Month: April 2021

Experts say Covid exposed India’s fragile health care, call for higher investment

Bengaluru: The rising number of deaths due to Covid, long queues to get vaccinated and shortage of beds in hospital have exposed how India’s healthcare system lies paralysed in the face of the pandemic. Dr Harish Pillai, CEO, Aster India, Aster DM Healthcare tells The Hans India that the pandemic has placed immense pressure on …

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There should be insurance cover for Autism too: Dr. Himani Narula, Continua Kids

When we talk about autism spectrum disorders in India, the first and most important things are that there are already some policies which are in place and existing. We need to take adequate measures to implement these policies across the country. Source: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/health-insurance-for-autism-would-be-a-big-help-to-the-parents-dr-himani-narula-continua-kids/82136604

9 ways to manage sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder

Over 50 to 80 per cent of children with autism spectrum disorder have either difficulty in falling asleep and/or staying asleep through the night. They may take hours to go to sleep, or get up in the middle of the night and start crying or playing. Inadequate sleep at night can cause behavioural challenges, irritability, …

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World Autism Awareness Day 2021: Check early signs of Autism and parenting tips

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disability caused by differences in the brain. Science to date doesn’t know the exact causes of these differences for most people with ASD. There are multiple causes of ASD, although most are not yet known, it’s been known to be an interplay of some genetic and environmental factors. …

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World Autism Day 2021: Parenting tips that can help your special child bloom

For the parents whose child has been recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, go through the three phases of stress, the first one of an alarm, then resistance and denial followed by exhaustion, however if parents seek adequate parent support and counselling from an expert and get their queries answered, learn and educate themselves on …

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