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 […]

‘Hat trick for paediatric Heart’ transplants in Mumbai

In last one month, Mumbai has witnessed three paediatric heart transplants. Lack of paediatric donors led to families traveling down south for heart transplants. My Medical Mantra tries to understand what has changed positively for heart transplants

‘Hat trick for paediatric Heart’ transplants in MumbaiIt won’t be wrong to say that awareness about heart transplants has risen in the past few years. All thanks to the organ donation drives and trained experts from Mumbai who have come forward to take on the bandwagon. The month from August 20 to September 20 has been a wonderful one for paediatric heart […]

Is your child emotionally intelligent?

Emotional intelligence is the 'something' in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behaviour, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Raising emotionally intelligent kids can decrease their future chances off psychiatric illnesses like stress, depression, anxiety and drug use, says Dr Mansi Jain

Is your child emotionally intelligent?Imagine your child being able to articulate his/her feelings into words instead of throwing a temper tantrum; he/she was able to understand and communicate to you that he/she is upset, but understands why you had to suddenly cancel your plans of taking him/her to the zoo, instead of howling and breaking his/her toys. Isn’t this […]

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UN

As per United Nations report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. The reason behind this is attributed to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks. Through this report, a contradictory picture of malnutrition and the obesity has also come to surface

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UNA recent report released by United Nations (UN) has highlighted the harsh reality. According to the report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. This is mentioned in the new edition of the annual United Nations report […]

Mumbai: 50 per cent children are malnourished in Govandi, reveals survey

Malnutrition is a serious issue in state, while in Mumbai too, some kids are found to be malnourished, claims Apnalaya NGO. Apnalaya organization, who works to provide health services, has done a survey of 3,500 children, near Govandi dumping ground. According to the survey, 50 per cent children are malnourished

Mumbai: 50 per cent children are malnourished in Govandi, reveals surveyWhen you think of malnutrition, the areas which strike your mind are the adivasi areas of Palghar, Nashik and Melghat, which lack adequate health services. Children there suffer from nutritional deficiencies. But, will you believe that even in Mumbai, children are suffering from malnutrition. Yes! You have heard it right. Apnalaya NGO has made shocking revelations […]

Mother’s mental health while pregnancy can affect her child, says study

Research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that women who experience depression during pregnancy give their children an increased risk of depression as adults

Mother’s mental health while pregnancy can affect her child, says studyA population-based study shows that the children of women who experience depression during pregnancy are 1.5 times more likely to be depressed themselves as teens. Rebecca M. Pearson, Ph.D., of the University of Bristol in the U.K., and her colleagues used data from more than 4,500 patients and their children in a community-based study. The […]
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