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Globally $35 billion will be required for immunization in the next ten years to save an additional ten million lives.
Recent studies have revealed that four-year olds who watched few minutes of a popular television show compromised on their attention span and problem solving ability.
Time spent at the day care centre of the Down’s Syndrome Association of India can be a lesson in humility and gratitude.
Minimal acupuncture was found to shorten the duration and reduce the intensity of crying in infants with colic.
Is criminal inclination later in life somewhere associated with childhood history of severe mental disorders?
'Adolescent Immunization- Need of the Nation', week emphasised the need for vaccinating and immunising people between the age of 10 years and 18 years.
Children with AIDS exhibit impaired dental status that affects their quality of life. This study assessed the oral health-related quality of life of these children.
Children with ADD need extra attention through interactive sports and purposeful play to help improve the quality of their lives.
A recent review listed out the causes, risk factors, complications and treatment of anemia in children with chronic kidney disease.
The First National Survey of Indigenous People's Health and Nutrition in Brazil found that the indigenous children of Brazil are anemic.
Medindia provides a very interesting Paediatric surgery section for doctors.
In contrast to the WHO recommendations, some researchers advocate the
use of antibiotics in moderate as well as severe cases of cholera.
Antibiotics are often prescribed with antiasthma drugs when they may not be required.
An article that highlights the harmful effects of antidepressants on children with autism.
Go natural and protect you baby’s delicate immune system by avoiding talcum powder, soaps, shampoos and antiseptics loaded with harmful chemicals.
The exposure to flame retardants in prenatal or childhood period can result in retardation of motor coordination and IQ, and poor attention in school-going kids.
A weeklong Asthma Awareness Camp in Chennai starting from 2nd May through the 7th of May, 2011 is observed at Frontier Lifeline Hospital.
The World Asthma Day's theme this year is,`You can control asthma.' Asthma is perhaps the most commonly discussed respiratory disease after the common cold.
Asthma myths need to be busted for effective asthma treatment to reach asthma sufferers in India, says an expert Respiratory Physician on world Asthma Day 2011.
Autism is a developmental disorder that typically develops during the first three years of life.
Scientists have carried out a study on variations in gene expression to evaluate the role of genes in individuals with autism.
Recent study reports that children with severe autism are likely to have more severe gastrointestinal symptoms.
Sleeping on their back is not the only risk factor to avoid in SIDS, rather all other risk factors should also be considered.
Over the counter baby products cannot prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome says FDA.
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Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder which is one of the leading causes of dwarfism
A structural birth defect means that a specific body part is missing or mal-formed during the embryonic development.
Birth defects are abnormalities, which occur before the birth of the baby and can be caused due to genetic, environmental and other unknown reasons.
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives an introduction to Birth defects
BDRI has 700 hospitals in India and has records of 0.7 million births. It has found that the most common anomaly has been Neural Tube Defects (NTD).
Magnesium may be equally important as calcium in building strong bones in children, reports a recent study.
Those taking part in contact sports like football often suffer brachial plexus injury when the nerves get excessively stretched.
Enabling the child with the best nutrition from the word 'Go' should not be mere wishful-thinking, and in this age of information, the goodness of breast milk must be clearly understood...
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated annually from 1st - 7th August and this year the theme for WBW is – "Breastfeeding in Just 10 Simple Steps".
Budhia Singhs Medical Report Fails to Address Long Term Health implication especially on his joints and bones.
Frequent victimization by peers aggravates the chances of inflicting self harm in children.The school and healthcare professionals should devise programs to help children combat self harm tendencies.
Bullying can cause damage at the physical, psychological and emotional levels. Parents play a huge role in checking bullies and restoring the bullied to normalcy.
Burkitt’s lymphoma is fast progressing and the first diagnosis takes place when the disease has advanced into the final stages.
Parenthood is an amazing experience but disabled parents suffer discrimination in numerous arenas.These discriminated ways have adverse and detrimental effects and victimize both children and parents
A study is being conducted to see if vitamin E supplementation during pregnancy can reduce the chances of childhood asthma.
It is natural for children to throw tantrums, but how parents react to such situations makes all the difference in the life of a family.
With careful management by health specialists and with support from parents, adolescents with Diabetes can lead full and healthy lives.
Caring for children and adolescents with diabetes.
Interview with Dr. Rekha Ramachandran a pioneer on Down Syndrome who runs a support group for and raises public awareness on this condtion.
