What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for an ADHD Child?

“ According to the National Institute of Mental Health (2017), The prevalence of ADHD is rising at 11% among children in the USA.”

If you are one of those who are worried about your child’s impulsiveness and distracted behaviour, then stick to this article till the end. Because you are not the only one, there are numerous cases of children with poor school performances due to ADHD “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”

ADHD child and treatment

What is ADHD all about? 

Definition of ADHD

First of all, ADHD only stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. And it is a type of Neuropsychiatric Disorder in children that induces unnatural impulsive behavior. Therefore, people with this type of mental illness have trouble focusing on a single task.

Although it’s a very common disorder among children above the age of 6, it can happen to anyone and at any age. Thus, according to the study of Polanczyk et al. (2007), the existence of this disorder in children (4–5%) was much higher than the adolescence (1%). 

However, due to avoiding the symptoms of ADHD, a child can develop a much higher risk at adolescence age.

The reason behind having ADHD in your child:

Many parents believe that ADHD happens due to a poor parenting style. However, it is majorly caused by genetic factors and heredity. So, stop using a harsh parenting style and get a simpler way to treat ADHD with non-medical therapies.

Research has shown many things may cause ADHD. Some are listed below:

  • Brain Functions: Less activity in the parts of the brain that control attention and activity level may cause ADHD.
  • Genes and Heredity: A child with any symptoms of ADHD has a 1 in a 4 chance of having it genetically by having a parent with the same mental issue.
  • Head injuries may also cause the symptoms of this mental disorder.
  • Premature birth of a child increases the risk of ADHD.

ADHD child

Symptoms of ADHD in your child

ADHD symptoms in children are highly genetic. Where 76% contribution of genetical factors to phenotypic variance (Faraone et al., 2005). For instance, your child may be less interested in studies and more active in extracurricular activities. 

There are many symptoms associated with ADHD, and these are the most common signs listed below:

  • Having trouble in focusing or concentrating on tasks or activities.
  • Forgetting about completing tasks
  • Getting easily distracted by anything
  • Having problem sitting still for a while
  • Interrupting other ones while they are talking

If you doubt your child having ADHD, they may have these symptoms. You need to notice them.

TYPES OF ADHD

There are three types of ADHD presence by the American Psychological Agency (APA). These are predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactivity impulsive, and a combination of both:

  • PREDOMINANTLY INATTENTIVE: This type is categorized as distractibility without hyperactivity. In this type of ADHD, your child would face symptoms like not being attentive to a task.
  • PREDOMINANTLY HYPERACTIVELY IMPULSIVE: This is the least common type of ADHD. In this type, the child would face sudden impulsiveness in doing tasks.
  • COMBINATION OF BOTH TYPES: This is the most common type of ADHD. In this type, the child would face the symptoms of both the types mentioned above.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Treatment

ADHD child

ADHD is a neuropsychological disorder which means only mind-related therapies would work wonderfully. 

But we can’t ignore the fact that Psychiatric experts claim that CBT is an amalgamation of medical and non-medication treatment to suppress the risk of ADHD (Vidal et al., 2015).

Besides, there are several combinations of behavioral therapies and medication to deal with ADHD. But they only can help in dealing with the disease and not cure it properly. And the most popular one is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most popular form of behavioral treatment for children with ADHD because It doesn’t have any side effects. However, there are some medical treatments that involve Stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin.

However, a professional therapist can teach the children how to express themselves with their thoughts and feelings without being impulsive or hyper towards other people. 

Moreover, parents can help their children in this process by rewarding them for their positive behavior. 

According to the report published in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (2018), 47% of ADHD children between the age of 2 to 5 years take only behavior treatments. At the same time, 30% of children treat their ADHD symptoms through medication only. 

Conclusion

Now we know, ADHD stands for ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

And there are three types of ADHD which several reasons may cause. However, the prime cause of ADHD is genetic.

 If your child has this disorder, you can help them deal with ADHD by adapting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is the most popular way to deal with it. As the cases are at increase, most people get ashamed to open up on the topic. 

Thus, there is nothing to be ashamed of if your child has ADHD. You must go to a professional therapist and deal with this problem. Otherwise, it can cause problems in adulthood too. On the other side, if you are looking for medical treatment for your ADHD child then consult a doctor before making a purchase from an online or offline pharmacy

 

References:

Danielson, M. L., Bitsko, R. H., Ghandour, R. M., Holbrook, J. R., Kogan, M. D., & Blumberg, S. J. (2018). Prevalence of Parent-Reported ADHD Diagnosis and Associated Treatment Among U.S. Children and Adolescents, 2016. Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology: the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, 47(2), 199–212. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2017.1417860

Franke, B., Vasquez, A., Johansson, S. et al. Multicenter Analysis of the SLC6A3/DAT1 VNTR Haplotype in Persistent ADHD Suggests Differential Involvement of the Gene in Childhood and Persistent ADHD. Neuropsychopharmacol 35, 656–664 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/npp.2009.170

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Indian Agriculture and Small Marginalized Farmers 

Introduction  

Agriculture is a vital sector of Indian economy. It has occupied almost 47% of the geographical area (Sharma et. al, 2018). Around 44% of the country’s population gets livelihood from agriculture (FICCI Report, 2020). 

It is the primary source of livelihood for about 58% of India’s population. Gross Value Added (GVA) by agriculture, forestry, and fishing was estimated at Rs. 19.48 lakh crore (US$ 276.37 billion) in FY20 (PE). Growth in GVA in agriculture and allied sectors stood at 4% in FY20 (IBEF, 2020). 

