Author Archives: Jeniece Binder

How to Prevent Your Baby from Developing Plagiocephaly

A newborn baby has a soft and delicate head due to which it tends to develop a deformity because of continuous pressure. The deformity usually occurs as a flat spot on the baby’s head. Development of such a deformity in newborn babies is known as plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome. This syndrome is usually seen when babies spend more time… Read more »

Immune System Boosters

The human body has its own defense mechanism to fight disease-causing pathogens and prevent illnesses. This mechanism comprises cells, tissues, organs, and cell products, like antibodies, which are collectively known as the immune system of the body. This system identifies disease-causing microbes, and destroys them to protect the body from their attack. A strong immune system can perform all these… Read more »

Immune System Facts

Did You Know? One of the early descriptions of immunological memory dates back to the fifth century BC, when Thucydides published in his book ‘History of the Peloponnesian War’, an observation, that soldiers who had recovered from a disease were the best nurses for the freshly affected soldiers, because the recovered soldiers never caught the same disease twice, and if… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

If your child needs surgery and you have opted for elective surgery, then you have time on your hands to explain to your child all about the procedure. It’s advisable to talk to them about the hospital procedures and the surgery, it will make you less anxious. Explain in kid-friendly terms why he has to undergo the surgery. It’s human… Read more »

Cell-mediated Immunity Vs. Humoral Immunity

Did You Know? Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) is a specific marker that sticks out on the membrane of every cell in the human body; this marker indicates that the cell belongs to the body. This helps the immune system identify the pathogen or foreign invader. A healthy immune system is essential for our survival, as we are constantly exposed to… Read more »

Diseases Caused by Viruses

Micro-organisms are all around us. We cannot see them, but they have the ability to alter our lives and bring them to a standstill. If you’ve ever seen a virus (and there is little to no possibility of that), you will definitely be amazed at how a speck of almost nothing is responsible for so many diseases and disorders, not… Read more »

Preventive Measures for Shaken Baby Syndrome

As alert citizens, we come across several cases of early infant deaths. The cause is most often stated as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). On a closer look, we realize that there could be more to this unusual death than SIDS. Shaken baby syndrome is a critical form of child abuse where the child suffers because of parental frustrations. Often… Read more »

Dust Allergy Symptoms

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an allergy as “exaggerated or pathological immunological reaction (as by sneezing, difficult breathing, itching, or skin rashes) to substances, situations, or physical states that are without comparable effect on the average individual”. The immune systems of some people are programmed to overreact as soon as they come in contact with a particular substance. The body reacts… Read more »

Anthrax Disease – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Anthrax disease is one of the oldest diseases known to humankind. This disease, also known as Sixth Plague, occurred in grazing animals and was widespread in countries of Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, etc., where it claimed hundreds of thousands of animal and human lives. In vitro production of anthrax spores has been used as biological weapons by certain terrorist groups… Read more »

Stuffy Nose Remedies for Babies

A congested nose in an infant can be quite troublesome and needs to be treated at the earliest. However, there is no cause for alarm as a stuffy nose can be relieved quickly, that too using household ingredients. Before you begin trying to relieve your baby’s congested nose, keep in mind that babies are too young for over-the-counter drugs. So,… Read more »