Eating Tips Medicentres

Back to School | Eating Tips for Children

School age is the perfect time for children to learn about healthy food, bodies and activity. This is the time they start a busy social life, have pocket money and begin to help choose their own lifestyle. Children of this age learn quickly and are also influenced by their friends and popular trends. 

Children need a wide variety of foods for a well-balanced diet.

Exercise recommendation for children

For children and teens to grow up healthy, bodily and mindly, it’s important they are physically active and eat healthy foods every day.

An active, healthy lifestyle must start early in life to help children develop habits that will last a lifetime. Physical activity has benefits at every age, and helps kids keep their heart and lungs strong and healthy,

What is Type 1 Diabetes ? By Dr. Kowshik Gupta, Consultant Pediatrician – Endocrinologist

What is Type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease , in which the person concerned does not produce any or only very little insulin. They must therefore inject it to prevent acute metabolic derailments and long-term consequences.

Type 1 diabetes is often already occurring in childhood and adolescence. 

Flu Vaccination

It is FLU season! Get Vaccinated at Medicentres

The influenza virus affects the respiratory system. Most people’s immune systems will be able to handle the virus effectively, but:

  • It can be dangerous.
  • Thousands die each year from severe illness or complications
    from the virus.
  • It is contagious.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

Obesity in Children, by Dr. Kowshik Gupta, Consultant Pediatrician-Endocrinologist

The incidence of severe obesity in childhood is increasing alarmingly and childhood obesity has literally reached critical mass. Severe obesity often goes unrecognized until significant comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and steatohepatitis — once considered “adult diseases” — develop. Paediatric comorbidities of obesity are more common than thought.

Many consider this as a multifactorial (genetics,

Screen Time Dr. Manal Adi

Screen Time and Young Minds , By Dr. Manal Adi

So what’s the big deal?

Most of us have heard that digital media can have a negative impact on children. So managing screen time seems to be on every parent’s mind, especially during holidays when kids have so much free time and parents are busy at work.

‘Screen time’ refers to any time spent on screens,