In India, agriculture contributes about sixteen percent (16%) of total GDP and ten percent (10%) of total exports. Over 60 % of India’s land area is arable making it the second-largest country in terms of total arable land.

The agriculture sector in India has undergone significant structural changes in the form of a decrease in the share of GDP from 51.90% in 1950- 51 to 17.00% in 2014-15 indicating a shift from the traditional agrarian economy towards a service dominated one (FICCI Report, 2020). 

Agricultural Census data 2010-2011 shows that the small and marginal holdings (below 2.00 ha.) constituted 85.01 percent in 2010- 11 against 83.29 percent in 2005-06 and the operated area at 44.58 percent in the current Census as against the corresponding figure of 41.14 percent in 2005-06. 

Small and marginal farmers consist of more than 80% of total farm households. But their share in the operated area is around 44%. Thus, there are significant land inequalities in India. The role of small farmers in the development process and poverty reduction is well recognized. 

Global analysis of growth and poverty reduction exhibits that GDP growth out of the agriculture sector is at least twice as effective in reducing poverty and bringing prosperity as GDP growth originating outside agriculture. Small-holdings play an important role in raising agricultural development and poverty reduction at the global level. 

The contribution of the agriculture sector in the economy has significantly decreased from 51% in 1951 to 19% in 2011.

As per the Economic Survey 2019-20, this has declined to 16.5% in 2019-20.5 Meanwhile, the share of workers who are dependent on agriculture has decreased at a lower rate from 70% in 1951 to 55% in 2011. 

It is interesting to note that 68% of the agricultural landholdings in the country belong to the marginal (less than one hectare) category.18 Another 18% belong to the small (between one to two hectare) category.

Further, the share of the marginal category in total agricultural landholdings has been increasing over the years, from 51% in 1970-71 to 68% in 2015-16 (PRS India, 2020). As of 2014-15, 49% of the country’s net sown area was under irrigation. The remaining agricultural area in the country depends on rainfall. Major irrigation sources for agriculture include tube wells (46%) and other wells (17%), and canals (24%).

State of Small and Marginalised Farmers

Small-scale farmers play a key role in food security; it is estimated that more than 50 percent of the food necessary to feed the 9 billion inhabitants of the globe in 2050 will be produced by small-scale farmers (FAO, 2013). 

In India, small and marginal holding farmers cultivate around 44 percent of the area, and they produce around 60 percent of the total food grain production (49% of rice, 40% of wheat, 29% of coarse cereals, and 27% of pulses) and over half of the country’s fruits and vegetables production (Agricultural census, 2011)

Small-holder farmers are vital for India’s agriculture and rural economy. They are defined as those marginal and sub-marginal farm households that own or/and cultivate less than 2.0 hectare of land and comprises 78 percent of the country’s farmers (Agricultural Census, 2010-2011).

Their contribution to household food security and poverty alleviation is significantly high – and is increasing day by day.

It is observed that as the national population increases, the number of small-holdings is directly proportional to it (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, 2012). 

Farmers

There are various schemes proposed by the Government for small and marginalized farmers, some of them are discussed below: 

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) insures protection for food crops, oilseeds and annual horticultural/ commercial crops notified by the state government. 

Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS): When the weather indices (rainfall/ temperature/relative humidity/wind speed etc.) is different (less or higher) from the Guaranteed Weather Index of notified crops, the claim payment equal to deviation/shortfall is payable to all insured farmers of the notified area.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY): The vision of PMKSY is to ensure access to some means of protective irrigation to all agricultural farms in the country – to produce ‘per drop more crop’. Thus bringing much desired rural prosperity.

PMKSY is strategized by focusing on end-to-end solutions in the irrigation supply chain, viz. water sources, distribution network, efficient farm level applications, extension services on new technologies & information etc. based on a comprehensive planning process at district/State level (Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, 2019)

Issues and Challenges for Small Holders 

Credit and Indebtedness: Small holdings need credit for both consumption and investment purposes. Increasing inflation is one of the main reasons for indebtedness among these farmers in recent years. The dependence on money lenders is the highest for sub-marginal and marginal farmers. 

Impact of climate change: Climate change is a major challenge for agriculture, food security, and rural livelihoods for millions of people including the poor in India. The adverse impact will be more on small-holding farmers.

Climate change is expected to have an adverse impact on the living conditions of farmers, fishers and forest-dependent people who are already vulnerable and food insecure. Rural communities, particularly those living in already fragile environments, face an immediate and ever-growing risk of increased crop failure, loss of livestock, and reduced availability of marine, aquaculture and forest products.

They would have adverse effects on the food security and livelihoods of small farmers in particular. In order to have climate change sensitive and pro-poor policies, there is a need to focus on small farmers. 

Water problems: Water is a vital input in agriculture. Improvement in irrigation and water management is fundamental for raising the standard of living in rural areas.

Agriculture has to compete for water with urbanization, drinking water, and industrialization. Small holding farmers depend more on groundwater as compared to large farmers who have more access to canal water and tube wells.

Day by day, groundwater is depleting in many parts of the country. Marginal and small farmers face a lot of problems regarding water in their everyday lives. 

