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Healthy lifestyle key for childhood cancer survivors

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 18:03

Following a healthy lifestyle may lower childhood cancer survivors` risk of developing the metabolic syndrome, says a study.

Parent`s death in childhood may increase kid`s mortality risk in adulthood

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:02

A new study has revealed that individuals who have lost either of their parents during childhood, have 50 percent greater risk of mortality risks in their adulthood than those unexposed to parental death.

Parents often ignore childhood obesity

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:34

Parents often fail to recognise their children`s weight gain as a health concern, says a study.

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.

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