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Green tea variations, toxins harming kid’s development and 76% of world’s population ‘overfat’

Green tea variations, toxins harming kid’s development and 76% of world’s population ‘overfat’ This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. 76% of world’s population obese About 5.5 billion people -up to 76% of the world’s population -are `over fat’, warn researchers. Are ... Read More »

​Parent’s obesity may delay development in kids

IANS | Jan 2, 2017, 04.12 PM IST Parent’s obesity may delay development in kids (Simon Willms/Getty Images) Are your toddler’s fingers and hands movement slow? Is his/her ability to relate to and interact with others as well as problem-solving skills delayed? Blame it on your obesity, researchers say. The findings showed that apart from health related issues, children of ... Read More »

Are toxins silently harming our kid’s development?

ANI | Dec 30, 2016, 06.00 PM IST Are toxins silently harming our kid’s development? (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) A child policy review study in US has reported that babies under two years of age are 10 times more vulnerable to chemicals than adults. It also notes that babies by the age two accumulate 50 percent of the cancer causing chemicals. ... Read More »

​Why cancer treatments cause collateral damage in kids

IANS | Updated: Dec 25, 2016, 04.17 PM IST Why cancer treatments cause collateral damage in kids (Jessica Nelson/Getty Images) When exposed to cancer treatment like chemotherapyand radiation, brain and heart tissues in very young children are more prone to apoptosis or programmed cell death, researchers said. Apoptosis, in which molecular signals order cells to self-destruct, plays an important role ... Read More »

‘Signal schools’ to be launched by the Maharashtra government: Underprivileged street kids to get education

In order to provide proper education to the underprivileged street children, the Maharashtra government has planned to launch ‘signal schools’. There are plans to form a committee also which will suggest measures to tackle the issue. Representative Image RELATED STORIES Microsoft Research India’s researchers named ACM fellows IIMs to provide FPM to groom faculty from the reserved category Modi government ... Read More »

Mother’s depression may affect kid’s brain development

Mother’s depression may affect kid’s brain development (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Depressive symptoms in women during and after pregnancy are linked to reduced thickness of the cortex — the outer layer of the brain responsible for complex thought and behaviour — in preschool-age kids, says a new study. “Our findings underscore the importance of monitoring and supporting mental health in mothers ... Read More »

iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids

IANS | Nov 13, 2016, 02.35 PM IST iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids A special type of iPad game effectively helped in treating children with amblyopia in restoring their visual abilities, more than the standard treatment, researchers say. Amblyopia — also known as the lazy eye — is the leading cause of monocular visual impairment — ... Read More »

Your DNA can tell how many kids you’ll have

Your DNA can tell how many kids you’ll have (Getty Images photo) The age at which you will have your first child and the number of kids you are likely to have may be encoded in your DNA, say scientists who found that genetic data can be used to accurately predict our reproductive behaviour. The study , led by researchers ... Read More »

Vitamin D-Deficient Kids Likely To Develop Asthma, Allergies

Vitamin D-Deficient Kids Likely To Develop Asthma, Allergies Repeated bouts of vitamin D deficiency in early childhood were linked to higher rates of asthma SYDNEY: Australian researchers have found that children with vitamin D deficiency were more likely to develop asthma and other allergies later in life. Researchers from Western Australia’s Telethon Kids Institute tracked vitamin D levels from birth ... Read More »

Awareness in kids lights up Diwali, cuts down the din

The pollution index in the city-state reached a maximum of 371 points, 71 points above the level considered “d… Read More If you thought Diwali festivities were a tad less noisy this year, it’s no figment of your imagination. This year’s celebration has indeed been less noisy as compared to the past few years, said activists across the city. And ... Read More »