Fortis Hospital marks Children’s Day with fundraiser for congenital heart disease

The fundraiser was hosted in collaboration with the well-known artist Preeti Thaker Arora. Over 30 paintings were displayed and 50 per cent of proceeds from the art sale will to go towards the treatment of underprivileged children with congenital heart disease

Fortis Hospital marks Children’s Day with fundraiser for congenital heart diseaseOn World Children’s Day observed on November 14, various activities are conducted worldwide for children. To commemorate this occasion, teams at Fortis Hospital, Mulund in collaboration with renowned artist, Preeti Thaker Arora organized a two-day fundraiser to aid corrective surgeries for children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease, at the hospital premises. The artist who is […]

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echo

Foetal echo is a procedure that can be done between 18 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The technology, has now come to be used in various Mumbai based hospitals to identify congenital heart defects so as to provide better treatment

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echoIt is believed that among ever 120 children in India, one is diagnosed with a heart defect and about a third of them have serious heart defects. At a time when we speak highly about caring for our heart, doctors are looking for alternatives to avoid such late diagnosis. With ultrasound technology at its best, […]

American Academy of Paediatrics releases first ever guidelines on tattoos and piercings for children

The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) urges tattoo artists and piercers that teens and young people need to be screened for mental health concerns, and made aware that unsanitary piercing and tattooing can lead to infections like HIV and hepatitis

American Academy of Paediatrics releases first ever guidelines on tattoos and piercings for childrenMore young Americans are getting tattoos than ever before, starting at young as eight years old, according to a new report. As of 2010, 38 per cent of millennials reported having tattoos and between 10 and 23 per cent of Gen Z-ers reported having piercings somewhere besides the earlobes. Now, the growing popularity of tattoos […]

Baby with rare congenital complications survives complicated surgery

The child’s case is a very rare one, say paediatricians. The infant was brought to Hinduja hospital congenital deformities.  The child was brought to the hospital after a local hospital approached the Hinduja Hospital’s Rural Health Programme medical staff for the child’s condition for free treatment and is discharged today

Baby with rare congenital complications survives complicated surgeryEven before Laadki Ubersaada could see her infant only after two days since his birth, the doctors at the Primary Health Centre (PHC) informed the parents that their kid was having a major respiratory trouble. Laadki ka ladka, as the kid is fondly referred to in the hospital, was shifted  to P.D. Hinduja Hospital located […]

Explained: Is sedation safe for dental treatment of kids?

In recent years, a few reports of sedated children dying at dental offices have come to light, alarming lawmakers, parents and the dental profession. In 2013, University of Washington researchers found 44 cases over three decades in which dental patients died after sedation or general anaesthesia. Most were 2 to 5 years old

Explained: Is sedation safe for dental treatment of kids?In recent years, a few reports of sedated children dying at dental offices have come to light, alarming lawmakers, parents and the dental profession. In 2013, University of Washington researchers found 44 cases over three decades in which dental patients died after sedation or general anaesthesia. Most were 2 to 5 years old In dental […]

Study reveals why most moms aren’t putting babies to sleep safely

The Safe to Sleep campaign has been telling both caregivers and parents to place babies on their backs when putting them to sleep since 1994. Placing babies on their backs before they go to sleep reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, an unexplained fatal condition also known as SIDS, as well as other sleep-related infant deaths like suffocation

Study reveals why most moms aren’t putting babies to sleep safelyDespite a 23-year campaign urging that babies be put to bed on their backs, only 43.7 per cent of US mothers report that they both intend to use this method and actually do so all the time, according to a new study. The Safe to Sleep campaign has been telling both caregivers and parents to […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Mumbai doctor treats twins with rare single-gene disorder

Doctors say Sanfilippo syndrome occurs among six children in a million. They emphasised on the need to evaluate such patients in a holistic manner

Mumbai doctor treats twins with rare single-gene disorderWhen Rajesh and Kavita K’s twins Lalita and Prerna (all names changed) were born, they were ecstatic. The couple in early 30s looked forward to a happy family life and raise their daughters to the best of their capacity. However, life had different plans for Rajesh and Kavita. They soon found themselves visiting doctors, trying […]