Children

Low-Carb Diet in Children – Safety and Role in Obesity

By Dr Lata Bhat , Pediatrics Dietary plans for minimizing the amount of carbohydrates are in trend. Keeping in mind that there is no official meaning of a low-carb diet, most suggestions include controlling or dispensing with a few or all grains, organic products, fruits and vegetables. Pre-teens and youths…

Gluten Free Diet in Children: Benefits and Risks

By Dr Kalpesh Patil, Pediatrics Gluten is a general name of the mixture of proteins found in wheat and related grains, including barley, rye, oat, and all their species and hybrids such as durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina and einkorn etc. Gluten is said to help foods maintain body shape and acts…

Homeopathy for Children Ailments

By Dr Anju Vohra , Homeopathy Many of the most common illnesses of childhood can be quickly and effectively treated at home with homeopathic medicines. The homeopathic approach is growing in popularity as an alternative treatment for hyperactivity in children. Homeopathy is gaining recognition in the conventional field of medicine and has…

Causes and Symptoms of Strep Throat

By Dr Rajiv Singh , Pediatrics Strep throat is a contagious condition most commonly diagnosed in children between 5 to 15. However, it can affect almost anyone. Here are the causes and symptoms of strep throat: Cause- The cause of strep throat is derived from the bacteria that causes it. The bacteria…

Surgery and Symptoms of Hernia in Children

By Dr Rajiv Singh , Paediatrics Hernia is caused when an organ or part of the organ develops a protrusion through a weak spot in the abdominal wall of the cavity. You’d be surprised to know that it is even common in children, and babies are often born with them. Hernia repair…

Have fruits to make smarter kids

A new study suggests that consuming a good amount of fruits during pregnancy leads to higher IQ level in children. The findings revealed that if expecting mothers have at least seven servings of different kinds of fruits or juices through a day, their infants incur six to seven points more…

How to Ensure That Your Child Develops Healthy Eating Habits

By Dr. Abhishek Goel, Pediatrician For a growing child, nutrition is everything. Nutrition comes from eating the right food, rich in essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Eating healthy will not only keep your energized but will also improve brain function and result overall good health in the long run. Sadly, due…