Jaslok Hospital starts Mumbai’s first adolescent clinic

India has the largest population of adolescents in the world – 253 million. Owing to this demographic, it is of utmost importance to start taking adolescent health more seriously

Jaslok Hospital starts Mumbai’s first adolescent clinicJaslok Hospital and Research Centre launched the first adolescent clinic today in Mumbai. The clinic is aptly named ‘Lighthouse’ aims to address concerns related with the physical, mental and emotional health of the youngsters. Adolescence is a time of transition that can be filled with questions and challenges, hence this clinic intends at providing expert […]

American Academy of Paediatrics releases first ever guidelines on tattoos and piercings for children

The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) urges tattoo artists and piercers that teens and young people need to be screened for mental health concerns, and made aware that unsanitary piercing and tattooing can lead to infections like HIV and hepatitis

American Academy of Paediatrics releases first ever guidelines on tattoos and piercings for childrenMore young Americans are getting tattoos than ever before, starting at young as eight years old, according to a new report. As of 2010, 38 per cent of millennials reported having tattoos and between 10 and 23 per cent of Gen Z-ers reported having piercings somewhere besides the earlobes. Now, the growing popularity of tattoos […]

Can a mobile phone cause brain tumour?

As and when mobile phones have now become an integral part of our day-to-day lives, medical experts have been doing a wide research on its effects on health. Cancer experts threw a light on its correlation in the 6th National Conference of Teenage and Young Adult Cancers (TYACON 2017). While some experts argued that their correlation is not clear, other experts shared some researches that show excessive use of mobile phone can take 2nd stage cancer to 3rd stage

Can a mobile phone cause brain tumour?As mobile phones now have become an integral part of our lives, wide research has been going on its effects on health. The teens and young adults (TYA) are the major users of the mobile phones. Cancer experts from all over the country threw a light on this correlation in 6 National Conference of the […]

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians advise

In the aftermath of a major event, people are focused on the event itself and less on how to talk to kids. News is always available and bombarding us, even on channels we may not expect, such as social media, where children spend their time

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians adviseParents wondering how to talk to their children about tragedies such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks have a new resource to help them, published online in the medical journal JAMA Paediatrics. “There have been a lot of changes in how we receive news and the types of news we receive, which has impacted the […]

Young adults cheat on partners for two main reasons, reveals a study

According to a study, there are two main reasons millennials cheat on their partners. It all comes down to either thinking your partner isn’t satisfying your needs, or feeling the need for more independence. However, some of them admitted that they’d cheated on their partner because they were drunk, attracted to someone else or simply couldn’t resist the excitement or novelty of infidelity and the prospect of someone new

Young adults cheat on partners for two main reasons, reveals a studyIn the study, carried out by the University of Tennessee and published in the Journal of Sex Research, 104 young adults with an average age of 22 (59.6 per cent of whom were female) who’d admitted to cheating on their partner in the past six months were surveyed about why. According to the study, there are […]