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Wednesday, August 12, 2020


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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.

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Pregnancy myth vs fact: Does IVF yield better results in summers?

June 4, 2020 4:17:54 pm

'It is because of more sunlight and vitamin D and, therefore, better fertility. Sunlight is associated with happiness, which in turn is associated with less stress.'

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Is it safe to go for pregnancy scans during COVID-19?

June 3, 2020 6:15:43 pm

Avoid touching things and then touching your face with unwashed hands, always carry a hand sanitiser with you. Maintain a distance of at least six feet from people you see at the hospital.

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On World Clubfoot Day, an expert answers all your questions about the birth deformity

June 3, 2020 12:52:12 pm

'Most cases of clubfoot are successfully treated with nonsurgical methods that may include a combination of initial stretching, weekly casting and finally, bracing.'

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How does tobacco affect new moms and babies? An expert answers

June 1, 2020 6:20:10 pm

Smoking, active or passive, can affect new mothers whether or not they are lactating, said Dr Bakshi. She said nicotine, when it is inside the body, can lead to the constriction of blood vessels.

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How second-hand smoke can affect children

May 31, 2020 6:24:40 pm

When it comes to children, second-hand smoke is incredibly damaging, dangerous and detrimental.

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World No Tobacco Day: Effects of cigarette smoking on fertility for men and women

May 30, 2020 10:30:41 pm

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Infertility rates in both male and female smokers are about twice the rate of infertility found in non-smokers.

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How to help children deal with anxiety during lockdown

May 29, 2020 6:59:18 pm

Before we even attempt to help our children deal with their fears and anxieties we must always remember to work through our own apprehensions, fears and negativities first.

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Ayurvedic nutrition tips for new moms: Better lactation and other benefits

May 28, 2020 7:06:39 pm

Let’s take a look at some of the most recommended nutritional secrets for new mothers that address common concerns at both the physical and psychological levels.

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Talking menstrual hygiene with teenage daughter? Here’s what you should know

May 28, 2020 12:28:21 pm

This Menstrual Hygiene Day, we asked a doctor some FAQs on what a teenager ought to know when she is starting her periods.

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Does PCOS affect your ability to conceive?

May 26, 2020 7:57:00 pm

This is a question that concerns almost every woman who has been detected with PCOS as it is one of the leading causes of female infertility. The problem can be easily tackled by adapting to healthy lifestyle modifications and simple medication.

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Till what age can a child be in diapers? A paediatrician answers

May 25, 2020 1:43:19 pm

'Parents should not delay potty training beyond 18 months.'

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A blend of these spices in a meal can lower inflammation: Study

May 22, 2020 8:00:51 pm

For the study, researchers used a blend of basil, bay leaf, pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, ginger, oregano, parsley, red pepper, rosemary, thyme and turmeric.

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Five tips to protect your child’s eyes during the lockdown

May 22, 2020 6:05:39 pm

Place the digital media at least 18 to 24 inches away from your child. Encourage them to hold it at this distance when watching the screen in an appropriately illuminated space.

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Blood in the stool of a child under two years: What does it mean?

May 22, 2020 11:20:17 am

Blood in toddler stool is mostly caused by anal fissures, due to constipation. Blood due to fissure isn’t generally serious and can be treated at home.

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Shilpa Shetty says she has the APLA disease; find out what it is

May 20, 2020 11:00:08 am

'If already pregnant, a woman will be put on a blood-thinning injection for the entire duration of the pregnancy.'

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10 ways to build immunity in children

May 19, 2020 6:05:39 pm

Providing our children with healthy food, habits and environment goes a long way in ensuring that these ailments are short and not frequent.

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Here’s what you need to know about hypertension in children

May 18, 2020 3:00:33 pm

Some symptoms which you should be aware of in the event of a high blood pressure emergency are headaches, seizures, vomiting, chest pains, a pounding heartbeat, palpitations, and shortness of breath.

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World Hypertension Day: How yoga can be helpful to treat maternal hypertension

May 17, 2020 6:32:59 pm

Practise these simple techniques by slowly keeping your awareness on your breath, and under the guidance of a certified yoga instructor.