Farmers

Major problems which have disturbed the income of small and marginal farmers during the last few years can be summarized as below:

  • Increasing cost of inputs, small and fragmented land holdings, and rising labor costs have led to the high cost of production and lower crop yields.
  • Low level of formal education and skills: It is important for small and marginalized farmers to have an optimum level of awareness related to information on agriculture. The low literacy level amongst farmers limits the proper dissemination of knowledge, awareness, and information.
  • In the absence of decentralized storage and processing facilities, small and marginal farmers could neither hold their produce till the realization of higher prices nor process for value addition.
  • Inefficient agricultural extension and information services in regard to the selection of suitable crops, improved technologies, weather forecasts, types of pests and disease etc. leads to an information gap that can not empower the farmers market to take suitable corrective measures on time.
  • Lack of required credit to procure various inputs well on time, high prices for crop insurance, and delay in settling the claims of farmers, creates a financial problem that is beyond their ability to address  (Kumar. S, 2019) 

The agriculture sector has a lot of challenges in current uncontrollable environmental factors. There is a need for government intervention in agriculture investment, supporting policies for the growth of agro-productivity, export-import, and contribution in GDP.

Role of agro-industry, agro-allied business needs proper management of their inputs into outputs to achieve the objectives of Prosperity and meet all the demands of food security.

Small and Marginalized farmers are a very important part of the Indian economy therefore their marginalization has created a gap in the agriculture sector which is obstructing the growth of these farmers and agriculture itself.

Hence an effective policy framework is needed for solving the problems of small farmers and to ensure the proper functioning of agriculture ecosystem. 

 

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Does Childhood Obesity affect School Performances?

“38 million children under the age of 5 were recorded as childhood obesity ”- WHO (2019)

Childhood obesity is no more appreciable in today’s time. Why? Because obesity at the age of 6-12 years impacts the overall children’s development. Moreover, it may induce further physiological and mental disorders in a child and poor academic performances (Yau, Castro, Tagani, Tsui, & Convit, 2012).

On the other side, we are aware of mobile phones’ benefits, but we rarely know about the disadvantages and the percentage of using smartphones is increasing among children. 

The NPR organization (2019) report claims that 53% of 11 years old children have their personal smartphones. Also, children who spend almost four or five hours each day with a smartphone are more likely to be obese and have health risks.

Definition of Childhood Obesity?

According to WHO, “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation presents a health risk”. Thus, childhood obesity is one of the major global public health challenges of this century.

What is Childhood Obesity?

Childhood obesity is when a child gains unhealthy weight according to his/her age and height, although obesity is defined by body mass index or BMI. 

It becomes a major problem when it leads to further physical health diseases. Also, it is evident that a poor lifestyle during childhood means continuous obesity in adulthood. 

Moreover, obese children not only face physical health issues. Furthermore, children and teens who are overweight or obese can also become mental problems like depression and face poor self-image and self-esteem, towards society, in schools, or the family.

Prevalence of Childhood obesity: 

Childhood obesity is a leading problem in almost every country. So, you can blame digitalization, mobile, and the internet for that. 

Besides, In 2016, 41 million children were estimated as overweight at the age of five. Additionally, 13.7 million children approximately are obese at the age of 2-19 years.

Which country has the highest rate of childhood obesity?

Several studies are sharing multiple information; however, amongst them, these are the collated information:

China- 28 million

India- 14.4 million 

United States of America- 13 million

Brazil- 5.2 million

Mexico- 5.1 million

Causes of Childhood Obesity

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Genetics 

It is one of the significant causes of childhood obesity. Thus, if your Family history or psychological factors, and lifestyle all play a role in childhood obesity.

Binge eating and less physical activity

The main childhood obesity cause is a lifestyle where the combination of overeating without exercising destroys your health.

Also, not doing enough physical activity can be another cause of childhood obesity and people of all ages tend to gain weight when they’re less active.

Less consumption of healthy foods

Moreover, A poor diet encompasses high levels of fat or sugar, and few nutrients can cause kids to gain weight fastly. Thus Fast food, candies, and soft drinks are common convicts. 

And, the U.S. The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) reports that 32 percent of teenage girls and 52 percent of adolescent boys in the United States drink 24 ounces of soda or more each and every day. 

Psychological issues

Surprisingly, psychological problems like stress, anxiety, and depression may also lead to obesity in children because they eat junk food to cope with negative emotions. Therefore it can also cause child obesity.

Excessive use of Smartphone

Several studies suggested the positive relationship between the use of smartphones and the high risk of obesity.

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Does Childhood Obesity Affect School performance?

Children with obesity are more likely to perform best at school. And, most of the children who were affected by obesity are bad at school (Taras, H & Potts-Datema, 2005).

Moreover, the question pop up in our head is why children with obesity are not good at school. 

According to the report by Erickson H (2019)  inChildhood obesity often affects academic performance: now we may know why.” Apart from academic performances, an obese child deals with several social problems in school premises as they get bullied and ignored by peers. That’s why they find it hard to be at school, and they start avoiding going to school. 

Thus, due to overweight in children, the level of cholesterol tends to increase, as a result of which children tend to be least active. 

Therefore, it can also be the cause of bad performing at school because the more they are less active, the more things get more challenging for them. So, being less active or lazy, they can not learn things quickly at school, and they get worse at school performance.

childhood obesity and bad school performance

Conclusion:

Children with obesity are a severe health problem where a child started gaining weight and ended up being overweight. 

And when overweight comes, it does not come alone, it comes with different causes which impacts are harmful; so it is called childhood obesity.

Also, it almost happens when a child is less physically active or if he/she eats a lot of junk food. However, genetics can also be one of the causes of having obesity in a child if your family history or psychological factors, and lifestyle all play a role in childhood obesity.  

Therefore, Having an overweight at this age where attending school is mandatory is difficult for these children because other children might bully them.

 

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Effective Communication tips for  your Business

Effective Communication skill is the key to building and maintaining a relationship with a person or company. It depends upon what type of communication you want, personal or professional. It can be of any type. But here, we will talk about professional communication. 

