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EasySix (ईज़ीसिक्स) , एक शॉट में 6 असाध्य रोगों से एक साथ प्रतिरक्षा देने के लिए एक नया कुशल टीका है

EasySix (ईज़ीसिक्स) का लॉन्च वैक्सीन उद्योग में एक बड़ा कदम है। इससे पहले, बाजार में उपलब्ध एक ही टीका (हेक्सैक्सिम) था, जिससे एक ही शॉट में 6 रोगों से लड़ने ...
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Time to keep your indoor pollution under control!!

Winter has just knocked the door. And also, the gloomy and hazy weather.  The Air Quality Index is showing alarming levels (~900), categorized under “severe” levels. Schools are closed and ...
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Vaccination reminder service is saving lives!! Learn how

A recent study by U-M’s School of Public Health revealed a shocking fact that only 18%of children are completely vaccinated with the recommended three doses of DPT vaccine and only about ...
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Why is the Measles vaccine given at 9 months? Is measles a common disease that early in life?

Measles is a highly contagious disease; spread by breathing, coughing or sneezing the viral infected respiratory droplets and direct contact with the diseased patient. Before the vaccines came into existence, ...
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Does my baby need an additional Hep B dose at 6 months after previous doses of combination vaccines?

My baby had hexaxim at 6 week followed by pentavac pfs at 10weeks and  14 weeks. Should I still take her for HepB vaccine for the 6th month dosage? Hepatitis ...
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Flu vaccine update 2017-18

Influenza vaccine composition needs to be changed each year after evaluating the genetic composition of circulating Influenza virus strains at that time. Influenza viruses continuously evolve and vaccine needs to ...
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EasySix, a new efficient vaccine to take care of 6 Preventable diseases in one shot is launched now

Launch of EasySix is a big one in vaccine industry. Earlier, there was only one vaccine (Hexaxim), available in the market, known to prevent 6 diseases in one shot but ...
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Hexaxim is a 6 in 1 painless vaccine, but very costly. Should you opt it over regular DTP vaccines?

My son’s doctor suggested to give Hexaxim, which is painless, instead of previous 6 week dose of Quinvaxem and IPV  vaccine when I went for 10 week due vaccination? But ...
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Why do we need to give Polio vaccine to children every year till the age of 5?

Polio virus is a very infectious virus which spreads through fecal to oral route in countries where sanitation facilities are poor. Wild polio virus gains entry inside a susceptible child ...
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Measles Rubella vaccination drive across India!! Should you vaccinate or not vaccinate your child?

The measles-rubella (MR) vaccination drive was launched on Feb 6 and it will go on till Feb 28 throughout India. It will target more than 35 million children between the ...
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Is your baby’s head out of shape? Causes and treatments

Babies have soft spots or fontanels on their skulls heads to facilitate birth by pressing through the narrow birth canal. That is why, newborn baby’s head looks weirdly pointed right ...
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Important tips to make your home safe, once your baby is on all fours

Babies have amazing curiosity and energy levels. It is of utmost importance to make their surroundings safe. Little ones are prone to get serious injuries when they are active and ...
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Do you think your toddler is not social at all? Must watch for Autism red flags

Raunak looks healthy as a one-year-old toddler. But his mother is still worried as he rarely gives any response to her loving gestures. Most of the time he looks dull ...
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Tips to minimize the risk of giving birth to an Autistic child

It is the biggest blessing for a mother to give birth to a healthy baby. Life becomes upside down when parents discover that their young one is suffering from Autism ...
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Think before giving antibiotics to your child!! It might cause more harm than good

I know when your child has a real bad cold, it seems quite comforting to give that magic dose of antibiotic and wave a goodbye to sick days as soon ...
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Is your baby ready for solid food?

Full term babies should be ready for solid food by the time they reach their half birthday. Clinical reports suggest that the majority of normal babies and obviously premature babies ...
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What all you need to make hygienic baby food at home?

There is nothing best than hygienically prepared fresh baby food with right nutritious ingredients. Here is a list of some tools, which can help busy moms make mess free meals ...
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Step by step guide to introduce solids to babies

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for infants till the age of 6 months as it provided better immunity. Breast milk provides all the essential nutrients till the age of 6 months ...
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Home remedies to soothe newborn’s cold

It is quite an unnerving experience to watch your little baby having a hard time to suck milk and even breathe while suffering from cold. Babies are so fragile. So, ...
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Is that smile real?

Babies begin to smile much early, even in their mother’s womb. The newborn smiles are not real; they are not in response to anything. Early smiles are reflex smiles, which ...
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Smile turns to giggles

Baby’s first laugh is one of the best moments in parenthood to enjoy. If your baby hasn’t started laughing yet, no need to worry about it. Series of joyful noises ...
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Do you need a Flu shot?

