Soon: Maha to launch a helpline to take action against tobacco dealers near school

The Home Minister of Maharashtra, Dr Ranjit Patil said that despite the prohibition of selling tobacco products within a radius of 100 yards from the school premises, tobacco products are being openly sold. Strict measures need to be taken to stop the sale of tobacco products in the village, locality and the cities. Also, a helpline will be started where anyone can call and report the unauthorised sale and consumption of tobacco in a restricted place

Soon: Maha to launch a helpline to take action against tobacco dealers near schoolThe Home Minister of Maharashtra, Dr Ranjit Patil has said, there are many laws present in Maharashtra to prevent the consumption of tobacco by children, especially the presence of COTPA (Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act. 2003) and Juvenile Justice Act. The COTPA and JJ Act will be implemented strictly by the police to ensure […]

Mumbai doc shivers on entering the hospital

Workplace phobia is characterised by a pronounced apprehensive reaction to the workplace or elements related to the workplace (e.g. coworkers, objects, situations). Similarly, a doctor has an unheard phobia which scares him from entering the hospital

Mumbai doc shivers on entering the hospitalAre you afraid of stepping in the office, due to some unpleasant experiences, fear or poor self-confidence? Beware! You might be suffering from workplace phobia. Work-related anxieties are frequent and have a negative effect on the occupational performance of the person and the person panics when approaching or even thinking of the workplace.  It can […]

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 […]

Know why ‘he’ is short….

GHD is a medical condition which arises due to problems arising in the pituitary glands. It affects the stimulation of growth and cell reproduction of the person. Doctors say it is essential to detect the GHD as early as possible. There is something called as height and weight charts. Parents should fill those entries regularly and monitor it closely

Know why ‘he’ is short….Just like other adolescents of his age, an 18-year-old Vijay Jadhav was very excited about going to college after passing out from standard 10. But, he was devastated when his fellow college mates didn’t accept him well. He was often bullied by the fellow classmates and was told to attend school again. “They used to […]

9 signs you can’t ignore when it comes to your child’s eye health

A thorough eye test can detect a variety of eye conditions which, if left untreated in a child, could affect their eye health later in life, potentially even leading to partial or complete loss of sight

9 signs you can’t ignore when it comes to your child’s eye health“Vision isn’t the first culprit parents think of when their child is struggling in school, but it can be playing a part in their child’s poor school or sports performance,” says Marcela Frazier, an Associate Professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology. A thorough eye test can detect a variety of […]

This academic year, keep children healthy with good food

Mothers are always concerned about the lunch boxes for their children during their schooldays. Indian Dietic Association’s Mumbai chapter’s member, Dr Rita S Patil shares how mothers can keep the health of the children good through very important meal of the day i.e., breakfast

This academic year, keep children healthy with good foodA change in season and start of new academic year in school, every year the schedule of June remains unchanged. Children require good nutrition for their growth and development during schooldays. Moreover learning, level of concentration in studies and scholastic performance is always good when children are well fed. Mothers are always concerned over tiffin’s […]

Diksha Dinde, a true source of inspiration for people with disability

Pune's Diksha Dinde, through her continuous efforts, has proved at every step of her life that any bodily disability does not make you weak. For her selfless service to the society, Government of Maharashtra recently awarded her the State Youth Award

Diksha Dinde, a true source of inspiration for people with disabilityDiksha Dinde, a 23-year-old Pune resident, is the true inspiration and ideal face of young India. Through her continuous efforts she has been proving at every step of her life that any bodily disability does not make you weak, but mental blocks does. For her commendable work to uplift underprivileged children through education, she has […]