#NoMobileKnowFamily: Your child with a smartphone may not be as smart, warn experts 

If gadget hygiene is not maintained, it is observed that children often suffer from insomnia and depression. My Medical Mantra's campaign #NoMobileKnowFamily will help you to overcome your smartphone addiction

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Your child with a smartphone may not be as smart, warn experts Are you proud of your child on how s/he uses smartphones, iPads or any other electronic gadgets so efficiently at their age? Psychiatrists and psychologists point how continuous use of gadgets is making children addicted to it. In case of four-year-old girl Riya Sharma (name changed), her gadget addiction was so much that this toddler […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Cell phone addiction can affect the parent-child relationship

These days the children don't play at break time anymore, they are just all in front of their smartphones.  It adversely affects the child’s memory. Though, the children are being advised to avoid using cell phones through various activities initiated by the schools. They end up using it. Owing to which, My Medical Mantra’s campaign #NoMobileKnowFamily and appeals people to opt for a ‘gadget-free’ family time

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Cell phone addiction can affect the parent-child relationshipOur generation is addicted to smartphone, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. These days, school going children are also glued to the mobile phones. It takes a toll on their health as well as it affects their academic performance. Limiting cell phone use can be helpful for children. Speaking to […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Celebrities and politicians advocate a ‘gadget-free’ family time

While a smartphone can be a hugely productive tool, compulsive use of it can interfere with daily life, work, and relationships. If you spend more time using your phone rather than interacting with people, you tend to lose out on your relationships. My Medical Mantra’s campaign #NoMobileKnowFamily, is supported by the celebrities and politicians who have put forth their opinions and have appealed people to opt for a ‘gadget-free’ family time

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Celebrities and politicians advocate a ‘gadget-free’ family timeOur generation is addicted to smartphone, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. If you use your smartphone as a ‘security blanket’ to relieve feelings of anxiety, loneliness, or awkwardness in social situations, you’ll succeed only in cutting yourself off further from the people around you. Staring at your phone will […]

Domestic violence can impact your child’s mental health

Most of us today, may not have heard about cases of domestic violence apart from those that our house maids may be telling us about. If you think it is a rural problem that didn’t really exist in our urban set up, you are probably wrong

Domestic violence can impact your child’s mental healthAn individual named, Shweta Rajesh Shah who is a surface print textile designer from Mumbai will host an open-for-all event at Bandra-Kurla Complex on Saturday, Dec 23 in order to educate audiences about domestic violence by holding panel discussions, talks and plays. The WHO multi-country study on women’s health estimated that 15–71% of women had even been […]

A hygienic start: Teach your kids the basics of personal hygiene  

Poor personal hygiene makes your children vulnerable to infection. You can keep your kid away from bacteria causing disease by teaching them personal hygiene habits. It’s quite rewarding if your children already practice good hygiene. If not, now is a right time to teach them

A hygienic start: Teach your kids the basics of personal hygiene  Children are remarkably good at getting soiled and messy, either while playing in the muck, or by using their sauce-smeared dirty hands to scratch themselves or wipe their nose without a tissue. Childhood is the perfect time for you to start training your kid about healthy hygiene regimes. Teaching good hygienic habits is much more […]

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 […]

IVF born boys likely to have low sperm count

As per a recent study, boys conceived out of popular ICSI treatment are prone to having fertility problem

IVF born boys likely to have low sperm countBoys born via In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) might have fertility problem after they grow up, says a study which was published in the latest edition of Human Reproduction journal Doctors from the University Hospital in Brussels, who had pioneered intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) – most popular fertility treatment, have been following 54 children born using […]

Symptoms to watch out for regarding kids’ health

There are many reasons your child will need to go to the doctor throughout their growing years. While doctor’s visits are usually routine, some are not. When you and your child are aware of possibly serious health symptoms, illnesses can be caught early and treated before complications arise

Symptoms to watch out for regarding kids’ healthSymptoms in children When children experience unusual symptoms, they are most often normal and not a cause for concern. However, some signs point to a larger issue. For a little extra help, add the following symptoms to your parental radar. You might need to bring your child to the doctor if they persist. Lack of […]

Here’s how to check for development delays in your child

New Horizons Health and Research Foundation (NHF) in association with Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (LTMGH) and University of New Mexico, USA conducted a study in Mumbai in 2015-16 to develop a brief simple screening tool that can be used by any clinician or even the mother to identify developmental delays

Here’s how to check for development delays in your childThe check-list aligns with the cultural importance of the first birthday of the child. 12 month 18 month The child clapping hands when asked to (without showing) The child saying eight or more words The child pushing her arm through a sleeve, while dressing The child saying 2-3 words representing different ideas The child picking […]

MDACS organises a programme for AIDS affected children

In an effort to continually expand awareness about AIDS and to help the AIDS patients unwind, Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS) organised a programme on the occasion of ‘World AIDS Day’

MDACS organises a programme for AIDS affected childrenMumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS) organised a programme for the AIDS patients which included a magic show, games, and competitions and even constructed a museum with famous statues. Also, children were given an opportunity to talk about their journey. Speaking about this, Dr Shrikala Acharya, additional project director of Mumbai District Aids Control Society […]