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Prenatal pesticide exposure, childhood cough are linked


September 6th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Children exposed to the widely used pesticide additive piperonyl butoxide (PBO) in their mother's womb have heightened risk of non-infectious cough, when they reach the age ... Read more...

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Nuts during pregnancy can reduce asthma risk for kids


August 30th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A new research has suggested eating nuts during pregnancy could reduce the risk of children developing asthma.Contrary to common opinion, eating nuts during pregnancy is not ... Read more...

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Occupational hazards in pregnancy can cause asthma in kids


September 26th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Mothers exposed to certain substances and chemicals while in their jobs during pregnancy could give birth to children with higher chances of asthma. This research included ... Read more...

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Low-fat curd in pregnancy could trigger asthma in children


September 18th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Low-fat curd intake by pregnant women can trigger asthma and hay fever (allergic rhinitis) in their children, according to a Harvard study.Women who ate low-fat yoghurt ... Read more...

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Beautiful people are more selfish: Study


August 15th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) People with beautiful, symmetrical faces are more selfish than the average guy and tend to pursue their own interests, says a new study.The team from Edinburgh ... Read more...

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Study reveals that prolonged bottle feeding increases obesity risk in children


May 6th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has concluded that prolonged bottle feeding in infants increases obesity risk. The study says that if an infant continues to breastfeed up to ... Read more...

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Cheerful kids make for happy adults


February 27th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Being happy and cheerful in teen years could be key to greater well being and satisfaction in adulthood, says new research. Although a troubled childhood may be ... Read more...

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Obesity begins in babies as young as 9 months old: Study


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): If you think that children are part of the obesity epidemic, then here's something you should know.A new study has revealed that obesity can begin in babies as ... Read more...

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Most preschool-age children exceed daily screen time recommendations


October 28th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study suggests most preschool-age children exceed daily screen time recommendations.The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents limit combined screen time from television, DVDs, computers, ... Read more...

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Babies with affectionate mums cope well with stress as adults


July 27th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Researchers have found that mothers who shower their infants with affection equip them to cope well with life stressors as adults.They base their findings on 482 people, ... Read more...

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Regular bedtime linked to better language, math skills


June 7th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Having a regular bedtime ensures development of language, reading and maths skills among four-year-old children, says a new study. The study also provides a wealth of information about typical ... Read more...

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Kids with severe asthma at increased risk of developing COPD as adults


May 17th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A new study from the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne has shown that children with severe asthma have more than 30 times the risk of developing chronic obstructive ... Read more...

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Genes linked to early tooth development identified


February 26th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists at Imperial College London, the University of Bristol in the UK and the University of Oulu in Finland have identified several genes affect tooth development in the ... Read more...

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Kids with emotional difficulties at increased adult obesity risk


September 11th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 11 (ANI): Children with emotional difficulties are at higher risk for obesity in adult life, according to a new study.To reach the conclusion, Andrew Ternouth, David Collier and Barbara Maughan ... Read more...

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Study to improve the health of young people in India


August 12th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Southampton (UK), Aug.12 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Southampton are exploring the link between low birth weight and diseases in later life to help improve the health of young people in ... Read more...

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Teens who become ‘Neets’ face early death risk


August 7th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 7 (ANI): A top civil servant in Britain says that teenagers who become 'Neet'-not in education, employment or training-may have a one in six chance of dying within 10 years. ... Read more...

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Babies born to obese mum ‘at increased asthma risk’


May 20th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Babies born to overweight mothers are at a greater risk of developing asthma, says a new study."Obesity is not a neutral state; adipose tissue is an active producer ... Read more...

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Multiple births ‘increase the odds of maternal depression’


March 30th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Mothers of multiples are at an increased risk of having moderate to severe depressive symptoms nine months after giving birth compared to mums of single-born children, says a ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding cements mother’s bond with baby


January 27th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) Breastfeeding cements a mother's bond with her baby and prevents mothers from neglecting them in later life, the latest findings have confirmed. Previous research, which Lane Strathearn, University ... Read more...

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Teenage bad behaviour is sign of troubled adult life: study


January 17th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 17 (IANS) Troubled teenage years are signs of mental illness, family conflict and financial trouble in adulthood, says a Canadian study.In his study, Alberta University epidemiologist Ian Colman says people ... Read more...

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Kids who misbehave at school may suffer health and social problems as adults


January 9th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 9 (ANI): A 40-year study of British citizens suggests that adolescents who misbehave at school are more likely to suffer health and social problems throughout their adult lives. Appearing ... Read more...

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Underestimating weight may make obese women over-gain during pregnancy


December 23rd, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers at Temple University have found that overweight or obese women who underestimate their weight status are more likely to over-gain during pregnancy.The research team was led ... Read more...

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Women who have lost baby more exposed to depression, anxiety


December 19th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 19 (IANS) Women who have had an abortion or miscarriage are more likely to face drug-alcohol problems and psychiatric disorders, according to a study. Doctoral candidate Kaeleen Dingle found that ... Read more...

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Cockroaches, mice increase kids asthma, allergies risk


November 14th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that developing antibodies to cockroach and mouse proteins is linked to a greater risk for wheeze, hay fever, and eczema in preschool ... Read more...

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Fish during pregnancy, longer breastfeeding key to infants development


September 10th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): High maternal fish consumption and longer breastfeeding can lead to better physical and cognitive development in infants, according to a new research.According to the research team, maternal ... Read more...

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Women end up the sadder sex by midlife


July 30th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): They start out as happy young adults but by midlife, women wind up being the sadder sex, courtesy their failed bid to achieve life goals, according to ... Read more...

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One-third of US parents have low-level knowledge of child development


May 5th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Rochester have found that almost one-third of U.S. parents have a surprisingly low-level knowledge of typical infant development and unrealistic expectations for ... Read more...

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Low birth size, excessive weight gain linked to heart problems in later life


April 10th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 10 (ANI): Small size at birth and excessive weight gain during adolescence and young adulthood can cause low grade inflammation, which can ultimately lead to increased risk of ... Read more...

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Childhood mental health problems negatively affect adult working life


April 3rd, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that mental health problems in childhood blight adult working life.The researchers also found that problems in working life are associated with mid ... Read more...

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Poor parenting could increse obesity risk in children


November 14th, 2007 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has found that children who are neglected by their parents are at a higher risk of becoming obese. Temple University researchers found that apart from improving ... Read more...

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