‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

Mental health issues can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years, and we need to do something regarding this issue. As the next generation is our future, and without them we are lost

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’In this article, I want to address mental health issues, which can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years. Surprisingly, self-harm is […]

Pune doctor writes a book on child abuse

The book asks parents to keep trust in their kids, let them make use of the internet under supervision, and not to discriminate between the girl and boy child. It also gives information on the POCSO Act guidelines and information on social organisations which work in the area

Pune doctor writes a book on child abuseThe mind-numbing cases of child sexual abuse have triggered a city-based child surgeon to write a book. After treating several cases of child sexual abuse, the doctor launched the book on Thursday with an aim to prevent such incidents in the first place. ‘Let’s Protect Innocent Childhood’ goes the title of the book written by […]

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 […]

Why vaccines are necessary and how rumours around it can be dangerous

Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor

Why vaccines are necessary and how rumours around it can be dangerousThe world greets new born babies by bombarding them with everything from dust to disease-causing microbes. Babies can deftly parry exposures to certain harmful substances, thanks to antibodies passed onto them in the womb. But this kind of inherited immunity is short-lived, so a child must develop her own immune system response to combat life-threatening […]

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptoms

Many parents fail to understand how serious these four symptoms can be. They know that high fevers, cuts that bleed badly, lots of vomiting or diarrhea, bad injuries, or bad coughs need attention, but they don’t always understand the seriousness of these ones

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptomsAs a pediatrician, I’ve talked on the phone with lots of parents of sick children. As I ask my questions and try to understand what’s going on and how I can help, there are a few symptoms in particular that I listen for. I don’t hear them often. Most of the time, it’s not serious […]

Parents, beware! Keep a watch on your children when they burst crackers

In an incident which occurred on Thursday morning (Nov 06), a 14-year-old child was rushed to JJ Hospital, Mumbai as he gravely injured his right eye. This happened while he was bursting firecrackers

Parents, beware! Keep a watch on your children when they burst crackersVinay Kaney, a 14-year-old Thane resident suffered from a major eye injury while he was bursting firecrackers. He was admitted to JJ Hospital, where doctors immediately started treatment upon him. Dr Tatyarao Lahane, a Padmashri awardee and ophthalmologist, said, “When the child was bursting firecrackers, due to the impact of the burst a small stone […]

No vaccination without parents consent, states health ministry

The union health ministry has issued a guideline that no child will be vaccinated unless taking their parents approval into consideration. The health ministry has asked all the states to organise meetings with the parents to explain them about MMR vaccination

No vaccination without parents consent, states health ministryAmidst the chaos and confusion in the minds of parents regarding the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, the union health ministry has now directed the states to first and foremost to quell the doubts of parents which the parents are having. The state Health department will start the MMR vaccination drive from November 25 […]

What things can hamper your child’s emotional health?

Dr Kedar Tilwe, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Sexologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares what different things can affect the children emotionally and how to know them

What things can hamper your child’s emotional health?Children are the apple of their parent’s eyes and for many, their sense of pride and joy. From conception itself, the children serve as a means of completing their parent’s unfulfilled dreams and wishes. The parent-child bond the purest, strong and enduring connections between two people, which lasts a lifetime. Let’s take a look at […]

Buldhana: Six-year-old kid dies while bursting firecracker

This gruesome incident serves as a cautionary tale to parents and children alike. As leaving a child unsupervised with a firecracker is very risky. It is important that parents see to it that a responsible member of the family accompanies the child when they want to burst firecrackers

Buldhana: Six-year-old kid dies while bursting firecrackerIn a grisly incident which took place today morning. Yash, a six-year-old boy lost his life. His only mistake was holding a firecracker in his mouth. When the firecracker did not light up, he innocently held it in his mouth, but all of a sudden the cracker burst in his mouth. Yash was playing outside […]

Down’s syndrome: Pune mom’s WhatsApp group ensures that no child is feeling down

Parenting a child with Down syndrome is very much like parenting a child who doesn’t have a disability. People commonly make the assumption that if the child has a disability, then parenting must be harder. There may be ways that it is harder, but the experience of parenting a child with Down syndrome does not translate into something which is an impossible task

Down’s syndrome: Pune mom’s WhatsApp group ensures that no child is feeling downParenting a ‘special child’ is always a challenge, and requires lots of stamina and mental strength. A number of times, the parents whose child is born as a ‘special child’ are not aware of the condition and how to manage it. How does one raise a special child? This is the first and foremost question […]
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