child health

65 percent children became device addictive during lockdown, reveals study

Around 65% children have become device addictive in recent months and are unable to stay away from the device even for half an hour. Children are expressing anger, crying, not listening to parents, showing irritable behaviour when asked to leave the device.

Jul 04, 2020, 15:18 PM IST

Ethiopia to host global meet on maternal, child health

Ethiopia will host an international conference on maternal and child health on August 24 and 25 under the theme "Overcoming critical obstacles to maternal and child survival".

Aug 19, 2017, 23:18 PM IST

Children raised in single parent families have lower well-being, life-satisfaction

 The researchers analysed the participants' annual income, number of visits to the doctor, level of social integration, and success in romantic relationships.

Jun 25, 2017, 16:41 PM IST

One child out of five living in relative poverty in rich countries: UN report

The number of adolescents reporting mental health problems is increasing in the majority of the countries included in the study, along with the rate of obesity among young people.

Jun 15, 2017, 09:57 AM IST

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

Exposing yourself to nighttime light? You may be passing the harmful effects to your offspring!

The researchers ran a series of tests on the offspring to determine if their parents' light exposure prior to mating made any difference.

Apr 03, 2017, 23:41 PM IST

The power of a hug: A loving embrace is the secret to your baby's good health!

There are emotional benefits that hugs have for your bundle of joy.

Mar 27, 2017, 19:19 PM IST

This is why pushing your kids to engage in physical activities from an early age is a wise decision!

The study was published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Mar 14, 2017, 13:54 PM IST

Gadget addiction makes your child medically weak!

Recurrent use of tablets, mobile phones and hand-held games, are the primary cause behind the rise of muscoskeletal problems in children.

Dec 19, 2015, 19:29 PM IST

Gut infection can cause malnutrition, vaccine failure

Malnutrition is measured by children becoming stunted, or abnormally short for their age.

Dec 15, 2015, 13:00 PM IST

Micronutrient Initiative inks new partnership with UP Govt.

Once fully deployed, this initiative is expected to improve the health of 650,000 infants and young children in 4 districts by ensuring that young children receive adequate nutrition through proper feeding practices.

Dec 13, 2015, 13:12 PM IST

Calpol overuse is putting your kids at risk

Parents are advised to rely less on thermometers, which may be inaccurate, when detecting fever in children and to pay more attention to their behaviour.

Nov 30, 2015, 16:53 PM IST

Kids who take antibiotics may grow up overweight

Repeated antibiotics use can forever change the microbiota, or the microorganisms that inhabit the body, thereby altering the way it breaks down food and increasing the calories of nutrients absorbed.

Oct 22, 2015, 13:06 PM IST

34 children die from malnutrition in South Sudan

At least 34 children have died from malnutrition in the first week of September in South Sudan's Bentiu town, a UN spokesman has said.

Sep 22, 2015, 13:21 PM IST

Kidney stones may put kids at heart disease risk

Kidney stones in children are not an isolated medical problem, claim researchers, suggesting that there is a clear link between kidney stones in children and thickened or hardened arteries -- precursors to a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases.

Sep 22, 2015, 13:01 PM IST

Indian doctor develops mobile app to detect diseases in children

SB Dev Pujari, a doctor in Nagpur has developed a smartphone app that can detect illnesses and diseases in children.  

Sep 21, 2015, 14:32 PM IST

Children falling ill due to lack of sleep

00 am and for those children aged 16 years, schools should open at 10:00 am.

Sep 20, 2015, 16:40 PM IST

184 districts identified for focussed healthcare, says PM Modi

184 poorest performing districts of the country have been identified for focussed attention in terms of healthcare, involving infusion of resources and conduct of specific programmes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here today.

Aug 27, 2015, 18:20 PM IST

Doctors step up efforts to save ailing children

 A day after the death of five babies at the Government hospital here, authorities today enlisted a team of child specialists from the Institute of Child Health at Chennai for treating six other infants who have been put on ventilator.

Nov 16, 2014, 22:00 PM IST

''Child mortality rates falling in the developing world''

 The child mortality gap has narrowed between the poorest and wealthiest households in more than 50 developing countries, says a new study from Stanford University`s School of Medicine.

Nov 10, 2014, 14:18 PM IST