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Thursday, February 20, 2020
screen time for kids, secondhand screen time

Is your child exposed to secondhand screen time?

February 17, 2020 10:36:09 am

Kids are exposed to screen time from an early age. By the age of eight, they have been found to consume the highest amount of screen time, especially if in home-based care or born to first-time mothers, according to a study.

childhood cancer

Childhood cancer is not a death sentence: 10 myths busted

February 15, 2020 7:52:55 pm

International Childhood Cancer Day: Every three minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide.

placental abruption, pregnancy

Placental abruption during pregnancy: Causes, symptoms and effect on the baby

February 12, 2020 6:33:35 pm

The incidence of placental abruption is about 0.5 per cent and is most common in women between 26-30 years of age.

newborn baby sleep

Sleep problems in infants improve by the age of two, says study

February 10, 2020 5:09:40 pm

The researchers from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in Finland also found that the total amount of time spent in slumber reduced to 12 hours per day as daytime naps became shorter.

breastfeeding back pain

Tips to tackle back and neck pain during breastfeeding

February 7, 2020 6:48:48 pm

While feeding the baby, mothers tend to crane their neck to look at their baby or hunch over to find the right position to feed.

cancer, parenting

World Cancer Day: How to cope with your child’s cancer diagnosis

February 4, 2020 10:21:53 am

World Cancer Day: Do not hesitate to ask questions about the disease. Parents should keep a notebook with all the medical records and information about their child's diagnosis.

parenting

World Cancer Day: Leukemia, the most common blood cancer in young adults and children

February 3, 2020 8:35:10 pm

The survival rates for most types of childhood leukemia have improved over time and treatment is also more accessible now. Children respond better to cancer therapy than adults. Their bodies also tolerate the treatment better.

child sitting posture

W-sitting: Should you allow kids to sit in this posture?

February 2, 2020 3:30:04 pm

Parents are likely to notice "W-sitting" more in kids between the ages three and six years.

male infertility

Male infertility: The role of stress and other factors

February 2, 2020 11:01:46 am

Overexposure to certain environmental elements such as heat, toxins and chemicals can reduce sperm production or sperm function.

breastfeeding, ivf

Breastfeeding after IVF delivery: What you should know

February 1, 2020 11:00:10 am

Stress, hormonal imbalances and fatigue are very normal for a new mother and some mothers even face postpartum depression that can interfere with breast milk production.

male postpartum depression

Men suffer from postpartum depression too. Here’s what you need to know

January 30, 2020 6:57:09 pm

Many new parents, however, are not very aware about the health issue.

You should consider these 7 factors before going for IVF

January 29, 2020 6:15:40 pm

IVF is a highly effective treatment in overcoming many causes of infertility such as low-sperm count, blocked fallopian tubes and PCOS but there are no guarantees.

pneumonia, child health

Understanding pneumonia, a dreaded disease among kids

January 25, 2020 1:18:45 pm

Pneumonia is an infection that causes inflammation in air sacs of one or both lungs. In India alone, there are 10 million cases per year of pneumonia which spreads very easily.

pregnancy, aquatic therapy

How aquatic therapy can help women during and after pregnancy

January 24, 2020 6:56:45 pm

Aquatic therapy, which is also known as a pool or water therapy, refers to a range of exercises and movements like aqua running, carried out underwater for physical rehabilitation and relaxation.

baby biting

Why do babies bite and do you need to stop them?

January 23, 2020 11:31:29 am

Biting goes away on its own over time and parents need not be too worried about it. If your child continues to bite, here are some other tips you can keep in mind.

unborn baby, pregnancy

Can a baby hear sounds in the womb?

January 20, 2020 11:30:27 am

Thus, it is still unclear whether the baby understands what we speak, even though the recognition of the sound is possible.

cheese, pregnancy

Should you eat feta or mozzarella cheese during pregnancy?

January 17, 2020 9:19:46 am

Cheese is available in a lot of varieties. Find out which ones are safe to eat during pregnancy.

baby eye, baby vision, how babies see

How babies see: Fuzzy vision and getting to recognise colour

January 16, 2020 12:24:07 pm

Most new parents intently wait to check the colour of their newborn's eyes upon birth, but are often left confused and worried when they notice their little ones to be a little crossed and not well-coordinated.

baby blink rate

Do you need to worry if your baby is not blinking enough?

January 15, 2020 7:33:14 pm

A 2010 study titled Optometry and Vision Science by Leigh F Bacher states that spontaneous eye-blinking rate is less than four times per minute in human babies. The rates gradually increase to 15-30 per minute in adulthood.

baby flat head

Baby’s sleeping position can increase risk of a flat head. Here’s how to prevent it

January 13, 2020 7:03:41 pm

To avoid getting a flat head, parents should give the baby enough tummy time, after one month of age.

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