Mother’s sleep can impact health of their growing baby

How much sleep mothers get when they are pregnant can impact on the health of their growing baby, according to a new scoping study conducted by the University of South Australia

Mother’s sleep can impact health of their growing babyAssessing outcomes relating to birth weight, foetal growth, pre-term delivery and stillbirth, researchers identified four key aspects of maternal sleep that may contribute to poor foetal outcomes. Lead researcher, UniSA’s Associate Professor Jane Warland, says the research gives expectant mothers and clinicians important insights into sleep and healthy pregnancies. “This study looks into relatively un-navigated […]

Neurodevelopmental disorders in children: Solution for parents

Neurodevelopmental disorders are characterised by developmental deficits that usually show up early in a child’s development, many times before the child enters elementary school, and can run throughout the individual’s lifetime. These brain function deficits can affect a person’s emotions, memory, ability to learn, socialise and maintain self-control. Coming Saturday, a conference will be held for doctors, psychologists, therapists, counselors, educators and parents at the LTMG Sion Hospital auditorium about neurodevelopmental issues among children

Neurodevelopmental disorders in children: Solution for parentsNeurodevelopmental disorders are disorders related to the development in the central nervous system. This includes variety of dysfunctions like that of the brain or motor functioning which could be rather difficult for any individual to handle without the help of experts. For parents with any doubts about neurodevelopmental issues in children, Dr Samir Dalwai is […]

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptoms

Many parents fail to understand how serious these four symptoms can be. They know that high fevers, cuts that bleed badly, lots of vomiting or diarrhea, bad injuries, or bad coughs need attention, but they don’t always understand the seriousness of these ones

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptomsAs a pediatrician, I’ve talked on the phone with lots of parents of sick children. As I ask my questions and try to understand what’s going on and how I can help, there are a few symptoms in particular that I listen for. I don’t hear them often. Most of the time, it’s not serious […]

‘Aarambh India’: 1st online portal against child sexual abuse

‘Aarambh India’ is a joint initiative launched in the year 2014, which has also received a National Award for Child Welfare, by President Ram Nath Kovind, aims to protect children from sexual offences and rehabilitate the victims. It also hosts the first Internet hotline for reporting online child sexual abuse

‘Aarambh India’: 1st online portal against child sexual abuseThe statistics on sex offences against children in India are grim. There is little clarity among citizens on how to prevent sexual offences against children and how to deal with the law. So, to come to the rescue, ‘Aarambh India’ launched first online resource portal on child sexual abuse. By demonstrating innovative ground programs on […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]