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India lags behind other countries in measles reduction

Worldwide, the incidence of measles has fallen dramatically, from 4.6 cases per 1,000 people in 2000, to 1.6 cases per 1,000 in 2010, according to a newly issued report. Improvements in measles outcomes have not been keeping pace in India, however. “…The practicing pediatrician should scan through the vaccination card… 

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Dietary practices during childhood illnesses lead to nutritional restrictions

The beliefs, knowledge, and attitude of Indian caregivers toward dietary practices during childhood illnesses lead to nutritional restrictions, according to a recently published study. In India, 43% of children aged 5 years and under are malnourished or undernourished. In fact, a child with grade I or II malnutrition may appear… 

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Incorrect paracetamol dosing common among children’s caregivers

Giving supratherapeutic doses of paracetamol is common among caregivers, according to a recent study in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. “Doctors should check the understanding of the [caregiver] by asking a simple question, after explaining the dosing procedures: ‘What did you understand? Please, let me know in… 

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