'Impulsive' brain area linked to obesity in kids

Certain food odours activate the impulse area of the brain in obese children, researchers report, adding that obesity can have a neurological link.

ADHD Meds: A prescription for bullying

Teens and kids, who take drugs like Adderall and Ritalin to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are twice as likely to be bullied as their peers without ADHD, according to a recent research.

Early antibiotics help kids with respiratory infections

Giving children a common antibiotic at the first sign of cold symptoms can reduce the risk of the episode developing into a severe lower respiratory tract illness, new research has found.

Kids cause greater strain in relationships than illness

Having kids, the main purpose of matrimonial relationships, can bring in greater strains in romantic relationships than illness of partners, a new study suggests.

Morning light exposure may lead to weight gain in kids

Thanks to artificial lighting, including light given off by tablets, mobile phones, night lights, and television, modern children are exposed to more environmental light than any previous generation.

Why promising malaria vaccine partly protected kids

Using new technology, researchers found new biological evidence to help explain why the malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S/AS01 provided only moderate protection among vaccinated children during clinical testing.

Same-sex parents spend more time with their kids
Same-sex parents spend more time with their kids

 Children raised by same-sex couples receive more parental attention than their peers raised by heterosexual couples, new research has found.

Kids who can understand others' thoughts likelier to lie

As per a recent study, kids who are taught to reason about the mental states of others are more likely to use deception to win a reward.

Toddlers' asthma meds curb growth

A new study has linked asthma medications taken during infancy to stunted growth.

Rihanna used to take music advise from kids
Rihanna used to take music advise from kids

 Singer Rihanna used to get three-year-old children to help her choose which singles to release because they love "great melodies".

Soon, flexible braces for kids with curved spine

 Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, are developing a spine brace with sensors that provides more flexibility than the braces currently in use for children suffering from scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine.

In Islam, kids are trained to blow themselves up; Muslim boys do plant bombs: Taslima
In Islam, kids are trained to blow themselves up; Muslim boys do plant bombs: Taslima

The exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has once again stoked a controversy by saying in Islam, kids are trained to belt a bomb and blow themselves up and young Muslim boys do plant bombs.

Sedentary lifestyle, obesity will weaken your kid's heart

 You may want to ask your kiddiewink to get up and do something as a new study has suggested that sedentary lifestyle and overweight weaken arterial health already in childhood.

Tutoring can relieve math anxiety in kids

 A one-on-one math tutoring programme can relieve anxiety about doing math problems in your kids, says a study by Indian-origin researchers.

Farm dust can help protect kids against allergies, asthma

Researchers have found that farm dust can protect kids against asthma and allergies, a breakthrough that may ultimately lead to the development of an asthma vaccine.

Good sleep can lower effects of stress in kids 

Eight to nine hours of good quality sleep every night, combined with other healthy lifestyle behaviours, can reduce the negative consequences of stress in kids.

Unsafe storage of e-cigarettes could be deadly for kids

If you are using e-cigarettes, make sure to keep the liquid mixture of nicotine and other compounds away from the reach of children, new research suggests.

Kids with rich vocab shine in school

Kids with larger oral vocabularies are better behaved and are also likely to perform well in school, new research has found.

Panel discussion over UP court's order directing officials to send kids to govt school

All government servants, elected representatives, members of judiciary and any other persons who get any benefit or salary from the state exchequer or public fund should send their children to primary schools run by the state education board, said the Allahabad High Court.