Obesity, diabetes up autism risk in kids

 Women of reproductive age who are thinking of having children should stay fit. A recent study warns that children born to obese women with diabetes are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

My kids think what I do is easy:  Angelina Jolie
My kids think what I do is easy: Angelina Jolie

 Angelina Jolie's children think her job is really easy.

Influence of parents on their kid`s body dissatisfaction levels

The influence of Asian parents on their growing children's body dissatisfaction levels and disordered eating has revealed significant differences when compared with their Western counterparts, leading to calls for a tailored approach to treatment.

Kids in large families at risk of behavioural problems

If you are planning to add yet another new member to your family, think again! A new study has found that children in larger families are more likely to fall behind in cognitive achievement and have behavioural and other problems.

Friends harass kids online: Study
Friends harass kids online: Study

A recent study has revealed that it's not just strangers who target children online, but their friends are sexually harassing them over the Internet.

Smaller meals layered with incentives make people happier

A small incentive with a meal consistently motivates kids and adults to choose smaller portions, says a new study.

Did you know? Your little one is a tech pro
Did you know? Your little one is a tech pro

If you think that the younger generation is smarter, then you are right as a recent study reveals that two-year-olds are adept at using touch screens and can swipe, unlock and actively search for features on smartphones and tablets.

Slow chewing keeps childhood obesity at bay

The University of California study found that waiting 30 seconds in between bites of food allows children to realize they're no longer hungry before they overeat, preventing excessive weight gain.

Mother's smoking habit ups asthma risk in child by over 2 times: Study

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New Delhi: A new study suggests that the risk of a child having asthma rise by 2.1 to 2.7 times when the mother is a smoker.

How parents can help prevent substance use in kids

Adolescence is a time when many children may consider experimenting with alcohol or drugs. A new research shows parents can reduce that risk by maintaining a healthy and open relationship with their children.

Indian plan to let kids work in family business is backward step, says Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Indian children also work in restaurants and hotels, washing dishes and chopping vegetables, or in middle-class homes, looking after other children or cleaning and scrubbing floors.

Help your child deal with bullying!

Bullying is a specific interaction which builds on a power imbalance between peers.

'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.