Schools, Obesity, Activism and Education

Obesity on the rise in developing world: Report The number of obese and overweight people in the developing world nearly quadrupled to almost a billion between 1980 and 2008, a thinktank report said on Friday. There are now far more obese or overweight adults in the developing world than in richer countries, the Overseas Development InstituteContinue reading “Schools, Obesity, Activism and Education”

75% schools don’t have playgrounds

‘75% schools in India don’t have playgrounds’ reports Hindustan Times in their 4th January 2014 paper. WHILE PRIVATE UNAIDED SCHOOLS CAN AFFORD TO RENT OR BUY GROUNDS OR SPORTS CLUBS, STUDENTS IN AIDED SCHOOLS OFTEN HAVE TO PLAY ON POORLY MAINTAINED CIVIC GROUNDS. AND RTE RULES ARE APPLICABLE ONLY TO AIDED SCHOOLS! This means thatContinue reading “75% schools don’t have playgrounds”

Hypertension in Children?

Hypertension on the rise among children in city ZoomBookmarkSharePrintTranslate MUMBAI: Recently Dr Ajit Menon, a cardiologist at Lilavati Hospital, Bandra, treated a 12-year-old boy for hypertension. The child, doctors suspected, was battling “school-related stress”. “He complained of regular headaches. We put him on anti-hypertension pills, asked his parents to change his diet and taught himContinue reading “Hypertension in Children?”