‘7 in 10 newborns not tested for hearing loss,’ reveals survey

Research shows that children identified with hearing loss who get early intervention can develop language (spoken and/or signed) skills on par with their peers with normal hearing. The earlier a child is tested, diagnosed and treated for hearing loss, the greater are the chances of realising his/her full potential

‘7 in 10 newborns not tested for hearing loss,’ reveals surveyThe Cochlear India survey was conducted with First Moms Club in the lead up to World Hearing Day (March 03) to find out how much Indian mothers knew about hearing loss in children. These findings showed that while mothers are well aware of the need to detect hearing loss  in early childhood, they are not […]

World Hearing Day: ‘Our attitude can change the future of 63 million hearing-impaired people’

Over 360 million people in the world suffer from disabling hearing loss and the impairment among children is increasing at around 60%. Simply put, 5.3% of the world population has disabling hearing loss of which 32 million are children, according to WHO estimates. Devangi Dalal, an audiologist and speech therapist has dedicated herself to improve the quality of life of hearing impaired children of India for the last two and a half decades. And also provides free hearing services that is new digital hearing aids, enabling them to speak and attend normal schools

World Hearing Day: ‘Our attitude can change the future of 63 million hearing-impaired people’In India, 63 million people suffer from significant auditory loss and that includes around 50 lakhs children. Surveys have estimated hearing loss to be the third leading cause of chronic disability, following arthritis and hypertension.  World Hearing Day is held on March 3, to raise awareness on how to prevent hearing loss and to emphasise on […]

Exposure to green spaces enhances brain development in children

Green spaces are suggested to provide children with opportunities for psychological restoration and prompt important exercises in discovery, creativity and risk taking, which, in turn, are suggested to positively influence different aspects of brain development

Exposure to green spaces enhances brain development in childrenChildren growing up amid greenery may benefit as their brain development is positively affected leading to better working memory and reduced inattentiveness, a study has said. According to the researchers, primary school children raised in homes surrounded by more green spaces will tend to have larger volumes of white and grey matter in certain areas […]

NGO to provide hearing aids for school children

Giving education to someone is a very noble cause. However, an NGO in Maharashtra has now started a crowd-funding campaign in order to distribute hearing aids for school children. Samata Pratishthan, a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India

NGO to provide hearing aids for school childrenSupporting and making extensive efforts towards imparting educational aid for the hearing impaired, Samata Pratishthan a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India. The NGO runs a residential school, ‘Maiboli Karnabadhir Residential School’ in the area, for such children. At […]

Effective ways to teach children about germs

The functioning of the body can be disrupted by germs that can send wreak havoc on our body. These tiny living organisms are the root cause for major diseases not just in kids but in almost everyone. Parents generally find it difficult to explain the concept of germs to kids. Read on to help make your kids understand about germs in a simpler way

Effective ways to teach children about germs‘How do I explain the concept of germs for my kid to understand’ is the biggest distress most parent’s experience. For your children, germs are an abstract concept, something that they cannot see or feel, but trying and explaining the importance of hygiene in an easy-to-understand method which will definitely help them lead a healthy […]

Here’s how to encourage healthy dietary habits in children

Eating disorders are growing in numbers, especially in early adolescence and yes, there are obvious reasons to worry and stay concerned. Let’s stay practical and discuss what we can do maximum at a very primary level, yet deal with them most effectively in a preventive manner before your child’s dietary practice turns into a health issue

Here’s how to encourage healthy dietary habits in childrenHere we are in 2018, mostly with nuclear families, where both parents are busy with their job and career, rarely meeting their child during the day, who is even busier with his/her school, play, tuitions, swimming, music class and few more. You worry about your child, and worry maximum about his/health and diet off course, […]

#StressFreeExams: 4 motivating mantras for parents

It is that time of the year again when students who are appearing for their board exams are under immense stress. Not just them, but even their parents and family members are under pressure. Dr Harish Shetty list four common scenarios between children and parents and how to deal with them in an effective manner

#StressFreeExams: 4 motivating mantras for parentsAs the 10th standard exams are approaching pressures in the families are also building up. An extremely hyped exam, this journey also is filled with aspirations and dreams of all those around the children. Parents forget that the board exams do not test the real talents of the child, be it State Board or I.C.S.E. […]

‘Leukaemia constitutes about a third of all cancer in childhood’

On International Childhood Cancer Day, My Medical Mantra gives you an overview of the same. As per WHO, The pattern of cancer in childhood differs considerably from those among people of all other ages. In general, leukaemia constitutes about a third of all cancer in childhood. The other most common malignancies are lymphomas and tumours of the central nervous system

‘Leukaemia constitutes about a third of all cancer in childhood’The term “childhood cancer” is most commonly used to designate cancer that arises in children before the age of 18 years. Childhood cancers are rare, representing between 0.5% and 4.6%* of all cancers. The overall incidence rates of childhood cancer vary between 50 and 200 per million* children across the world According to the World […]

Here’s what you need to know about tonsils and adenoids

Tonsils are the immune system's first line of defence against ingested or inhaled foreign bacteria, viruses. The adenoid, also known as a pharyngeal tonsil or nasopharyngeal tonsil, is a bunch of grapelike tissue situated behind the nose, where the nose joins the throat

Here’s what you need to know about tonsils and adenoidsWhen should I remove my adenoids and tonsils? The adenoids are two small lumpy balloon like tissues behind the back of the nose and throat. They are part of the lymphatic system which is lots of piping and tubing around the body with little storage tanks and pumps to move it around. The lymphatic system […]

‘Yoga improves concentration and calms the child’

Introducing children to yoga at an early age can help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future. Similarly, Hiral Shah, Founder of wellness Chotu (kids holistic health), conducted a yoga workshop for children at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018

‘Yoga improves concentration and calms the child’  Yoga not only helps you become physically fit, but also helps you to become mentally conscious about the life as a whole. For two consecutive years, Hiral Shah has been the official Kids Yoga partner for Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018. She conducted an energetic session February 11, along with a team of 15 teachers and […]