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Newborn care: Your questions answered, from massaging to bathing and breastfeeding

February 22, 2020 7:10:08 pm

Infant massage provides a way for the baby to get multisensory stimulation and can have benefits for both the baby and parent, including bonding.

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Acute Hepatitis E infection in pregnancy: Pointers to keep in mind

February 22, 2020 4:18:07 pm

Each year, more than 20 million estimated cases of Hepatitis E virus infection occur globally. It was first recognised in 1978 during an epidemic in Kashmir Valley.

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Yes, new mothers can breastfeed their adoptive or surrogate baby

February 22, 2020 5:11:37 pm

As actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra joins the ranks of mothers with surrogate babies, a doctor tells us how such women, including adoptive ones, can also experience the breastfeeding process.

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What affects breast milk composition? Here are 5 things to know

February 21, 2020 1:06:32 pm

A breastfeeding mother's environmental surroundings can affect breast milk since organic pollutants and other contaminants can accumulate in it.

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The health and future of every child is under immediate threat, finds report

February 20, 2020 6:30:21 pm

Convened by the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and The Lancet, the commission's report — A Future for the World’s Children? — finds that the health and the future of every child and adolescent is at risk.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.