Mexico: Obese baby boy weighing 62 pounds baffles doctors

At two months of age, Luis weighed 10 kilos. Over the next eight months he gained a staggering 18 kilos. His parents have created a Facebook page and opened a bank account for people to donate money for Luis Manuel’s medical care

Mexico: Obese baby boy weighing 62 pounds baffles doctorsLike any other 10-month-old, Luis Manuel Gonzales babbles and touches anything within reach. But he stands out in a stunning and perhaps life-threatening way: he weighs 28 kilos (62 pounds). He might need medical treatment costing a fortune, but his father earns a little over $200 a month. And doctors do not yet know why […]

Miracle: Alibaug doctors save premature baby weighing 520 grams

The team of doctors at a civil hospital in Alibaug, managed to save a 26 weeks born baby boy, who weighed 745 grams, at the time of birth. What is worth crediting is that they did this without a ventilator. The baby was hospitalised for 68 days.The doctors managed the case well and it showed that under any circumstances doctors and relatives should not give up hope. The baby weighed 1.4 kg at the time of discharge

Miracle: Alibaug doctors save premature baby weighing 520 gramsA civil hospital in Alibaug, which did not have the facility of a ventilator, managed to save a 26 weeks baby boy, who weighed  around 520 gram. The baby stayed for 68 days in this rural hospital and was discharged with a weight of 1.4 kg. The baby, who weighed 745 grams, at the time […]

Pune paediatricians witness rise in dengue cases with complications among children

 Pune has reported more than 2,000 suspected cases of dengue in the last four months. Doctors say that this year the incidence of complications in dengue related cases have increased as the burden of dengue is significantly high

Pune paediatricians witness rise in dengue cases with complications among childrenIn the last three months, Pune has reported the highest number of dengue cases, related to dengue this year. Paediatricians have observed several complications in children affected with dengue. Pune has reported more than 2,000 suspected cases of dengue in the last four months. Doctors say that this year the incidence of complications in dengue […]

Lump on your child’s breast? Don’t squeeze it!

Doctors say that some babies do secrete milk-like substance for some period after their birth and it is known as witch’s milk. As people are unaware that these lumps and babies secreting milk is normal. They instead try to burst these small lumps by squeezing them. doctors warn that squeezing them is hazardous for the baby’s health, the lump should be left as it is

Lump on your child’s breast? Don’t squeeze it!Recently, a one-month-old baby had been admitted to a hospital in Pune with an infection in his chest. The doctor’s examination revealed that some small lumps secreting milk like substance from baby’s nipple, which was squeezed manually; this was reason that the child had developed the infection. The phenomenon of a neonatal baby secreting a […]

State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health

Paediatricians in Maharashtra have launched a project – Ujwal Bhavitavya School Health Services, under which, each schoolchild will be screened for various health-related factors. As many as 50 healthcare workers are being trained to cater healthcare needs of the schoolchildren

State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health  A group of paediatricians, comprising of members from all over the state, has launched a pilot project – Ujwal Bhavitavya School Health Services in Baramati. Under this project, each schoolchild will be screened for various health-related factors such as body mass index, respiratory rate, blood pressure, nutrition, vision, hearing and oral health by a […]

Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to do

Globally, India bears the highest burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STH), parasitic worms which live in the intestine. These worms consume nutrients which are meant for the human body

Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to doWorm infections are rampant among children and they have been adversely affecting their physical as well as mental growth. Worms are a common cause of anaemia and they may also cause intestinal obstruction. The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the intensity of the threat caused by worm infections in India. In India 22 crore […]

‘Wearing spectacles can benefit a child’s eyesight’

Poor vision can affect a child's education and development. In the long-term their career prospects are hampered. Wearing spectacles can not only enhance the vision of a child but also will improve his/her academic performance

‘Wearing spectacles can benefit a child’s eyesight’“By simply giving a pair of spectacles, we can actually give a vision to the children. Because children themselves cannot complain that they are not able to see. So we have to proactively screen them,” said Dr Parikshit Gogate, Paediatric Ophthalmologists, Dr Gogate’s eye clinic, Pune. He added, “But giving spectacles to the children, is […]

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians advise

In the aftermath of a major event, people are focused on the event itself and less on how to talk to kids. News is always available and bombarding us, even on channels we may not expect, such as social media, where children spend their time

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians adviseParents wondering how to talk to their children about tragedies such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks have a new resource to help them, published online in the medical journal JAMA Paediatrics. “There have been a lot of changes in how we receive news and the types of news we receive, which has impacted the […]

Want to keep your child healthy? Download this app

Currently, more than 250 paediatricians have been associated with this initiative and about 5,000 thousand parents have taken subscription of The Pediatric Network. It is facilitating the process of health check-ups for parents and paediatricians as well

Want to keep your child healthy? Download this appParents cannot bear to see anything going wrong with their child’s health. They often get paranoid if their child falls sick. To ease this situation for parents, The Paediatrician Network has launched an app called ‘TPN Parent’ to enable parents across India to take informed decisions related to their child’s health. The app offers multiple […]

Activist fume over non-implementation of HC orders

Activists express concern over non-implementation of several high court orders passed in respect of malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of the state. They have written to state CM and the Mayor asking them to implement all orders passed by the high court

Activist fume over non-implementation of HC ordersExpressing their concern over non-implementation of several high court orders passed in respect of malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of Maharashtra, activists have written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra Governor C Vidhyasagar Rao. The letter, written by the activists on July 21, says, “Bombay High Court, since 1993, has passed many orders to […]