Incidences of child abuse have risen in the last decades. Sentinel injuries are seen in young infants who cannot crawl.
Every second child in India had been a victim of some form of abuse. Worse still, more than 50% of the children had been subjected to sexual abuse of different kinds.
: Protecting children from abuse and empowering them to exercise their right to safeguard their integrity was the highlight of the National Conference on Child Abuse in India.
Medindia provides a very interesting Paediatric surgery section for doctors
There has been no overall decrease in child maltreatment despite decades of policy changes. Interventions seem to be failing to fulfil our hopes
Though purchasing tobacco is unlawful for children between 11 to 15 years, yet the percentage of young kids using tobacco is increasing.
Onset of epilepsy during childhood triples the long term mortality risk. Epilepsy-related mortality is higher than originally estimated.
Diseases that were ‘Adults only’ now have a special preference for children. The cause is no great mystery and we all know it -childhood obesity
Childhood obesity is one of the most serious health challenges in the developing countries and needs to be understood and tackled effectively.
Special report on the WHO recommended obesity measurement tests for kids, to tackle malnutrition and childhood obesity, with a special emphasis on the looming obesity epidemic in the western world.
Parents of overweight children often perceive their child as being at an appropriate weight. “Medium sized, not too skinny, not too thick” meant a healthy weight to many children!
The rising influence of media influences children watching TV serials and fashion shows with skinny models, to live on adult levels prematurely.
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Medindia reports the Slim and Fit Students Awareness Campaign on Child Obesity and Diabetes conducted at Chennai, India to celebrate -World Diabetes Day.
Medindia interviewed K. Parthasarathy, Co-founder and Vice President, Hemophilia Society-Madras Chapter on how the society functions and how he successfully raised a hemophiliac kid.
Young Naturalist Camp is about outdoor group activities for children organized during summers so kids can explore nature, stay healthy and boost their self-esteem.
Chromosomal microarray analysis is emerging as a primary diagnostic tool for the evaluation of developmental delay and structural malformations in children.
A combination of pollutant exposure and cockroach exposure results in increasing the chances of asthma. Pregnant mothers should take better care.
Crigler-Najjar syndrome arises due to the lack or deficiency of the enzyme uridine diphosphate glucuronosyl transferase. Type 1 and type 2 forms of the disease have been described.
When babies wake up in the night and cry do not rush to comfort, instead, allow the baby to cry and self-soothe itself back to sleep.
CT scanning is helpful in diagnosing diseases. However, its use in children should be done with care as children are more vulnerable to radiation risks. Their organs are more sensitive to radiation.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease involving the mucus and sweat glands and the medical world has still to find its cure
Medindia provides a very interesting Paediatric section for doctors
Molecular studies reveal a link between entero-virus infection and Juvenile Diabetes.
Diaper rash is an inflammatory skin condition that occurs in the diaper areas and commonly seen in the babies, especially those who wear diapers constantly.
Scientific research has been initiated to study the effects of gluten-free, casein-free diet on individuals suffering from autism
Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be helped by identifying individual food triggers. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood.
Disabled children are 3 to 4 times more likely to be victims of violence as compared to those without any disability.
Parents are not only responsible for passing or transferring genetic lineage to the off springs but also the behavior and attitude towards life in general.
Breast-feeding for first four to six months can reduce food allergy to complementary food in infants.
Down syndrome is a congenital disorder among children commonly born to older mothers. The condition is also known as ‘Up syndrome’ because of the cheerful persona of the Down children.
Birth defects are abnormalities of function, structure or metabolism that are present since birth. Taking certain drugs during pregnancy can cause birth defects.
Dyscalculia is a learning disability involving mathematics. Recognized by The WHO, it affects nearly 4 – 7% of the world population. If you have dyscalculia it tends to affect every aspect of your life.
Children who develop language skills faster are able to cope with anger better than those kids who have not developed these skills.
Intervention programmes, focusing on healthy feeding practices and physical activities imparted during the very early stages of life help in keeping childhood obesity at bay.
Scientists identify a gene mutation that may cause early puberty in children.
Echinacea, a very popular herbal treatment has been banned from use in Ireland for children below the age of 12 years
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is characterized by death of an infant that is not explained by medical history and remains unexplained even after an autopsy.
A study that investigated the link between the risk of obesity and the consumption of food groups in children and adolescents.
