Catch them young!

At a recently held conference at TISS, experts discussed the need to focus on the early years of childhood, both at the policy and individual levels.

Children's Day: TV actors share what they miss from their childhood
Children's Day: TV actors share what they miss from their childhood

With the country celebrating Children's Day Friday, small screen actors Ravi Dubey, Tina Dutta, Shama Sikander and Nalini Negi evoke their childhood memories and share some hidden secrets.

Beliefs concerning soul, afterlife are deep-rooted

According to a study, what we believe as children about the soul and the afterlife determines what we believe as adults.

I got shotgun as a present during childhood: Brad Pitt
I got shotgun as a present during childhood: Brad Pitt

 

London: Brad Pitt has revealed he was gifted a shotgun when he was just a child as part of a family tradition. The 50-year-old actor-producer said he was gifted the dangerous weapon by his relatives when he was in kindergarten, reportedly.

Difficult eaters may have underlying psychological issues

Parents, take note! Bullying can initiate or reinforce body image preoccupations and possibly lead to a change in eating behaviour in kids, a new study has warned.

George Harrison's childhood home to be auctioned off
George Harrison's childhood home to be auctioned off

 

London: Beatles star George Harrison's childhood home is to be auctioned for over 100,000 pounds.

The three-bedroom terraced council house on Upton Green in Liverpool was the late guitarist's home throughout the 1950s, reportedly.

'Mindfulness' can improve adults' poor health caused by childhood adversity

A new study has revealed that mindfulness and accepting the present moments can help in improving the health of adults who were mistreated or ignored as kids.

Cara Delevingne to write autobiography

Supermodel Cara Delevingne is reportedly planning to write an autobiography about her childhood.

Animal fur bed helps reducing asthma risk in infants

A new study has observed that infants who sleep on animal fur in the first three months of life are less likely to suffer from asthma in later childhood.

Katy Perry couldn't afford music lessons
Katy Perry couldn't afford music lessons

Pop star Katy Perry says she couldn't afford music lessons when she was younger.

Childhood obesity may cause asthma

It is more probable that childhood obesity contributes to asthma rather than the other way round, says a study.

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

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.

Grateful for having an active childhood: Jennifer Garner

Actress Jennifer Garner has revealed that dancing and swimming as a child has helped her keep in shape as it set her up for an active lifestyle.

Timberlake posts childhood pictures online

Justin Timberlake shared pictures of his childhood in which he is seen playing a tiny banjo amongst a group of adults with their full-size instruments.

Sunscreen use in childhood could help prevent melanoma in adults

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

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.

Akshay Kumar wants son Aarav to enjoy his childhood

Superstar Akshay Kumar wants his son Aarav to keep a distance from showbiz so that he can enjoy a normal childhood.
"It`s a conscious decision to keep my son away from limelight. I think it is better to keep them (children) away from all this that is seen everywhere in newspapers and all. I want to give them a normal childhood," Akshay, 46, said in a media interaction here.

Amole Gupte wants to `retain` childhood of actor son

For filmmaker Amole Gupte, letting his 13-year-old son Partho grow naturally is more important than casting him in films.

Peaches Geldof `never got over traumas` of her childhood

Peaches Geldof had claimed that she never got over the traumas of her childhood, in an interview she gave before her death.

Poverty during childhood adversely affects brain development in kids

A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study has found that poverty hampers brain development in children, by slowing growth rate in two key brain structures.