Businesses merely depend upon communication with customers. If we are on a pitch, we try to convince clients by talk is also a part of communication, and if we are on call we try to satisfy our customers by looking into their problems. Another round of communication happens between employee and customer and another satisfaction for early resolve the issue to the customer. 

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Communication plays a vital role in reshaping and maintaining the business effectively. And it helps to get more clients and satisfy customers. Communication skills must be ingrained in employees how they deal with customers. 

Employees should know how to deal with customers and satisfy their needs. If we miss the opportunity to satisfy customer needs, it can decrease sales and loss of business. Good communication skill is needed for better results and employees should make a habit as he directly deals with customers via call or chat. 

Here are few effective communication tips that every company should follow:

to get into the flow and make the deal perfect without decreasing sales or clients. 

Having Patience

As you represent the company to your customer online or offline. Then you should know what your customer wants from you. You should have patience while answering customer’s queries. Because customers never understand in their first attempt so they can make a call again to satisfy themself. If you didn’t have patience you lose the chance to help to get more customers. 

By Reducing waiting time

In the end, we ensure that customers should be happy with our service. Customers might get confused in any of the product or service he is facing. It’s the employee’s responsibility to make the customer aware of all the situation and what has been done till now or will complete by not waiting for him longer. The longer you make your customers wait, the more they will be frustrated or unhappy with your service. 

By Interruption

When listening to customer’s complaints, you should not interrupt them as they can feel less valued. You should listen carefully unless they make their point clear before you. This happens most of the time. People usually do not listen to repeated lines every time, so they get frustrated. But you have to be attentive and patience while attending to a customer. 

Knowledge of product or service

This can be the most relevant reason for customer dissatisfaction. Most of the employees did not know about their products or services the company offered. This is on the high priority by companies to give full information or knowledge about product or service so that they can deal with any of the situations by not making any excuses to customers. 

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‘Coronaphobia’ is more dangerous than ‘Coronavirus’

Active Listener

While attending a call, you should listen to a customer query don’t give a chance to repeat himself. Your voice tone should be clear while resolving queries. Active listening is the most effective tool of communication. Also, you should acknowledge the customer’s query by giving him positive words and saying your query is easy to resolve in some time or soon. 

Honesty

Yes, few of the employees considered this point seriously, and few of many might have applied before to the customers. If you are unaware of the question what the customer wants, then rather than giving a clumsy answer, you should show your honesty by simply saying ‘I don’t know’ and ensure the customer that he will get a response within a very quick time. 

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How to manage Coronaphobia while Traveling in 2021?

If you keep yourself updated from ongoing surroundings through news channels and newspapers, you must be aware that coronavirus cases are rising for the past few days. And government officials have announced to-stay-at-home despite lockdown phases are going to hit the world again. No doubt coronaphobia is more dangerous than coronavirus.

Although it is also true that we can’t hold our life for one more year, therefore, it is important for you to understand and manage the fear of coronavirus (Coronaphobia) while traveling for work or family events, or vacations.

Understanding coronaphobia

Coronaphobia is a state of mind that affects your mental health, physical and financial health as well. Hence, it is important to treat coronaphobia because its symptoms can be worse and put a full stop to your life. 

By looking at the image below, it is assumable that fear of coronavirus is common because it has been reinforcing by these factors:

  • Physiological
  • Cognitive
  • Behavioral

    Coronaphobia

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Cognitive factors: It plays a major role in managing coronaphobia and due to lockdown, shifting to a virtual platform and constantly worrying about the study, and accepting the “new normal” triggers the mind. And apparently, a person feels sad, guilty, and depressed.

Physiological factor: Once your mind constantly feels anxiety, that leads to further physiological disorders such as auto-immune diseases like diabetes, tumor, migraine, etc. Hence, considering the treatment of psychological diseases increases the risk of coronaphobia.

Behavioral factor: Behavioural factors implies how you perceive the situation and act accordingly. Similarly, people during covid 19 manages things differently such as lifestyle, eating behavior, behavior while socialization, or while traveling or more. Hence, people with extraordinary safety and precautions remind their own brain that the environment is not safe, and they need to practice safety measures daily. 

What are the common coronavirus anxiety symptoms?

According to Una McCann, MD, psychiatry professor of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and director of its Anxiety Disorders Program, states that “anxiety is normal, and consider as a healthy reaction to dangerous things.” Besides, according to her, it can happen to anyone at any time duration and any level. Some people can control their anxiety levels, however, many develop with time. 

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These are the common anxiety symptoms:

  • The feeling of nervousness and restlessness
  • Being stressed
  • Or constant worrying
  • upset stomach or no hunger
  • Sleepless nights 
  • Lack of motivation and concentration

To manage covid 19 anxiety, first, you need to understand if you have covid 19 anxiety or not.

  • Coronaphobia can happen to anyone if you diagnose covid 19 symptoms or not. 
  • Therefore, you may regressive and particular about your sitting, sleeping, eating areas, and you prefer to keep your environment clean.
  • Besides, you like to wash your hands in every 10-15 minutes, or you constantly feel dirty that you might want to take a bath twice or thrice a day
  • Also, whenever you go alone for a morning walk or anywhere, you still prefer to wear gloves, masks, face cover, or a PPE kit as well. That indicates your concern and obsession to protect yourself at any cost.
  • Lastly, you always feel sick on your single sneeze.

How to stop worrying about covid-19 while traveling?

Traveling is an essential part of our life, and you can’t ignore traveling, either going for work or moving from cities to cities. Thus these are some important tips to reduce your anxiety symptoms while traveling.

