Restaurants can push healthy eating among kids

Contrary to popular belief, more healthy meals for kids were ordered after a regional restaurant chain added more healthy options to its kids' menu and removed soda and fries, says a study.

Blame yourself if your kid is a sleepwalker

Parents who have been sleepwalkers in the past can expect their children to sleepwalk, say researchers.

Premature birth alters brain connections

Premature birth can alter connectivity between key areas of the brain, putting kids at greater risk of neurodevelopmental problems such as autism, a new study has found.

Air pollution and poverty lower child's IQ
Air pollution and poverty lower child's IQ

Material hardship can increase the adverse affects of physical "stressors" like air pollutants as researchers have found that the toxic combination of air pollution and poverty could lower the intelligence quotient (IQ) of your kid.

Charlize Theron wants to have more children
Charlize Theron wants to have more children

Actress Charlize Theron, who is in a relationship with Sean Penn and has a three-year-old adopted son, says she wants to expand her family. When asked if she would like to have another child, Theron replied, "Yes. I always wanted to have children."

Peanut-allergic kids safer at school than at home

Despite the best efforts of parents, children who are allergic to peanuts are far more likely to be exposed to them in their own homes that at school, say a study.

Two kids is even better than one: Drew Barrymore
Two kids is even better than one: Drew Barrymore

 Actress Drew Barrymore says her number one focus these days is her daughters Olive and Frankie with husband Will Kopelman.

When Shah Rukh Khan learnt a lesson!
When Shah Rukh Khan learnt a lesson!

He is better known as the 'badshah' of Bollywood—actor Shah Rukh Khan has all that it takes to make the other stars envious of him. The ruling superstar of the Hindi film industry has been successful in striking a perfect balance between work and home.

Don't want to hurt my kids: Bruce Jenner on gender transition
Don't want to hurt my kids: Bruce Jenner on gender transition

Olympic-winning athlete Bruce Jenner, who is currently undergoing gender reassignment surgery, says his only concern about the transition will be his six children.

Mobile apps can make toddlers smarter
Mobile apps can make toddlers smarter

Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for children, says a new study.

Behavioural disorder more common in sexually abused kids

Adults who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to report sexual and physical abused before they turned 16 than their peers, says a study.

Ralph Lauren's daughter welcomes twins

Fashion mogul Ralph Lauren has become a first-time grandfather following the birth of his daughter Dylan's twins.

Playing games in sync can make kids more empathic

In an example of how a physical activity performed in unison helps children feel more positively toward one another, researchers have found that even a video game played together in sync on a computer could increase their empathy.

Delhi's poisonous air detrimental to even unborn baby's health: Study

Exposure to air pollution in the womb is highly dangerous for the baby as it may affect its brain's processing speeds and can cause behavioural problems, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms, and in some cases a premature baby may be born.

Kids can inherit stress from family leading to obesity by age 18

In a new study, scientists have found that adolescent obesity is linked to chronic family stress.

Bleach use at home puts kids at infection risk

Passive exposure to bleach at home is linked to higher rates of childhood respiratory and other infections, says a new study.

Time kids spend playing video games matters more than game content

A new study has linked poor behavior in children to time spent playing video games, not the games played.

Playing video games three hours daily makes kids hyperactive

Children who play video games for more than three hours a day are more likely to be hyperactive, get involved in fights and be uninterested in school, says a new study by the University of Oxford.

Don't let your kids 'sip' a drink at home

It may appear fine to you if your kids ask for a sip as you enjoy your drink at home or in a bar but this sip may cost you dearly later in life. According to researchers from Rhode Island-based Brown University, children who get a taste of their parents' drinks now and then are more likely than their peers to start drinking by high school.

Antibodies that may trigger psychosis in kids detected

The presence of two antibodies may trigger episodes of psychosis in children, says a study, affirming a longstanding belief that auto-immune disorders play a significant role in psychiatric illnesses.