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Madonna visits Malawi hospital

Madonna visits Malawi hospital

Pop diva Madonna is set to visit Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.

Most food products marketed by celebrities in US unhealthy: Study

Celebrity food endorsements promote higher product preference, and exposure to any kind of food advertising is linked to "excessive consumption, the researchers warned.

Toddlers with sweet tooth may experience weight gain

Also, toddlers who ate more desserts and who became upset when the food was removed experienced gradual increases in body fat by the time they were 3- years old. 

Bullying puts preemies at high depression, anxiety risk

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, cautions parents, teachers and clinicians who need to be aware of the long-term effects of peer victimisation on mental health. 

Whooping cough vaccine offers short-term protection

Despite Tdap coverage of more than 90 percent in adolescents, they had the highest incidence of pertussis of any age group in 2014.  

Bipolar disorder drug for adults also safe for kids

Bipolar disorder affects approximately one percent of teenagers and is one of the leading causes of disability in adolescence.

Premature toddlers can offer clues to their future IQ

The intelligence quotient (IQ) of adults born very prematurely or with very low birth weight can be predicted when they are just toddlers.

Parents` attitude linked to kids` chronic pain

Adolescents whose parents suffer from chronic pain may be more likely to develop ongoing pain too - especially if the parent tends to `catastrophize` pain, according to new research.

Teasing tied to less physical activity among kids

Children who are teased while playing sports tend to have a worse quality of life than their non-teased peers, a new study suggests. Some of them may also become less active over time.

`Stricter` parents have `thinner` kids

A new study has found that parents who lay down proper rules and regulations in the family house have slimmer kids.

Bigger bowls prompt kids to want more, waste more

Kids who are given larger bowls will ask for more cereal than when they`re given smaller bowls, and will more than likely overeat or waste the excess food, according to a new study.

Mum`s anxiety and depression rubs off adversely on children

Researchers have discovered that a child, as young as 18 months of age, is at an increased risk of developing emotional and disruptive problems if his or her mother suffers from anxiety and depression symptoms.

Slightly early birth tied to lower adult achievement

Being born just a couple of weeks early may influence a child`s long-term education and job prospects, hints a new study from Finland.

Skipping meds linked to more hospital visits for kids

Kids and teens with asthma and type 1 diabetes often don`t take their medication as prescribed, and those that skip doses are more likely to end up in the emergency room, according to a new review.

Soda drinking tied to kids` behaviour problems: Study

Children who drink soda tend to score slightly higher on scales that measure aggressive behaviour than kids who don`t drink the carbonated beverages, according to a new study.

Habits linked to obesity may differ for boys and girls

Some behaviour, such as TV watching and eating school lunches, were linked to obesity among sixth grade boys and girls in a new study, but other risk factors were gender specific.

Music helps decrease sense of pain for kids

New research by medical researchers at the University of Alberta provide more evidence that music decreases children`s perceived sense of pain.

Obesity can be predicted from infants aged just 2 months

Researchers have found that infants as young as two months old already exhibit growth patterns that can predict the child`s weight by age 5.

Stem cells from newborns may help treat heart problems

Researchers at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine including one of an Indian origin have found a novel way to treat serious heart problems in children.

Blood cells coaxed back into stem cell state

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed the reliable method.