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Only-children more likely to be obese than children with siblings, reveals study

A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, found that only-children, who researchers refer to as ‘singletons,’ had less healthy family eating practices, beverage choices, and total Healthy Eating Index 2010 score, coming in lower on three out of the 12 areas measured. They also had significantly lower total […]

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Smoking at home becomes a punishable offence

Smoking is injurious to health and that’s almost a universally known fact! Still, there are several people around the world who smoke frequently by choice, addiction or for amusement. But smoking not just affects the one who ‘takes a drag’ but also the people around. Passive smoking kills almost 600,000 people worldwide every year, states […]

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#IndependenceDay: PM Modi highlights the importance of family planning in his speech

Encouraging family planning to prevent population explosion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said there is a need to think whether one can fulfil aspirations and dreams of their children or not. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over ‘population explosion’ in the country saying it causes new challenges for the coming generations, […]

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Divorce can lead to weight gain in children, finds study

Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science analysed data on 7,574 children born between 2000 and 2002. The authors say their findings back calls for better health support for families going through a break-up. The paper suggests a range of reasons why children might put on weight after a divorce, both economic […]

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All you need to know about breastfeeding a surrogate child

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

Breastfeeding 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 […]

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A guide on how to speak to a diabetic

Diabetes is not about pills and doctors alone. Increased blood sugar causes a lot of heartaches in the family. Dealing with feelings, myths and behaviours are some of the greatest challenges. The medical treatment is very important, but the environment can have beneficial or harmful effects on the person. Thoughts, feelings and sensations in the […]

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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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Last minute tips for children studying for their SSC exams

Last minute tips for children studying for their SSC exams

It 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 […]

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Keeping yourself fit in middle age can help reduce dementia risk in adults

Being married can protect you against dementia

Being 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 […]

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