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Little exercise boosts attention span of poor school kids

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 18:09

Just 12 minutes of exercise can improve attention and reading comprehension in low income adolescents, says a new study, suggesting that schools serving low income populations should work brief bouts of exercise into their daily schedules.

Mindfulness can reduce stress among school going kids

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 10:47

A new study has found that mindfulness - a mental training that develops sustained attention that can change the ways people think, act and feel - could reduce symptoms of stress and depression and promote wellbeing among school children.

ADHD diagnoses among schoolkids rise by 53pc in past decade

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 15:31

About 6.4 million children have received diagnosis for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at some point — an increase of 16 percent since 2007 and 53 percent in the past decade — according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

`Think carrots, not candy as school snack`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 10:54

The U.S. government readies new rules requiring healthier foods to be sold beyond the cafeteria.

Pre-school malnutrition in India

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2011, 19:41

Poor nutrition during preschool can hamper a child`s physical and mental growth for the rest of his or her life.

Sound sleep makes school kids more attentive

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 16:06

Going back to school after long summer holidays should not be just an excuse for kids to get new clothes and school supplies.

‘30 mn Indians obese; 20% school-kids overweight’

Last Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 00:00

About 30mn Indians are obese and around 20% of school-kids overweight.

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