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Antibiotics can induce obesity in children


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Exposing very young infants to antibiotics may cause them to bloat up in childhood, says a new research based on 11,532 children.Researchers from the New York ... Read more...

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Brain imaging shows caregiving impulse


March 18th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Adults who care for babies show up as distinct patterns in their brains while viewing the image of a baby's face, according to new research. ... Read more...

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Once-a-day asthma pill ‘more effective than inhaler’


May 5th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) A once-a-day pill could revolutionise treatment for asthma, freeing patients from the tyranny of inhalers, which many find difficult to use. Scientists have found that the ... Read more...

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Low Vitamin D in kids linked to anaemia


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Paediatricians have discovered a link between low levels of Vitamin D and anaemia in children.Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center looked at data from the blood ... Read more...

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Too much TV ‘will put kids’ heart at risk’


April 21st, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): An Australian study, led by an Indian-origin scientist, has found that six-year-olds who spent the most time watching television, using a computer or playing video games had narrower ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to pollutants linked to behavioural problems in children


April 13th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has found that when pregnant mothers are exposed to pollutants, created by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and other organic material, it could lead ... Read more...

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Economic growth ‘not linked to reduction in child undernutrition in India’


March 9th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has found that economic growth in India has no automatic connection to reducing undernutrition in Indian children.Researchers at the Schools of Public Health at University ... Read more...

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High testosterone exposure in womb ‘ups risk of autism’


February 7th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has found that high testosterone exposure in the womb increases the risk of autism in children.Researchers at Fiona Stanley's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research ... Read more...

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Anti-bullying program cuts nasty gossip among school children


January 5th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a widely used anti-bullying program can reduce malicious gossip among elementary school children.Researchers from the University of Washington reported that Seattle students ... Read more...

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Pet dogs can transform lives of the disabled


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Pet dogs can transform the lives of the disabled, including autistic children, researchers say.There is a growing awareness that dogs can play a key role in ending ... Read more...

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Genetic test could predict menopause in women


October 18th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A genetic test will help predict how long women in their 20s can delay having children. Researchers have found a group of genes that are linked ... Read more...

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Unemployment affects physical and mental health of children


October 4th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have directly linked an increased unemployment rate to child maltreatment one year later.According to the study, a prolonged rise in unemployment rates is ... Read more...

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How HIV resists AIDS preventing AZT drug


September 20th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): Scientists at Rutgers have found how HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, resists AZT, a drug widely used to treat the deadly disease.The scientists believe their discovery helps ... Read more...

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‘Temperature table’ could prevent heat-induced death of kids locked in cars


June 30th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A research team has developed an easy-to-use table of vehicle temperature changes that caution people about deadly consequences of vehicle-related hyperthermia in children.Researchers at the University of Georgia ... Read more...

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Moms’ favouritism negatively affects kids in adulthood


June 25th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A mother showing favouritism to one child can have lasting effects - her children can show depressive symptoms in middle-age, says a new studyThe recent survey of 275 ... Read more...

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Excess weight in pregnancy gateway to heart risks in child


June 4th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered evidence to show that piling on too much weight in pregnancy may lead to future heart risks in the child. New research at the University of ... Read more...

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Telling fibs a sign of future success in children


May 16th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): There is no need to worry if a child is lying, claim experts, as it proves the kid has reached an important step in his or her mental ... Read more...

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Nausea, palpitating heart signs of flu in pregnant women


May 6th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Nausea in pregnant women tends to fade after the first three months, but if it continues during the second and third trimesters (three months) it can be a ... Read more...

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Insomniac kids may have impaired heart rate variability


March 22nd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Children with insomnia and shorter sleep duration may have impaired modulation of heart rhythm during sleep, researchers have reported. In a study of young children, researchers showed that ... Read more...

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Exercise counters negative effects of weight regain


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) With the obesity rate rising among adults and children, researchers have found that exercising during weight regain can maintain metabolic health and disease risk. In a study by University ... Read more...

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Poverty in childhood may last a lifetime


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Kids raised in poverty in their first five years are more likely to feel its effects well into adulthood, shows a new study.The finding, that childhood poverty causes ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to more accurate diagnosis of childhood brain cancers


January 13th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have made a novel discovery that may help lead to more accurate diagnosis of childhood brain cancers.Brain ... Read more...

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Race plays limited role in people’s ability to spot family resemblances


September 22nd, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Researchers have found that individuals use a variety of cues to identify their own kin, regardless the fact that the family belongs to the same race as themselves.During ... Read more...

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Prenatal meth exposure ’causes abnormal brain development in kids’


April 16th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Using a drug called methamphetamine during pregnancy can cause abnormal brain development in children, says a new study.This study is the first of its kind to examine ... Read more...

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‘Good’ energy burning fat exists in adults too


April 9th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): American scientists have shown that adults too have a type of "good" fat that is generally thought to be present only in babies and children.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Tots who use gestures more have better vocabulary at kindergarten age


February 13th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Children who use gestures more as toddlers have a good vocabulary, and are better prepared for school, according to a new study from University of Chicago.The researchers ... Read more...

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Genetic link between sleep disorders and depression in young kids found


February 2nd, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 02 (ANI): British scientists have for the first time found a genetic link between sleep disorders and depression in young children.Researchers at Goldsmiths College in London say that genetics ... Read more...

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Childhood obesity can damage thyroid


December 4th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Being obese as a kid can alter the shape of thyroid a gland that secretes hormones to regulate metabolism and growth Italian researchers have said.After reviewing ultrasound ... Read more...

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Breastfed kids less likely to suffer from childhood behavioral problems


October 30th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that kids who are breastfed are less likely to suffer from behavioral or mental health issues than those who are not nursed.The ... Read more...

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Spending time in intensive care unit can leave kids traumatized


September 4th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Researchers at the McGill University Health Centre have found that kids who spend time in the intensive care unit of a hospital can be traumatized by the ... Read more...

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Caesarean babies more prone to diabetes


August 26th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Babies born by Caesarean section have a significantly higher risk of developing diabetes in childhood, a new study suggests.Although the reason for the link is not clear, ... Read more...

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Calcium may significantly improve kids bone health


July 31st, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A new study has found that higher intakes of calcium may significantly improve bone health in children.To determine how the intake of dietary calcium affects bone ... Read more...

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Exercise ineffective in making obese kids slim


May 27th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
London, May 27 (ANI): Pushing your overweight child to exercise might be of no use, for a new study has revealed that exercising has no impact on weight loss in children. ... Read more...

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Brit MPs allow use of human-animal embryos for scientific research


May 20th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
London, May 20 (ANI): British MPs have voted to allow the creation of hybrid embryos, which have a combination of human and animal DNA, as well as "saviour siblings" to save ... Read more...

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Early-onset paternal obesity linked to increased risk for liver disease in child


April 2nd, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 2 (ANI): Researchers from the NIHs National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) have found that a history of early-onset paternal obesity increases the likelihood of ... Read more...

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