  • Traveling must be memorable and enjoyable; thus, make sure you have a nice playlist or a collection of web series to watch while tracking via plane, train, or any public transport.
  • Also, try to carry vitamin C tablets and citrus fruits with you because it helps in the metabolism and helps to prevent the virus.
  • You must carry sanitizer, masks, and gloves with you, which are necessary according to the government guidelines.
  • Diet plays an important role, so make sure you consume the right proportion of nutritious meals and avoid fried or junk food. 
  • Besides, try to avoid roadside food intake.
  • Also, you can engage yourself in gaming, book reading, or writing. Many people love to write while traveling. It will help you to distract from your anxiety. 
  • I believe your sleeping and eating behavior plays an important role. A disruptive sleeping pattern can be worse to make you sick.
  • I won’t say that keep yourself away from news and media, and I would rather suggest keeping yourself updated to make a wise decision.

coronaphobia

Thus now stop freaking out about coronavirus and its anxiety symptoms. Because being anxious is healthy if you control it. Rest, you must consult a doctor or any family member in case you feel these above covid 19 anxiety symptoms. 

 

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7474809/

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/coronavirus-anxiety.htm\

https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/health/fear-going-out-heres-how-melburnians-can-manage-anxiety-when-returning-normal

https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/coronaphobia-covid-anxiety-disorder

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https://www.healthline.com/health-news/people-with-covid-19-more-likely-to-develop-depression-anxiety-and-dementia#How-the-new-coronavirus-affects-the-brain

 

What is the Future of Cloud Kitchen in 2021?

Cloud Kitchen is a big part of the following trending technology designed for the food industry. It is also known as a virtual kitchen and ghost kitchen. You must be listening about this term for the first time, but you must not know that we all have taken advantage of this technology like a thousand times in a year. And that is why the future of Cloud Kitchen is a must to talk about. 

Remember the fear of covid 19 lockdown phase where we were stuck inside our home, some with family, and many people had to survive alone. At that time, we all missed food because that is a necessity for all of us. And we missed having a bite of our favorite pizza or any exotic cuisine. However, gladly, our food soul got saved by online food delivery apps (Zomato, Swiggy, Ubereats, etc.)

Cloud kitchen

How does Cloud Kitchen work?

Have you ever visited Zomato or a Zomata cafe or seen any UberEats outlet? No, because these are not the restaurants. These are the virtual kitchen mobile application that acts as a third-party member for customers and brands. 

  • There are no seating arrangements or no physical stores to entertain customers.
  • The concept is to gain online delivery demands through an online platform, apps, or calls.
  • Therefore, kitchen setup is necessary for cooking, and multiple food brands share the space together.
  • You must have a well-designed online cuisine menu to attract customers.
  • Rest, application or 3rd party mobile application helps to make the payments smoothly.

Cloud-Kitchen

 

Who works at Cloud Kitchen?

As it is a leased place for food companies, so they operate the workstation. Besides, it has no seating arrangements that require less manpower. However, only cooks and managers work to confirm the order, deliver the parcel, and receive the payments. That’s how this new tech-based kitchen works. 

Is Cloud Kitchen a successful business model?

There are approximately 5.33 billion smartphone users in the world, including teens and adults. Besides, covid 19 has changed people’s living behavior, and in our day-to-day busy life, we prefer to cut-down waitings and standing in a long queue. Therefore, a ghost kitchen or virtual structure of a kitchen is the most feasible option for a new generation.

Cloud kitchen

Here are some successful case study of cloud kitchen during covid 19:

  • Swiggy has successfully increased its order value by 80-85 percent.
  • In a Statista survey of 2020, there was an increase in 70% of consumers ordering food online. 
  • Freshmenu
  • Swiggy Access model
  • Zomato Infrastructure Services business model
  • The Kitopi business model 
  • Faasos was the first cloud kitchen in India.
  • New face of F&B in 2020

How Cloud kitchen became popular?

Pre Coivd 19, very few people were interesting and trusted online food delivery services. The outbreak of coronavirus has shaped the food industry as food is a basic necessity of our life that implies regular food purchase. 

  • It is convenient, acceptable, and transparent.
  • It helps to maintain the covid 19 safety guidelines. 
  • Plus, having a whole menu on your phone screen makes it easier to decide as compared to standing in front of the subway order counter. 
  • Besides, it saves time and energy, and travel costs as well. 
  • You can track your order timing on your phone with details and everything.
  • As it is a tech-based facility that way, you can grab the ongoing deals and offers on food. 

Indeed, technology has never failed to amaze us. And in crucial times of covid19, it helps to keep us alive and happy.

However, good things always come with some bad things. So, wait for the next blog to know more about the cloud kitchen business model. 

 

Reference:

http://bwhotelier.businessworld.in/article/Cloud-Kitchens-New-face-of-F-B-in-2020/04-01-2021-361349/

https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/swiggy-says-food-delivery-recovers-to-85-of-pre-covid-19-order-value-120102201276_1.html

https://www.withum.com/resources/restaurants-pivot-to-online-food-delivery-and-ghost-kitchens-due-to-covid-19/

https://hospitalityinsights.ehl.edu/covid-19-delivery-services

https://www.citivelocity.com/citigps/how-covid-19-is-impacting-online-food-delivery-platforms/

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-pandemic-has-more-than-doubled-americans-use-of-food-delivery-apps-but-that-doesnt-mean-the-companies-are-making-money-11606340169

https://revolvingkitchen.com/what-is-a-cloud-kitchen/

https://www.lingaros.com/blog/restaurants-business-model-is-changing-benefits-of-cloud-kitchens-in-a-post-covid-19-world/

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/355662

https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/coronavirus-careers-cloud-kitchens-are-now-serving

https://oxfordbusinessgroup.com/news/will-covid-19-kick-start-cloud-kitchen-boom

https://www.thefoodcorridor.com/2019/12/05/everything-you-need-to-know-about-cloud-kitchens-aka-ghost-kitchens-in-2020/

https://lapaas.com/cloud-kitchen-business-model-faasos/

New Trending Technology for Healthcare Management in 2021

Why do we need to talk about technology involvement in healthcare management? Because technology has become a backbone of development in every way of the nation. The outbreak of coronavirus in 2019 enhances the innovation of upcoming trending technology for health care purposes. 

