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News tag: children


Antibodies linked to phychosis in children

1 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Two antibodies have been linked with triggering episodes of psychosis in children, a study found. The study offers support to a long standing belief that auto-immune disorders have a significant role in psychiatric illnesses. The role of antibodies is to defend the body against bacterial, viral, and other pathogens, but…


Time with kids matter more in quality than quantity

31 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
American parents spend more time with children than any other parents in the world, but many feel guilty thinking it is not enough. This feeling is rooted in the belief that more time parents, especially mothers, spend with their children, more better off kids will turn out. New research however,…


Skipping lunch becomes a worrisome practice in children

31 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
In United States, children and adolescents exhibit the common practice of skipping lunch, with 13 percent of younger children and 17 percent of 9-13 year old having this habit. According to new analysis of data from the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that evaluated eating patterns of…


Preventable pneumonia kills Indian children needlessly

14 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
In contrast to India’s Mars Orbiter Mission surviving space travel, down on Earth, at roughly every three minutes, a child dies in India of pneumonia. It translates that On November 12, over 400 children died in India from this completely preventable disease. Indian children die all over the country, with…


Cyberbullying leaves hurtful scars in children

5 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Medical practitioners (MPs) provide a sobering and soaring number of children referred to psychiatric offices resulting from social media pressures, especially cyberbullying. MPs have warned repeatedly that children find no refuge from cyberbullying, and an increasing number of children are being referred to a specialist’s office to seek physchiatric help.…


Parent-children bond stronger with use of modern communication

29 Oct, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Texting their parents or using Facebook to get in touch might actually help children mentain a close relationship with their folks. The findings, reported by the researchers from the University of Kansas, might be puzzling to most  parents, who are generally reticent to new technologies. Experts agree that the lack…


Snacks pursuade children to eat them even when not hungry

24 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Children as young as three will gladly take a calorie-rich snack, even when they are not hungry, a new study found. The study was conducted at Queensland University of Technology. Holly Harris, nutrition researcher from QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation said: “Of the 37 children who took part…


Women’s affection for dogs equal to love for own children

8 Oct, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
New evidence shows women grow attached to dogs in a manner similar to how they relate to their own children. The study involved 14 women and was conducted by the Massachusetts General Hospital. All women had dogs as pets and mothered children  aged  2 to 10. The researchers used photographs of…


Two million children receiving nasal spray flu vaccine this year

6 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
To keep them safe, children aged between two and four should receive the jab-free flu vaccine as a nasal spray vaccine, experts say. This action is part of a larger program aiming to vaccinate 19 million people in England, including the elderly, long-term illnesses, and pregnant women. As children are…


Children risk obesity if treated with antibiotics

30 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
New evidence shows risks of childhood obesity grow if kids are frequently treated with antibiotics. According to new US study published recently, children’s exposure to a broad spectrum of antibiotics before the age of two elevates the risk of obesity by 20%. Furthermore, over prescription of antibiotics leads to drug-resisting…