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Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on brain

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:09

Researchers have said that for kids, a little bit of stress provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping, however, a lot of it - chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse - can have lasting negative impacts.

Child abuse could lead to permanent brain damage

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 16:05

Child abuse can reduce the volume of grey matter in the brain that is responsible for processing information, a new study has found.

Sunscreen use in childhood could help prevent melanoma in adults

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:01

Researchers have claimed that the incidence of malignant melanoma in adulthood can be dramatically reduced by the consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood.

Microbes in homes may lower asthma risk in infants

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 23:41

Infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life are less likely to develop asthma in early childhood, says a new study.

Sleep deprivation increases risk of childhood obesity

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 17:31

Take note of how many hours of sleep your baby is getting as researchers have found that sleep deprivation during infancy and early childhood increases risk of obesity and adiposity or overall body fat later.

WHO deeply concerned over childhood obesity

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 09:09

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed deep concern over the worldwide increase in childhood obesity.

Childhood bullying has long-term health consequences: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 21:02

Attention parents! Make sure that your kids are prevented from being bullied in school because the effects of bullying in childhood can last a lifetime, says a research.

Childhood bullying impact remains persistent even after 40 years

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:50

The negative impact of being bullied in childhood remains persistent and pervasive, and lasts nearly 40 years later as well, it has been revealed.

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