New study suggests, vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes

Previous research has indicated that low levels of vitamin D may raise the risk of type 1 diabetes. In response to such studies, scientists have been investigating whether or not higher levels of the vitamin could have a preventive effect against type 1 diabetes

New study suggests, vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes  Researchers found that children with low blood levels of vitamin D were more likely to experience islet autoimmunity, compared with those who had higher levels of the vitamin. Islet autoimmunity is a process wherein the immune system mistakenly attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, causing type 1 diabetes. Lead study author Jill Norris, […]

New study links early school timings to depression in teenagers

The findings provide additional evidence over how school timings impact adolescent health. The results of the study showed that good baseline sleep hygiene was directly associated with lower average daily depressive/anxiety symptoms across all students

New study links early school timings to depression in teenagersTeenagers who start school before 8:30 a.m. are at a higher risk of depression and anxiety, even if they are doing everything else right to get a good night’s sleep, a study has found. The study not only reinforces the theorised link between sleep and adolescent mental health, but is among the first to demonstrate […]

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, experts

Gastroenteritis (gastro) is the most common digestive disorder amongst children. Severe gastroenteritis causes dehydration and an imbalance of blood chemicals (electrolytes) because of a loss of body fluids in the vomit and stool. But surprisingly, it has come down. According to Pune paediatricians, in this year, the incidents of children with gastro related illnesses have reduced. While, the percentage of viral flu has increased at an alarming rate

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, expertsChildren usually contract viral gastroenteritis from other children who have had it or who have been exposed to it, such as those kids in child care centres, schools, and other crowded settings. Viral gastroenteritis is very contagious and spreads easily from child to child. On the other hand, your child is sent home from school […]

Pune: MARD doctors donate medicines to the orphanage

During Diwali, after donating frits to the needy patients in the Sassoon Hospital, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune, has now donated syrups and medicines to the orphanage kids

Pune: MARD doctors donate medicines to the orphanage  Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune branch donated medicines to Shreevatsa; a care centre for the family deprived children in the city. Different syrups and medicines which are frequently needed for these kids were given by the MARD members. Dr Sagar Phate, President of MARD Pune, said, “We had written to the organisation […]

250 differently able kids dance their way to glory

An NGO, founded by Ace Choreographer and Dance Legend, Shaimak Davar; Victory Art Foundation conducted its annual Presentation for the third consecutive year on 25 October, which was held at the St Andrew Auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai. More than 250 differently abled kids from 10 different NGOs performed at the event

250 differently able kids dance their way to gloryCelebrating India’s spirit of Unity in Diversity, glorifying many festivals, languages and cultures of our country, Victory Presentation brought in unique opportunity for all the children from different NGOs and Institutes who have been trained by Shiamak’s finest dance faculty to show that they are differently abled and not disabled. Though they might not have […]

Diwali blues: Bursting firecrackers lead to rise in asthma in children

The experts warn the cities and concerned authorities/ agencies to pay adequate attention. And urge the healthcare providers to take responsibilities to sensitise people about pollution and its harmful effects on children. They also informed that preventive measures need to be taken now; otherwise India would face a catastrophic rise in healthy emergency for kids

Diwali blues: Bursting firecrackers lead to rise in asthma in childrenDiwali is celebrated as a festival of Joy but can also bring trouble and sorrow to people who are suffering from Asthma. Fire crackers worsen the existing pollution which acts as a trigger to precipitate respiratory problems both in children and adults. With changing weather at this time of the year there is an increase […]

‘Authoritarian parents can destroy the lives of children more than dengue, malaria or swine flu’

Most people love and appreciate their parents. We don't doubt that. The problem is, parents can't tell this unless you show it by the way you treat them. Parents get very upset when children do not share their secret or difficult moments with them. Dr Harish Shetty, Consulting Psychiatrist at LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai lists out some common scenarios that occur with children in families

‘Authoritarian parents can destroy the lives of children more than dengue, malaria or swine flu’A great family is one where kids share their bad news early. The repair and restoration of the pain in the minds is quicker and faster. Adults who share their difficult moments at home inspire their children to do the same, says  Dr Harish Shetty, Consulting Psychiatrist at LH Hiranandani Hospital. He added, “When the dad […]

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may cause autism 

Study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks’ gestation more likely to have a child with autistic traits by age six

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may cause autism A study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks more likely to have a child with autistic traits The important role vitamin D plays in early life is back in the spotlight after Australian researchers noticed a link between a deficiency during pregnancy and autism. The study found pregnant women with […]

Here’s why you shouldn’t drink in front of your kids

In the survey, as a result of their parents drinking, 18% of children said they had felt embarrassed, 11% had felt worried and 15% said their bedtime routine had been disrupted. Also, 7% said their parents had argued with them more than usual after drinking and 15% had asked their parents to drink less

Here’s why you shouldn’t drink in front of your kidsThe Institute of Alcohol Studies said parents do not have to regularly drink large amounts around children for them to notice changes in adults’ behaviour. Three in 10 parents said they have been drunk in front of their children and five in 10 “tipsy”, its survey found. The institute said it was hoped the study […]

India still houses high number of underweight children

According to a study published in the Lancet medical journal on October 10, obesity among children between the age group of 5 to 19 years has increased globally over ten times in four decades. On the other hand, India still has about 97 million moderately to severely underweight children as seen in 2016

India still houses high number of underweight childrenOn Tuesday, a study published in the Lancet journal reported that the prevalence of moderate and severely underweight children in India is among the highest in the world. The study was led by the Imperial College in London and the World Health Organization (WHO). The study was conducted by evaluating the Body Mass Index (BMI) of […]