Lockdown woes: Obesity among children on the rise

A healthy diet and ample physical and mental activity can help your child stay fit during the pandemic-induced lockdown. New Delhi, February 16, 2021: A recent study conducted by the University at Buffalo highlights the negative impact that pandemic-induced lockdown had on health, especially among children. The study points out that bad diet, lesser physical […]

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Add a dash of spunk to your kid’s hygiene set with Origami’s quirky 3D pop-up tissue paper boxes

Bengaluru-based company has tied up with a European design house to produce these boxes that can also be customised for bulk orders. Washing hands at regular intervals is a compulsory hygiene routine for most of us, especially children in the post-COVID world, followed by wiping. A cloth towel or hanky is the first choice to […]

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Genetic screening can help identify the causes and risks of cancer in children

On International Childhood Cancer Day 2021, Dr Anil Heroor gives a rundown of the process and the reasons why one should go for it, especially if the family is predisposed to developing a certain kind of cancer or any other factors that can cause cancer.   Actor Angelina Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy after testing […]

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‘Reproductive health education and issues around it should be introduced and addressed in schools and colleges’

On the Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day, Dr Sushma Tomar shares her thoughts on the importance of spreading awareness among adolescents to safeguard and improve their reproductive health. India has taken several strides to safeguard and improve reproductive health among adolescents. Several interventions under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) of the Ministry of Health and Family […]

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Teaching the art of leaving to children helps them learn to let go and grow

It is so simple to be happy, but it isn’t easy to be simple. Teaching simplicity to your kids is as important as teaching them their ABCs, says Yog Maya Singh. Read on to know how you teach this good habit early on. If you have ever gone through the schoolbag of anyone below 13, […]

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Dos & don’ts of managing COVID19 infection among children returning to school

Dr Jesal Sheth The year 2021 brought new hope of life getting back to normal. The first step towards this was the launch of the vaccination drive and the announcement of schools slowly opening doors to children. However, as much as this news brings joy, it is important for parents and teachers to understand the […]

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