Children's health

Blueberries may improve attention in children, says study

Blueberries may improve attention in children, says study

Study finds kids who drink flavonoid-rich blueberry drink have nine percent quicker reaction times on test sans any sacrifice of accuracy.

Oct 16, 2017, 18:55 PM IST
Experts urge parents to ban their kids from watching television – Here's why

Experts urge parents to ban their kids from watching television – Here's why

According to experts, people are realising that screens can cause addiction among children, and in extreme cases autistic problems.

Oct 16, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
Men, take note! Your diet before conception can speak volumes for your baby's health

Men, take note! Your diet before conception can speak volumes for your baby's health

Researchers from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, US found that a low carbohydrate and high protein diet by the father will help the child's healthier once they are born.

Oct 15, 2017, 16:53 PM IST
Less than 20% urban kids in India eat fruits once a day: Survey

Less than 20% urban kids in India eat fruits once a day: Survey

The results showed that only 35 percent of the children consume vegetables as part of every meal.

Oct 12, 2017, 19:16 PM IST
Five-year-old girl who got her period at age four to soon go through menopause

Five-year-old girl who got her period at age four to soon go through menopause

Emily will soon start exhibiting signs of menopause because of the abnormal onset of her menstrual cycle.

Oct 11, 2017, 12:00 PM IST
Air pollution cuts growth of working memory in kids

Air pollution cuts growth of working memory in kids

The findings of an earlier study had shown that 20 percent of a child's daily dose of black carbon is inhaled during urban commutes.

Oct 08, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Older siblings may up risk of flu among babies

Older siblings may up risk of flu among babies

In addition, previous studies have suggested that maternal vaccination during pregnancy can protect young babies from flu infection.

Sep 28, 2017, 18:08 PM IST
Child abuse may alter victim's brain wiring: Study

Child abuse may alter victim's brain wiring: Study

The longer axons of this kind are generally covered by a fatty coating called myelin. Myelin sheaths protect the axons and help them to conduct electrical signals more efficiently.

Sep 26, 2017, 19:13 PM IST
Study questions safety of sindoor for babies, says it can be harmful

Study questions safety of sindoor for babies, says it can be harmful

Sindoor, also called vermillion, is used by women to place a bindi, or red dot, cosmetically on their foreheads. 

Sep 20, 2017, 17:22 PM IST
Teenagers growing up more slowly today than they used to

Teenagers growing up more slowly today than they used to

The researchers examined how often teenagers engaged in activities that adults do and that children do not, including dating, working for pay, going out without parents, driving and having sex. 

Sep 20, 2017, 10:24 AM IST
Childhood brain cancer treatment to get gentler

Childhood brain cancer treatment to get gentler

The study looked at tumour samples from more than 700 children with medulloblastoma, together with clinical and disease details.

Sep 18, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Are e-cigarettes safe for teens? It may double the risk of tobacco smoking

Are e-cigarettes safe for teens? It may double the risk of tobacco smoking

E-cigarettes can contain nicotine but not many of the harmful substances produced by smoking tobacco such as tar or carbon monoxide. 

Sep 18, 2017, 18:05 PM IST
Parents, take note: Do you live near a fast food joint? Your child may put on weight

Parents, take note: Do you live near a fast food joint? Your child may put on weight

Researchers noted that children living closer to fast-food restaurants were more likely to gain a significant amount of weight during that time.

Sep 11, 2017, 13:00 PM IST
Feeding cow's milk to toddlers below one year could prove harmful – Know why

Feeding cow's milk to toddlers below one year could prove harmful – Know why

The infants are given cow milk in India as awareness is low among the people especially in rural areas.

Sep 10, 2017, 16:14 PM IST
Children who inhaled toxic dust, fumes during 9/11 attack at heart disease risk

Children who inhaled toxic dust, fumes during 9/11 attack at heart disease risk

Long-term danger may stem from exposure to certain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – chemicals released into the air as electronics and furniture burned in the disaster, researchers said.

Sep 07, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
Bacteria in throat may indicate joint infection risk in kids

Bacteria in throat may indicate joint infection risk in kids

Over the past few years, new highly sensitive techniques have allowed more precise identification of the bacteria responsible for these infections.

Sep 05, 2017, 12:46 PM IST
Is mobile phone use during pregnancy harmful for the baby? Study says no! - Read

Is mobile phone use during pregnancy harmful for the baby? Study says no! - Read

 According to researchers, exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields associated with the maternal use of mobile phones during pregnancy is not linked to neurodevelopment in children.

Sep 05, 2017, 12:38 PM IST
Wind-chimes can encourage fussy kids to eat more greens

Wind-chimes can encourage fussy kids to eat more greens

Researchers found that playing high chirpy notes like wind chimes while children eat, inadvertently improves flavour by sweetening the taste.

Aug 29, 2017, 20:35 PM IST
Does your child skip breakfast? It could put them at a risk of malnutrition!

Does your child skip breakfast? It could put them at a risk of malnutrition!

Children who ate breakfast every day were deemed to have overall superior nutritional profile compared to those who didn't.

Aug 17, 2017, 10:13 AM IST
Are your kids showing an interest in a musical instrument? Encourage them to learn! - This is why

Are your kids showing an interest in a musical instrument? Encourage them to learn! - This is why

Further, the research also revealed an adaptation in musicians' brain areas responsible for controlling hand movement.

Jul 30, 2017, 11:02 AM IST