DNA Sciences

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 16:04

We find it mixed in our food on the shelves in the supermarket--genetically engineered soybeans and maize. We find it growing in a plot down the lane, test field release sites with genetically engineered rape seed, sugar beet, wheat, potato, strawberries and more. There has been no warning and no consultation. It is variously known as genetic engineering, genetic modification or genetic manipulation. All three terms mean the same thing, ......

Adoption

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 15:54

Indians are not very open to the idea of adoption. In foreign countries, there is the opposite problem where children are in short supply for adoption. While there are innumerable cases of Indian orphas being given a secure and loving home in another country, newspapers have reported a number of cases where the child has gone to an alien land only to be mistreated. Such children have been used as domestic servants, beggars and even for prostitution.


Birth Planning

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 15:25

No one can predict exactly what your baby's birth will be like. You probably have some idea of what you hope will happen and may have talked to your doctor or midwife. But one of the best ways to learn about labor and birth-and let others know about your thoughts-is to write a birth plan. "A birth plan is a way for a patient to communicate to the healthcare provider what she envisions her birth experience will be like so she can have some input on the management ....

Polio

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 14:56

The Salk vaccine (inactivated polio vaccine, IPV) was developed by Dr. Jonas Salk in 1955. It consists of injection of dead (inactivated) polio virus. The Sabin vaccine (oral polio vaccine, OPV) was developed more recently. It is the most commonly used polio vaccine today. This vaccine contains weakened, live virus. It is a liquid that is given by mouth. The trivalent form (TOPV) is effective against all known forms of polio; ....


MMR Immunization (Vaccine)

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 14:22

The MMR vaccine is a "3-in-1" vaccine that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. Although single antigen (individual) vaccines have been developed for each component of the MMR, they are not readily available and usually used only for very specific situations. An example of such a situation would be if an outbreak of either measles, mumps, or rubella was occurring in a specific community and public health officials deemed it necessary ....

DPT Immunization (Vaccine)

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 13:43

DPT (DTP) vaccination is one of the recommended childhood immunizations and should begin during infancy. In most parts of the United States, DPT immunization is required before starting school. A minimum of 3 injections should be given, and 5 injections is strongly recommended. DPT (DTP) immunization is usually a series of injections given to children at ages 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and 15 to 18 months. A booster is given before starting school (age 4 to 6).


Child Vaccination

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 13:31

Today so many children dies because of certain diseases which can be cured if vaccination is given properly to them. These Vaccinations are available free in Govt. Health Centres. Cures various diseases like Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis B and many more. Provided is some information on these vaccinations along with their alternative names, definition, vaccine information, immunization schedule, benefits, risks, when ....

Baby's Laundry

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 13:15

WASHING BABY'S CLOTH

Babies make lots of mess...the corner of your house is filled with dirty nappies / diapers and their stained clothes. How to remove this strain...what kind of detergent can be used on the baby's clothes? Baby's clothes are to be carefully washed. The most important aspect to keep in mind before washing them..."the detergent of course!".


Nutritious Diet

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 13:12

You want to give your baby a nutritious diet so that he remains healthy. How do you ensure that he gets all of the essential vitamins and minerals, calcium and proteins? How can you provide your child with the balanced diet? What do you mean by Balanced Diet? A diet which is rich in all the nutrients for e.g. Vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins etc. is termed as a 'Balanced diet'. It is important that a child's diet should be both wealthy in quality and quantity.

Cosmetics

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 13:10

Baby soap Baby shampoo Baby oil Baby powder Baby cream Baby hair brush Baby nappies & diapers Baby cotton balls Some pediatrician recommend that you should shop carefully for all baby products. Purchase only those products, which contains natural ingredients. Artificial colors preservatives and fragrances can irritate the baby’s skin. So be sure to choose baby shampoo that will not irritate his eyes, and special baby soaps or a mild soap with lanolin or pure glycerin.


Bathing

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 13:08

Bathing The New Born

Until you’ve done it once or twice, most parents are terrified at the thought of bathing a soapy, squirming infant. Also, for the first few times the baby may howl from start to finish. Soon enough, your baby will anticipate his bath with delighted squeals. There is no need to give your infant an everyday bath, a sponge bath may do. Now lets see how to give bath to your little one's..

Massaging

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 13:05

Massaging Your Baby

Touch plays a key role in human bonding - whether it is between two friends, lovers, husband and wife or mother and child. it's a way of communicating things. Infant massage is probably the most basic method of bonding parents with their children. Massaging your baby gives you a chance to get intimate with their body language. The way their body looks and feels, and familiarize parents with their baby's response to stimuli.


