Sip for health: Water bell concept to be launched in schools across India

Taking a queue from schools in Karnataka and Kerala, schools in the metros like Delhi, Pune and Banglore will soon adopt the concept of ‘Water Bell’. Till now, 53 schools from these three metros have shown their interest in launching this unique initiative. The Association of Primary Education and Research has appealed to all the […]

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‘Water bell’ for health, Mangaluru school’s reminder for students to drink water

  Sound’s strange right? What’s the connection between a bell and drinking water? ‘Water Bell’ an initiative has been launched by Indraprastha School in Uppinangady, Mangaluru. And, its aim is to encourage students to drink more water. In this school, the bell rings thrice a day, to remind students to drink water. While speaking to […]

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#FitIndiaMovement: How smartphones are ruining your child’s fitness

In order to promote fitness among youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the #FitIndiaMovement on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Prime Minister said, sports is directly related to fitness and fitness is not a word but a necessary condition of healthy and prosperous life. He said, fitness has been an integral part of […]

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Maha: FDA to hold meeting with principals to inform them about ‘Healthy Menu’ in school, college canteens

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra is conducting a workshop to educate schools on how a ‘Healthy Menu’ should be prepared in the canteen. The first-of-its-kind program in Maharashtra will be organised on July 18, in Thane. Principals of more than 100 schools and colleges will be participating in the workshop. Renowned chefs, nutritionist […]

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Do hand dryers hurt kids’ ears? 13-year-old girl’s study offers answers

We commonly come across hand dryers at various places like the airport, mall, restrooms or restaurants. While we dry our hands, we also hear the whooshing sound of the machine. But have we ever considered the damage that the sound could have on our hearing. Previous research has suggested that hand dryers may operate at […]

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Bullied kids more likely to use painkillers, reveals study

While bullying has long been linked to an increased risk of suffering from chronic pain and a variety of physical and mental health complaints, research to date hasn’t offered a clear picture of how bullying influences painkiller use, the researchers note in Acta Paediatrica. For the current study, Garmy’s team examined data on 10,626 youth […]

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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 […]

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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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#InternationalDisabilityDay: ‘We need to look first at people’s abilities, not their disabilities,’

  Today, the world population is over 7 billion people. More than one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. 80 per cent live in developing countries. Diksha has been paraplegic since birth but does not allow her disability to define her or be a […]

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