Researchers studied the effectiveness of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine against laboratory-confirmed influenza A and B infections in children aged 9 months to 3 years.
Physically active children are less susceptible to develop cardiometabolic ailments; encourage your kids to participate in outdoor activities and stay fit.
Medindia provides a very interesting Paediatric section for doctors.
Birth defects caused due to environmental teratogens like drugs, microorganisms or exposure to radiation are called as environmental birth defects.
An alarming increase in the number of children affected by obesity has become a cause of concern. Read on to find out how drinking sweetened beverages contribute to this early obesity.
Exomphalos is a birth disorder in which the abdominal contents herniate into the umbilical cord through the umbilical ring.
On the eve of World Autism Day Dr. Anjana Thadhani, Consulting Developmental Pediatrician says parents and home based program are the backbone of effective treatment plan for children with autism.
A recent study suggests that children living on the farmlands exhibit lesser probability of developing asthma due to their exposure to wider-than-usual variety of microbes.
In Farber disease, characteristic skin nodules arise near joints, especially in the fingers, wrist, elbow, and ankle joints.
Fasting during Ramadan does not result in preterm delivery, but could result in a smaller baby.
The results of a study indicate that fatness results in physical inactivity, and not the other way around.
Febrile fits denote convulsions occurring in children in the age group of 6 months to 5 years of age
Feeding fish to the infant reduces risk of allergies such as eczema and hay fever later in their life.
School students who are physically fit score better than their classmates on standardized tests and are able to take home better report cards.
The results of a recent study indicate that flu vaccine containing less than 0.33 μg/ml of egg protein may be safely administered to children with egg allergy.
Formula-fed infants are at increased risk of chronic diseases later in life when compared to the ones who are breast fed, finds new study.
Children indulging in frequent snacking may not always be obese. This may be because of their good social network that keeps them physically active and helps to burn down calories.
Introduction of early Complementary Feeding was highly prevalent in low-income, black, first-time mothers with maternal perception of infant temperament, breastfeeding, and maternal obesity…
A combination of 17q21 genotypes and HRV respiratory infections significantly increase the risk of developing asthma in children from families with a history of asthma or allergies.
Sleep in children is determined by genetic and environmental factors. Daytime napping may be more dependent on environmental factors.
Gilbert’s syndrome is a common, mild liver disease in which a liver enzyme required to process bilirubin is abnormal. Treatment is unnecessary.
Researchers at the Newcastle University have revealed that children younger than eight years need to be targeted to combat the wide-spreading menace of childhood obesity.
If children are exposed to adverse childhood experience (ACE) in early years, they become vulnerable to non-coping behaviors and may even have adjustment problems in future.
The mantra to increase your child’s height is by giving a nudge to your child’s Growth Hormone by ensuring a healthy diet, regular exercise and adequate sleep.
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Medindia interviewed Dr. M.S. Ranjit, Pediatric Cardiologist on the challenge of encouraging parents to bring their children for correcting heart defects and take home healthier babies.
Gestational age refers to the age of the embryo or fetus. It begins from 14 days before fertilization of the ovum. In other words, it is the duration since the woman’s last menstruation.
Screening for hearing loss in newborns should be carried out for early detection of the problem.
E. coli bacteria in the maternal diet during last 2 weeks of pregnancy and lactation can affect body weight and fat deposition in the offspring.
Extremely obese teens are just as likely to engage in risky behaviors as their normal-weight peers, but in more dangerous ways.
A recent study reveals that male infants and infants born to older mothers are at an increased risk for food allergies.
Vitamin D is essential for the proper health of bones and the administration of right dose of the vitamin is equally important. Scientists say that a dose of 400IU is good for keeping bones strong.
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Hypospadiasis is more common in infants with a family history. The exact cause is often unknown.
Infant formula feeds are getting more popular than breast feeds, finds a Baltimore study. A progressive increase in consumption of high sugar and high fat foods increase the risk of childhood obesity.
Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis is a disease of unknown cause, where bizarre thickening of the cortical bones of infants is the prime finding
Pain associated with vaccinations in infants from one month to twelve months can now be relieved simply by feeding them with sugar solutions.
Autism is directly affected by the food we eat. Mineral deficiencies, inability to remove toxins from the body and use of high fructose corn syrup may fuel autism.
Use of inhaled glucocorticoids in children results in a deficit in the final adult height.
