Friday, February 28, 2014





to give pleasure to a single heart
 by a single act is better than a
thousand heads bowing in prayer.

-- Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, February 8, 2014

William Shakespeare - Fairy Queen Poem

Over hill, over dale, 

Thorough bush, thorough brier, 

Over park, over pale, 

Thorough flood, thorough fire! 

I do wander everywhere, 

Swifter than the moon's sphere; 

And I serve the Fairy Queen

To dew her orbs upon the green

The cowslips tall her pensioners be; 

In their gold coats spots you see; 

Those be rubies, fairy favours; 

In those freckles live their savours; 

I must go seek some dewdrops here, 

And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear. 

By William Shakespeare 



milk cream (thick layer formed on top of milk after cooling)


Take milk cream, a pinch of turmeric powder and add few drops
of honey, mix it well till it forms a thick paste;
apply the paste as a thin layer on your face and let it dry
for 20 minutes.
this will result in skin glow

Tips for Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

Tips for Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

Get Oral Health Care

„ Taking care of your mouth while you are 
pregnant is important for you and your baby. 
Changes to your body when you are pregnant 
can make your gums sore or puffy and can make 
them bleed. "is problem is called gingivitis 
(inflammation of the gums). If gingivitis is not 
treated, it may lead to more serious periodontal 
(gum) disease. "is disease can lead to tooth 
„ Oral health care, including use of X-rays, 
pain medication, and local anesthesia, is safe 
throughout pregnancy.
„ Get oral health treatment, as recommended by 
an oral health professional, before delivery.
„ If your last dental visit took place more than 
6 months ago or if you have any oral health 
problems or concerns, schedule a dental 
appointment as soon as possible.

Tell the dental office that you are pregnant and 
your due date. "is information will help the 
dental team provide the best care for you.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

„ Brush your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste 
twice a day. Replace your toothbrush every 3 
or 4 months, or more often if the bristles are 
frayed. Do not share your toothbrush. Clean 
between teeth daily with floss or an inter dental 
„ Rinse every night with an over-the-counter 
fluoridated, alcohol-free mouthrinse.
„ After eating, chew xylitol-containing gum or use 
other xylitol-containing products, such as mints, 
which can help reduce bacteria that can cause 
tooth decay.
„ If you vomit, rinse your mouth with a teaspoon 
of baking soda in a cup of water to stop acid 
from attacking your teeth.

Eat Healthy Foods

􀂄 Eat a variety of healthy foods, such as fruits;
vegetables; whole-grain products like cereals,
bread, or crackers; and dairy products like
milk, cheese, cottage cheese, or unsweetened
yogurt. Meats, fish, chicken, eggs, beans, and
nuts are also good choices.
􀂄 Eat fewer foods high in sugar like candy,
cookies, cake, and dried fruit, and drink fewer
beverages high in sugar like juice, fruit-flavored
drinks, or pop (soda).
􀂄 For snacks, choose foods low in sugar, such as
fruits, vegetables, cheese, and unsweetened yogurt.
􀂄 To help choose foods low in sugar, read food
􀂄 If you have problems with nausea, try eating
small amounts of healthy foods throughout the
􀂄 Drink water or milk instead of juice, fruitflavored
drinks, or pop (soda).

Drink water throughout the day, especially
between meals and snacks. Drink fluoridated
water (via a community fluoridated water
source) or, if you prefer bottled water, drink
water that contains fluoride.
􀂄 To reduce the risk of birth defects, get 600
micrograms of folic acid each day throughout
your pregnancy. Take a dietary supplement of
folic acid and eat foods high in folate and foods
fortified with folic acid. Examples of these
foods include
􀁴 Asparagus, broccoli, and green leafy vegetables,
such as lettuce and spinach
􀁴 Legumes (beans, peas, lentils)
􀁴 Papaya, tomato juice, oranges or orange juice,
strawberries, cantaloupe, and bananas
􀁴 Grain products fortified with folic acid (breads,
cereals, cornmeal, flour, pasta, white rice)

Practice Other Healthy Behaviors

􀂄 Attend prenatal classes.
􀂄 Stop any use of tobacco products and recreational
drugs. Avoid secondhand smoke.
􀂄 Stop any consumption of alcoholic beverages.

After Your Baby Is Born

􀂄 Continue taking care of your mouth
after your baby is born. Keep getting oral
health care, practicing good oral hygiene,
eating healthy foods, and practicing other
healthy behaviors.
􀂄 Take care of your baby’s gums and teeth,
feed your baby healthy foods (exclusive
breastfeeding for at least 4 months, but
ideally for 6 months), and take your baby
to the dentist by age 1.
􀂄 Ask your baby’s pediatric health professional
to check your baby’s mouth (conduct
an oral health risk assessment) starting at
age 6 months, and to provide a referral to a
dentist for urgent oral health care.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Types of Headaches

The most common headaches for teens are tension-type headaches and migraines.
  • Tension-type headaches often feel like a tight squeezing or pressing band is around your head. The pain is dull and achy and is usually felt on both sides of the head, but may be in front and back as well. There is usually no sense of nausea or vomiting with tension-type headaches.
  • Migraines are very painful episodes of headache. A migraine often lasts for hours up to 2 days. It may feel like the inside of your head is throbbing or pounding. Migraines are usually felt on only one side of your head, but may be felt across the forehead. A migraine may make you feel light-headed or dizzy, and/or make your stomach upset. You may even vomit with a migraine. Sometimes, you may see spots or be sensitive to light, sounds, and smells. If you get migraines, chances are someone in your family also has this problem.
About 1% to 2% of teens suffer from headaches more than 15 days per month, sometimes even daily. This is called chronic daily headache and is most often a form of chronic migraine. This is a tough problem to tackle, so when you have this kind of headache, it is good to see your pediatrician as soon as possible.

