a research review. For adults, there’s little evidence that decongestants help with congestion, one of the most bothersome cold symptoms. For kids, there is […]

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Child sleep disorders on the rise due to social media and obesity, finds UK study

The information comes from NHS Digital, who showed that sleep problems that once affected only the middle-aged and elderly are now being diagnosed even among babies and pre-school children. According to the latest research, more and more children and teenagers in England are being diagnosed with sleep problems, including nightmares, sleepwalking, and insomnia. Nearly 88 […]

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In a rare case, father passes on HIV to newborn son

After a 4-year-old boy in Portugal was diagnosed with HIV, the biggest question was how he got the infection. His mother, for example, didn’t have it (women with HIV can pass the virus to babies). An investigation revealed a surprising source: leaky blisters on the boy’s father’s skin. The new report, published Sept. 20 in […]

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Hand foot mouth disease on the rise in children across Maharashtra

Hand Foot Mouth Disease, is not a just a routine illness, in paediatrician’s OPD started coming up since last 6 months with gradually increasing number of cases every day. The disease is a viral self-limiting infection caused by coxsackie and enterovirus. Symptoms Starts with fever and sore throat. Painful blisters/ulcers appear in throat , on […]

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Mumbai: Doctors perform first-of-its-kind cardiac surgery on 14-year-old boy

The super speciality tertiary care paediatric facility at Haji Ali showcased a successful case study of India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Intracardia Repair of Tertalogy of Fallout with Bentall operation’ on a 14-year-old boy. Dr Pradeep Kaushik, senior cardiac surgeon at Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital, identified this child with abnormal function of heart and adopted the Bentall […]

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Mumbai: Doctors launch programme to protect newborns against viral hepatitis B

Mumbai: Doctors launch programme to protect newborns against viral hepatitis B

Mumbai has nearly 1,60,000 born every year. Currently, 12% or nearly 20,000 newborns in Mumbai, each year, do not receive this vaccine, which affords protection against hepatitis B infection that can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer later in life. This partnership is being launched as part of the observations for World Hepatitis […]

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