Tag Archives: children

‘Yellow bindis’ mean high-risk: India’s new health map for women and children

Health workers Vimla Gochar and Lata Nayar arrange visits to new mothers, like Nirmala, according to highest priority. All photography by Amrit Dhillon. It’s 10am and time for the first home visit of the day. After consulting a colour-coded map on the wall of the village centre, the three female health workers make their way through the winding lanes of ... Read More »

A ray of hope: MDR-TB can be treated in children with second line drugs, says a study

Tuberculosis is a potent bacterial infection that can affect almost every part of the body. However, it is tuberculosis of lungs which is more common and contagious too. This bacterial infection spreads easily from an infected person to another healthy person by just inhaling the bacteria. According to a WHO report, India is the country with the highest burden of tuberculosis and there ... Read More »

Early speech development, talking with children can strengthen their language skills

Talking with children from an early age can help them develop brain regions critical for language and promote their ability to quickly learn new words, a study has found. The study, published in the journal JNeurosci, showed that young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults had improved language skills regardless of their socioeconomic status. Researchers including those ... Read More »

Early speech development, talking with children can strengthen their language skills

Talking with children from an early age can help them develop brain regions critical for language and promote their ability to quickly learn new words, a study has found. The study, published in the journal JNeurosci, showed that young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults had improved language skills regardless of their socioeconomic status. Researchers including those ... Read More »

Arguing in front of your children can cause them anxiety, trust issues

Seemingly harmless, everyday conflicts can make youngsters incapable of interpreting emotions that are not extreme, which may affect their relationships in later life, according to researchers. Shy children are especially vulnerable. The research shows that the emotional processing of these children, too, can be affected — potentially making them over-vigilant, anxious and vulnerable to distorting human interactions that are neutral ... Read More »

Mothers’ gut bacteria could impact future health of children: new findings

THE bacteria in a mother’s gut before and during pregnancy can influence the future health of the offspring. These findings pave the way for women in the future to have their gut microbes tested upon pregnancy confirmation, to determine the prescriptive diet or supplements she needs to obtain a healthy microbiome for her and her infant. BACTERIA HOPE FOR BLOOD ... Read More »

UNHCR report highlights education crisis for refugee children

Hakizimana Lydiella, 13, is a young refugee at Mahama camp in Rwanda’s Eastern province, where school-age refugees are integrated into the national school system alongside Rwandan students.  © UNHCR/Anthony Karumba GENEVA – More than 3.5 million refugee children aged 5 to 17 did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says ... Read More »

Video: Presidium School flouts CBSE rules by issuing TCs to children mid-session

A CBSE affiliated school, Presidium Indrapuram, in Ghaziabad has issued transfer certificates to a few students in the middle of the session on July 25, defying CBSE rules and Bye-laws, Article 21A of the Constitution in particular and of Section 16 of the RTE Act in general. Parents had been protesting against exorbitant fee hikes and illegal charges. Their wards ... Read More »

Facebook Hate Speech Rules Protect ‘White Men’ but Not ‘Black Children’: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is reported to be censoring posts in favour of ‘White men’ But it allowed hate postings against ‘Black kids’ on its platform Facebook recently pledged to nearly double its army of censors to 7,000 Facebook’s censorship rules that are meant to prevent hate speech and fake news might be protecting ‘White men’ over ‘Black children’, a media report said. Facebook ... Read More »

More children below 10 now have type-two diabetes, finds study

TNN | Feb 6, 2017, 12.39 PM IST More children below 10 now have type-two diabetes, finds study (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Children as young as eight, most of them obese and with a family history of diabetes, are being diagnosed for type-two diabetes. The Madras Diabetes Research Foundation has published case histories of four such patients in the February edition ... Read More »