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Classes help kids with disabilities break down barriers

Taekwondo classes for children with disabilities are helping to break down barriers and improve the behaviour of students.

27 Nov 2018 6:52 am
Moms, take note! Your weight affects kid’s too

Washington: When it comes to children’s weight, mother’s lifestyle habits matter more as compared to their father’s, suggest the results of Norwegian University of Science and Technology study published in BMJ Open.

21 Nov 2018 10:43 am
Importance of good nutrition in early life

Parents, take note! Good nutrition could protect your kids from cognitive difficulties caused by early-life stress, finds a study.

20 Nov 2018 12:10 pm
Mothers' personality traits influence stability of kids' relationships

The relationship skills and personality traits that you inherit from your mother are likely to determine the number of romantic partners you will have, say researchers.

14 Nov 2018 11:34 am
Practicing gratitude can curb materialistic tendencies

Parents are always concerned about materialistic tendencies among children which has been on the rise. According to research, materialism has been linked to a variety of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, as well as selfish attitudes and behaviours.

20 Oct 2018 6:45 pm
How parents' education affects health of their kids

Turns out, parents' education matters more than their income when it comes to their child's health.

19 Oct 2018 6:45 pm
Autistic children more likely to become obese: Study

A recent study has found that children with autism and developmental delays are up to 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese.The findings have been published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

18 Oct 2018 7:13 am
Six ways to protect your baby's skin this winter

New Delhi: Winter is here, which means your baby needs extra care and attention. Baby skin requires a lot more nourishment during winter, as the temperature drop tends to make the skin dry. Winter also brings with it various skin problems for babies, as their skin is more delicate when compared to adults.

18 Oct 2018 6:29 am
Google's toolkit wants parents to educate their kids about online safety

Google started a new initiative in a bid to educate children for being safe online. The initiative has been aimed at promoting a healthier and safer environment for children on the internet.

14 Oct 2018 3:57 am
Here's why babies are prone to sepsis after birth

Turns out, infants face high risks of short- and long-term complications, including sepsis, severe inflammation of the gut, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

10 Oct 2018 2:24 am
Newborn contracts HIV infection from father

In a rare case, researchers have found that a newborn baby contracted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from his father after coming into contact with the fluid leaking from a lesion on his skin.

28 Sep 2018 11:41 am
Mother's trauma impacts newborn's weight

According to the findings of a latest study, women who experienced higher levels of trauma gave birth to significantly smaller male babies.

18 Sep 2018 6:45 pm
Is social media driving pregnancy phobia

Horror stories of childbirth shared by new mothers on online forums and social media platforms like Facebook could be driving the rise in tokophobia -- a pathological terror of pregnancy and childbirth -- leading to more C-section requests and abortions, a media report said.

17 Sep 2018 6:45 pm
Parents blame social media for inadequate sleep in teens

More than half of the parents of sleep-deprived teens are blaming social media for lack of sleep among their children, a new study has found.

17 Sep 2018 12:09 pm
How common household cleaners could make kids overweight

Early life exposure to certain disinfectants used at home could be making children overweight by altering the composition of their gut bacteria, suggests new research.

17 Sep 2018 11:23 am
How witnessing violence in school as bad as being bullied

Turns out, witnessing violence in high school is as bad as being bullied.

17 Sep 2018 11:14 am
Pregnancy now possible with own eggs even after early menopause

Advances in medical science have now made pregnancy possible even among women who have achieved menopause. Bringing cheer to a lot of women, who are now witnessing menopause quite early in life, the medical fraternity is making use of stem cells nestled in the ovary to produce eggs even after menopause.

15 Sep 2018 8:04 am
Genes are key to academic success

Genetic factors play an important role in the academic performance of kids. A new study explains the substantial influence genes have on academic success, from the start of elementary school to the last day of high school.

10 Sep 2018 7:16 am
Festive season style tips for kids

Dressing up children for a festive occasion can be a tedious task for many parents. So how about dressing them differently this time?

10 Sep 2018 5:06 am
Preparing your child for a sibling

You might get surprised about your child's feelings when he or she gets a chance to play the role of an older sibling. They might find it difficult to adjust with the new member in the house. A heartwarming welcome of a new member may led to an introduction of new family ways. Parents are always thrilled about their second child but within this process they should not forget to prepare their firstborn. Preparing the older child for their sibling will help you in smooth and happy family life.

8 Sep 2018 8:05 am
Smart feeding techniques for fussy child

It is natural to worry whether your child is getting enough food and nutritional value when they refuse to eat sometimes and demand for unhealthy snack. But it is perfectly normal for toddlers to behave in this manner hence the responsibility lies with the parents and elders of the family to smartly and subtly introduce healthy food habits into their life.

5 Sep 2018 9:51 am
Teenagers tend to misunderstand tone of voice

Understanding somebody's tone of voice is as it is tricky for everybody and it becomes even more complicated for teenagers, who are going through physical and emotional changes.

29 Aug 2018 12:03 pm
Twelve tips for a healthy motherhood

The birth of a baby challenges a mother in many ways. You are likely to feel exhausted, excited and worried - all the same time - about the baby and that is why you tend to be stressed.

25 Aug 2018 6:45 pm
Here's how seating positions are linked to student's performance

Lectures are oral presentations intended to present information or teach students about a particular topic and understand how students interact and learn within the lecture theatre environment is central to successful learning.

22 Aug 2018 6:45 pm
Whose influence is stronger on kid's language: Mom or Dad?

While linguists have been confused whether mother has a stronger influence on a child's language or father, a recent study has reconciled the two hypotheses - mother tongue and father tongue.

