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Children’s health and parenting

Babies and children need special care from adults if they are to grow up healthy, happy, and as productive citizens. And parenting them is by no means, easy. Parents need to be on their toes right from when their little baby is born…with challenges ranging from newborn care and vaccinations to a healthy diet.

Join this Children’s Health and Parenting Support Group today to make the most of the time when your children are still young.
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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells in the bone marrow - they are overproduced, crowd out the normal cells, and spread to other organs.

Join our online support group for people with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and their families. Ask your questions to experts and share your experiences.

Adolescent Depression

Depression in adolescents is quite similar to that of adults. Teens suffering from psychotic depressions may report hallucinations. Other common signs are a decline in academic achievements, behavioral problems in friendship, withdrawal from external contact, and a lack of enthusiasm and energy.

As a parent or caregiver for an adolescent, always remain on your guard against possible symptoms of teen depression. Give your child all the attention and love he/she requires. Pick up some easy tips on managing depression here at this support group.

AIDS/HIV

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is a disease which destroys the immune system and makes the affected person vulnerable to opportunistic infections and tumors. There is no cure for AIDS, but modern multi-drug therapies have been successful in helping people with AIDS manage the disease.

Join our online support group for people with AIDS to find help and information from experts and meet others with AIDS.

Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder characterized by difficulties getting along with other people and reading non-verbal, social cues. But people with asperger’s syndrome have good language and cognitive skills.

Join our online support group for people with Asperger’s syndrome and their families. Learn more by talking with experts in the field and others with similar problems; network and empower yourself.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is the most studied childhood psychiatric disorder. Children affected by this condition have problems at home and school and also while interacting with their fellow students and peers.

A child with ADHD needs your special care, and also understanding of his peers and educators. If you’re looking for help, this support group is the place to be.

Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by problems in social interaction, speech and repetitive and restrictive behaviors. Early intervention, intensive special education and appropriate therapy can help autistic children – and even teenagers and adults – integrate better with other people.

Join our online support group for autism – meet other parents facing the same challenges with their children, and teachers, therapists, and doctors who can help.

Birth Defect - Structural Defects

Structural birth defects are problems related to parts of the body present at birth, like abnormally formed or missing limbs or organs. Babies with structural birth defects are more likely to be sickly and die early and more likely to be mentally retarded.

Get support and information from experts and other concerned people by joining our online support group for people and families living with structural birth defects.

Birth Defects - Genetic

Medindia’s support group on genetic birth defects discusses the transmission and management of several birth abnormalities passed on through the parents’ genes, including Down syndrome, Achondroplasia, Hemophilia and Cystic fibrosis.

If you have concerns on any genetic birth defect, this support group will help clarify all your queries on the subject.

Birth defects - Infections

All through pregnancy, a fetus faces the threat of infection from a variety of microorganisms. While some can be fought off by a mother’s healthy immune system, others may result in a miscarriage or a stillbirth. Sometimes, infectious diseases lile rubella and HIV may also cause growth retardation and congenital defects in children.

For more information on birth abnormalities caused by infectious diseases, our support group is where you’ll find it.

Birth Defects - Metabolic Defects

The absence or deficiency of a particular enzyme in the body may impair certain important metabolic processes. A disease arising out of such a defect is called a metabolic disorder. Several such disorders may be inherited, such as Phenylketonuria

For further information on metabolic birth defects and their implications, join Medindia’s support group today!







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