Flu is a self limiting viral sickness for most of the people. They can recover in less than 2 weeks without medical care or antiviral drugs. But, it might lead ...
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Flu season is round the corner. New vaccine stock is available in India

What is new in 2016-17 Influenza virus vaccines? Composition of flu vaccine is different than last year. Only one strain is same and the other two are different. Vaccine strains ...
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Is your baby ready to crawl?

Crawling is a very important milestone, as it gives the actual unaided mobility to the baby for the first time. A baby is ready to crawl once he becomes independent ...
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Best Play Gyms for Kids in India

Do you see your baby reaching out to hold your finger? Its time to get her some colourful hanging toys. Things that are soft, make those little sounds and far ...
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When do babies realize the reflection in mirror as their own?

Have you observed your little one looking at the mirror attached to the crib or wall continuously? As the baby grows, it becomes all the more interesting to watch her ...
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How effective is Painless DTP vaccine?

Painless DTP vaccine are subunit type of vaccines containing only a part of Pertussis causing bacteria and not the whole of it.  They are actually  DTaP vaccines but known as ...
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Good news!! Chikungunya virus won’t make you sick again

If you have suffered from Chikungunya once, you are immune for lifetime, to be suffered from it again. As per the microbiology department of AIMS, Chikungunya disease is caused by ...
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Is it still possible to get the disease for which vaccine has been given?

If a baby can get a disease even after giving the vaccine, then why are vaccines important and how effective they are? Vaccines are not 100% effective. There is always ...
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Why are booster doses important?

Question: I see that you have mentioned booster doses for some vaccines in the immunization schedule. How are these important. Booster doses serve as a reminder call to our immune ...
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How many different vaccines can be given to an infant during one doctor visit?

Schedule mentions so many vaccines to be given at the same time during first year. Is it safe and does it work well? Typically 6 different types of vaccines namely ...
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Why is it important to take flu shots every year?

My pediatrician recommends that I get flu vaccination done for my daughter every year and she suggests that even adults should get it. Is it really helpful? Influenza A viruses ...
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Is it important to give vaccine of same brand for different doses?

No, it is not essential to give vaccines of same brands only for all the doses. The more important concern should be to timely administer the doses to complete the ...
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Why some vaccines are optional?

Some vaccines are optional in contrast to the mandatory vaccines which should be given essentially to all the children of certain age group. Optional vaccines are the vaccines which are ...
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What is the difference between Synflorix and Prevnar?

Prevnar13 (Pfizer) and Synflorix (GSK) both are Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines indicated for active immunization of infants and children from 6 weeks up to 5 years of age against invasive Pneumococcal ...
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Rolling over (4-6 months)

Babies are very active small people.  By 4 months of age they start rolling over. This milestone is achieved right after getting full head control. Babies love to roll as ...
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Growth spurt in Babies

Worn out? Are you feeding every next hour through day and night? Yeah. Must be feeling like a walking “mother dairy” for your baby.  Sometimes, the baby who is  always ...
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Does Polio virus infect only children?

Can someone who never received the polio vaccination get infected with the polio virus in his 30s, or does this only impact young children? Polio virus can infect the adults ...
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Reach and grab the toys. (3-6 months)

Babies are born with Grasp reflex. When we press the finger on newborn baby’s palm, he makes a fist and tries to grab our finger. This reflex stays till the ...
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Head control in babies.

Babies are fragile and they need to be hold properly, providing lots of support to head and neck. Baby’s neck muscles take about one month to grow stronger, in order ...
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Breast milk, the baby’s first vaccine, is critical for immunity

Every child should be breastfed right after the birth. Exclusive breastfeeding from birth to 6 months alone, can save about 1.5 million lives each year according to United Nations Children’s ...
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Tailored tips to soothe a colicky baby!!

How do I help my colicky baby? Now, that you have explored and understood the reason behind your baby’s frantic crying. See Colicky baby. Get prepared to help her transform ...
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Colicky baby ahh!! Worked up days and sleepless nights for new parents. Want to know the reason?

My baby was alright earlier but now she keeps crying since she turned  3 week old. Crying just doesn’t stop and sometimes go on and on, for more than three ...
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Umbilical cord care of newborn.

Greetings!! you have just welcomed your little bundle of joy in life.  Parenting is a big responsibility.  First time parents live everyday in the fear of doing something wrong which ...
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Why DTP vaccine is always given together?

 DTP vaccine is a combination vaccine given to prevent Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis. All the 3 vaccines are identified as mandatory vaccines. So, it makes sense to give them together ...
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In abbreviated form of polio vaccine IPV, the first letter stands for Inject-able or Inactivated?

