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Bubble Boy Disease

Bubble Boy Disease

Bubble Boy Disease also known as SCID, is a congenital problem occurring among children leading to failure in their immune system effectively functioning, thus making them more prone to fungus, bacteria and virus-related diseases.  The term ‘bubble boy disease’ came into existence due to the familiar SCID kid several years back that was placed in a specialised ‘sterile bubble’ for safeguarding him from infections. When SCID is undetected and not treated, such infants rarely live past a year’s time. SCID treatment is conducted by transfusion of bone marrow cells from a matching donor in good health. These transfused stem cells attain maturity in the receiver’s body transforming into T and B cells – the specialized WBC’s known as lymphocytes that don crucial roles as infection-combatants  [...]

Chickenpox Facts- Varicella

Chickenpox Facts- Varicella

Chickenpox is a widely prevalent ailment that leads to scratchy rashes and reddish patches or pox (blister formations) that spreads throughout the body. It is mostly observed to affect children, but there are certain individuals that would contract chickenpox at a certain phase in their lives if they didn’t previously get inoculated with the chickenpox vaccine. Chickenpox generally has no grave consequence amongst children in good health. However, it could lead to certain complications during pregnancy, in newly born babies, teenagers, adults and in those having depleted immunity that saps the body’s capacity to combat infection. If one has formerly had chickenpox, then it is unlikely for it to relapse. However, the virus remains within the system for protracted periods of time, long after  [...]

Healthy Ways of Combating Cold and Flu Viruses – Part I

Healthy Ways of Combating Cold and Flu Viruses – Part I

How soon must the children understand ways to averting cold and flu viruses? Well, as is wisely professed that the earlier the better. As tots get older and eventually outgrow that exasperating phase wherein they have to put whatever they are fascinated about into their mouth – then it is the ideal time to get started on instructing them on inculcating habits that will safeguard them from cold and flu germs. Good sanitation habits are comparatively much simpler to initiate and imbibe when the children are young. Undesirable habits are often a tight nut to crack. Espousing healthy habits in tots could have a myriad of tangible advantages. Ducking merely one or two of those day care-contracted flu viruses might save one a host of despair and anguish. Also healthy habits could aid in safeguarding  [...]