The earliest reports of iodine deficiency emerged from China, almost 5000 years ago. Nature came to the rescue in the form of sea weeds and many of those who ate sea weeds actually weeded out
Giving low birth weight babies iron supplements during the first 6 months of life appears to improve their behavior around preschool age.
Anti-vaccination movements lead to the re-emergence of previously controlled diseases. Anti-vaccinationists have done significant harm to the public health.
Kawasaki disease affects the children that involve the skin, mouth and blood vessels. It can be treated with acetaminophen, aspirin and intravenous gamma globulin.
Adulteration of food with melamine results in the formation of kidney stones and kidney failure, even leading to death.
Children with ADHD develop learning disability which can be treated with the intervention of medical practitioners and Occupational therapists
Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the sugar in milk. This leads to symptoms like diarrhoea, abdominal cram when milk or milk products are consumed.
According to an American poll adults believe that lack of exercise is the biggest health concern for children
Lead poisoning has proven to be extremely dangerous for children and pregnant women. India is still to follow and implement international norms of safety
Toys and parks are no longer safe for children. It is the main cause for lead poisoning.
Leukotriene antagonists (LTRA),are easy to use and can help patients control their asthma effectively and improve their quality of life.
Low Birth Weight (LBW) infants suffer significant perinatal compromise. LBW is a key issue in public health, especially for developing countries.
An anthropometric data collection on underweight, stunting and wasting in young children below the age of five years living in the Mumbai slums.
Eating habits of overweight children aged between 9 and 17 years are different from children below the age of nine, says study.
Being physically very active is the mantra to prevent pediatric obesity rather than concentrating efforts at restricting energy consumption.
Stress during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental disorders and pediatric diseases in the offspring.
McArdle disease is a genetic disorder in which the body cannot breakdown glycogen in the muscles. It also known as McArdle syndrome or Glycogen storage disease type V (GSD-V).
Sleep disturbances are generally chronic and lead to behavioral and learning problems. Children having developmental and neurological ailments show high prevalence of sleep disturbances.
Metabolism is the sum total of all chemical and physical changes that take place in any organism that enables it to function and grow.
A new study found MR Enterography to be well-tolerated and practical to use amongst children with IBD.
Countless children are engaged in multi-screen viewing 24/7! A study was carried out in children in the UK to understand this activity among them.
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives in brief General Info about About Multifactorial Birth Defects.
Overview about muscular dystrophy, a muscle disease characterized by muscle weakness and muscle wasting.
Muscular dystrophy Association India’s Dr. V. Vishwanathan spoke to Medindia about research and medical treatment for Muscular dystrophy arranged by MDAI.
Low folate levels during pregnancy increase risk of the condition. It is a birth disorder and a severe form of spina bifida where the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth.
Neonatal jaundice is the presence of excessive serum bilirubin in infants. The word ‘Jaundice’ is derived from French word ‘jaune’ which means yellow color of the skin.
Preventing child sexual abuse and restoring the physical and mental wellness of every abused child is the mark of any civilized society, says Tulir, an NGO in India.
Niemann-Pick disease Type A and B occur due to the deficiency of an enzyme called acid sphingomyelinase (ASM). Niemann-Pick disease does not have a complete cure.
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Effective nutrition education in schools can eventually force children to rethink about their eating habits and form their own new ones.
A new study has revealed that obese children are at an increased risk of developing gallstones when compared to their normal counterparts.
Lectures and discussions focusing on health and career options for youth between the age of 15 and 17 were presented at the Chennai Science Festival 2012 on 28th January 2012.
Growing children should eat eggs, as they are an important source of proteins and calcium. Unfortunately, egg protein is one of the commonest causes of allergy among children.
Medindia provides a very interesting Paediatric Laparoscopic surgery section for doctors
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the world.
Use of paracetamol during pregnancy is suspected to be linked with an increased risk for childhood asthma, according to recent research in Newzeland.
A new study has suggested that parents act as role models in promoting activity in children
Parents need to invest quality time in raising children and instill good values in their growing years.
Pyloric stenosis in a child is narrowing of the pylorus due to which the milk cannot pass into the small intestine.
Exposure to siblings and pet dogs in the first year of life may decrease the incidence of egg allergy in infants, found researchers from Australia.
