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Preventing child obesity in the next generation must start before conception

Preventing child obesity in the next generation must start before conception

The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make their parents healthier before they conceive, suggests a recent research.

In a series of papers, the researchers said that the time before couples conceive represents a missed opportunity to prevent the transmission of obesity risk from one generation to the next.

They argue that a new approach is needed to motivate future parents to live a healthier lifestyle.

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It's not all child's play when kids start acting out

It's not all child's play when kids start acting out

Parents often wonder whether or not their baby's bad behaviour will come with the 'terrible twos' territory - the phase when any cuddly, angelic little one can turn into a volatile being.

Many people worry that their kids' bad behaviour is a result of their parenting mistakes, but now half a century of research suggests this may not be the only case.

From erratic bedtimes and certain gut bacteria to behaviour of head honcho at home and violent parenting, science has given out a lot of reasons that set kids off.

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Global alliance enables providers to transform health through value-based Healthcare

Global alliance enables providers to transform health through value-based Healthcare

IBM and Siemens Healthineers today announced a five year, global strategic alliance in Population Health Management (PHM).

The alliance aims to help hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, and other providers deliver value-based care to patients with complex, chronic and costly conditions such as heart disease and cancer.

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Here's how you can keep your bones healthy

Here's how you can keep your bones healthy

On the occasion of World Arthritis Day, Fortis Healthcare has issued guidelines to keep the bones healthy.

Rheumatic or musculoskeletal conditions comprise over 150 diseases and syndromes, which are usually progressive and associated with pain.

They can broadly be categorized as joint diseases, physical disability, spinal disorders, and conditions resulting from trauma.

Musculoskeletal conditions are leading causes of morbidity and disability, giving rise to enormous healthcare expenditures and loss of work.

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Now, you can monitor mental state of your kids

Now, you can monitor mental state of your kids

On the occasion of World Mental Health day, here's an insight into the symptoms, causes and treatment of depression in teenage children.

Depression in childhood and adolescence is similar to adult major depressive disorder, though young sufferers may exhibit increased irritability or aggressive and self-destructive behaviour, rather than the all-encompassing sadness associated with adult forms of depression.

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New app can help you tackle depression

New app can help you tackle depression

On the accession of World Mental Health day, ePsyclinic.com has launched a new application 'ePsyClinic Lite Android' for the people suffering from anxiety and distress issues.

The sufferers can instantly connect and chat with guidance psychologists of ePsyClinic, who provide the first level of support and help a person to channelise his or her emotions and pain positively.

It also has abundant free help resources like articles for help that can help the people deal better with stress and other issues.

It is just 2.40 mb in size and easy to use.

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People across globe observe 'World Mental Health Day

People across globe observe 'World Mental Health Day

Today is the World Mental Health Day. The day is observed every year to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

The theme for this year is - 'Psychological First Aid'. The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for the people.

According to the World Health Organisation, 'if we don't act urgently, by 2030 depression will be the leading illness globally.'

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20 minutes of cycling can cure heart related diseases

20 minutes of cycling can cure heart related diseases

Do you know that just 20 minutes of daily cycling can almost half your risk of dying from a heart related disease?

Amar Singal, the Senior Interventional Cardiologist at Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi, highlights several studies suggesting the same.

A study conducted by the Purdue University concluded that regular cycling can cut your risk of heart disease by a whopping 50 percent.

Here's how to know the situation might actually lead to sexual harassment

Here's how to know the situation might actually lead to sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the country is increasing at an alarming pace and it has actually become mandatory for an individual to be able to identify the situations that can actually lead to sexual harassment.

Kanishk Agarwal, Advocate and Founder of Law Firm called CriTaxCorp and a technology enthusiast, who intends to address the issue of Sexual harassment at Workplace through his soon to be launched tech model, suggested some important situations and probable reasons that actually might cause an incident of sexual harassment to happen.

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Fault in our diet

Fault in our diet

You eat healthy, stay super health conscious and never eat carbs after 7 pm.

Then why does the needle on the weighing machine still refuse to move? Well, it's the fault in our diets!

In a world, which is driven by marketing, we choose the product with the best packaging, thinking it to be healthy! But is it really so?

We hardly read the nutritional information or the Asterix part written on the banner of the container.

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