Bitter divorces can have a lasting impression on a child’s mind

Single parenthood is never the problem. Every child needs a healthy parent for a good childhood. A problem arises in case of a conflict between parents. A lot of them may end up believing that life is full of fights, anger, sadness or suspicion. Bitter divorces can change a kid’s temperament and mood in various ways. It can lead the child to question the institutions of marriage and family, due to distorted images of a previously presented happy family

Bitter divorces can have a lasting impression on a child’s mindConflicting divorces can be very difficult for a child. It can have adverse effects on children ranging from complete distrust to anxiety issues. Doctors say that if the correct steps are taken, a child can come out of the transition pretty well. John D’lima (name changed) is a 10-year-old boy who was known to be […]

Need to sensitise children, parents about child sexual abuse

Two Mumbai children consumed rat poison after being sodomized by four men. On the background of this incident, paediatricians and psychiatrists emphasized the need to sensitize parents about good touch and bad touch to empower their children. Doctors say, children should be made aware of the inappropriate behavior by adults. Sexual abuse can have adverse effects on children’s mentality and if the issue is not addressed in time, it may turn into a personality disorder

Need to sensitise children, parents about child sexual abuseIn a shocking incident in Mumbai, two children consumed rat poison and lost their lives due to multiple organ failures. A 10-year-old and a 13-year-old took such an extreme step after they were sodomized by four men. On the background of this incident, pedestrians and psychiatrists emphasized the need to sensitize parents on importance of […]

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may cause autism 

Study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks’ gestation more likely to have a child with autistic traits by age six

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may cause autism A study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks more likely to have a child with autistic traits The important role vitamin D plays in early life is back in the spotlight after Australian researchers noticed a link between a deficiency during pregnancy and autism. The study found pregnant women with […]

Sleeplessness in kids on rise, doctors worried

Experts say that a majority of children who complain about sleeplessness are addicted to smartphones and television shows. Doctors say that it is only when children show visible signs of sleeplessness, that parents realise this is a problem

Sleeplessness in kids on rise, doctors worriedSleeplessness seems to be a prevalent issue these days. While some say it is due to the fast paced life in cities, experts point out that sleeplessness among children is a very prominent problem and it is caused due to television and over usage of gadgets. Experts say that a majority of children who complain […]

This academic year, keep children healthy with good food

Mothers are always concerned about the lunch boxes for their children during their schooldays. Indian Dietic Association’s Mumbai chapter’s member, Dr Rita S Patil shares how mothers can keep the health of the children good through very important meal of the day i.e., breakfast

This academic year, keep children healthy with good foodA change in season and start of new academic year in school, every year the schedule of June remains unchanged. Children require good nutrition for their growth and development during schooldays. Moreover learning, level of concentration in studies and scholastic performance is always good when children are well fed. Mothers are always concerned over tiffin’s […]

Mumbai psychiatrists warn against the unverified use of fidget spinners

The sudden rise of fidget spinners’ popularity has generated two countering point of views. One point of view propagates its utility as a stress relieving and concentration improving toys. While, other raises question on its fundamental purpose

Mumbai psychiatrists warn against the unverified use of fidget spinnersFidget spinners has become a sensation in US and it is making its way to India. Fidget spinners are known to be a stress relieving toy.  It is been marketed as a useful product to reduce anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and increase concentration. Marketers also claim that it is of great use therapies […]

Talk to your children, avoid negativity say city psychiatrists

With HSC results set to be announced tomorrow May 30. The increasing number of suicide cases during exam results has become highly concerning issue for parents, teachers and children alike. Children who get low marks struggle mentally and emotionally. Attention needs to be paid to these children so as to avoid negative implications on the mental health of a child

Talk to your children, avoid negativity say city psychiatristsThe result for Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination or class 12 of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) will be announced on May 30 at 1 pm. The exams were conducted from February 28 to March 25, 2017. More than 15.05 lakh students appeared for the Maharashtra HSC 2017 exams out […]

Texas mother warns about fidget spinner craze after daughter chokes on it

 The mother is sharing her experience in hopes it will serve as a warning to other parents about the choking hazards of the latest toy craze. A fidget spinner has a stable middle and a disc with two or three paddles that can be spun, much like a ceiling fan, to relax the user

Texas mother warns about fidget spinner craze after daughter chokes on itWhile fidget spinners are seen as trendy toys at the moment, with driving many adults and kids owning them. But, a Texas woman has warned about their use; since her daughter’s recent dangerous experience with it. Fidget spinners are three-inch toys that were initially created to aid children who are autistic or have attention disorders […]

Incorrect use of cotton buds, might land your kid in hospital, study finds

The ear canals are usually self-cleaning. Using cotton tip applicators to clean the ear canal not only pushes wax closer to the ear drum, but there is a significant risk of causing minor to severe injury to the ear

Incorrect use of cotton buds, might land your kid in hospital, study findsScientists have warned that in the United States, more than 12,000 children every year need emergency treatment for ear injuries as a result of cotton bud use. According to a study by researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, an estimated 263,000 children (aged younger than 18 years) received A&E treatment for cotton bud related ear injuries […]

New treatment can give instant migraine relief to children, teenagers

The treatment involves administering anesthetic to a small cluster of nerves that are believed to be linked to migraines. These nerves are located at the back of the nose. During the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block, a small, flexible catheter is inserted into each nostril and used to disable the SPG for a short period of time

New treatment can give instant migraine relief to children, teenagersHeadaches are some of the most common afflictions of the central nervous system. Almost half of the world’s adult population report having had a headache at least once in the last year. In the United States, it is currently estimated that approximately 12 percent of individuals aged 12 and above have recurrent migraines. Migraines can […]