Do you or your child suffer from ADHD?


Did you think only children suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Think again. As the name explains, those affected have a short attention span and are hyperactive or even impulsive. Symptoms start in childhood, mostly before the age of 12 years. However, they can continue into adulthood if not adequately managed. Are Narcotics the answer? Modern medicine treats ADHD with […]

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Teething terrors


Theoretical and practical learning can be oceans apart. When in university, I diligently devoured paediatrics and thought I knew all about teething babies. Now my little son is devouring me whole and letting me know in no uncertain terms, how much more I can learn. How do you know if your child is teething? Here are some indicators: Rubbing nose […]

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Understanding Bed-wetting

Sleeping siblings

Bed-wetting or Enuresis is defined as urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control) beyond the age of 4 years for daytime & 6 years for night time; or as the loss of continence after at least 3 months of dryness. The diagnosis of enuresis is made when wetting occurs twice a week for 3 consecutive months. HOW COMMON IS IT?At 5yrs:   […]

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