Let’s have a look at the most advanced technologies introduced in 2021 to maintaining healthcare management.

Telemedicine and Telehealth

I believe you must be reading these terms for the first time. However, the list would be incomplete if we are not talking about these two important trending technology in healthcare management. 

According to The Health Resources Services Administration, Telehealth is an amalgamation of technology and healthcare services through digital platforms in order to provide long-distance healthcare facilities. Such as electronic information, telecommunication, virtual conference, wifi, or more. Besides, WHO added more to this, by stating telehealth performs the role of surveillance, health promotion, and public health functions as well.

Health Trending technology

Interestingly, telehealth was first invented in the early 1960s in a form of Telemedicine for psychiatric consultation. However, in today’s technology-driven world, telehealth has broadened its wings like public health or physical health to fulfill the requirements during covid 19. 

Moreover, 60% of people prefer digitally-led services because they are quick, accountable, and transparent for the records. For instance, mobile application intervention for the use of booking appointments, medical checkups, and most popularly, “Arogya Sethu App” in India.

On the other side, Telemedicine is a separate root of the Telehealth branch. And it gains more attention with 24% addition of telemedicine services in hospitals due to covid 19 and health facilities crises. Telemedicine promotes clinical services where patients and doctor/healthcare providers can connect over a call or a video call, and virtual facilities are also coming as a new trending technology for healthcare management in 2021. Thus these processes are hassle-free, saves time, and maintains the guidelines of covid 19. 

Hence, it is easy to say that intervening technology with health care facilities are going to boon the tech and medical industry. Because the study of Forrester claims telehealth is going to achieve billion visitors with $ 113.1 billion by 2025 (Global telemedicine market). 

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

You can’t avoid the internet amid the technology conversation because it is like a fuel of many technological digital devices. Therefore, IoMT emerged as it combines internet (IoT) involvement and the telehealth industry. 

Health Trending technology

IoMT major products are related to wearable devices such as ECG, blood pressure check, glucose level, oximeter, health wristbands, and more. These devices have made a person’s life easy, and within a few minutes, you can track your health status by sitting at your home. Moreover, IoMT has contributed 30% in the market during the pandemic, which is going to boom with $136 billion by 2021.

Robotic surgery

It means that robots will be playing the role of assistance while doing medical surgery. It can only be possible with Augmented Reality and Machine Learning technology. However, there is no such evidence of robots performing surgery, but in the research of Dr. Google, he claimed that surgery with robots is easy to do in today’s era with the trending technology. 

Trendy technology

Besides, it will be the master move for every industry. For instance, job opportunities will increase, and the education sector will be strengthened. Therefore, it is going to support the nation’s development holistically. 

 3D-Printer

It is one of the most advanced and trending technologies in the medical field. 3D-printers utilize for surgery purposes where implants and joints can be printed according to the dimension of a patient. These prints from a 3D printer can be compatible, adaptable with natural anatomy. Besides, this device helps to customize and modify the alignments and size for different purposes. 

Health trending technology

According to the experts, this print can create both temporary (soluble) or long-lasting objects. For example, an eye-wash ball, and you can have a printed pill as well. 

However, there are limited studies related to advantages and disadvantages. But, indeed this technology is going to get more popularity in coming years. 

Smart Pacemaker

trending technology

A pacemaker device is an old and common medical technology to regulate and control the heartbeat. It is a small device placed inside the chest, and over a million patients use the device, especially the elderly population. Now, the pacemaker can be smart with an advanced technology trend connected via Bluetooth on your smartphone. With this, a patient can easily monitor the heart’s functions by looking at the screen of their phones.

Conclusion

Summing up all the above details, I believe technology is a significant part of an individual level to a nation’s development. Recall the pandemic situation, and the whole world felt the lack of healthcare services; however, thanks to our technical experts and scientists, they were able to adapt to new and trending technology. Also, there are many more advanced technological devices related to health, but these are the major prime ones. 

 

References:

https://www.medicaltechnologyschools.com/medical-lab-technician/top-new-health-technologies

https://global.medtronic.com/xg-en/patients/treatments-therapies/remote-monitoring/available-monitors/mycarelink-smart-patient.html

https://www.proclinical.com/blogs/2019-2/top-10-new-medical-technologies-of-2019

https://publishing.rcseng.ac.uk/doi/pdf/10.1308/rcsbull.2017.87

MobiDev

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/10-emerging-trends-in-health-it-for-2021.html

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https://healthtechmagazine.net/article/2019/12/5-healthcare-tech-trends-watch-2020

CogniHab

https://www.healthit.gov/faq/what-telehealth-how-telehealth-different-telemedicine

https://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Telemedicine.aspx

Chiron

https://stfalcon.com/en/blog/post/healthcare-digital-trends

Top 5 Trending Technologies in 2021 

Technology has become an inseparable part of our life. Who would have imagined that people will prefer to check their mobile notification the moment they open their eyes in the morning. Yes, it has become a new norm to “sleep with a phone.”

