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Study shows children consume more food, sleep longer, get more screen time during lockdown, taking toll on health

With no clear timeline of when the schools will open, Indian parents are doing all they can to ensure their children stay fit

Published on 25th June 2020
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COVID-19 immune response may remain stable for two months after diagnosis, scientists say 

Scientists from St George's University of London in the UK said antibodies were not detectable in everyone exposed to the virus, opening discussions on how best to interpret antibody and viral tests

Published on 16th June 2020
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Study says that COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity

The study, published in April in Obesity, examined 41 overweight children under confinement throughout March and April in Verona, Italy

Published on 4th June 2020
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Early bedtime may help children maintain healthy weight, Australian study finds

Latent profile analysis was conducted with the Australian Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) cohort data

Published on 8th April 2020
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Study links excess weight during pre-school to higher bone fracture risk

The study included 466,997 children with weight and height measurements at the age 4 years who were followed for a median of 4.9 years

Published on 8th April 2020
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IIT Roorkee's 'Prana-Vayu', a closed-loop ventilator can be useful for COVID-19 patients. Here's why

The automated process controls the pressure and flow rates in the inhalation and exhalation lines. Besides, the ventilator has feedback that can control tidal volume and breathe per minute

Published on 3rd April 2020
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You are at a risk to get prostate cancer by being overweight, says a new US study

According to research from Columbia University, having a healthy body weight and a balanced eating pattern in your middle age can reduce the risk of advanced prostate cancer risk.

Published on 10th March 2020
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Every year, obesity kills at least 2.8 million people worldwide

Obesity rates have nearly tripled since 1975 and have increased almost five times in children and adolescents, affecting people of all ages

Published on 4th March 2020
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Teens suffering from obesity more likely to face and instigate bullying, claims US study

The second component of the study involved comparing obese teens who were either victims, perpetrators, or both

Published on 11th June 2019
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Children who walk or pedal to school every day are less prone to obesity, study suggests

A recent study has been found that children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less prone to becoming overweight

Published on 20th May 2019
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Infants should have no screen time, those under five not more than an hour daily: WHO

The UN health agency said that about 40 million children under the age of five around the globe — around six per cent of the total — are overweight

Published on 25th April 2019
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Here's what causes asthma in kids with obesity

For the retrospective study, researchers analysed data for 507,496 children from more than 19 million doctor's visits at six major children's health centers

Published on 26th November 2018
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Increasing number of young Indian girls falling prey to eating disorders

The obsession with size zero and a lithe body affects girls as they grow up.  The 'slim is beauty' concept is gaining momentum in the state through films and other social mediums

Published on 2nd December 2018
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This weight-loss drug can help decrease risk for diabetes, says a study

Lorcaserin also led to induced remission of high blood sugar among diabetics, and reduced the risk of diabetic microvascular complications such as microalbuminuria 

Published on 5th October 2018
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Malnourishment in growing India: Why you'll have to look very hard to find healthy kids in India Inc

Over the past 10 years, the number of stunted and underweight Indian kids have come down slightly but this has not had any major effect on the issue as a whole

Published on 26th September 2018

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