ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  

The National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Children have been developed specifically to address ethical issues of conducting research in children. Benefit of research carried out in adults cannot be applied to children, as the doses and duration of therapy, pharmacodynamics, adverse effects of drugs in children vary from adults

ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released two national guidelines, which would specifically help in understanding the complexities of ethical issues around research involving human participants (adults and children). These guidelines aim to protect and safeguard the interests of individuals, communities and society as a whole. The ‘National Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research […]

An NGO adds ‘magic’ to the life of children affected with cancer

Many NGO’s and cancer survivors work to help the cancer patients lead a normal life. A child gets bogged down due to cancer. So, with an aim to spread smile on the faces of the children suffering from cancer, few youngsters have joined hands by organising a puppet and a magic show for them

An NGO adds ‘magic’ to the life of children affected with cancerCancer can rob their childhood. But, to give children happiness and spread smile son their face, few youngsters who work in a private company are going extra miles. These youngsters had organised a puppet and a magic show in LTMG Sion Hospital in order to help them ease their sorrow and pain and give them […]

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesight

More time outdoors had a protective effect and reduced the chances that a child would go on to need myopic refractive correction in the future. The size of the effect was impressive

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesightThe ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes? While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less up-close viewing, sit farther from the television and perhaps even wear their eyeglasses less, we have […]

Safe Diwali: Let’s teach children to prevent burns

The National Burns Centre in Airoli has been an extra mile to spread awareness about prevention of fires and skin donation among children from July to December each year. With Diwali round the corner, NBC talks to My Medical Mantra about its School Education Programme which aims to educate children about preventing burns

Safe Diwali:  Let’s teach children to prevent burnsBurns and its treatment has been quite a task in the country. Time and again there have been immense discussions about primitive care. Yet, experts have always said that it is best to prevent burns. “In India, maximum burns occur in women and children especially during Diwali which is a Festival of Lights and crackers. […]

Anxiety associated with childhood bullying declines over time, says study

By surveying more than 11,000 twins at the ages of 11, 14 and 16. The researchers were able to look at the associations between bullying and mental health. They said bullying was only partly to blame for the mental health problems experienced by bullied children

Anxiety associated with childhood bullying declines over time, says studyThe University College London study of 11,000 twins found anxiety problems were still present two years on, but had disappeared after five years. It said minimising the effects of bullying in schools was very important. Psychiatrists said bullying could have serious effects on young people’s mental health for a long time. The researchers, writing in […]

Kangaroo Mother Care soon to be a part of public hospitals across Maha

Kangaroo mothers keep babies in regular skin contact and this itself is an easy, low-cost intervention that helps in increasing the child’s weight and acts as a medicine for different diseases. The physical contact between mother and child contributes towards the healthy development of the child

Kangaroo Mother Care soon to be a part of public hospitals across MahaMaharashtra will soon see more of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) being set up its public hospitals. The state’s Family Welfare Department has recently written letter to all post-natal care (PNC) units in the state to soon come up with such a facility at their centre. At Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU), which is present in […]

Fitness first: Type 1 diabetes patients trek to Kalsubai

A two-day trek to Kalsubai Peak in Igatpuri, the highest peak in Maharashtra will be climbed by 23 children and young adults (aged 16-22 years) from 13 cities, across India. With an aim to raise awareness regarding on type 1 diabetes (T1D) - Diabetes India, Udaan and Sanofi India have come up with a unique initiative called ‘OneUp’ gave an opportunity to children to up their fitness levels

Fitness first: Type 1 diabetes patients trek to  KalsubaiAccording to the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF’s) Diabetes Atlas, India stands second amongst the top ten countries for the number of children with type 1 diabetes (0 to 14 years) and the numbers are increasing by around 3 per cent every year, particularly among children. With an aim to raise awareness regarding on type 1 diabetes […]

India avoids about 1 million deaths of children under the age of five since 2005– Study

Titled as ‘The Million Death Study’, a study published in the latest issue of The Lancet states India has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under the age of five since 2005. This study implemented by the Registrar General of India is the first study to directly quantify changes in cause-specific child deaths in India

India avoids about 1 million deaths of children under the age of five since 2005– StudyAccording to a study published in the latest issue of The Lancet, India has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under the age of five since 2005. It is stated to be possible because of the significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and birth asphyxia/trauma, measles, and tetanus. This […]

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 […]

Central government steps up to prohibit children’s access to tobacco products

In order to achieve the objective of preventing children and non-tobacco users from the exposure to tobacco products, the Union Ministry of Health has sent a letter to all the state governments asking them to license the sale of tobacco products

Central government steps up to prohibit children’s access to tobacco productsTaking a step forward in the prohibition of tobacco consumption by children, the Union Ministry of Health has sent a letter to all the state governments asking them to develop the mechanism to prevent children from getting exposed to the sale of tobacco. It has asked local administrative bodies to make condition or provision while […]