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Maths, reading ability ruled by same genes in kids

Maths, reading ability ruled by same genes in kids

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 11:47

Don`t know why your kid is scared of maths? Check his reading ability first as nearly half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability.

Will your kid become binge drinker?

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 16:30

Having even a single drink at age 14 can make you a binge drinker, a research warns. In a first, researchers have developed a model that can help predict - with about 70 percent accuracy - which teenager will become a binge drinker.

Unhealthy food habits in TV programs set bad paradigms for kids

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:47

A new study has revealed that positive portrayal of unhealthy food habits by TV characters lead to set bad example for kids in real life.

Sexting linked to risky sexual behaviour among kids

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 13:13

Parents may wish to openly monitor cell phones of their kids, and check what types of messages they are receiving as researchers have found that kids who receive sexually suggestive text or photo - sexts - are likely to have had sex.

Kids familiar with fast-food restaurants logos likelier to be overweight

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 14:55

A new study has revealed that more a child is familiar with logos and other images from fast-food restaurants, sodas and not-so-healthy snack food brands, it`s more likely for the child to be overweight or obese.

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.

Treatment for height may cause depression in kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:17

Short, healthy children who are treated with growth hormone (GH) may become taller, but they may also become more depressed and withdrawn over time, a new study warns.

Monsoon Special: How to keep your little ones safe and healthy!

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 22:09

The cool breeze and the refreshing rains in monsoons come as a huge relief after the hot summer season. But these gleeful moments can also bring along humidity, mosquitoes, diseases, etc, which in turn can give you a lot of anxiety and worries regarding your little one`s health.

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