Child Care and Parenting
“O, she’s such a chubby and healthy baby … You’re so lucky!” As a parent, you’re on the seventh heaven when your relatives compliment your kids with praises like this.
“Your cheeks are so chubby and you look just like a doll” – In junior grades, this compliment is really cute.
But as you progress to the middle grades and in your senior years, you are given new names like fatty, fatso or baby elephant; they aren’t cute anymore. Kids are body shamed.
If you thought tuberculosis was ‘a thing of the past’, think again! As per the global standards, it is the second biggest killer caused by a single infectious agent. 1.8 million people die worldwide from tuberculosis while 10.4 million people fall sick affected by the disease. Although we have come a long way since the mid -1980s when TB was termed a Global Emergency by the WHO, still there are millions of people getting affected by the disease each year.
The risk of malaria arises after the rainy season and continues for a good 5-6 months time from November to April. It is transmitted through the bite of Anopheles mosquito that is infected with Plasmodium parasite. A bite from this mosquito releases the parasite into your bloodstream.
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One of the most common childhood conditions, pneumonia is fairly common affecting 150 to 156 million kids worldwide. While in the US, pneumonia is manageable and not deemed as a life-threatening disease, but in developing countries where there is still a dearth of modern treatment options, pneumonia is life-threatening to children. As per the reports by the WHO, a child loses a life every 20 seconds due to pneumonia and it sums up to 16% of all juvenile deaths under 5 years of age.
Unlike adults, where allergy is defined by sneezing and wheezing, in children allergy shows up on the skin in the form of rashes. And skin rashes in children are very common. Studies have found out that 10% of children in the world have eczema. Eczema in kids is common of they have food allergies, asthma, hay fever or simply if the condition runs in the family. Any form of skin rashes in infants and children first show up as red patches on the forehead and the face that gradually gets spread to the arms and torso through constant scratching and itching.
If you are a first-time parent it might be difficult for you to cope up with handling your newborn. It is a common concern and there is nothing to panic about this. The experience is completely new and it is a new phase of life. But there is nothing to worry about as we’ll discuss some simple tips with you that will help keep your baby healthy and happy.
I’m sure all of you by now know who Nick Jonas is (if not, you probably have been living under the rock!). He is an American singer and actor who is all set to marry Priyanka Chopra this week. Congrats to both of them! But we are not here to discuss their marriage, rather a very serious health condition that he was diagnosed with 13 years back.
A couple of days back Nick Jonas took to social media to share a touching message with his fans to mark the 13 year anniversary of his type 1 diabetes diagnosis. He shared an image of how he had lost a significant 20 pounds of weight in just 2 weeks time when he was diagnosed with diabetes and after 13 years with a strict lifestyle and exercise, he has been able to manage his diabetic condition.
When I was a new mommy, I remember waking up in the middle of the night to the shrillest cry of my baby daughter. Is it the mosquito biting? Not possible, there was a mosquito repellant running 24*7. Is she cold? But she was so snug under her warm blanket. I tried soothing her on the bed for some time but the decibel of her crying kept increasing. Then I tried gently rocking her back and forth. This gave some amount of relief and she stopped crying finally falling asleep. This continued for a week at a stretch after which I decided to visit the doctor because it was the same story almost every night.
Her pediatrician checked her thoroughly and said that for an otherwise healthy baby, sudden bouts of crying might indicate colic.
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The world today is extremely fast-paced with each and everyone working to earn a good livelihood. Unlike olden days when babies were exclusively breastfed, these days after a few months formula feeding is preferred as mothers run short of maternity leave. Today’s article is a comparison between breast milk and formula milk and if there is a real difference. But before we start off with the article, let you tell you a story of a mother who preferred breastfeeding her baby even while at the office.
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