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Hepatitis outbreak in children: explainer on adenovirus type 41, the possible culprit

May 5, 2022 1:57:35 pm

Viral hepatitis from infection by adenoviruses has only been reported previously as a rare complication.

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UK: More links between common virus, hepatitis in children

April 28, 2022 10:00:25 am

The usual viruses that cause infectious liver inflammation -- hepatitis A to E -- weren't detected in any of the 111 cases being investigated in the UK

‘It’s life or death’: The mental health crisis among U.S. teens

April 25, 2022 4:58:44 pm

American adolescence is undergoing a drastic change. Three decades ago, the gravest public health threats to teenagers came from binge drinking, drunken driving, teenage pregnancy, smoking. These have since been replaced by a new public health concern: mental health disorders


How to manage pollen allergy among kids during summer

April 25, 2022 4:27:32 pm

During dry and windy days, gusts of wind can blow pollen and other allergens into the air, causing hay fever and other reactions.

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Puzzling outbreak of liver disease in kids spreads to EU, US

April 21, 2022 10:41:54 am

British officials reported 74 cases of hepatitis, or liver inflammation, found in children since January.

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Omicron more likely to cause upper airway infections among children: Study

April 19, 2022 8:14:50 pm

Omicron is more likely than other coronavirus variants to cause upper airway infection (UAI) among children, putting them at risk of heart attack and other severe complications, according to a study.

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Top five vaccines to boost your child’s immunity

April 12, 2022 8:10:32 pm

From chickenpox to tetanus -- here are all the shots you need to give your child to protect their health

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How pollution affects the developing brain in early childhood

April 7, 2022 10:44:13 am

"Breathing problems, asthma and eye problems associated with increased levels of air pollution, and gastrointestinal disorders associated with water pollution are well known", said Dr Rekha Mittal

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Omicron variant less severe than Delta for children younger than 5 years: Study

April 5, 2022 7:52:58 pm

The finding led by researchers at the Case Western Reserve University in the US show that the Omicron variant is 6-8 times more infectious than the Delta variant.

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World Autism Awareness Day: Tips for parents who have kids with autism

April 3, 2022 11:26:06 am

"Early indicators of autism spectrum condition in children include less eye contact, lack of responsiveness to their name, and indifference toward caretakers."


World Autism Awareness Day 2022: All you need to know about the neurological condition

April 2, 2022 11:47:26 am

Autism includes impairment of social communication and repetitive behaviour and can have associated delayed/aberrant language development


Kids back to school? Here’s how you can rebuild their immunity and encourage healthy growth

March 30, 2022 4:23:59 pm

"The lack of a sufficient, varied, and nutritious diet can affect the cognitive development of a child, interfere with learning, and weaken their immune system", warned Dr. Ganesh Kadhe, Associate Director, Nutrition Medical and Scientific Affairs, Abbott.


All about Osgood Schlatter disease in children and teenagers

March 29, 2022 9:34:12 pm

"It is a condition characterised by pain in the knee in early teenage years" explained Dr Prashanth Inna, Consultant - Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Manipal Hospital Old Airport Road.

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Transmission of COVID-19 infection from mother to baby rare: BMJ study

March 22, 2022 6:13:46 pm

The team led by researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK also found that vaginal births and breast feeding do not increase the likelihood of babies testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 when their mothers have the infection.


Everything you need to know about cluster feeding

March 20, 2022 7:12:14 pm

"Usually, mothers experience this issue more in the evening or late afternoon" noted lactation consultant Mercy Nixon.


New mom’s guide to baby weaning

March 18, 2022 12:43:42 pm

Baby weaning is essential from a nutritional perspective as breast milk and formula does not contain enough nutrition for the growing needs of your baby.


Omicron infection linked with common respiratory illness in children: Study

March 16, 2022 7:38:31 pm

The observational study, published recently in the journal Pediatrics, describes 75 children who came to the Boston Children's Hospital emergency department (ED) with croup and COVID-19 from March 1, 2020 to January 15, 2022.


Vaccine for 12-14 age group: Delhi parents feel relieved, say apt move ahead of school reopening

March 15, 2022 6:52:34 pm

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday announced that the Covid vaccination for children in the age group of 12-14 years will begin from Wednesday.

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What impact does sleep have on a child’s overall development and mental well-being?

March 14, 2022 4:22:07 pm

Infants are recommended 12 to 18 hours of sleep per day; toddler 9 to 16 hours, and preschoolers at least 8 to 14 hours every day.

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Red flags to watch for 2-year-olds

March 29, 2022 8:07:14 pm

"If you suspect your child has developmental delay, speak with their pediatrician", said Dr Amit Gupta, Senior Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist.

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Infertility due to blockage of tubes: Causes and treatment

March 11, 2022 11:01:34 pm

Though epididymal obstruction can cause many male fertility issues, fortunately it is completely treatable.

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Five paediatric emergencies that parents must be aware of

March 7, 2022 7:04:05 pm

It is vital for a parent to know what kind of injury or illness can be treated at home and when to visit a doctor or emergency room.

Why overuse of electronic devices may impact male fertility

March 4, 2022 10:29:25 pm

"Sperm ‘motility’ refers to the ability of the sperm to move. If sperm motility is poor, then the sperm is not swimming properly, which leads to infertility" said Dr Parul Gupta Khanna, Consultant and Fertility Specialist.

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Top reasons behind miscarriages, from an expert

March 3, 2022 8:49:41 pm

"The good news is that most miscarriages do not repeat, so one must not panic. However, if it is recurrent, medical opinion must be sought", said Dr Kaberi Banerjee, MD, Advance Fertility and Gynaecology Centre.


Pfizer vaccine less effective against COVID-19 in kids aged 5-11: Study

March 2, 2022 6:10:23 pm

The study also found that while vaccine effectiveness fell for older children and teens, it fell more slowly than it did for smaller children.