Jun 28, 2011
Posted in Pediatrics

Why Is the Baby Walking Late?

Why Is the Baby Walking Late?
One of the milestones of parenthood is when the parent sees their little one taking their first steps. The usual age when a child starts working is between nine and eighteen months; statistics suggest than around 50% of the infants start walking before they reach the age of 1 year. However, in some cases the baby even after attaining the walking age does not show any sign of striking out his or her own feet. This becomes a major cause of concern for the parents. Below we have discussed the possible reason for which the babies walk late. Personality: Temperament of a baby is often responsible in making him a late walker. Some  [...]

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May 24, 2011
Posted in News, Pediatrics

Bed wetting Causes Among Teens

Bed wetting Causes Among Teens
“My teenage daughter is still wetting the bed.” "My son must not do so as he is old enough." These are the daily laments of parents whose teens haven’t outgrown the habit of bed wetting that is normally the case during infancy. It is obvious that wetting the bed consistently at night is a concern for parents and an embarrassment for such teens. Medically, teenage bedwetting is considered as a health illness that is also called nocturnal enuresis. Of every 100, 1 to 2 teens are ailing from this disorder wherein he/ she just cannot control her or his pee (urine) and hence wets the bed which is completely an involuntary  [...]

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May 3, 2011
Posted in Child Disorders, Pediatrics

Autism Diagnosis in Babies Gets More Fine-Tuned with Simple Checklist

Autism Diagnosis in Babies Gets More Fine-Tuned with Simple Checklist
New-fangled study finding indicates that a 5-minutes survey that all parents could take can help in detecting signs of ASD (autism spectrum disorders) among even 1-year-old infants. Presently, screening techniques for autism diagnosis permit physicians in determining whether a baby eighteen months of age or more is having a disorder. The twenty-four queries long survey assesses infant’s motions, sound & ocular focussing amongst other aspects. Till date, it has facilitated scientists in diagnosing ASD precisely on seventy-five per cent of the occasions. Mentioned herewith are the groups & queries which are part  [...]

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Jul 27, 2010
Posted in Child Disorders, Pediatrics

The Plight of Butterfly Babies

The Plight of Butterfly Babies
Merely days following the birth of Jackson Silver, his parents’ ecstasy and delight turned to sheer misery. Post-birth during routine blood collection from the infant’s heel, the nurse noticed a chunky skin patch coming off along with the bandaging. The baby was identified with an atypical heritable disorder, epidermolysis bullosa (EB) which tends to make the skin as delicate as the wings of butterflies. A protein responsible for binding the skin’s layers to each other was amiss in Jackson’s case. A daily ordeal for Jackson’s parents at dawn was being hopeful that the child had not tattered the skin on his  [...]

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