20 Aug 2018 2:51 am
Stress during pregnancy may cause depression in female offsprings

High maternal levels of the stress hormone cortisol during pregnancy can increase feelings of anxiousness and depression in female offsprings at the tender age of 2, a new study reveals. The findings emphasize the significance of prenatal conditions for susceptibility of later mental health problems in offsprings.

18 Aug 2018 3:51 am
Mothers' life span can determine longevity of daughters

Women whose mothers lived up to the age of 90 are 25 per cent more likely to have increased lifespan, without suffering from any serious illnesses like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, a new study has found. However, the same did not hold true for fathers, as the long life of the fathers alone did not correlate to increased longevity in daughters.

17 Aug 2018 9:26 am
Babies in prams 60% more exposed to pollution

Do you regularly take your baby out in strollers or prams? Beware, it can expose them up to 60 per cent more pollution, causing potential damage to cognitive abilities and brain development, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

16 Aug 2018 7:57 am
Parental smoking may put kids at risk of ADHD

Parents, take note! Your smoking and depression can increase the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in your children, suggests a study. The findings come from an analysis of information on 23,561 children in Korea.

13 Aug 2018 7:22 am
Can technology hamper kids' early communication skills?

Are you a tech buff and have filled your house with latest technologies from Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri to the Google Assistant? If so, it may affect your toddler's early communication skills.

13 Aug 2018 6:29 am
7-month-old Japanese baby's hair take internet by storm

A 7-month-old Japanese girl has captured the hearts of internet users, but not because of her chubby cheeks or big round eyes, it's all thanks to her impressively lustrous and thick hair.

31 Jul 2018 4:18 am
Did you know there's mother-child communication in plants?

Turns out, there is mother-child communication in plants.

24 Jul 2018 6:45 pm
Kids in India show religious tolerance

Turns out, children in India have a remarkable level of acceptance of different religions' rules and practices.

15 Jun 2018 4:18 am
How breast milk prevents food allergies

The unique composition of complex sugars in breast milk may prevent future food allergies in childhood, a benefit not found in infant formula, thus underscoring their potential for therapeutic interventions, say researchers.

14 Jun 2018 2:46 am
Criticising fathers can hamper their parenting quality

If you are new to parenthood then supporting each other is the key to becoming better parents. A new study suggested that a mother's reaction to a father's early interactions with their baby may affect his parenting quality.

13 Jun 2018 5:16 am
Is food allergy linked to ASD?

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than twice as likely to suffer from a food allergy than children who do not have ASD, a new study suggests.

11 Jun 2018 5:55 am
Tonsil removal in childhood may increase asthma risk

Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory disorders such as asthma and influenza, as well as allergic and infectious diseases, says a study of nearly 1.2 million children.

9 Jun 2018 4:53 am
Moms-to-be, you may be putting your sons at risk

Planning a baby? You may want to shed those extra kilos as a recent study has linked maternal obesity during pregnancy to behavioural problems in sons.

7 Jun 2018 7:45 am
Mother's emotional control linked with kids' behaviour

Children born to mothers with greater emotional control and problem-solving abilities are less likely to develop behavioural problems, finds a new study.

4 Jun 2018 6:45 pm
Summer fashion tips for kids

It is very important to dress children in comfortable outfits, which would allow them to play around freely, say experts.

3 Jun 2018 6:45 pm
Learn why your elder son owns up fast

If you find that your elder son often confesses his wrongdoings even if he stands to face punishment, he is not alone. According to researchers, the elder kids are more likely to confess their misdeeds than their younger siblings.

31 May 2018 2:26 am
Kangaroo Care - Utilising mother and baby bond

India is one of the countries which registers a large number of neonatal deaths. Statistics peg the neonatal mortality rate in the country at 0.75 million per year. 35 percent of these can be attributed to preterm birth and low-birth weight.

29 May 2018 6:45 pm
Milk intake may cut metabolic syndrome risk in obese kids

Is your child obese? If so, drinking at least two servings of any type of cows' milk each day are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control -- risk factors for metabolic syndrome, according to a study.

27 May 2018 6:45 pm
Honing kid's skills decoded

Turns out, reading bedtime stories is not the only key to success when it comes to developing language and literacy at a young age among kids.

27 May 2018 6:45 pm
How 3-year olds can understand concept of ownership

Does your three-year-old child gets grumpy when someone else plays with his or her toys? It is because children's judgements are more in line with adults, and can instinctively understand the ownership, say researchers.

25 May 2018 6:45 pm
Tips to make summer holidays exciting

With the summer vacations on the head, parents are left sifting for ideas to engage their kids and make their break interesting and fun.

24 May 2018 6:45 pm
Must-have summer products for your little one

In summer, the soaring temperatures can increase the risk of dehydration and irritation for your little one. Make sure you're using the right products to provide extra care for the baby's skin.

23 May 2018 6:45 pm
Try rosemary to boost memory in kids

Is your child struggling to remember his lessons at school? Expose him or her to the aroma of rosemary essential oil as it can significantly enhance working memory in children, researchers say.

22 May 2018 6:45 pm
Let your baby bask in summer's glory!

The hot and humid months are here. Brisk winds, sweaty skin and dryness make the weather simply unbearable for adults and kids.

21 May 2018 6:45 pm
Language important for SUCCESS in later years

Research has shown that language plays an important role in ensuring child's success in later years.

20 May 2018 6:45 pm