Post vaccination pain and crying commonly seen in infants can be reduced by a strategy known as five S’s-swaddling, side or stomach positioning, shushing, swinging, and sucking on a pacifier.
Smile Pinki is a modern day fairy tale about a poor little Indian girl born with a cleft lip, whose life was magically transformed after a simple surgery
Polio is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. It results in paralysis and generally affects people of all age groups, children being more susceptible
Pompe disease is a rare genetic disease caused by the buildup of a sugar called glycogen in the body’s cells. It is caused by the deficiency or absence of the enzyme alpha-glucosidase.
A study conducted evaluates the efficacy of addition of prebiotic or probiotic to infant formula in low weight babies or premature infants.
The period of maturation of sexual and physical characteristics is known as puberty and when these bodily changes happen before time it is known as ‘precocious puberty’.
Pregnant women using daily household electrical items could be at increased risk of their children developing asthma.
The rate of the vocabulary growth and IQ score are more strongly related to the number of words the parent says per hour to the child than to parent’s education and socioeconomic status.
Researchers find the preventive treatment beneficial in protecting the children, who are in close contact with multidrug resistant tuberculosis affected patients, from acquiring the disease.
Probiotics may not be effective in treating children with constipation.
A recent Cochrane review study has found that probiotics can reduce the duration and severity of infectious diarrhea in adults and children.
Probiotics are useful in preventing a serious complication called necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. Recently published guidelines suggest the use of these agents in most premature infants.
‘Paa’ is a film in which Amitabh Bachchan, in a rare role reversal, plays son to Abhishek Bachchan, his real-life son!
Progestogens administration to pregnant women might help to prevent preterm births. However, it is not effective in women undergoing multiple pregnancies.
Prune belly syndrome is characterized by an absence of abdominal muscles, severe abnormality of the urinary tract and undescended testes
Puberty is setting in early in pre-teens and experts are blaming the unhealthy lifestyles of these children.
Small babies gaining weight faster during the first three months may be at a risk for diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia in the future.
Obesity and asthma are interlinked. According to a study published in the journal of Obesity, it was found that overweight adolescents and children are likely to suffer from asthma.
Study indicates that using vapor rub at night does help children for alleviating symptoms of cough and cold as opposed to applying petroleum jelly or giving no treatment at all.
ARDS is a lung condition where the patient suffers from sudden breathlessness, low blood oxygen levels and lung inflammation that could progress to respiratory failure.
As there is no evidence for the effectiveness of IgG blood tests, researchers wanted to study the link between diet and behavior among children with ADHD.
Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects development. It mostly affects the girl child.
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that may develop after an infection with group A Streptococcus bacteria.
Special report, highlighting the feat of Budhia Singh, who is now into the Limca Book of records after completing the 65km marathon from Puri to Cuttack in just seven hours.
New statistics by the Scottish Government says that 93,000 Scottish children go through emotional, physical and psychological trauma due to their parents' alcohol abuse in Scotland.
Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) of embryos and New Born Screening of infants checks metabolic and inherited disorders and ensure proper growth of new born babies.
Children who exhibit greater self-control are better able to resist the temptation of indulging junk foods all their lives.
Septicemia is a serious illness wherein a patient develops symptoms due to the presence of microbes or their toxins in the blood.
Acetaminophen post vaccination in infants cannot be recommended due to its very low incidence of febrile seizures post vaccination and its interference with immunity.
A Rotavirus vaccine was introduced in the past however it had to be withdrawn since 1 out of 10000 infants administered the vaccine suffered a serious complication called intussusception.
Children with ADHD who start medications early are likely to perform better academically, says study.
Single children have double the risk of being overweight or obese, says a new study
Sleep problems during childhood are common; patterns of sleep problems vary across early development. Screening for sleep problems in the clinic setting is often cursory.
Children usually sleep well however those who do not may have a sleep problem, which could affect their health and daily functioning.
Smoking during pregnancy may raise autism risk in children, shows study.
The ability of infants to recognize speech is initiated as early as nine months.
Blood stem cell transplantation and stem cell treatment in India, the possibilities and challenges ahead and the need for cord blood banks were discussed at a Jeevan oration meet in Chennai.
Corticosteroid taken during pregnancy does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of cleft lips or cleft palates according to a 12-year study in Denmark
Stress is a factor of obesity in children. According to scientists children overreacting to stressful circumstances are prone to developing obesity.
Intrauterine growth restriction may increase risk for symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in young children.
