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Parents often ignore childhood obesity

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.

Learning to read doesn`t end in 4th grade: Study

Learning to read doesn`t end in 4th grade: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:35

A study has revealed that learning to read does not end in 4th grade, contrary to the traditional theory that fourth grade is when students stop learning to read and start reading to learn.

Even `third-hand` smoke kills

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:26

Have you finally amended your habits and stopped smoking inside the house to protect your kids from exposure to second-hand smoke? That may not be good enough!

Gene linked to rare disease in kids found

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:24

In what may help treat a rare but devastating auto-inflammatory condition in children, researchers have identified a gene that may cause the disease named STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI).

Asthma inhalers may suppress growth in kids

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:20

A new study has revealed that inhalers that are used to give corticosteroid drugs to children with asthma may suppress their growth in the first year of treatment.

Extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine boosts immunity in kids

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:59

An extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) helps to boost immunity in children less than 5 years to the poliovirus and should be added to vaccination programmes in polio-endemic countries and those facing a high risk of imported cases, according to a new research.

`Impulsive, hopeless` kids likelier to become binge drinkers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:41

Researchers have discovered a variety of factors like impulsivity, hopelessness, sensation-seeking traits, lack of conscientiousness, with 70 percent accuracy that determines that kids will become binge drinkers.

Smartphone app to save kids with heart conditions

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 11:17

A new smartphone app being tested at St Louis Children`s Hospital in the US is turning out to be a life-saving experience for children with heart conditions.

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