  IPV means Inactivated Polio Vaccine . The mode of administration is via injection. You can read more at http://vaccinebox.com/vaccines/polio-vaccine/ In abbreviated form of polio vaccine IPV, the first letter ...
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What are some vaccines recommended for any adult?

Hep A vaccine should be taken by adults if not taken before as 2 doses at least 6 months apart. Typhoid conjugate vaccine every 10 years. Influenza vaccine every year ...
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Has evolution gone wrong due to which human babies require vaccination?

No, I don’t think evolution has to do anything with stress on vaccination these days. Other species of animals, coming under the humans in the evolution tree, live life given ...
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Are painless vaccinations effective?

Painless vaccines refer to DTP vaccine with acellular Pertussis component (DTaP). DTaP fails to prevent transmission and spread of Pertussis among  people as it does not prevent Pertussis from entering ...
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What are booster shots and why are they needed?

Vaccines provide our body with memory antibody reserves which tend to decline over a  period of time. Infections which have the ability to progress very quickly to become a disease, ...
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Is Prevnar 13 significantly better than Prevnar and Synflorix?

Both Prevnar 13 and Synflorix are better than the older Prevnar which provides protection against only 7 serotypes. With Prevnar 13, one gets protected against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria ...
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What is painless vaccination? What are its pros and cons?

Painless vaccines do not cause any adverse reactions like pain and fever and this term is associated with DTP vaccine which are subunit type of vaccines containing only a part ...
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How often must the vaccines be repeated? How many DTP boosters are required?

Please go through the Immunization schedule DTP first booster is required at 16-24 months of age, followed by a second booster at  4-6 yrs of age. Tdap vaccine is required ...
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What is the difference between oral polio vaccine and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)?

Oral Polio vaccine consists of attenuated, (not able to cause a disease) live Polio virus strains and is administered orally. Inactivated Polio vaccine consist of inactivated Polio viruses created by ...
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Polio vaccine shortage: A Reason to worry!!

Inactivated Polio Virus (IPV) injectable vaccine gives protection against all the 3 types of polioviruses. Withdrawal of trivalent oral Polio drops makes it mandatory to get 1 dose of inactivated ...
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Mandatory MMR vaccination stuck in bureaucracy?

Rubella or german measles can cause Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) in infants born to infected mothers. This means, they can suffer from mental handicap, visual impairment, deafness and heart abnormalities, ...
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Polio injection now mandatory in India!! Drops not enough.

Pulse Polio campaign using Oral Polio Virus (OPV) drops won all the accolades in getting India, a Polio free status in march 2014 by World Health Organisation (WHO). Now, India ...
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Dengvaxia, the first Dengue vaccine waiting to be launched in India!!

Dengue, the break-bone fever, is a serious mosquito-borne disease that makes around 400 million people sick every year. Close to 5 lakh patients need to be hospitalized, out of which ...
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Be prepared, Flu season is almost here!!

Flu season is almost here. Be prepared before it catches you or your loved ones. According to the last year’s statistics, H1N1 flu created a lot of panic throughout India ...
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Innovative Dengue treatment on the horizon, with the efforts from Serum Institute of India.

Asia’s largest vaccine maker, Pune based Serum Institute of India is planning to wear another feather in her cap by trying to launch Dengue treatment in India. Dengue is creating ...
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Made in India Dengue vaccine in 5 years

5 years seems to be long wait but nevertheless, a promising Indian vaccine which might save lives of the masses in near future is worth every Rupee spend on research ...
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Protect your child from Typhoid this rainy season!!

Enjoy the rains!! Rainy season bring the cravings of fried delicacies which is further strengthened by the nice aroma of street food.  It becomes hard to completely avoid the outside ...
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Dengue vaccine soon , but not efficient for small kids!!

Dengue also infamous as the break-bone fever, is a mosquito – borne viral disease. High fever, headache, severe ache behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains and rash similar to ...
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Fully Immunize every child

As “Indradhanush” or rainbow brightens up the sky with its 7 colors, the campaign (Mission Indradhanush) to immunize children against seven vaccine preventable diseases looks promising in its quest to ...
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Swine flu vaccine

Swine flu vaccine is included in Influenza shots recommended to be given yearly, as immunity against Influenza declines in one year. Children below 5 years of age, pregnant women, senior ...
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Swine flu outbreak in India. Could it be prevented?

Swine flu scare The increasing number of swine flu cases and fatalities  in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Telangana have taken us back to bitter memories of 2009, when ...
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Updates in IAP Immunization schedule

Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) has updated its recommended immunization schedule for children of ages 0-18 years, based on current scientific evidences. Excerpts from the changes in the schedule are ...
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Vaccines, the trainers of our Immune Defense Army

Immune Defense Army Humans are blessed with an immune system which can recognize foreign invaders and fight them like an army in a battle. The army constitutes of various types ...
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