A 12 year old boy who received a stem cell tracheal transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London is doing well after two years.
Sweet taste solutions such as sucrose can effectively reduce the stress of painful procedures that pre-terms undergo during their NICU stay.
Toilet training is the process of weaning a young child off diapers (or
Tapeworms are a group of parasites that depend on humans for growth and cause intestinal infection in them. They are known as zoonotic infections as they are transmitted to man from animals
Television viewing is a cause of increased body fatness and reducing television viewing is a promising strategy for preventing childhood obesity.
Sleeping for ten hours a day helps to reduce the prevalence of obesity in adolescents. Short sleep duration can lead to obesity.
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The healthiest baby foods can be made at home. Products from big brands that claim to develop infants’ health in a variety of ways are no match for nutritious home-made preparations.
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general info about Thumb Sucking
Tinnitus is a ringing or a swishing noise that emanates from the ear or head. It is not a life-threatening condition and usually resolves with time.
Adenotonsillectomy is the surgical treatment of swollen tonsils and adenoids and is the chief cure for sleep apnea.
Toys in Indian stores were found to contain an alarmingly high ratio of lead, which made them unsafe for children
Autism is characterized by developmental disturbances in social interaction, behavior and language. Air pollutants exposure can lead to autism development in infants and during pregnancy.
A recent study ends the debate over efficacy of antibiotics in treating acute otitis media among young children, although they experience more side effects.
Vaccines are biological products that impart immunity to the recipient. Vaccines may be live attenuated, killed or toxoids.
High dose vitamin A supplementation in early childhood was found to reduce the risk of hearing loss from middle ear infection in adolescence and young adulthood.
Prevention of vitamin D deficiency in children can potentially prevent chronic disease like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis in adulthood.
A low bone density predisposes to osteoporotic fractures and research indicates that these children may benefit from vitamin D supplements.
Von Gierke disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. There are two subtypes of Von Gierke disease: type 1a and type 1b.
TV programs have impact on child’s mind and are manifested in their behavior.
Weaver syndrome is a genetic disorder in which children show accelerated bone growth, advanced bone age and a characteristic appearance of the face.
A recent report indicates that obese children who lose weight as they reach adulthood can significantly decrease their risk of heart diseases.
Dr. V. Jayanthini, Psychiatrist addresses the concerns, the attention and the approval necessary while raising a sibling of a child with special need.
Many adults do not seek medical attention for a persistent throat infection in their children. This is fraught with danger, especially if the fever takes a turn for the worse.
Whooping cough is a respiratory tract infection caused by a bacterium called Bordetella pertussis. DPT vaccine helps to prevent the infection.
World Asthma Day is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday of May each year and falls on May 5th, 2009. The theme for this year is “You Can Control Your Asthma”.
World Asthma Day 2010 which falls on May 4th 2010 seeks to step up awareness about Asthma with the message that 'You can control your asthma' with timely diagnosis and proper treatment.
May 3rd, 2011, is dedicated as World Asthma Day. The main objective of the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) is to dispel myths and fear about asthma.
The World Breastfeeding Week campaign aims to increase awareness about the benefits of breast feeding by reinforcing the importance of creating Awareness and Support.
With a goal to boost the health of infants worldwide and encourage mothers to breast feed, nearly 120 countries around the world celebrate World Breastfeeding Week from 1-7th August every year.
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is officially celebrated from 1-7 August each year in over 120 countries to improve the health of the most vulnerable of world population-babies.
To catch them young and watch them grow to be healthy adults, is the pervading sentiment of World Cancer Day reflected in its theme for 2009 - "Today's children, tomorrow's world".
The theme of this year's World Diabetes Day (14 November) is ‘diabetes in children and adolescents’.
World hemophilia day is celebrated on the 17th of April each year. The theme for 2013 is "close the gap" of hemophilia care globally.
Polio or Poliomyelitis is an infectious viral disease, which affects the nervous system. Children below the age of five years are more susceptible.
Global polio eradication programs have significantly cut the incidence of the disease, yet it is an apt time to take stock of what remains to be done to ‘Stop Polio Forever’.
World Population Day draws attention to tackling population related issues in an over crowded world.
World Tuberculosis Day on March 24th is tailored increase public awareness about TB which is still an epidemic in many regions of the world. This year’s theme is Innovate to Accelerate Action.
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