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Exercise, diet and wellness apps are powerful learning resources for young people – study

Young people can judge which health-related apps are relevant to their age and bodies, source appropriate digital content and dismiss app content that might be harmful to them – a new study reveals. Researchers at the University of Birmingham found that many young people are ‘critical participants’ of digital health technologies and, as apps and devices are highly accessible, they can offer …

This World Health Day, LET’S TALK Depression

World Health Day, celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization, provides us with a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme of 2017 World Health Day campaign is depression. In this competitive age where artificial intelligence …

CBSE Advisory: Reduce weight of school bags ‘shouldered’ by students

India’s central secondary education board, the central board of secondary education (CBSE) with over 17,500 affiliated schools in country and abroad has finally taken a call on the issue of weighty school bags being ‘shouldered’ by students to schools and back home.  In an advisory through a circular dated September 12th, the CBSE has suggested measures to lessen the burden …

Research finds that antibiotics are unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children

New research from the University of Birmingham has found that a number of policies used by childcare providers for conjunctivitis are contrary to national guidance, and lead to unnecessary prescription of antibiotics and exclusion of children from nurseries. Though guidance states that children with acute infective conjunctivitis do not need to be excluded or necessarily treated with antibiotics, 86.7% of …

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