Pledge for life: Schoolchildren join campaign, say ‘no’ to tobacco

Pledge for Life’ campaign is all about saving children from initiating tobacco use. Children are informed about the ill-effects of tobacco and administered an oath that they will not touch tobacco and also discourage their family and friends from doing so

Pledge for life: Schoolchildren join campaign, say ‘no’ to tobaccoMaharashtra has 2.4 crore tobacco users and an estimated 72,000 die every year due to tobacco use. Sambandh Health Foundation’s Deepak Chhibba said according to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2016-17, in Maharashtra state 26.6% of the population people (aged 15+) consume tobacco in some form. Of these 17 lac (1.9%) smoke cigarettes and another […]

Mumbai: 16 kids in Bhandup school fall ill due to food poisoning

An incident of a food poisoning was reported from a school at Bhandup in Mumbai. The exact cause behind the food poisoning has yet to be ascertained. A teacher has also fallen ill due to the same

Mumbai: 16 kids in Bhandup school fall ill due to food poisoningThe children are students of Sahayadri Vidyamandir, near Shivaji Maharaj Talao in Bhandup, Mumbai. According to information provided by the municipal corporation’s disaster department, the kids and the teacher have been admitted to Mulund’s civic-run Agarawal hospital. While Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Gayatri Patil, Chief Medical Officer of civic-run Gayatri hospital said, “On […]

Why kids shouldn’t sit still in class

A 2013 report from the Institute of Medicine concluded that children who are more active “show greater attention, have faster cognitive processing speed and perform better on standardized academic tests than children who are less active”

Why kids shouldn’t sit still in classSit still. It’s the mantra of every classroom. But that is changing as evidence builds that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools. “We need to recognize that children are movement-based,” […]