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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.

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.

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