Tag Archives: adolescents

Are Indian adolescents moving towards an unhealthy future?

Over the last decade, adolescent obesity has emerged as a major public health challenge in India. It is recognised as a potential risk factor for a number of non-communicable diseases including heart disease, pulmonary disease, type 2

Efficacy of exercise intervention for weight loss in overweight and obese adolescents: Meta-analysis and implications

The global rise in obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has been linked to modifiable lifestyle factors, including lack of physical activity. However, no known meta-analysis has been conducted on the effects of exercise intervention on body

Pediatric insomnia: Review and recommendations

Insomnia, characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep, is the most commonly reported sleep problem among children and adolescents.  Nonetheless, pediatric insomnia is not typically assessed and is generally left untreated. One study found that primary care

Osteoporosis in childhood

It is well known that bones tend to become brittle with ageing. Less well-known is that children also suffer from fractures resulting from little or no force to provoke the injury. The cause in some children is

Psychosocial dispair in adolescents with Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes is among the diseases that cause high death rates and disability around the world. The most common complications of diabetes that lead to death and disability include heart diseases, neuron, kidney, eyes and foot ulcers diseases.

Observing the SAfETy of our schools

Last year, the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure gave schools a D. The reasons for this near failing grade centered on the lack of investment in either maintaining older buildings or building new schools to accommodate increasing

Adolescents with gender dysphoria

As soon as young children acquire language most will start understanding that they are a boy or a girl and they will increasingly feel and behave in accordance with  the gender assigned to them at birth. Some