But we can’t blame the game of trending technology as we all know how much easier our life has become. Not even smartphones, but having advanced and upgraded technology makes you smarter. 

Keeping phone addiction aside, big shark companies welcome advanced technology to boon their services and gain profits. But, as of the outbreak of covid19, things have changed and made our life dependent on digital platforms, and we got to introduce to “virtual classes/events,” “remote work,” or online medicine shopping.” 

Therefore, in this article, we have listed an incredible trending technology in 2021. 

1.IoT (Internet of things)

Internet is a blessing for all of us, and wifi is like the soul of your smartphone, which seems dead if your wifi connectivity gets disrupted. IoT is not a new technology, but it promises to grow much higher in the coming years. 

IoT is a simple trending technology that connects devices, digital machines, objects, or even people through the internet. Google Map, smartwatches, Alexa, laptops, smart AC and TV, a video doorbell, etc., are examples of IoT. However, new products are coming to make your life aeries such as a smart car or more. 

According to Nikita Duggal’s research, people will be shifted completed on the digital platform by 2030 by adding 50 billion users. This advanced technology trend is mandatory for home and business purposes to maintain safety and privacy and enhance work efficiency. 

Trending technology

2. Machine Learning (ML) 

ML is a part of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and AI is not a new term for all of us. Machine learning is considered one of the trending technologies in 2021. However, many of us are not aware of ML technology, but we adore and are impressed with its implementation, such as banking, entertainment, self-driving cars, and healthcare facilities. Forbes report revealed that AI and ML initiatives have increased by 64% in the last twelve months.

Trending technology

These are the innovation introduced with ML in our day to day life:

Image Recognition: We all have been through this regarding safety purposes, such as while opening a bank account or setting a face lock on your smartphone. However, it is not the only usages of Image recognition; big companies are applying it for data maintenance.

Speech Recognition: It is majorly related to voice searches on our phone or talking to Alexa or Siri. 

Learning associations: You might have experienced this while searching for a product online, and Google started to show similar products on your social media ads or almost every possible site. So, that is done with the help of machine learning that takes the data, learns your need, and shows you the best results. 

There are several technological advancements through machine learning and artificial intelligence. 

Therefore, the forecast of MarketsandMarkets estimated the AI market would reach USD 190.61 billion by 2025, which included virtual assistance and cloud-based applications. 

3. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

 

You must all remember the famous game name “Pokemon Go.” That game become popular overnight because of its advanced trending technology of AR. Remer, the game has a unique feature to find pokemon over a real and animated image/cartoon that appears to capture them. That technology is called Augment Reality. 

On the other side, VR was initially used for a game like PUBG or GTA, etc., but with time, it started using for events and school classes during lockdown due to covid19. VR is more prominent than AR because it has more exposure to interaction and uses for training and academic purposes. 

4. Business Intelligence (BI)

Business Intelligence (BI)

It may be a new term for you; however, BI’s practice has been the same throughout the year. But, technologies keep changing with the needs and taking the business forward. Similarly, in this list of trending technologies in 2021, BI plays an important role after covid 19 losses. 

BI is an ongoing process that helps companies to make factual decisions on the basis of data and prediction. Therefore, it combines various roles, including knowledge management, data storage and gathering, data analyses, monitoring, and evaluation. 

And to perform these tasks, trending technologies like Power BI, Microsoft Business Intelligence (MSBI), Tableau, IoT, and many more tools are already exist. 

5. Cybersecurity

Trending Technology

Cybersecurity is not a new trend, but it is increasing due to the establishment of digital platforms everywhere. Considering the cruising of covid 19, everyone, including non-tech lovers, had to attend online classes. However, it is not an online concern, but it is about a person’s privacy and safety concerns. 

According to the recent study of Statista, 80% Indian population and 61% USA population have registered the highest cybercrime cases as of December 2019. Therefore, in coming years, opportunity in cybersecurity is going to spike much faster. 

Social media influencers face daily threats and fake calls due to that cybersecurity come to rescue their life. If you see your future goal in cybersecurity as your career, you must look at these preferable job roles for trending technologies. 

  • Ethical hacker
  • Security engineer
  • Chief security officer

Conclusion

Technology has become an important part of our life, and we know that. However, as time is changing and competition is becoming vast, trending technology plays a game-changing role. These are the most recent technology booming in coming years, and if you are planning to pursue in technician field, then take a look and discuss with an expert because technology is never-ending. 

 

References:

https://intellipaat.com/blog/top-trending-technologies/

https://www.igmguru.com/blog/top-10-trending-technologies/

https://blog.bit.ai/top-technology-trends/
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https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/artificial-intelligence-market-74851580.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2021/01/17/76-of-enterprises-prioritize-ai–machine-learning-in-2021-it-budgets/?sh=2f9544ac618a
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https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/topics/augmented-reality

https://www.statista.com/statistics/194133/cybercrime-rate-in-selected-countries/

https://www.omnisci.com/technical-glossary/business-intelligence

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/topics/augmented-reality

Rihanna’s tweet on Farmers’ Protest in Delhi

Current ongoing farmers’ protests in Delhi and UP border is one of the major social issues of 2021, and it is getting support day by day. However, none of Hollywood celery took the initiative to take a stand for farmers before Rihanna’s tweet. 

About Farmers’ protest

Indian farmers’ protest (2020-2021) is an ongoing protest against three farm acts, which the Parliament delivered to India in 2020 September. In case you are unaware of what is happening in the rally, and parliament statements, then take a look at this news and live updates.