Baby's Cry

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 12:59

Why Do Babies Cry? 

Are they crying out of hunger or is it a means of communication or is there any other reason for their crying? 

Feeding Infant

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 12:55

You want to give your baby a nutritious diet so that he remains healthy. How do you ensure that he gets all of the essential vitamins and minerals, calcium and proteins? How can you provide your child with the balanced diet? What do you mean by Balanced Diet? A diet which is rich in all the nutrients for e.g. Vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins etc. is termed as a 'Balanced diet'. It is important that a child's diet should be both wealthy in quality and quantity. Baby needs a balanced diet for maintenance ...


Baby Care

Published by administrator on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 12:51

Today so many children dies because of certain diseases which can be cured if vaccination is given properly to them. These Vaccinations are available free in Govt. Health Centres. Cures various diseases like Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis B and many more. Provided is some information on these vaccinations along with their alternative names, definition, vaccine information, immunization schedule, benefits, risks, when to delay ....

Drowning

Published by administrator on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 14:47

Helping the victim of drowning may be dangerous to the first aider as, in many cases, rescue from the water is first necessary. Apart from the dangers of an uncooperative and struggling casualty who may render the potential rescuer in need of urgent rescue from drowning, there are other hazards.


Food Poisoning

Published by administrator on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 14:38

A poison if gains entry into the body, can cause damage: this may be for a short period or may be permanent. Poisons can be taken into the body by a wide variety of routes. 

Poisons find their way into the body by being swallowed, inhaled, absorbed or injected.The effects can vary greatly depending on the poison involved. Most commonly, poisoning occurs accidentally and involves ordinary substances that are found in and around the house.

Panic Attacks

Published by administrator on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 14:22

Some people respond abnormally when under stress or faced with an alarming situation, i.e. an accident or on hearing bad news affecting their family. The person becomes agitated and panicked and on occasion may be labelled by some as being hysterical. 

You may notice 

The casualty hyperventilates, with fast and unusually deep breathing.

The casualty trembles: this can be so severe as to cause loss of coordinated movements.

Sweating.


Miscarriage

Published by administrator on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 14:17

A miscarriage is the loss of foetus within the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. In a number of cases the women concerned experience a late and heavy period without realising that they have been pregnant.

If a woman is aware she is pregnant, and experiences a possible miscarriage, she is likely to be extremely concerned and upset.

Heart Problems

Published by administrator on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 14:11

The heart is a muscular pump that 'beats' regularly throughout life. Each heartbeat is the result of an electrical stimulation that originates from within the heart. Because it is a live organ the heart requires its own supply of blood that provides life-giving oxygen.Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in the world.


Head Injuries

Published by administrator on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 14:00

The single most useful indicator of a head injury is that the casualty suffers an altered state of consciousness. Head injury is a fairly broad term that covers any injury to the head and may involve impairment to the casualty's level of consciousness.

Fever

Published by administrator on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 13:28

Fever is a raise in temperature beyond the normal body level of 98.4oF most commonly, it is caused by an infection such as chicken pox, measles, flu, etc. it can also be due to overheating through sunstroke.

Symptoms

A raised temperature.

The child complains of feeling hot/or cold.

Flushed skin that is hot to touch.

Sweating or dry skin.

General aches and pains.

Signs of illness e.g. rash. 


Fit

Published by administrator on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 13:24

The most common cause is a very high temperature (fever), due to the young child's brain being less tolerant of variations in body temperature so that a fit (febrile convulsions) results. These fits should not be confused with temper tantrums.Young children and infants can suffer from fits (convulsions) for a number of reasons 

Febrile convulsions 

Symptoms

That the child has a fever.

Faint

Published by administrator on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 13:19

A faint is a brief collapse involving loss of consciousness. It is caused by a reduction in the blood flow to the brain. Fainting can be a reaction to shock, pain or lack of food. Most commonly, however, it occurs when someone is inactive for a prolonged period, such as through standing still, and a significant amount of blood pools in the legs, thus reducing the flow to the brain. 

A faint is a minor event, but on occasions, the casualty may injure him/herself when falling. 


Eye Problem

Published by administrator on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:52

The eye is a very delicate organ. If scarring occurs, on the surface of the eye, blindness may result. The eye can become sore for a number of reasons, and it is important for the first aider to be able to recognise when it is necessary to seek medical aid.

SEEK MEDICAL AID

When there is a cut to the surface of the eye.

When the eye has been burned.

When the eye has a discharge.

If you suspect an infection.

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