Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia risk

A healthy diet rich in fibre is generally recommended, but new research shows it could be even more important during pregnancy to promote the wellbeing of the mother and child

Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia riskPlant-based fibre is broken down in the gut by bacteria into factors that influence the immune system. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, the Barwon Infant Study from Deakin University, Monash University, James Cook University and the Australian National University collaborated to investigate the role of these metabolic products of gut bacteria […]

#WorldObesityDay: Sleep deprivation can cause obesity in children and teenagers

Sleep is especially important for children and young adults, and yet another study has reinforced the idea that sleep deprivation in youths is associated with obesity later in life. The new research shows that poor sleep precedes weight problems, and therefore may be a risk factor of obesity and not a consequence

#WorldObesityDay: Sleep deprivation can cause obesity in children and teenagersChildren who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity. Research at the University of Warwick has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of the same age gain more weight when they grow older and are more likely to […]

#MentalHealthDay: Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in children

There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but parents tend to ignore them or pass them off as usual mood swings. If there is a doubt that your child is being highly temperamental or suicidal, parents should immediately seek help from counsellors at school or a mental health expert

#MentalHealthDay: Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in childrenIn recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents. It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide. There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but […]

Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware about

 You know that smoking and second-hand smoke (smoke from a burning cigarette and exhaled by a smoker) is unhealthy. But another danger may surprise you, third-hand smoke, which is residue that lingers long after you empty the ash trays

Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware aboutResearchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati have found more evidence of the potentially harmful effects of exposure to the residue and particles left behind by tobacco smoke. In ‘Nicotine on Children’s Hands: Limited Protection of Smoking Bans and Initial Clinical Findings,’ published Jan. 16 in Tobacco Use Insights, Cincinnati […]

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

Playtime offers a number of benefits to children. Various studies suggested that spontaneous, fun and meaningful play can significantly contribute to a child’s development

Know about the 4 downsides of a lack of playtime in childrenDiscouraging 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 […]

Stronger focus on nutrition within health services could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, says WHO

Nutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and center going forward

Stronger focus on nutrition within health services could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, says WHONutrition is at the core of health management. Without good nutrition, people face a much greater risk of developing health problems. In a new report, the World Health Organization urge all health services to place nutrition guidelines front and centre going forward Essential health packages in all settings need to contain robust nutrition components but […]

Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHO

Progress in suicide prevention activities in some countries, but much more is needed

Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHOThe number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO’s first global report on suicide, said the World Health Organization in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September. But the total number of countries with strategies, at just 38, is still far […]

#FitIndiaMovement: How smartphones are ruining your child’s fitness

Our generation is addicted to smartphones, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. These days, school-going children are also glued to mobile phones. It takes a toll on their health as well as it affects their academic performance. #NoMobileKnowFamily aims to reconnect you with family and also to a healthier life. Limiting cell phone use can be helpful for children. Continuous usage of cell phones can disconnect you from your relationships

#FitIndiaMovement: How smartphones are ruining your child’s fitnessIn order to promote fitness among youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the #FitIndiaMovement on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Prime Minister said, sports is directly related to fitness and fitness is not a word but a necessary condition of healthy and prosperous life. He said, fitness has been an integral part of […]

#FitIndiaMovement: How the idea of #NoMobileKnowFamily can play a role in fitness

These days the children don’t play at break time anymore, they are just in front of their smartphones. It adversely affects the child’s memory. Though, the children are being advised to avoid using cell phones; through various activities initiated by the schools. They end up using it. #NoMobileKnowFamily a campaign which was earlier initiated by My Medical Mantra with an appeal to people to opt for a ‘gadget-free’ family time

#FitIndiaMovement: How the idea of #NoMobileKnowFamily can play a role in fitnessIs your child spending more than five hours on digital devices such as tablets and smartphones? A new study warns that he or she may be 43 per cent more likely to be at risk of obesity. The study found that adolescents who spent more than five hours a day on screen devices were twice […]

Kids from disadvantaged neighbourhoods more likely to be obese as adults

Children who grow up in disadvantaged neighbourhoods are nearly one-third more likely to experience obesity as adults, according to new research from Cornell University

Kids from disadvantaged neighbourhoods more likely to be obese as adultsThe research, which offers a more precise and longer-term view than previously available of the lasting influence a neighbourhood can have on unhealthy weight gain, shows the risk of obesity is strongest for teens. “Growing up in a disadvantaged neighbourhood sticks with you, and can have a negative impact on one’s health through increasing one’s […]
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