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Kids who sleep less than 9 hrs likelier to perform worse in class
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): A new study has found that children who sleep less than nine hours and do not have a fixed bedtime routine are more likely to have a poor academic performance. Psychologists at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Ramon Llull University looked at 142 primary schoolchildren (65 girls and 77 boys aged between six and ...
Kids who sleep less than 9 hrs likelier to perform worse in class
Newborns of moms who ate high-fat diet have more body fat, smaller livers
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Result of a new study has found that babies born to moms who eat a high-fat diet before and during pregnancy have a higher fat mass and smaller livers than babies whose moms consume low-fat fare Fortunately, scientists at Oregon Health and Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital said, moms who switch to a low-fat diet during ...
Newborns of moms who ate high-fat diet have more body fat, smaller livers
Babies begin to recognize pain right before birth
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Babies can tell the difference between pain and basic touch just before they are born, a new study has shown. The evidence suggests that developing brain networks become mature enough to identify pain as distinct from touch fairly late in development. "Babies can distinguish painful stimuli as different from general touch from around 35 to 37 ...
Babies begin to recognize pain right before birth
Nursery stress puts babies at high risk of heart disease
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
London, Sept 12 (ANI): Working mothers beware. Sending your babies to nursery could affect their brain development and future health. Many parents believe that attending nursery may help equip their child for the challenges of day-to-day life. However, a British psychologist has warned that toddlers starting at nursery after being at home since birth experience high levels of stress in ...
Nursery stress puts babies at high risk of heart disease
Early motor experiences improve infants' social development
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that early motor experiences can shape infants' preferences for objects and faces. The study demonstrated that providing infants with "sticky mittens" to manipulate toys increases their subsequent interest in faces, suggesting advanced social development. This findings support a growing body of evidence that early motor development and self-produced motor experiences contribute to infants' ...
Early motor experiences improve infants' social development
Parents who lose baby before its first b'day are more likely to die early
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 08 (ANI): Parents who lose their baby during its first year of life are much more likely to die early, according to a new research. UK researchers said that bereaved parents are between two and four times more likely to die early or become widowed in the first 10 years after losing a child compared with those who ...
Parents who lose baby before its first b'day are more likely to die early
Stay-at-home mums 'lift a tonne of baby each day'
Posted On: Sept. 8, 2011
Melbourne, Sept 7 (ANI): This is something that most mothers might have already figured out - staying home with children keeps them pretty fit. An insurance company has indicated that stay-at-home mothers lift the equivalent of nearly one tonne every day caring for their babies. A recent analysis by Million Dollar Woman showed that if a nine-month-old baby weighs 10kg ...
Stay-at-home mums 'lift a tonne of baby each day'
How child-mom bond gets stronger with soulful lullabies
Posted On: Sept. 8, 2011
Sydney, Aug 7 (ANI): A new research has suggested that babies do not care what their mothers sing or how bad their voices are, as long as they perform it with soul. Alison Liew Creighton, a PhD student at the University of Western Sydney's Baby Lab research centre, has researched on how the mother-baby relationship gets influenced by lullabies. "We ...
How child-mom bond gets stronger with soulful lullabies
Insecticide-treated bed nets cut child mortality from malaria by 23 pc
Posted On: Sept. 8, 2011
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): A new study has found that children who live in households that own at least one insecticide-treated bed net are less likely to be infected with malaria and less likely to die from the disease. By controlling other factors that might contribute to child mortality, researchers found clear evidence that bed nets reduce the number of ...
Insecticide-treated bed nets cut child mortality from malaria by 23 pc
Treating anxiety early in kids cuts risk of mental illness by 60pc
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
London, Sept 5 (ANI): Treating children early for anxiety would reduce their risk of developing severe mental problems in later life by 60 per cent, a new study has suggested. It is estimated that 38.2 per cent - 165 million people - of people in Europe suffers from a mental disorder and that anxiety is the commonest. The incidence of ...
