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Risk Factors For Childhood Diabetes

Childhood diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is on the rise around the world for many reasons. India alone sees over a million cases of juvenile diabetes. Here is what you should know about the risk factors for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes: Family history plays a major role. If a parent or sibling is diabetic, the chances of becoming diabetic increase for a child. Presence o...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR YASHVIN!

Happy Birthday, Dear Yashvin!

Working in pediatric medicine is simultaneously one of the most stressful yet highly rewarding jobs in the world. It can be tough to be see countless little children being struck by illness every day, but every once in a while, we have the opportunity to go above and beyond to make a child’s day. Little Yashvin was admitted with high fever and dehydration on the 27th of October, as an emerge...

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Are Baby Blues A Real Thing?

Postpartum depression affects 15-20% of new mothers. It is a common post-pregnancy phenomenon and it is okay if a new mother experiences it. Casually referred to as “baby blues,” it is completely curable and having postpartum depression does not make a new mother bad or negligent. So, what is postpartum depression? Postpartum depression is a severe form of clinical depression that affec...

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World Rabies Day, 2018

World Rabies Day, 2018

The 28th of September marks the anniversary of the death of Louis Pasteur. Who was Louis Pasteur? He was a French microbiologist and chemist, and he developed the very first vaccine for rabies in 1885. It is in light of this fact, that World Rabies Day is observed on the 28th of every September, to raise awareness about the risks and prevention of rabies. So what is rabies? Rabies is a de...

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Why Siblings Are Awesome

Why Siblings Are Awesome

In the spirit of Raksha Bandhan, we thought it would be nice to explore some of the benefits of a strong sibling relationship! This might seem surprising to most people, but it has been found that having a sibling to grow up with, can help a child combat depression, obesity and even allergies. Let’s start with obesity: Several studies have linked sibling relationships to lowered risk of...

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Bronchiolitis: What To Look Out For

Bronchiolitis: What To Look Out For

Bronchiolitis is a lung infection that causes congestion and inflammation in the bronchioles of the lungs of young children and infants. The infection is usually caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and peaks in the winter months. RSV is so commonly occurring and so easily transmitted, that it infects almost every child by the age of 2 months. Here are some of the main symptoms ...

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5 Ways to Teach Independence

5 Ways to Teach Independence

Whether it’s the constant tidying-up or the constant demands for attention, raising a child is a rollercoaster ride even for the most hands-on parents out there. For most people, the biggest challenge is time management. While an infant needs a caregiver to cater to their every need, a toddler is far more capable of helping themselves than we realize. Here are 5 simple ways to encourage your ch...

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Common Monsoon Diseases You Should Know About

Common Monsoon Diseases You Should Know About

The monsoons might bring us relief from the scorching heat during summers but also come with various complications of which we should be mindful. Here’s a look at some of the common diseases that occur during the monsoon season and how you can prevent them. Dengue Dengue is a vector borne disease that is spread by mosquito bites. Although the disease is contagious, it does not spread from...

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