‘Authoritarian parents can destroy the lives of children more than dengue, malaria or swine flu’

Most people love and appreciate their parents. We don't doubt that. The problem is, parents can't tell this unless you show it by the way you treat them. Parents get very upset when children do not share their secret or difficult moments with them. Dr Harish Shetty, Consulting Psychiatrist at LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai lists out some common scenarios that occur with children in families

‘Authoritarian parents can destroy the lives of children more than dengue, malaria or swine flu’A great family is one where kids share their bad news early. The repair and restoration of the pain in the minds is quicker and faster. Adults who share their difficult moments at home inspire their children to do the same, says  Dr Harish Shetty, Consulting Psychiatrist at LH Hiranandani Hospital. He added, “When the dad […]

Biomedical students develop innovative injection for kids 

 An innovative injection, or rather ‘funjection,’ is a new spin on traditional injections. This device is designed in such a way that a syringe of the injection is covered with a toy and children are then deceived while they are being injected

Biomedical students develop innovative injection for kids At a recently held Medical Device Innovation Camp (MEDIC) in Pune an innovative device named as ‘funjection’ caught the attention of all. It is a devised made by a team of students and professor which will help in nullifying the pain of injection for children. The device is designed in such a way that a […]

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]

Father seeks financial help to treat daughter with rare liver condition

Nayra is currently admitted at Jaslok hospital and an interventional procedure has been performed on her. In order to continue further treatment, the couple are planning to sell their home in Mahim

Father seeks financial help to treat daughter with rare liver conditionNayra is just a one-year-old child who is suffering from a rare liver disease called Budd Chiari Syndrome. Nayra’s parents Vidita and Anil Parmar are doing their best to provide her the best treatment available. According to the doctors, Nayra might need a liver transplant but she is too young to sustain the surgery. For […]

Is your child emotionally intelligent?

Emotional intelligence is the 'something' in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behaviour, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Raising emotionally intelligent kids can decrease their future chances off psychiatric illnesses like stress, depression, anxiety and drug use, says Dr Mansi Jain

Is your child emotionally intelligent?Imagine your child being able to articulate his/her feelings into words instead of throwing a temper tantrum; he/she was able to understand and communicate to you that he/she is upset, but understands why you had to suddenly cancel your plans of taking him/her to the zoo, instead of howling and breaking his/her toys. Isn’t this […]

Mother’s mental health while pregnancy can affect her child, says study

Research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that women who experience depression during pregnancy give their children an increased risk of depression as adults

Mother’s mental health while pregnancy can affect her child, says studyA population-based study shows that the children of women who experience depression during pregnancy are 1.5 times more likely to be depressed themselves as teens. Rebecca M. Pearson, Ph.D., of the University of Bristol in the U.K., and her colleagues used data from more than 4,500 patients and their children in a community-based study. The […]

Baby boy of barely 24 weeks, weighing 520 grams miraculously survives

Meet Rajasthan’s youngest premature baby, who barely weighs 520 grams, remarkably survives overcoming his fragile condition. Even though fate had other plans for this baby, it seems like his destiny overcame fate. The child put up a brilliant fight given his condition and has successfully recovered now. Doctors claim that this baby is the youngest premature baby in Rajasthan

Baby boy of barely 24 weeks, weighing 520 grams miraculously survives  Maya premature infant’s tale of survival is an extraordinary one. The micro preemie, who was born prematurely at just 24 weeks of gestation (five and half months) and weighed only 520 grams , fought for three-and-half months to survive a stormy course in the neonatal ICU of Jivanta Children’s Hospital , Udaipur , the […]

Depression, vulnerability and unhappiness: Traits of your kid?

Recent spate of events across the country regarding Blue Whale has created a new debate about childhood depression and why our kids are so vulnerable?

Depression, vulnerability and unhappiness: Traits of your kid?The world is moving towards a rather competitive sphere. Practically, everyone we meet today is said to suffer from depression. Tons of discussions have taken place in the last month, over the Blue Whale fiasco has hinted at increasing unacceptance of rejection and a need for instant gratification. “I am stuck playing the Blue Whale […]

Children who sleep less may be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, says study

Earlier, studies found a link between shorter sleep and diabetes in adults, but the connection has been little studied in children

Children who sleep less may be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, says studyBritish researchers studied 4,525 9- and 10-year olds from varying ethnic backgrounds. On average, their parents reported they slept 10 hours a night, with 95 percent sleeping between eight and 12 hours. The study, in Pediatrics, found that the less sleep, the more likely the children were to have higher body mass indexes, higher insulin […]

Mum-to-be now eligible for 26-week paid maternity leave

Under the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, wherein women in India’s organised sector workforce will get paid maternity leave of up to 26 weeks, up from the existing 12 weeks

Mum-to-be now eligible for 26-week paid maternity leaveUnder the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, wherein women in India’s organised sector workforce will get paid maternity leave of up to 26 weeks, up from the existing 12 weeks. Though law will help 1.8 million women in the organised sector, over 90 per cent of […]