Treating anxiety early in kids cuts risk of mental illness by 60pc
Early exposure to languages could predict infants' word learning ability
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
Washington, August 29 (ANI): Infants have a remarkable prowess at learning a second language, but that ability begins to fade as early as their first birthdays, according to a new study. In the current study, babies from monolingual (English or Spanish) and bilingual (English and Spanish) households wore caps fitted with electrodes to measure brain activity with an electroencephalogram, or ...
Early exposure to languages could predict infants' word learning ability
Fruit drinks for kids 'contain just 5pc fruit, some have none at all'
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
London, August 29 (ANI): Fruit drinks marketed with tall claims of providing hydration to children contain as little as 5 per cent fruit, while some others have none at all, health experts have claimed. And to make matters worse, many are loaded with added sugar. The experts found Ribena squash promotes its vitamin C content without making clear that 90 ...
Fruit drinks for kids 'contain just 5pc fruit, some have none at all'
'Competitive' video games linked to aggressive behaviour
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
London, August 30 (ANI): Competitiveness is the main video game characteristic that triggers aggression in players, according to a new research. In a series of experiments in which video games were matched on competitiveness, difficulty, and pace of action, researchers found video game violence alone did not elevate aggressive behavior. More competitive games produced greater levels of aggressive behavior than ...
'Competitive' video games linked to aggressive behaviour
Anxiety interferes with some children's capacity to form friendships
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Arizona State University researchers found that socially withdrawn children who can be described as "anxious-solitary" differ considerably in their relationships with peers, compared to other withdrawn children and children who aren't withdrawn. Socially withdrawn children are believed to experience competing motivations-they want to interact with peers, but the prospect of doing so causes anxiety that interferes ...
Anxiety interferes with some children's capacity to form friendships
How kids respond to bullying and why
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
Washington, August 30 (ANI): A new study has looked into how children respond to bullying and why. According to the researchers, the answer may lead to more effective interventions to reduce the negative consequences - and perhaps even the frequency - of bullying. "The main question we were interested in is how do children go about selecting strategies for dealing ...
How kids respond to bullying and why
Kids going through puberty faster more prone to behavioural problems
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A new study has indicated that children who go through puberty at a faster rate are more likely to act out and to suffer from anxiety and depression. The results of the study by researchers at Penn State, Duke University and the University of California, Davis, suggest that primary care providers, teachers and parents should look ...
Kids going through puberty faster more prone to behavioural problems
Lack of free play affects kids' physical, mental, and social development
Posted On: Aug. 29, 2011
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A distinguished group of experts has cautioned that hovering helicopter parents who restrict their kids' unstructured play may actually harm, rather than help, children. The experts also highlighted the near-extinction of free play in developed nations and its effects on children and society. "Remarkably, over the last 50 years, opportunities for children to play freely have ...
Lack of free play affects kids' physical, mental, and social development
Inattention bigger trigger of educational failure in kids than hyperactivity
Posted On: Aug. 29, 2011
Washington, August 29 (ANI): Inattention, rather than hyperactivity, is the most important indicator when it comes to finishing a high school education, according to a new research from the University of Montreal. "Children with attention problems need preventative intervention early in their development," explained lead author Dr. Jean-Baptiste Pingault, who is also affiliated with Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital. ...
Inattention bigger trigger of educational failure in kids than hyperactivity
Vitamin A supplements could save lives of 600,000 children a year
Posted On: Aug. 27, 2011
London, Aug 26 (ANI): A study has suggested that children in low and middle-income countries should be given vitamin A supplements to prevent death and illness. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that must be obtained through diet. Vitamin A deficiency in children increases vulnerability to infections like diarrhoea and measles and may also lead to blindness. A team of ...
Vitamin A supplements could save lives of 600,000 children a year
How child-mom bond gets stronger with soulful lullabies
Posted On: Aug. 24, 2011
Sydney, Aug 7 (ANI): A new research has suggested that babies do not care what their mothers sing or how bad their voices are, as long as they perform it with soul. Alison Liew Creighton, a PhD student at the University of Western Sydney's Baby Lab research centre, has researched on how the mother-baby relationship gets influenced by lullabies. "We ...
How child-mom bond gets stronger with soulful lullabies
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