#NationalDewormingDay: 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

#NationalDewormingDay: 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 […]

This baby toy can causing serious injuries, caution health experts

No matter how much bad press it gets, the baby walker is still very much alive and kicking. Even though this common childhood toy provides absolutely no benefit and can put children in harm’s way, many parents across the globe are still using them. Now, a new study has revealed some data on just how risky this practice truly is, and we should all pay attention

This baby toy can causing serious injuries, caution health expertsAccording to a new study, hundreds of thousands of babies have been injured while using baby walkers. The results of the study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics this week. The team of researchers looked at emergency visits due to injuries caused while using infant walkers between 1990 and 2014. They found […]

‘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 […]

Pune doctors save one month old baby from a rare bone infection 

Doctors from Pune saved a month old boy who was detected with a rare diseases called osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone

Pune doctors save one month old baby from a rare bone infection Doctors at Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi saved a month old boy Chirag (name changed) who was detected with rare diseases called osteomyelitis, an infection in the bone. Doctors appeal parents to seek medical attention immediately if osteomyelitis is suspected. Dr Sachin Bhise, Paediatrician and Neonatologist at Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi said, “The boy was brought to the […]

Five early symptoms of pneumonia parents must watch out for

Dr Jesal Sheth, a senior consultant, paediatric and neonatal Intensivist at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares various symptoms an infant might display if he/she is infected with pneumonia and ways to prevent it

Five early symptoms of pneumonia parents must watch out forFor new parents, it is often difficult to comprehend and manage the health concerns their newborns. There are two factors to help deal with the illnesses in the infants; first is to understand the problem through knowledge, and the second is to stay calm and composed during the ordeal. While it is difficult to understand […]

Here’s why parents should never give cold and cough medicines to kids below 6

If you are a parent, you've likely been up at night with a coughing child or one that's just plain sick. In an effort to help your child breath and feel better, you may have reached for over the counter cough and cold remedies. Doctors say these remedies rarely relieve the symptoms of a cold and can have dangerous side effects in children

Here’s why parents should never give cold and cough medicines to kids below 6Recent research in the BMJ found that certain cold remedies may not help young kids with nasal symptoms and could even cause harm. A paediatrician stated that parents shouldn’t give over-the-counter cold and cough medicines to kids under six years old. Instead, remedies like rest and hydration can help soothe symptoms while a cold runs […]

Hand foot mouth disease on the rise in children across Maharashtra

It’s a great irony that hand foot mouth disease causing havoc in rural Maharashtra is largely unnoticed by the health authorities. Also the disease running as an epidemic in Marathwada, Vidarbha and cities like Pune and Mumbai

Hand foot mouth disease on the rise in children across MaharashtraHand Foot Mouth Disease, is not a just a routine illness, in paediatrician’s OPD started coming up since last 6 months with gradually increasing number of cases every day. The disease is a viral self-limiting infection caused by coxsackie and enterovirus. Symptoms Starts with fever and sore throat. Painful blisters/ulcers appear in throat , on […]

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 […]

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 […]