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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.