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To understand Autism, Step into their shoes

“Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social interaction, communication, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, as well as by unique strengths and differences. Every single child with Autism does not share the same set of features and challenges with another autistic child. They are ‘unique’. The term ‘spectrum’ reflects the wide variation in challenges and strengths possessed by each person with autism. “
Most recent studies identified that Autism is caused by combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers. Autism can be identified as early as 18 months of age. By monitoring the child’s developmental pattern in the early years will help in identifying the disorder at the earliest. Early intervention plays a key role in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Why you need BCG Vaccine(TB Vaccine)? 4 Myths & Facts on Tuberculosis

Does your child needs BCG Vaccine? About 1 million cases of pediatric tuberculosis are estimated to occur every year accounting for 10–15% of all tuberculosis(TB). It has an efficacy of 75–86 % for prevention of miliary and meningeal form of Tuberculosis & 50% for pulmonary tuberculosis. “TB happens when a persom with latent TB becomes sick. Some individuals become sick as soon as they get infected, before their immune system can fight back. In other cases, people don’t get sick initially but they fall sick when immune system becomes weak. This can happen due to some other infections or immunocompromised conditions.” – Dr Sireesh, Consultant Pediatrician & Pediatric Endocrinologist, TeleradRxDx.

What are sleep disorders?

A group of conditions that affect the ability to sleep well on a regular basis. Various health conditions, some medications, stress anxiety are a few common reasons of sleep disorder. Most of us occasionally experience sleeping due to stress, hectic work schedule and multiple other issues. However, the frequent occurrence of these issues on a regular basis may indicate a sleeping disorder.

Deworming

Does your child complain of severe stomach ache, on and off vomiting associated with a gradual weight loss?
If yes, then maybe there is an infestation of worms in your baby’s intestine. In some cases, teeth grinding is also suspected as a sign of worm infection. However, the research is conflicting on this subject.

Why you need DPT vaccine?

DPT vaccine protects your child (younger than age 7 ) and helps them to develop immunity against deadly diseases. Popularly known as the painless vaccine as all acellular (aP) vaccines, these are associated with significantly lesser side-effects, and thus the replacement of the whole cell (wP) vaccines was mainly driven by the safety profile of these vaccines.

Effectiveness of Flu Vaccine in India: Do I Need a Flu Vaccine this Season?

If you are pregnant, then it is advisable for you to get a flu shot regardless of the stage of pregnancy you have reached. There are strong evidences that suggested that pregnant women are at increased risk of developing serious complications if they get flu. A flu shot taken during the pregnancy reduces chance of getting serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia etc, it also helps protect your baby as they will continue to have some immunity to flu for the first few months of their life

People with various chronic illnesses such as Asthma, heart disease, blood disorders, kidney, and liver disorder.

Flu can occur to anyone, however, the complications can become serious or even deadly for elderly people, pregnant ladies, newborn babies, and people with certain chronic illnesses.

Elderly people have reduced immunity as the production of B and T cells in bone marrow and thymus are less, also there is a diminished function of mature lymphocytes in secondary lymphoid tissues. As a result, they do not respond to immune challenge as robustly as the young ones do.

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