#WorldHeartDay: What can parents do to safeguard her child’s heart health?

These days there is increased awareness about health, and everyone spends time at the gym or follow a diet. What one also needs to realise is that childhood is when healthy heart habits should start. Unfortunately, as adults, we are focusing on while getting back to health, the stress on children’s health seems to be […]

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Know about the 4 downsides of a lack of playtime in children

Discouraging children to spend time with friends or to get outside of the house to enjoy have been found to have negative effects on their growth, according to WellnessMama.com. Lack of playtime in children has been linked to the following: excessive anxiety, over-reaction to innocent social interactions, trouble coordinating movements with peers and reduced ability […]

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Mumbai: 50 per cent children are malnourished in Govandi, reveals survey

Centre asks states to focus on fighting against growing urban malnutrition

The union government stated that the incidence of malnutrition in urban settings is primarily caused due to the rising population of the poor, food safety risks and unhealthy food environment, and asked the states to expand the outreach and nutrition services to the most vulnerable people such as slum-dwellers and migrants In a letter to […]

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This baby toy can causing serious injuries, caution health experts

According to a new study, hundreds of thousands of babies have been injured while using baby walkers. The results of the study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics this week. The team of researchers looked at emergency visits due to injuries caused while using infant walkers between 1990 and 2014. They found […]

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Early exposure to traffic linked to spike in asthma cases worldwide among children

The study published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health highlights the impact of inhaling nitrogen dioxide from motor vehicle exhaust in 194 countries and 125 major cities worldwide. It shows that between 2010 and 2015, 64 per cent of all new cases of asthma occurred in urban areas. The researchers from the George Washington […]

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Too much screen time hurts toddlers’ social skills, shows new study

The findings come on the heels of another University of Alberta study that showed kindergarteners who get too much screen time may be more at risk of behaviour and attention problems in school. In the new study, behavioural epidemiologist Valerie Carson and her research team examined associations of physical activity and sedentary behaviour with social […]

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Autism may be accurately diagnosed as early as 14 months of age

Now, researchers have concluded that the disorder can be stably diagnosed from 14 months (1 year and 2 months) of age, providing an opportunity for medical advancement. A landmark event in the life of a toddler is their first birthday. This is the time when toddlers start learning to walk, talk, engage in joint social […]

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'Be your children's friend to understand them better'

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

In this article, I want to address mental health issues, which can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years. Surprisingly, self-harm is […]

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Breastfeeding might benefit babies by reducing stress, reveals study

Paediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until they’re at least 6 months old because it can bolster babies’ immune systems and reduce their risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, obesity and diabetes. While there’s plenty of research documenting these benefits, less is known about exactly how breastfeeding might cause […]

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