Also known as DTaP, DTP is a combination vaccine that provides immunity against three diseases – Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis. Usually, the vaccine is provided to children of the age 2 months to 6 years as 5 shots after certain intervals. As these diseases are considered fatal, children should be vaccinated as early as possible.
Pneumococcal diseases are becoming more common among adults these days. Each year pneumococcal diseases kill thousands of adults around the world. Additionally, another handful ends up in the hospital. Pneumococcal infection is caused by the bacteria named ‘Streptococcus pneumoniae’ which causes infection in the lungs (pneumonia), the lining of the brain (meningitis), bloodstream (bacteremia), and
Hepatitis can be generally defined as a disease which causes inflammation of the liver which can turn serious and life-threatening. The causative agents of hepatitis are usually different types of viruses which are classified as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E. Though the diseases caused by these viruses are similar,
Around the world, New Year celebrations are all about alcohols and adults-only parties with no focus on reflection. Often times, kids are fascinated by the mystic feeling of the passage of time and love the idea of a fresh start and New Year. Like every other adult, even kids enjoy the celebration of life. Thus,
It is usual that allergies and asthma tend to show up in families and the rate has been rising ever since. With that being the case, parents and researchers are in search of ways to prevent allergies like never before. So, is there really a way to keep allergies away from children? Of course, there
Recently, Kerala has been on a high alert of deaths. Ten people were identified to be dead after being infected by the Nipah virus. Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are hugely responsible for spreading the disease. Nipah was a lesser known virus in the state of Kerala. Nonetheless, this severe outbreak demands understanding
Summer is a beautiful season to explore the bright sun for our precious little children, but still, it is sometimes accompanied by various discomforts such as sleeplessness, heat rashes, dehydration and heat stroke. Though indoors offer comfort with air conditioners and fans, children always love to play outdoors, and we sure cannot curb their endeavors.
Parents often worry about their child’s safety and security in public places but forget that there are many safety hazards in our very own homes. Right before the baby arrives and from when they start crawling and climbing, babies can easily encounter many dangerous obstacles at home. Be it your kitchen, bathroom or even nursery
Taking care of a newborn baby can be tricky especially for the first time new parents. Getting them down for their naps or bedtime is by itself a whole ordeal that parents need to master. It may be hard at first, but it helps to develop a plan and implement by seeing what works best
Being a parent isn’t an easy job, especially if you try becoming a competitive parent. Parenthood is not a race because every parent and child are different. If you compare your parent-child relationship with someone else’s, you are going to be nothing but disappointed. It is human nature to compete because we all grow up