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Drugs prescribed to hospitalized children are often inappropriate: Study

These patterns contradict current recommendations for appropriate prophylactic antibiotic use.

Mar 22, 2018, 15:31 PM IST

Even 'safe' levels of pollution can slow down brain growth in kids

According to the European Union, 25 µg/m3 is the safe level of fine particle. 

Mar 09, 2018, 17:44 PM IST

Soft-drinks vs lassi: Why kids choose junk food decoded

Childhood obesity continues to be a significant public health concern globally, even occurring simultaneously with food insecurity in many countries.

Mar 07, 2018, 18:03 PM IST

Babies resembling their fathers become healthier: Study

The study has implications regarding the role of a father's time in enhancing child health, especially in fragile families.

Mar 07, 2018, 13:19 PM IST

Kids allergic to cow's milk may have lower weight, height

The study showed children who are allergic to cow's milk had lower mean weight and height when compared with kids who are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. 

Mar 05, 2018, 18:17 PM IST

Checking unhealthy habits in teenage years may reduce obesity risk later

The study found that the calorie intake among adolescents has not changed, but habits such as exercising, smoking, drug use and alcohol consumption have increased over time.

Mar 01, 2018, 10:29 AM IST

Excessive touchscreen use hampers kids' ability to hold pencils: Experts

Increasing numbers of children may be developing handwriting late because of an overuse of technology.

Feb 26, 2018, 16:54 PM IST

A greener habitat can help boost children's brain development: Study

Green spaces are said to provide children with opportunities for psychological restoration and prompt exercises in discovery, creativity, and risk-taking the researchers said.

Feb 24, 2018, 17:46 PM IST

Post stroke, babies use opposite side of brain for language

The study found that all the individuals studied, aged 12 to 25, who had a left-brain perinatal stroke, used the right side of their brains for language. 

Feb 19, 2018, 17:53 PM IST

Ball games can boost bone health in school children

For the study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers examined bone and muscle health in 295 school children over a whole school year. 

Feb 09, 2018, 18:58 PM IST

Parents, take note! Video games, Legos may boost kids' science, math skills

The study, published in the journal Geosphere, surveyed hundreds of undergraduate students and found a huge spread in their spatial skills.

Feb 06, 2018, 17:16 PM IST

'Most Indians concerned about poor lighting harming kids' eyesight'

The survey pointed out that nearly half of all Indian parents worry that their child will need spectacles in future.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:27 PM IST

Falling IQ level in childhood may up schizophrenia risk later

However, not all children struggling at school are at risk of developing serious psychiatric disorders, the researchers said in a paper, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

Feb 01, 2018, 17:37 PM IST

Bullied kids at high risk of suicidal behaviour

Researchers assessed children, based on self-reporting about peer victimisation, at ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 and 13 years.

Jan 15, 2018, 19:07 PM IST

Children who eat at restaurants have extra body fat, risk of heart disease: Study

Children who ate more takeaway meals had higher total and LDL cholesterol and body fat.

Jan 02, 2018, 18:10 PM IST

Worried about your child's eyesight? Encourage them to play outdoors

According to experts, lack of natural light is the key behind poor eyesight.

Dec 28, 2017, 20:16 PM IST

Beware! Adulterated milk may cause abortions and deformities in babies

Cattle are fed with many steroids and hormonal injections to boost the delivery of milk production.

Dec 27, 2017, 17:05 PM IST

Parents, take note! Feeding fish to your kids once a week can improve sleep, IQ

While omega-3 fatty acids found in fish have previously been shown to improve intelligence and sleep which in turn improves IQ, this is the first time all three have been linked together.

Dec 22, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

Here's how to boost your child's memory, attention

Children should be encouraged to exercise at their own pace during short breaks from class.

Dec 20, 2017, 18:48 PM IST

Media use triggering growth in childhood obesity, warn doctors

Roughly one in five kids and teens in Europe are overweight or obese, according to a 2017 World Health Organization study, the authors note.

Dec 15, 2017, 16:29 PM IST