Junk food equals lower IQ in kids !

The food you feed your child, especially through age 3, have a direct impact on later brain development. A recent study conducted using data from almost 4,000 children demonstrated that 3-year-olds who were ...

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Child needing spectacles – do’s and don’ts

A few facts that I would like to discuss regarding wearing of spectacles by kids. First of all there is no role of diet, exercise or TV watching in a ...

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Excessive TV and video games – what can be done?

As an eye specialist, I get a lot of parents with complaints that their child watches TV or plays games on cell phone/tablet/x-box etc a lot. How to curb that ...

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Dealing with Stubborn 5 year old kids – 4 step strategy to handle temper tantrums in kids & their parents!

Guest Blog by Garima, Psycholoogist at Manodasha Q: Hi garima, I have 2 kids ..one boy 5 yrs and a girl who is 1 plus. I often go out of patience with ...

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What is the role of Zinc in kids ?

Zinc is very important in improving immunity, wound healing, sense of smell and taste, skin health and also in kids for treating and preventing diarrhea So, Among vegetarian sources – ...

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Growing pains, repeated leg pains in children – what to do?

Here is what we doctors believe about “Growing Pains”. The most important cause of growing pains is overactivity leading to muscle pain. Reducing activity is generally not possible – at ...

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Ultimate guide for choosing multivitamin supplement for kids

First of all does my child need a multivitamin supplement? Depends on the daily diet and activity of the child. If child as a reasonabley good diet with moderate activity, ...

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What essential vitamins may be difficult to get in a vegetarian diet, especially in Indian children?

Vegetarian diets can be very healthy and may even lower the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer. However, eating a balanced diet when you are vegetarian usually ...

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Indian Kids and the Monsoons

  Monsoons,though they bring respite from the summer heat, can cause many health problems,  especially in kids- Skin allergies or skin infections. Excessive sweating and increased sweating can result in skin allergies ...

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Meal time difficulties in kids – some suggestions from a Child Specialist

Doctor my child refuses to eat his meals, I am sick of running after him/her, he/she refuses to leave junk food. What should I do? Any magic formulae? This is ...

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