Doctor in the House: Is child obesity the looming epidemic in India?

obesity is a growing problem worldwide and India joins the dubious ranks of countries that are seeing alarming levels of obesity in their populations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that poses a health risk. A body mass index (BMI) over 25 is considered overweight, … Read more

Team players — why we need to mix boys and girls in school-age sport 

This is the answer I got when I contacted a local sports club to start the new season with a mixed U7 team. “Mixing doesn’t work”. The conversation was quickly shut down by a senior member of a club with no evidence, contrary to the myriad studies that have been conducted on the subject. It’s … Read more

North Korea’s suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million | Business

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more cases of people with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 as the number of pandemic cases neared nearly 2 million — a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and struggled to lower the infection rate despite slowing down a lack of health resources. The … Read more

Anxiety: Early signs in children

How do you know if she’s just having a bad hair day or if it’s a sign of ongoing anxiety she may be experiencing? Anxiety disorders are characterized by persistent and excessive worrying. While someone with generalized anxiety might worry about various everyday things, someone with social anxiety typically has “intense or persistent fears or … Read more