Obesity is not a global epidemic and the number of obese/overweight individuals around the world only seems to be increasing. The rise of competing cultures is partly to blame, as the combination of modern cultural changes has created an environment that promotes unhealthy eating and sedentary lifestyles leading to excessive weight gain. Continue reading “Don’t Indulge To Bulge”
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that 0.5-5 newborns in every 1000 births suffer from hearing impairment to some degree (1).
Ensuring that your baby gets the necessary screenings to detect any health disorders post birth is the first and the most crucial step towards promising them healthy growing years. Most health disorders screened in the first week of the child’s birth are treatable to a great extent. Newborn screening includes a set of tests performed on the child, 24-48 hours after birth, although some studies also suggest that the screening be done 12 hours after birth in order to identify and diagnose any kind of treatable conditions. Continue reading “Can Your Baby Hear You?”
Weaning is the process by which a baby gradually gets used to eating adult food or the food that the family generally eats, and relies less on breast milk. The World Health Organization defines ‘weaning’ as a gradual process of getting the baby accustomed to food other than the mother’s milk. This process starts around the age of 4-6 months as the mother’s milk alone is not sufficient to sustain a baby’s growth beyond 6 months. It should be supplemented by food rich in proteins and other nutrients, called as supplementary foods.
Why weaning is Important by 6 months? Continue reading “Baby First Foods – ‘WEANING’”
Creating a unified voice by ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’
Beginning immediately after the delivery of the baby, breastfeeding is the natural process of providing young infants with the necessary nutrition that they need in order to grow and develop in a healthy manner. Continue reading “World Breastfeeding Week”
Viral hepatitis is one of the most important causes of liver disease throughout the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 320 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis B or C infection.
Hepatitis B and C are the most important cause of liver cancer in the world. They can cause acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) infection. Middle East, central Asia, Egypt, Pakistan, Certain area of Africa and South East Asia are areas with high prevalence of the condition. It is estimated that more than 90% of infected individuals do not have any symptoms of the disease and hence appear absolutely healthy. Continue reading “Eliminate Hepatitis”
As per the World Health Organization, 235 million people worldwide suffer from Asthma and is the most common chronic health condition found in children. Asthma is one of the most commonly known conditions that is widespread, particularly in developed countries. It is a chronic respiratory condition characterised by breathlessness and wheezing. The condition occurs when the airways are narrowed and swollen and cause difficulty in breathing.