Children health

Healthy diet may boost kids' self-esteem

Healthy diet may boost kids' self-esteem

Moreover, fish intake 2-3 times per week was also associated with better self-esteem and no emotional and peer problems. Intake of whole meal products was also associated with no peer problems.
 

Dec 14, 2017, 19:57 PM IST
Spanking may worsen behaviour problems in children, says study

Spanking may worsen behaviour problems in children, says study

Research shows children who are spanked at age five showed greater increases in behaviour problems by age six and also by age eight.

Nov 20, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
Kids exposed to pet allergens as infants at lower risk of developing asthma

Kids exposed to pet allergens as infants at lower risk of developing asthma

The finding could help design strategies to prevent asthma from developing, alleviating the burden of this disease placed on millions of people, as well as on their families and communities, researchers said.

Sep 20, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
Smartphones are addictive, can be injurious to kids' mental health: Experts

Smartphones are addictive, can be injurious to kids' mental health: Experts

Reports suggest that an increasing number of teenagers are being trapped into the deadly Internet game Blue Whale Challenge. A Google Trends report of the past 12 months shows a sharp spike in the number of searches related to the Blue Whale Challenge in India.

Sep 14, 2017, 12:39 PM IST
Parents, take note! Signs your child is not enjoying school

Parents, take note! Signs your child is not enjoying school

Your child may develop unusual habits such as nail biting, thumb sucking, hair pulling, or even bed-wetting

Sep 13, 2017, 12:59 PM IST
Eight in 1,000 kids are born with foetal alcohol syndrome globally

Eight in 1,000 kids are born with foetal alcohol syndrome globally

FASD increases the risk of developing physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities.

Aug 23, 2017, 11:30 AM IST
Babies can identify socially dominant people: Study

Babies can identify socially dominant people: Study

The study evaluated reactions of 80 toddlers who watched three short videos of puppets in simple social situations.

Jul 30, 2017, 19:18 PM IST
Breastfeeding your baby for longer than required? You're putting them at risk of dental cavities later!

Breastfeeding your baby for longer than required? You're putting them at risk of dental cavities later!

Children who were breastfed for two years or longer had a 2.4 times higher risk of having severe cavities, compared to those who were breastfed for less than a year.

Jul 01, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Attention kids! This is how your dad can help you stay fit

Attention kids! This is how your dad can help you stay fit

The researchers found that fathers' participation in physical child care activities like bathing and dressing children or taking them outside for walks and playtime was associated with reduced likelihood that their children would become obese from age 2 to 4.

Jun 22, 2017, 14:28 PM IST
This is how kids' can benefit from dual-focus contact lens

This is how kids' can benefit from dual-focus contact lens

Parents worried about their kids' myopia or nearsightedness, can now relax as a new study has found that dual-focus contact lens, which have alternating visual correction and treatment zones, can help them.

Jun 11, 2017, 13:44 PM IST
This new computer game may make your child healthy

This new computer game may make your child healthy

Children who played the simple game developed by researchers from University of Exeter in the UK made healthier choices when asked to pick foods afterwards.

May 18, 2017, 14:27 PM IST
Praising kids can boost their wellbeing, says study

Praising kids can boost their wellbeing, says study

Those parents who succeeded in offering their child five pieces of praise each day, alongside catching their child's good behaviour, saw an improvement in the child's wellbeing when compared to a control group.

May 07, 2017, 15:20 PM IST
Old health myths practiced by grandparents cause risk for kids

Old health myths practiced by grandparents cause risk for kids

When grandparents step up to the plate, it can be wonderful for grandchildren but can also pose challenges in terms of lifestyle, finances and mental and physical health to a somewhat older or elderly cohort.

May 05, 2017, 19:35 PM IST
Cleaning 'sweet home' may make your child diseased

Cleaning 'sweet home' may make your child diseased

According to research, exposure to germs and microorganisms in early childhood is actually good for children because it helps to develop the immune system.

Apr 18, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
Resistance training safe for children: Experts

Resistance training safe for children: Experts

Resistance training -- also called as strength training or weight training -- is the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build the strength, anaerobic endurance and size of skeletal muscles.

Apr 07, 2017, 19:32 PM IST
Exposing children to lead may impact cognitive development: Researchers

Exposing children to lead may impact cognitive development: Researchers

The findings, published by JAMA, showed that children with more than 10 micrograms of lead per decilitre of blood at age 11 had 4.25 points lower intelligence quotients (IQ) at age 38.

Mar 29, 2017, 14:42 PM IST
New blood test can help detect autism early

New blood test can help detect autism early

An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study.

Mar 17, 2017, 12:01 PM IST
This is why hand sanitiser is dangerous for your child – Read story

This is why hand sanitiser is dangerous for your child – Read story

There have been numerous cases of kids suffering eye irritation, vomiting, and abdominal pains after coming into contact with hand sanitiser, a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.

Mar 05, 2017, 11:58 AM IST

How to tell if your child is autistic - Watch!

Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that typically occurs in the first three years of life. 

Apr 01, 2016, 19:39 PM IST

Less California pollution spells big gains for children`s lungs

A study conducted over 20 years in the Los Angeles area showed that the region`s improving air quality has led to children having better functioning lungs, researchers said Wednesday.

Mar 05, 2015, 08:46 AM IST