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Category Archive: Blog, Health and Nutrition

Your Little One’s Dental Health

This is a guest blog contributed by Dr. Manikandan G.R., Junior resident at Government Dental College, Trivandrum. Dr. Manikandan has previously published many research papers as well as articles for...

How to Take Care of Your Overall Hearing Health

This article has been contributed by Cochlear India. Cochlear is the global leader in implantable hearing solutions with high-quality products that help implant recipients interact more fully with...

Worrying over Worms

If you have a toddler who loves the outdoors like I do you’re sure to worry that your child might have worms thriving in her body. Many vague symptoms are attributed to worm infestations like...

Shopping Trolley Hygiene

Researchers who swabbed shopping trolley handles found that they contain more dirt and germs than the average public toilet! Below are the bacteria that were present on most trolleys. Staphylococcus...

Fits, Faints and Funny Turns in Children

On several occasions in paediatric practice we come across unusual mannerisms, perceptions, and behaviour in infants, children, and teenagers, causing considerable concern. Many are dramatic,...

It’s All in the Mind: Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Its’ all about appearance, be it perceived or real. Research suggests that most people form their opinion about others in the first 3 – 5 seconds of meeting them. Is it any wonder then, that most...

5 Ways to Encourage Children to Live a ‘Green Life’

I remember spending hours at a time outside when I was growing up: playing with sand, mud and rocks in our garden, jumping in puddles after a rainstorm, sledging, skipping and lying in the grass...

Body Image in Adolescence

Ever heard 15 yr. olds lament about how ugly they feel? Or how they wish their hair had been better, or their body been leaner and taller? This is an example of a negative body image, also known as...

Detox your Child’s Sleeping Environment

Our immune system does the majority of its repair work while we are asleep. This is the time for the body’s cells to regenerate, rejuvenate and detoxify. Conventional mattresses are full of toxic...

Cough Syrups for Children – To Give or Not to Give

It dawned on me this flu season that it was time I wrote a post on the commonest medication we all purchase over the pharmacist’s counter – cough syrups. I know most parents don’t take a...