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'One in every two children in India may need eyeglasses'

The report found that 30.4 per cent of all students have abnormal BMI while 19.1 per cent were found to be overweight, with a significant jump in the percentage of students in the category, that is from 16 per cent in pre-primary to 23 per cent in primary and up to 26 per cent in higher secondary.

World Health Day 2019: What Ayurveda says about gold for increasing immunity in kids

World Health Day: This unique practice finds mention in Jataka Samskaras, one of the most well received classical texts in the science of Ayurveda, where Acharya Kashyapa who coined the term ‘Swarnaprashana’ for administration of gold, elaborates upon the procedure, indications, counter indications, ingredients and quantities.


Stomach issues in kids may signal future mental health problems: Study

The study, published in the journal Development and Psychopathology, found that gastrointestinal symptoms in children may have an impact on the brain and behaviour as they grow to maturity.

Smartphone addiction can cause cervical pain in children

"Poor position while sitting or sleeping, or studying or while using the computer, smartphone, or television for long hours without altering their position and sitting inappropriately leads to neck and back pain from a very young age."

7 easy yoga asanas kids can try at home

Here is a basic guide to a few asanas you can introduce to your child to cultivate a taste for yoga as you practice together. With names and postures that mimic various animals and other forms of nature, the child can easily relate to these poses as they perform them.

Busting top 5 myths of infant care in winter

In an attempt to keep our babies happy and protected, we sometimes resort to old-wives tales or radical new fads which may or may not be effective. Here, our experts (Dr Rajiv Chabbra, consultant peadiatrician and Dr Seema Oberoi Lall, senior dermatologist, Gurgaon) take on some of these theories and scrutinise them to make a mom and baby's lives easier.


Children worldwide not physically active: Report

Inactive children are at risk for adverse physical, mental, social and cognitive health problems. This generation will face a range of challenges, including the impacts of climate change and increasing globalisation, says the researchers.

Classroom friendships may offset effects of harsh parenting: Study

The study has found that angry, threatening and highly critical parenting is more likely to result in children with defiant, non-compliant and revengeful behaviour that spills over to adulthood and impacts relationships with all authority figures.

Probiotics won't help kids with 'stomach flu': Study

The study has found that there are no treatments for pediatric acute gastroenteritis other than giving children fluids to prevent dehydration and, sometimes, medication to relieve nausea.

Mother's weight determines child's BMI: Study

Parents have a major impact on their children's health and lifestyle. Behaviours that lead to obesity are easily transferred from parent to child, say reports.