When to See Your Pediatrician

If you are worried about your headaches—or if this problem begins to disrupt your school, home, or social life—see your pediatrician. Also call your pediatrician if you experience any of the following:
  • Head injury—Headaches from a recent head injury should be checked right away—especially if you were knocked out by the injury.
  • Seizures/convulsions—Any headaches associated with seizures or fainting require immediate attention.
  • Frequent headaches—You get more than one headache a week.
  • Severe pain—Headache pain is severe and prevents you from doing activities you want to do.
  • Headaches in the middle of the night—Headaches that wake you from sleep or occur in early morning.
  • Eye problems—Headaches that cause blurred vision, eye spots, or other visual changes.
  • Other symptoms—If fever, vomiting, stiff neck, toothache, or jaw pain accompany your headache, you may need an exam—including laboratory tests or x-rays.


Infants Are Amazing

In the very beginning, it may seem that your baby does nothing but eat, sleep, cry, and fill her diapers. But your infant is learning too. She can see and hear what is happening around her and can communicate her needs and interests to others. Parents can help their babies learn by playing with them.
Infants have the ability to see faces and objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors. They can tell the difference between the voices of their parents and others. We’re surprised when they mold their bodies into our arms or shoulders. We marvel at how they came into the world able to suck, communicate certain needs by crying, and, at times,calm down on their own. Most infants can do all of these things as soon as they are born.

You Are Your Baby’s First Teacher

First experiences have a very important effect on the future. That’s why you are so important to your baby’s growth and development. The growth of your baby’s brain is affected by the care and experiences you provide. Loving attention helps new brain cells connect in ways that help infants:
  • Feel secure and confident.
  • Make sense of new ideas and information.
  • Grow healthy bodies.

Things To Watch For

Your baby has a different style or personality from all other babies. It’s fun to get to know your baby’s likes, needs, and abilities. Find out how your baby relates to other people and situations.
  • Some infants like more activity, some like less.
  • Some infants are louder when they laugh or cry, some are quieter by nature.
All infants let us know when they have had enough. Some ways your baby may tell you that it’s time for a nap are:
  • Avoids making eye contact
  • Becomes sleepy or fussy, may cry a lot
  • Coughs or spits
  • Rubs eyes

Take Care of Yourself

Children grow faster in their first year than at any other time in their lives. This will take a lot of your time and energy. You need to be healthy and happy to give your child the best start possible. When you feel good about yourself, you will be helping your baby feel happy and secure too. This is why you need to find the time to take care of yourself. Let people know when you need support or help. After you are rested, you will have more energy and you will be able to have more fun with your baby.

Others Who Care For Your Baby

Developing a close bond with parents and family members is important. It helps infants form positive relationships with others.
  • By letting other people hold and talk with your baby when you are around, your baby learns how to relate to other people.
  • When you cannot be with your baby, it is best if the same few trusted people are the caregivers. Your baby will learn to expect and enjoy their company and kindness.
  • If you decide to leave your baby with a relative, friend, or professional child care provider, make sure that the caregiver and surroundings adequately provide a healthy, safe and comforting environment. This way, you will feel confident about the safe and loving care being provided.


In recent years vegetarianism has grown in popularity. School-age children be­come more conscious that animals must be killed in order to obtain meat, and that knowledge may prompt them to choose a vegetarian diet. Vegetarian di­ets tend to be high in fiber and polyunsaturated fat, and low in cholesterol and calories.
If your child is following a vegetarian diet, you need to guard against nutri­tional deficiencies. There are various degrees of vegetarianism, and the strict­ness of the diet will determine whether your youngster is vulnerable to nutritional shortcomings.
Following are the common categories of vegetarians. Although none eat meat, poultry, or fish, there are other areas in which they vary:
  • Lacto-ovo-vegetarians consume eggs, dairy products, and plant foods.
  • Lacto-vegetarians eat dairy products and plant foods but not eggs.
  • Vegans eat only plant foods, no eggs or dairy products.
Children can be well nourished on all three types of vegetarian diet, but nu­tritional balance is very difficult to achieve if dairy products and eggs are com­pletely eliminated. Vegetarians sometimes consume insufficient amounts of calcium and vitamin D if they remove milk products from their diet.
Also, because of the lack of meat products, vegetarians sometimes have an inadequate iron intake. They may also consume insufficient amounts of vita­min B-12, zinc, and other minerals. If their caloric intake is also extremely low, this could cause a delay in normal growth and weight gain.
Vegetarians may also lack adequate protein sources. As a result, you need to ensure that your child receives a good balance of essential amino acids. As a general guideline, his protein intake should come from more than one source, combining cereal products (wheat, rice) with legumes (dry beans, soybeans, peas), for example; when eaten together, they provide a higher quality mixture of amino acids than if either is consumed alone.
Other planning may be necessary. To ensure adequate levels of vitamin B-12, you might serve your child commercially prepared foods fortified with this vitamin. While calcium is present in some vegetables, your child may still need a calcium supplement if he does not consume milk and other dairy prod­ucts. Alternative sources of vitamin D might also be advisable if there is no milk in the diet. Your pediatrician may recommend iron supplements, too, al­though your child can improve his absorption of the iron in vegetables by drinking citrus juice at mealtime.