Farmers' protest in Delhi

Rihanna shared news of CNN in her tweet, “India cuts internet around New Delhi as protesting farmers clash with police.” And she is her tweet “why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest.”

Why is her tweet making a buzz around the internet?

  1. Because she one of the famous Hollywood singers and always be on the headlines
  2. She has never talked about any social issues in India. but this tweet of hers was shocking
  3. Her name is Rihanna, and now anti-farmer protest news channels are criticizing her if she is Muslim or a Pakistani
  4. None of such big Indian celebrities took the initiative to support #FarmersProtest in rallies or on social media.
  5. This protest is itself becoming vast and spreading borders to borders. We all know what has happened on the 26th January Lal Quila parade.
  6. Apart from that, Rihanna is getting so many hatred comments and replies on her tweet.

After her tweet, many other Hollywood celebrities took a stand for farmers to protest, like teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and the US vice president’s niece Meena Harris. 

Conclusion

After covid 19, things have been the worst and least progressive in terms of the overall development. Despite that, farmer protest is the second most social severe event of 2020. As it is their rights and everyone has freedom of speech can make their point.

However, it is a battle between the nation’s livelihood and government. No doubt, in India agriculture sector adds 70% of livelihood, which means every commercial and personal sector related to agriculture. 

Hence, it is one of the significant social issues these days on which people and government must do something.

 

References:

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/01/asia/india-internet-cut-farmers-intl-hnk/index.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020%E2%80%932021_Indian_farmers%27_protest

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-55914858

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/farmers-protest-live-update-feb-3/liveblog/80659819.cms

 

How to manage Coronaphobia in 2021?: Explained with essential covid19 products!

Things are finally getting back to normal, and we have to get rid of our dwell to work a thousand percent harder than last year. However, coronaphobia is a new psychological disorder that emerged due to an outbreak of death cases in 2020. 

News related to suicide and self-harm due to Coronaphobia

During the first month of the covid 19 outbreak, many societal events took place in different countries and regions of the country. For instance, the first suicide event in Bangladesh, India on March 25, 2020, grabbed the media’s attention where a man of 36 years old killed himself just due to fear of getting covid symptoms and if he could infect the whole village. On the other side, a social scientist claimed that fear is not only due to the symptoms but also because of xenophobia in the village and lack of medical services available. 

After that event, newspapers and channels flooded with suicidal news due to coronaphobia. And here are some glimpses of them:

covid 19 suicide

covid 19 suicide

covid 19 suicideApart from India, many other countries are suffering from stress and anxiety amid pandemic. According to the study of Thakur V, Jain A (2020), more than 50% of medical staff in British hospitals are suffering from mental sickness because frontline workers are more in contact with covid 19 patients and deal with them.

We have already entered in 2021 and doctors and scientists are working on covid 19 vaccination because there is no real proof yet. According to the WHO report, there are more than 50 conditionals of covid 19 trials and waiting for relevant outcomes. Simultaneously our doctors and scientists, public health experts and governments are constantly working day and night to strengthen COVAX facilities (led by WHO, GAVI and CEPI).

Although many people are eagerly waiting for successful vaccine news to reduce their covid19 fear. However, the good news is not coming soon until you can have these essential covid 19 products to reduce coronaphobia. And those will act as your weapon against the disease. 

These are essential covid 19 products for Coronaphobia:

We have listed a few more important and must-have products that you can carry in your pocket or purse while traveling or going out of your home. Because now going-out is safe with these items:

1.Face Mask

covid 19 products

Do not be “aha, I know this already” because many people take it lightly, but it is one of the most important things to carry. Wearing a mask is mandatory because it protects you from inhaling the germs from the air or surface. The mask is available in multiple materials and ranges that make it easy for everyone to buy and use. 

2. Mini Pocket Hand Sanitizer

covid 19 products

People with corona phobia have a higher level of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) or anxiety level to be susceptible to the virus from anywhere and anyone. Hence, sanitizer plays an important role while traveling, or at the workplace as well. It is available in many forms like spray, gets, or foam. You can buy a pocket sanitizer from any suitable brand or company whichever you prefer. But make sure it is non-alcohol or contains less alcoholic properties because using it in more quantity may end up consuming alcohol. 

3. Infrared Thermometer

covid 19 products

You must have seen this small device while entering a big mall, movie theatres, or public transport. It helps to check body temperature instantly without waiting for a minute like in a thermometer. As we know, a body temporary like high fever is one of the symptoms of covid19. Thus, you must carry this device because you can check your colleagues or friends temporarily whenever required. 

4. Fingertip Oximeter

Fingertip Oximeter

Slow breathing is another complicated symptom as measured by WHO. Besides, this device comes in a very small portable size which is easy to carry anywhere. And if you feel any symptoms in your body, you can take the device out from your bag and check immediately. 

5. Disposable Gloves

Disposable Gloves

If you are not a sanitizer-friendly person, then disposable gloves are the best option for you. You can use it once and throw in the dustbin after using it a day. It helps to protect you from coronavirus germs.

These are the “must-have” products for those who are afraid to go out for work or social events. However, there are many more covid products available in the market that you can carry with medicine as well.

Conclusion

Coronaphobia is a psychological problem that needs medical treatment and non-medical provisions. For instance, mental rehabilitation centers, on-call consultations, 24×7 therapy or counseling services, and proper treatment from a psychologist. However, if you believe in yourself coping with the phobia by using these products, grab them as soon as you can get because 2021 can not wait to get the things normal like before. 

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