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'I realised I was dyslexic when my daughter was diagnosed'

Dyslexia is an alternative way of thinking. Research shows that dyslexic brains, because of their different wiring, have an ability to recognise patterns, decode the bigger picture and make connections others cannot see.

'Breast milk contains unique compound to protect babies from harmful bacteria'

Breastfeeding is known to contain natural antibiotics, besides increasing intelligence and decreasing the chances of getting middle ear infections. Breast milk is also known to increase cold and flu resistance.


What is inguinal hernia in infants? A doctor explains

Hernias in infants differ from those in adults. In adults there is no patent opening, but a generalised weakness of the tummy wall which causes intestines to bulge out. Hence the treatment also differs in children and adults.

How to safeguard children from cyberbullying

The situation calls for sensitivity and care. Once you provide that emotional anchor, see how the child is behaving. If the behavioural problems persist, further healing is needed, which can come from family, and if required, from a professional mental-health practitioner.

Bad cola to snow: Moms share their weirdest pregnancy cravings

"I would wake up at 3 am craving snow so bad that I would leave the house barefoot in my PJs and eat it from the yard. I must have looked completely crazy."

Watch: Causes of recurrent miscarriages and precautions, as explained by a doctor

"There are women who have baseline hypertension and it is important to correct it and then proceed for pregnancy," said Dr Pratibha Singhal.


If your child liked Maleficent, here are 5 other movies they are sure to enjoy

Maleficent Mistress of Evil movie release: From an adaptation of Snow White to a retelling of Oz novels, here are some fantasy movies you can watch with your child over the weekend.

Meet the Bengaluru mom who created a math app to help her daughter

"I faced challenges in getting my daughter interested in Mathematics. While I was exploring teaching material for my daughter, I realised that most things out there still looked the same as when I was in school," said the mother.

Travelling with kids: 5 things to keep in mind for a family road trip

It is also a good idea to introduce the itinerary to children in advance so they are also a part of planning and hence more involved. Identifying pit-stops, typically stops to eat and toilet breaks become more important when travelling with children.

Is it safe to treat breast cancer during pregnancy?

Radiation therapy usually doesn't start until after the pregnancy, since it could harm the baby. If chemotherapy is required, your doctor will wait until after the first trimester, to reduce the risk of it impacting the baby.

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Now Disney toons to comfort your child at night

If you child wakes up in the middle of the night only to get scared of the darkness, Philips' new range of products in association with Disney, can come handy for you.