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Oct 20, 2020

Body Proportions

The body proportions in my 15 years old daughter seem to be disturbed. Her target height is 161 cm, but she has reached a height of 172 cm, even though

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Oct 19, 2020

Increased Arm Span To Height Ratio

I measured my arm-span, quite accidentally about a year ago at 22 years of age, to see if it fits the formula “arm-span to height as 1:1”. It did not.

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Aug 25, 2020

Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Mental Health

Coronavirus pandemic is a threat to social-emotional well-being of children & adolescents. Its related loneliness & anxiety risk long-term effects on their mind

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Aug 11, 2020

Living With PCOS

Teenage is the rainbow period of life, colorful and fleeting. Experiences of adolescence add joy and meaning to growing-up. PCOS stole all fun and frolic

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Jul 22, 2020

PCOS: Identify Children at Risk

Symptoms of PCOS emerge in childhood before puberty sets in - hints fetal programming. Diagnosis of PCOS is delayed until after teenage when obesity develops

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Jun 12, 2020

Healthy Meal Time Essential for overall Childhood Development

Besides nutrition, healthy meal time fulfills child’s psychological needs and induces healthy social and emotional development

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Jun 08, 2020

Itching in Pregnancy Indicates Risk to The Fetus

Itching in pregnancy is sign of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy that causes fetal complications Pruritus in pregnancy and high bile acids levels indicate risk to fetus

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May 31, 2020

World No Tobacco Day:
Are Smoking Bans Violations of People's Rights?

Oh yes, certainly that they are: If the child protection laws, law against committing suicide or homicide, and community safety regulations are also impingement on the rights of the offenders.

When people smoke, they do not do so alone.
All in the vicinity of tobacco smokers are forced to smoke.
Secondhand smoke is today's greatest environmental health hazard.
The harmful substances in secondhand smoke are both carcinogens and mutagens.

Tobacco smoke damages babies in the womb. It claims hundreds of thousands of innocent lives every year, of which one-third are below 18 years of age (WHO statistics). It works as a slow poison. It has the potential to leave its harmful impact over generations. This is worse than the war death toll scenario and more dangerous than any other enemy for health, productivity, and economy.

The so-called "smoker's rights groups" are the creation of the tobacco industry. Freedom and public rights always incite mass compassion. The arguments for smokers' rights are just a way to distract the mass from the pressing issue of environmental tobacco smoke.

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Are Smoking Bans Violations of People's Rights?"

May 20, 2020

Deadly Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

As COVID-19 pandemic advances, a deadly inflammatory syndrome has been noticed in children. Therefore, the belief that COVID-19 is gentle on child health is today questionable.

A sudden wave of Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome among children has emerged after months of battling with the COVID-19 pandemic. The reports show that all affected children had antibodies for the coronavirus, but they were neither positive for the virus nor had the evidence of any underlying disorder.

The link between the new coronavirus and the syndrome, though a convincing epidemiological report, awaits the results of scientific research. Meanwhile, reports from the countries hardest hit by the new coronavirus continue to pour in. Children from different countries are being reported to be suffering from identical symptoms.

The presentation of the disease in the child population is markedly different from that in adults. In children, it presents with severe stomach pain and vomiting, which progresses into toxic shock and Kawasaki disease like state - fever, rashes, swollen lymph nodes, and, in severe cases, inflammation of the heart.

The heart complication is by no means rare. Every other affected child’s heart suffers the insult. The death rate is high among those cases of Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, who are found positive for COVID-19.

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May 06, 2020

Teenage, A Slippery Road to Adulthood

She took a sigh of relief. A wave of contentment ran through her. She was utterly satisfied and proud of her upbringing. Today, her daughter at 16, was moving out to her very own apartment. Two years ago, her son had moved out. She thoroughly admired the confidence her teenagers exhibited. They were cool kids. Pride shone in her eyes. Could there be something that was not quite all right? The thought never crossed her mind until...

Teenage is a double-edged sword, full of excitement, confidence, and adventures, that runs on a slippery road! Newly found freedom stirs up teenagers' curiosity. They dare into dangers just for a kick, and venture into the adult world without protection.

Their, yet immature mind, suffers somersaults, and the body gets battered. Addictions and diseases jeopardize their progress. And if hit by untimely teenage pregnancy, their future wobbles. Go back to the old anchor or find a new one is a dilemma. Only the parents' unconditional love and support can bail them out of the mess.

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