Gadgets in your bedroom are drastically affecting your kid’s sleep hygiene

72% of all children and 89% of teens have at least one device in their sleep environment

Gadgets in your bedroom are drastically affecting your kid’s sleep hygieneThese days, teachers often face classrooms filled with yawning students who stayed up late snapping selfies or playing online games. For children and teens, using cell phones, tablets and computers at night is associated with losing sleep time and sleep quality, new research finds. Even children who don’t use their phones or the other technologies […]

India slips drastically on Global Hunger Index, down 17 ranks from last year

Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh fare better, while Pakistan still remains behind India

India slips drastically on Global Hunger Index, down 17 ranks from last yearIndia’s dipping rank in Global Hunger Index raises concern among paediatricians. Compared to last year, where it was positioned at 80, India ranked 97th out of 118 countries on the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Global Hunger Index in 2016.  What is more surprising is, neighbouring countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh are ahead of […]

Schoolkids across India to be part of Smoke-Free Home campaign

Under the campaign, parents will be encouraged to give up smoking for the benefit of their kids

Schoolkids across India to be part of Smoke-Free Home campaignIn an effort to create a smoke-free environment for children across the country, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) has kick-started a Smoke-Free Home campaign. The campaign was launched under the Tobacco Intervention Initiative (TII) in Mumbai. The aim of the campaign, which was launched at the IDA’s 8th Annual World Dental Show 2016, is to […]

Gadget hygiene for children

Gadget hygiene for childrenThough technology is a boon, many children are slowly getting addicted to it. Gadget hygiene, like physical hygiene or emotional hygiene, is very important for the family to prevent its misuse. Following are some ways to keep a tab on the wrong use of technology. Give a cell phone, do not gift it Whenever a […]
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