Here is the story of a resilient mother who strives to inject a sense of normalcy in what could be commonly considered a tumultuous experience for many, and who learned to take in stride her son’s condition of having Tourette Syndrome. Heart of a mother When mother-of-two Sharon Koh first noticed her son’s tics, she thought it was “just a bad habit” as she was not aware of the symptoms of the tic disorder or Tourette Syndrome at the time. Her son, Tytus was only four years old and she shrugged off the incessant blinking of his eyes as something that would pass as he grew older, and even scolded him for it. Tourette Syndrome Tourette syndrome (TS) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterised by involuntary movements and vocalisations called tics. A few examples of common tics are blinking, coughing, clearing of the throat, facial movements, and sniffing. The tics can sometimes go unnoticed by the observer, or in Sharon’s case, attributed to something else. … [Read more...] about ‘My child has Tourette Syndrome’: A mum’s story of resilience
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#Coronavirus Armed forces get emergency financial powers to meet India’s Covid-19 challenge #Coronavirus Some states to being jabs for 18-44 yrs on May 1, Covid-19 vaccination drive to stabilise with time: Centre #Coronavirus India records over 66 lakh coronavirus cases in April, highest since pandemic broke out #Coronavirus Covid-19: Govt permits import of oxygen concentrators via post, courier, for personal use under gifts category #Coronavirus COVID-19: Indian Navy deploys warships to bring medical oxygen from abroad #Coronavirus Treat available medical oxygen as critical commodity: Centre to states For Quick Alerts Subscribe Now Chinese President Xi Jinping writes to PM Modi, offers help and assistance to fight COVID-19 surge View Sample For Quick Alerts ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS For Daily Alerts Just In 17 min ago Armed forces get emergency financial … [Read more...] about Coronavirus cases: What is the protocol for looking after children with COVID-19?
The Health Ministry on April 29 issued the “ Revised guidelines for home isolation of mild/asymptomatic COVID-19 cases ”, in which it advised against attempting to procure or administer Remdesivir injections at home, underlining that it should be administered only in a hospital setting. Also read: Coronavirus | Health Ministry issues COVID-19 guidelines for gated residential complexes The guidelines stated that systemic oral steroids are not indicated in mild cases and if the symptoms (persistent fever, worsening cough etc.) persist beyond seven days, the treating doctor should be consulted for treatment with low-dose oral steroids. Elderly patients aged more than 60 years and those with co-morbid conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung or liver or kidney disease, cerebrovascular disease etc. shall only be allowed home isolation after a proper evaluation by the treating medical officer, it added. In case of falling oxygen saturation levels … [Read more...] about Coronavirus | Health Ministry releases revised guidelines for home isolation of mild COVID-19 cases
OVER the past few days, Brits have woken to blazing red sunrises or enjoyed fiery sunsets in the evening. But while parts of the country have been hotter than Barcelona this week , the milder weather has also brought with it a dust plume from the Sahara . It might make for a pretty photo to post on social media, but experts say the cloud of dirty air could pose a risk to those with asthma . People with respiratory problems are advised to stay indoors and be aware that the dust cloud could worsen their symptoms, including shortness of breath and wheezing, according to doctors. Weather conditions such as dust, air pollution, thunderstorms and plunging temperatures are all known to be triggers for asthma attacks. Campaigners have previously warned that Saharan dust could pose a serious risk to the 5.4 million people in the UK with asthma . What is Saharan dust and how does it get to the UK? As in other parts of the world, the wind can blow strongly … [Read more...] about How red sky in the morning could be dangerous sign for people with asthma
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