Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, reveals WHO research

New research from WHO published at this month's European Congress on Obesity shows that babies who are never or only partially breastfed have an increased risk of becoming obese as children compared to babies who are exclusively breastfed

Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, reveals WHO researchBreastfeeding can cut the chances of a child becoming obese by up to 25%, according to a major study involving 16 countries. World Health Organisation (WHO) experts who led the Europe-wide research are calling for more help and encouragement to women to breastfeed, as well as curbs on the marketing of formula milk which, said […]

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

Mental health issues 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, and we need to do something regarding this issue. As the next generation is our future, and without them we are lost

‘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 […]

Last minute tips for children studying for their SSC exams

Exams are a testing time for many students. As the exam date approaches closer fear and anxiety begin to increase. One exam does not determine your outcome in life. Dr Harish Shetty lists useful tips for students to put themselves at ease and continue studying without worrying unnecessarily

Last minute tips for children studying for their SSC examsIt is again that time of the year when students who are appearing for their board exams are under immense stress. Not just them, but even their parents and family members are under pressure. Most of the times, the expectations set by parents and family members prove to be an impediment in exam preparations for […]

Being married can protect you against dementia

Research has shown that people with spouses tend to be healthier than those without them. This may explain part of the findings, say the researchers: Married couples may motivate each other to exercise, eat healthfully, maintain social ties and smoke and drink less - all things that are associated with a lower risk for dementia

Being married can protect you against dementiaBeing married could help stave off dementia, a new study has suggested. Levels of social interaction could explain the finding, experts have said, after the research showed that people who are single or widowed are more likely to develop the disease. Experts conducted an analysis of 15 studies which held data on dementia and marital […]

#WorldDiabetesDay: Diabetes is not a solitary illness, but a family affair

Early diagnosis and subsequent treatment will help to reduce the disease burden of diabetes. Around 80% cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. When a family eats healthy meals and exercises together, all family members can benefit from it

#WorldDiabetesDay: Diabetes is not a solitary illness, but a family affairMost people think of diabetes as only a disease with high blood sugar. While that’s true, it is also important to know that uncontrolled high blood sugar increases the risk of developing a number of serious health problems such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure. A lot of diabetes patients even lose their foot due […]

A guide to understand the new age mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationship

The euphemistic Mother-in-law and Daughter-in-law Syndrome (MIL - DIL) occurs when the two ladies of the house do not get along, resulting in tension, affecting the overall atmosphere at home

A guide to understand the new age mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationshipThese issues have always been present, but it has become even more prominent in today’s changing times. New age women are known to be empowered as they earn independently, achieve higher education and manage their own finances. Without complete control of their father’s, brothers or even husbands, they have set their own standards. This however, […]

#StressFreeExams: 4 motivating mantras for parents

It is that time of the year again when students who are appearing for their board exams are under immense stress. Not just them, but even their parents and family members are under pressure. Dr Harish Shetty list four common scenarios between children and parents and how to deal with them in an effective manner

#StressFreeExams: 4 motivating mantras for parentsAs the 10th standard exams are approaching pressures in the families are also building up. An extremely hyped exam, this journey also is filled with aspirations and dreams of all those around the children. Parents forget that the board exams do not test the real talents of the child, be it State Board or I.C.S.E. […]

#StressFreeExam: 9 important tips for students 

Exams are a testing time for many students. As the exam date approaches closer fear and anxiety begin to increase. One exam does not determine your outcome in life. Dr Harish Shetty lists useful tips for students to put themselves at ease and continue studying without worrying unnecessarily

#StressFreeExam: 9 important tips for students 10th standard exams are hyped beyond a reason. The performance actually does not make much difference to the lives of students but there is a general air of tension around them. As the exams get closer there may be some confusion related to many aspects. Following are some possible scenarios that may unfold: I am […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Celebrities and politicians advocate a ‘gadget-free’ family time

While a smartphone can be a hugely productive tool, compulsive use of it can interfere with daily life, work, and relationships. If you spend more time using your phone rather than interacting with people, you tend to lose out on your relationships. My Medical Mantra’s campaign #NoMobileKnowFamily, is supported by the celebrities and politicians who have put forth their opinions and have appealed people to opt for a ‘gadget-free’ family time

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Celebrities and politicians advocate a ‘gadget-free’ family timeOur generation is addicted to smartphone, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. If you use your smartphone as a ‘security blanket’ to relieve feelings of anxiety, loneliness, or awkwardness in social situations, you’ll succeed only in cutting yourself off further from the people around you. Staring at your phone will […]