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Additional 6.7 million children under 5 could suffer from wasting due to COVID-19: UNICEF

July 29, 2020 5:34:23 pm

Wasting is a life-threatening form of malnutrition, which makes children too thin and weak.

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Safety tips for a child with Hepatitis C positive parents

July 29, 2020 4:05:03 pm

General recommendations for families with HCV positive members are that all patients should be vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B.

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Protein is important for pregnant and breastfeeding women

July 25, 2020 12:22:18 pm

Proteins help to build and maintain tissue and muscle mass. It is also essential for extra blood production and promotes healthy weight gain during pregnancy.

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Can a ‘mommy makeover’ get back your pre-pregnancy body? Find out

July 21, 2020 5:51:26 pm

The earliest time for a mommy makeover is at least 6-9 months after pregnancy, and not earlier.


Dealing with an overly hyperactive child? Here’s your parental advisory

July 15, 2020 6:37:39 pm

For parents, dealing children with ADHD can be a roller-coaster ride. These children often have extreme behaviour, which may be difficult for parents to control.

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Nutrition tips to raise immunity and protect kids against COVID-19

July 14, 2020 6:15:57 pm

A healthy body with a healthy mind, along with all the necessary precautions such as hand washing, wearing a mask and maintaining social distance, shall make our children well prepared in their fight against COVID-19.

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What could be causing unusual weight gain and swelling during pregnancy? A doctor answers

July 12, 2020 10:38:08 pm

If you are experiencing symptoms like persistent abdomen pain, severe headache, changes in eyesight, unusual weight gain, among others, see a doctor at the earliest.

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Childhood cancer: Understanding brain tumour in kids

July 11, 2020 12:05:51 pm

A child may show symptoms based on whether they are caused due to increased pressure inside the head or due to the location of the tumour.

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Caring for children with epilepsy during the COVID-19 pandemic

July 10, 2020 12:45:04 pm

Parents should be prepared for any emergency. They should know the first-aid to be given for a generalised seizure like the back of their hand.

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Study decodes how lung, immune system protect kids from severe COVID-19

July 9, 2020 6:00:13 pm

According to the researchers, the lung tissue in children naturally has a higher concentration of regulator T-cells.

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Stress management tips for teenagers

July 4, 2020 1:29:01 pm

There are more than 42 per cent of teens who don’t know why they are stressed and what they can do to get rid of it.

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Yoga and fertility: Asanas to help boost fertility in women

June 30, 2020 6:00:56 pm

Of course, one should remember that yoga is not a one-stop solution. It does not guarantee a baby, but improves your chances of conceiving.

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‘COVID-toes’ symptom in kids may not be linked to coronavirus: Study

June 29, 2020 6:00:36 pm

In the study, scientists sought to evaluate the mechanism by which these acute skin lesions formed.

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What parents must know about early detection of hearing loss in children

June 24, 2020 6:50:16 pm

"If the cells inside the cochlear, which convert the sound waves into electrical waves, are destroyed because of anything it could affect hearing," explains Dr J M Hans.

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Dads-to-be: How age can affect fertility and the baby’s health

June 24, 2020 4:30:45 pm

Advances in assisted reproductive technology (ART) have provided renewed hope to older parents who want to grow their family but are experiencing fertility issues.

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Flu vaccines are a must for children; here’s why

June 22, 2020 6:35:59 pm

All family members should get the flu shot every year to protect themselves from this deadly virus. Ask your local doctor today about the flu vaccination.

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Know how and why you should freeze your eggs

June 22, 2020 5:10:31 pm

A delayed decision of IVF and other ART treatments can often lead to unfavourable treatment outcomes, which can further lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, isolation, and loss of control.

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This Father’s Day, dads can do these yoga asanas with their child

June 20, 2020 3:32:27 pm

Along with practising yoga for good health, mental peace and bliss, it can bring back a sense of belonging, feelings of love and mutual friendship.

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Have you heard of the 4D technique to manage stress and anxiety?

June 17, 2020 8:14:38 pm

It is important to be able to differentiate between stress and anxiety. Stress is mostly due to a specific reason but anxiety is more out of imaginary and futuristic thoughts.

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Want your child to wear a mask? Here’s what you need to know

June 17, 2020 6:35:19 pm

"Kids have different face shapes, as the bones and tissues are still growing, and hence to find a perfect fit is not possible every time. This can be taken care of by cloth masks. Masks for children should have strips to tie rather than elastic."

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How parents can keep their kids physically fit in lockdown, from a sports teacher

June 15, 2020 5:25:25 pm

Five months ago, no one would have imagined sports competitions without a live audience, and online sports classes as part of the school curriculum.

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Things to know if your child needs blood transfusion

June 14, 2020 7:44:56 pm

Duration of transfusion depends on the blood part used, it is maximum for red cells and minimum for platelets.


7 important things to understand about your fertility

June 30, 2020 4:18:58 pm

One-third of couples experiencing fertility problems struggle to conceive due to the man's fertility; for another third it's due to the woman's fertility, and for another third the infertility remains unexplained.

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As lockdown eases, can you resume IVF treatment? A doc explains

June 10, 2020 3:11:31 pm

The most important thing before going ahead with IVF is to be prepared. Talk with your doctors and schedule your initial consultation, appoint a nutritionist, meet with a fertility counsellor who can prepare you for the road ahead.

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Is brain tumour in children a rising menace? Here’s what you need to know

June 8, 2020 5:01:43 pm

The survival rates for many childhood brain tumours, especially low grade astrocytomas and medulloblastomas, have improved over the last two decades and almost 60-70 per cent of them become long-term survivors.