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 […]

1 in 8 children prone to become obese adults

The study revealed that during the academic year (2017/18) reveals that obesity is on the rise among children with nearly 11 per cent being obese and 13 per cent being overweight

1 in 8 children prone to become obese adultsA survey conducted by AddressHealth, a company which provides healthcare services in schools, reveals that one in eight children (12 per cent) across all age groups are at risk of developing lifestyle/metabolic diseases in adulthood. The survey which was conducted on 2,700 school kids aged from 4 to 16, by the company reveals some alarming […]

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 […]

Doctors successfully remove a safety pin from 11-month-old’s oesophagus

A baby girl accidentally managed to swallow a safety pin. Doctors at Wockhardt Hospital successfully remove the pin after performing an endoscopy on her. Doctors share advice regarding what parents should do during such situations

Doctors successfully remove a safety pin from 11-month-old’s oesophagusLast week, an 11-month-old girl Sanvehi Shinde (name changed) from Bhayandar was rushed to a hospital after she accidently managed to swallow a safety pin. While playing at home, the girl got her hand on a safety pin lying beside her and swallowed it. And this safety pin got stuck in her oesophagus and she […]

Your child refuses to go to school? It could be a phobia

School phobia, school avoidance and school refusal are terms that describe an anxiety disorder in children who have an irrational, persistent fear of going to school. But, since last few years, the number of children suffering from school phobia is increasing

Your child refuses to go to school? It could be a phobiaAccording to figures, 1 per cent to 5 per cent of children suffer from it. It is commonly seen in the boys from the age group of 5 to 16. Fight with friends, fear of teachers and a sudden change of division can lead to school phobia. Krutika Mahajan (name changed), a Santa Cruz resident, […]

‘Aarambh India’: 1st online portal against child sexual abuse

‘Aarambh India’ is a joint initiative launched in the year 2014, which has also received a National Award for Child Welfare, by President Ram Nath Kovind, aims to protect children from sexual offences and rehabilitate the victims. It also hosts the first Internet hotline for reporting online child sexual abuse

‘Aarambh India’: 1st online portal against child sexual abuseThe statistics on sex offences against children in India are grim. There is little clarity among citizens on how to prevent sexual offences against children and how to deal with the law. So, to come to the rescue, ‘Aarambh India’ launched first online resource portal on child sexual abuse. By demonstrating innovative ground programs on […]

C.H.A.T: Children Have Arthritis Too

If your child has been diagnosed with arthritis, you probably have a lot of questions.There are a number of practical and emotional challenges involved in parenting a child with any form of arthritis. Dr Raju Khubchandani, Director of Pediatrics and in-charge Ped Rheumatology Clinic, Jaslok Hospital and Research Center addresses some of your queries…

C.H.A.T: Children Have Arthritis TooWhat is arthritis and what are its symptoms in children? The term arthritis simply means inflammation (swelling, warmth, redness, pain at rest or motion of a joint). With the child’s age, the symptoms of arthritis vary. Since, a child learns to express and localise his pain only at the age of four, new-borns with arthritis […]

Risk factors for bipolar in children

Stress can play a role in the development of bipolar in children. More precisely, how a child responds to elevated stress has been suggested as a contributor to the development of bipolar disorder

Risk factors for bipolar in childrenBipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme swings in mood and thought. A person with bipolar disorder swings between periods of mania or less severe hypomania and depression. The onset of bipolar disorder typically occurs during young adulthood, but teens and children can also be diagnosed. Similarly to many mental health disorders, there are a number of […]
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