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 […]

Experimental autism blood test for children shows accurate results

Researchers say an experimental blood test has shown promise as a novel way to diagnose autism in children. The test appears to be nearly 98% accurate in kids between age 3 and 10

Experimental autism blood test for children shows accurate resultsResearchers say an experimental blood test has shown promise as a novel way to diagnose autism in children. The test appears to be nearly 98 percent accurate in kids between the ages of 3 and 10, the researchers claimed. “The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” […]

Sleepless kids more likely to face behavioural problems

A new study witnessed that by age 7, sleepless kids had markedly decreased mental and emotional functioning. Children exhibited “poorer ability to pay attention, poorer emotional control, poorer executive function in general, and more behavioural problems

Sleepless kids more likely to face behavioural problemsPreschoolers who get too little sleep may be more likely to have trouble paying attention, controlling their emotions and processing information later in childhood, a new study suggests. By age 7, these sleepless kids had markedly decreased mental and emotional functioning, said study lead researcher Dr. Elsie Taveras. The children exhibited “poorer ability to pay […]

Environmental pollution kills 1.7 million children every year, says WHO

Harmful exposures can start in mother’s womb and increase risk of premature birth. Additionally, when infants and pre-schoolers are exposed to indoor and outdoor air pollution and second-hand smoke they have an increased risk of pneumonia in childhood, and a lifelong increased risk of chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma

Environmental pollution kills 1.7 million children every year, says WHOMore than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new WHO […]

Over 2,000 children treated for cancer last year at TMC

On the eve of International Children Cancer Day, Tata Memorial Centre addressed the issue of rising cancer cases among children in India. In a discussion meet, doctors said cancer is curable in kids if diagnosed early and with proper treatment

Over 2,000 children treated for cancer last year at TMCEvery year, 55,000 new cancer cases among children are registered in India and last year, over 2,000 children below age 18 were treated for cancer at Tata Memorial Centre (TMC). The data was given by TMC in a conference held on February 14 on the eve of International Childhood Cancer Day. The doctors discussed issues […]

Survey reveals every third child in India is unhealthy

Children are becoming less active for environmental or interpersonal reasons. Lack of physical activity increases the risk of obesity and health-related problems in adolescence, and adulthood

Survey reveals every third child in India is unhealthyHealth is wealth, but doctors and a study reveal there is an increase in the number among children with regards to a drop in their health and fitness. According to the 7th Annual School health and fitness study by EduSports, every third child has an unhealthy body mass index (BMI). Dr Mona Gajre, professor of paediatrics […]

Is Mumbai unsafe for kids?

Worrisome statistics released by Mumbai police reveal that city registered highest number of child sexual abuse cases in 2016 - 908. In comparison to last four years, number of cases have increased by 486

Is Mumbai unsafe for kids?Despite all the efforts to sensitise children, parents and the society at large on child sexual abuse, the recent data released by the Mumbai police give a disturbing picture. Mumbai registered 908 child sexual abuse complaints in 2016, which has increased by 102 cases than the previous year. In fact, it is worrisome to note […]