2017 witnessed highest global immunisation, reports WHO

While immunisation provides a point of contact for health care at the beginning of life and offers every child the chance of a healthy life from the start, statistics suggests that in countries affected by conflicts, it is still a far dream to achieve

2017 witnessed highest global immunisation, reports WHOImmunisation is a building block of strong primary healthcare and universal health coverage. The report published by the WHO published on Monday, 16 July states that, last year registered highest immunisation in the world than in any other year. When more children are being immunised worldwide than ever before; an estimated 19.9 million children under […]

Mumbai: Doctors successfully remove 12-centimetre-tumour from boy’s stomach

Doctors at the hospital said that there are 500 known cases worldwide, where the kids have born with a tumour in their stomach. Experts say, if a pregnant woman consumes mutton (meat) with isn’t cooking properly, then the bacteria can enter in her body and the baby is likely to develop a tumour in the womb

Mumbai: Doctors successfully remove 12-centimetre-tumour from boy’s stomachDoctors from Mumbai’s Shushrusha hospital in Dadar have successfully removed a tumour from an 11-year-old boy’s stomach. As per the doctors who were treating him, the tumour was as big as 12 centimetres in the size. Doctors say a tumour was present in the boy’s body since birth. And there are 500 known cases worldwide […]

‘Fitness is about loving oneself’: Dr Dalwai

Dr Samir Dalwai believes that being fit should go hand in hand with being happy. As it is easier to follow if the activity brings you joy. He says that any activity for fitness should make you excited and cut you off from your daily routine

‘Fitness is about loving oneself’: Dr DalwaiCan you believe that a music reviewer, anchor, drum player, salsa trainer and avid reader would find a perfect balance between all these activities and neurodevelopmental paediatrics? But, surprisingly, Dr Samir Dalwai can! And the best part about him is that he always makes time to maintain his fitness. Ask him what his fitness mantra […]

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 […]