children’s health

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

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

obesity is a growing concern globally, with India joining the dubious ranks of countries witnessing alarming rates of obesity in its population. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A body mass index (BMI) over 25 is considered overweight, and …

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Pandemic Means Many Kids Didn’t Get Lifesaving Swim Lessons |  Health News

Pandemic Means Many Kids Didn’t Get Lifesaving Swim Lessons | Health News

By By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) SATURDAY, June 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many children missed out on potentially lifesaving swimming lessons during the pandemic, so parents should enroll them in classes as soon as possible, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends. “Drowning is the single leading cause of injury death …

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