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DNA Sciences

What is DNA Science/Genetic Engineering? 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, the reshuffling

Adoption

IntroductionThe adoption of Indian children by foreign nationals is a controversial issue. To some people it is incomprehensible why Indian children should be sent abroad at all. This situation arises because adoption is still a bit of a stigma in India.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 ano

Birth Planning

Use this special section to explore birth options, write down questions, take notes in childbirth class, and ease your journey through labour to your wonderful new baby. 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

HIB Immunization (Vaccine)

Alternative names: Haemophilus influenzae B conjugate vaccine; Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine or shot; vaccine - Hib Information: Vaccine Information There are at least three types of licensed Haemophilus b conjugate vaccines. All are considered effective; however, not all types are approved for use in infants. The primary type used in the immunization of infants is the Haemophilus b conjugate vaccine, given by injection. This vaccine first became available in 1988 and has been

Polio

Polio Immunization (Vaccine) Alternative names:immunization - polio; inactivated polio vaccine (IPV); monovalent oral polio vaccine (MOPV); oral polio vaccine (OPV); Sabin vaccine; Salk vaccine; trivalent oral polio vaccine (TOPV) Information: Definition An immunization (vaccination) against poliomyelitis (a viral disease that can cause permanent crippling, paralysis, and sometimes even death). Vaccine InformationThere are two types of polio vaccine. The Salk vaccine (inactivated po

MMR Immunization (Vaccine)

Alternative names:measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine; mumps vaccination; rubella vaccination; vaccine - MMR Information:DefinitionA combined vaccine to protect individuals against measles, mumps, and rubella. Vaccine InformationThe 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 si

DPT Immunization (Vaccine)

Alternative names: DPT vaccine; DT vaccine; TD vaccine; vaccine - DPT Information: Definition A combined vaccine to protect against diphtheria and tetanus. The DPT (DTP) vaccine also protects against pertussis. Vaccine InformationThe DPT (DTP) vaccine is a "3-in-1" vaccine that protects against diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus. It can be given to children less than 7 years old. It is given by injection, usually into the arm or the thigh. Immunization ScheduleDPT (DTP) vaccination is o

Child Vaccination

Childhood Vaccination 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 or when do not

Baby’s Laundry

WASHING BABY’S CLOTHBabies 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!".Baby’s clothes are to be washed with a soft and mild detergent. Soap is also recommended because it tends to have fewer additives that might i

Nutritious Diet

Nutritious DietYou 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 balanc

Cosmetics

Baby’s Cosmetics Baby soap Baby shampoo Baby oil Baby powder Baby cream Baby hair brush Baby nappies & diapers Baby cotton balls Some paediatricians 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

Bathing The New BornUntil 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..Take a small tub and run two inches of warm water in it. Test the warmth, it should not be ho

Massaging

Massaging Your BabyTouch 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.A daily massage is a powerful tool. Besides, imparting

Baby’s Cry

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? Lets find it out... Generally, infants keep demanding a feed even though they are not hungry. Do they need a pacifier to satisfy themselves? A pacifier is a nipple with a very small hole that is attached to a plastic disk. The disk prevents the baby from accidentally swallowing the nipple. It is not very clear how exactly a pacifier stops a mildly irritated baby f

Feeding Infant

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

Baby Care

Childhood Vaccination 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 or when do not

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