cognitive development

Half of Indian kids under five underweight: NGO


February 15th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Around 48 percent of children under five years of age in India are underweight, ranging from 20 percent of the child population (under-five years) in Sikkim ... Read more...

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World’s tiniest premature babies doing well


December 12th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) In 1989, Madeline Mann became the world's tiniest surviving baby after birth at the Loyola University Medical Centre (LUMC). She weighed 280 grams, just about the ... Read more...

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A quicker way of detecting hearing loss


October 7th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Oct 7 (IANS) A low cost gene-based technology will detect hearing loss more quickly and cheaply than existing methods.Karen Avraham, professor at the Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty ... Read more...

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Mummies reveal history of ‘modern’ plague


May 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Mummies are revealing how age-old irrigation techniques may have boosted the plague of schistosomiasis, a water-borne parasitic disease that infects an estimated 200 million people today.An ... Read more...

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Persistent poverty, not family instability, affects kid’s cognitive development


April 21st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): UK researchers has revealed that children from homes that experience persistent poverty are more likely to have their cognitive development affected than children in better off homes.Family instability, ... Read more...

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Crying babies ‘likelier to have behavioural problems in childhood’


April 21st, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Babies who persistently cry and those who have difficulties with sleeping or feeding are more likely to develop behavioural problems in later life, according to a new study.Around ... Read more...

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Nasal stem cells could tackle childhood hearing problems


February 10th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Patients suffering from hearing problems, which began during infancy and childhood, could benefit from a transplant of stem cells from their nose, scientists in Australia have found.The research ... Read more...

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Poverty can suppress kids’ genetic potentials: Study


January 11th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new research has suggested that poverty may influence how children achieve their genetic potential.Using 750 sets of twins as subjects, psychologists at the University of Texas found ... Read more...

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Dogs don’t care if their owners are a little nutty


January 6th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study shows that a pet dog doesn't care if its owner is nutty.Researchers at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and at Harvard University have claimed ... Read more...

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Child neglect as harmful as physical or sexual abuse: Study


December 27th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 27 (ANI): An Australian study has pointed out that child neglect could be as harmful to children's cognitive development as physical and sexual abuse.Ryan Mills, a paediatrician and co-author of ... Read more...

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Fish oil in pregnancy doesn’t boost baby’s brain power


October 20th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Taking fish oil during pregnancy does not reduce the chance of post-natal depression or boost brain development in babies, research has shown. Many women take supplements including ... Read more...

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Aspergers Is Propagating At The Rate Of 17% In USA


October 13th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It has been studied that every year more than 500,000 Americans are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Recently, the Autism Society of America says that ... Read more...

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IVF kids score better on academic tests


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) actually perform better than age-and gender-matched peers on academic tests, a new study found.The University of Iowa study found that children ... Read more...

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For infants, good mothering makes up for prenatal stress


February 26th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Stressful pregnancy? Good mothering in the infant's early months may make up for the risks the baby faced in the womb, according to a new study in the ... Read more...

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Tots who are too slow to crawl at 9 months ’struggle at school’


February 17th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A new British study has found a link between children's performances at nine months and five years of age - tots who do not achieve key developmental targets ... Read more...

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Developmental delays may explain differences in behavior of ape species


January 29th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): A new research has suggested that developmental delay may explain major differences in the physical appearance, behavior, and cognition in two different species of apes.The research suggests that ... Read more...

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Mathematics discloses new view in children’s cognitive development


December 11th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new theory developed by Australian and Japanese researchers suggests that children as old as five can reason about the world from multiple viewpoints at the same time.Scientists ... Read more...

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Modernization does affect kids’ cognitive development


November 13th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new cross-cultural study has shown that societal and technological changes do affect children's thinking skills.Using previously collected data from the late 1970s, researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Spanking found to have negative effects on low-income toddlers


September 16th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): Spanking negatively affects the behaviour of toddlers in low-income families, according to a new study.Published in the journal Child Development, the longitudinal study looked at how low-income ... Read more...

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Genetic map of widespread infection-causing parasite constructed


June 29th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): In a major achievement, scientists at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) in San Antonio have constructed a genetic map of the parasite that causes schistosomiasis.Schistosomiasis is ... Read more...

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Disrupted gene causes severe mental retardation


May 11th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) A disrupted gene triggers severe mental retardation known as the Angelman Syndrome, according to a new study. The syndrome is one of a small family of single gene, autism-related, ... Read more...

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‘Brain music’ can lull your anxieties, sharpen reflexes


April 25th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Every brain has a sound track, which when recorded and played back to an emergency responder, such as a fire fighter, may sharpen their reflexes during a crisis, ... Read more...

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Malay Indians want maths and science to be taught in Tamil


March 21st, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Mar.21 (ANI): The Federation of Malaysian Indian Organisations wants the teaching of science and mathematics to revert to the Tamil language in Tamil schools. It also wants the ... Read more...

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Too much TV not good for infants


January 14th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Kids as young as two should not be allowed to watch too much TV, for it can do more harm than good to their ongoing development, according ... Read more...

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WFP head hails India’’s innovative anti-hunger solutions


December 16th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.16 (ANI): The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, today praised the close co-operation between the Government of India and WFP in pioneering ... Read more...

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Heavy rainfall can be linked to autism, say researchers


November 4th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Children who live in areas with higher annual rainfall levels could be more likely to develop autism a brain development disorder that is characterized by impaired social ... Read more...

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Gamma Waves in infants brains key to cognitive and language development


October 22nd, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 22 (ANI): Scientists at Rutgers University in Newark say that gamma wave activity in the brains of infants may be the key to the development of cognitive and language ... Read more...

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Babies show jealousy even before they can crawl


October 21st, 2008 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 21 (IANS) Disputing earlier theories which say that babies develop signs of jealousy during what are called the terrible twos, a new study shows they exhibit this emotion even before ... Read more...

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Grandparents boost childrens development


September 30th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 30 (ANI): Grandparents play a major role in shaping up their grandchildrens life, suggests a new study, which found that the elderly have a tremendous impact on their cognitive ... Read more...

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Closing coal-burning power plant benefits cognitive development in kids


July 15th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A new research at Columbia Center for Children''s Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia University''s Mailman School of Public Health has cited that by closing coal-fired power plants ... Read more...

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Depressed mums-to-be risk babies with delayed development


June 27th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Babies born to mothers who suffered from depression during pregnancy are more likely to experience significant delays in their development than their peers, suggests a new study.Postnatal ... Read more...

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Breastfed kids grow smarter and brighter


May 6th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Children and adults breastfed as infants not only score higher on IQ tests but also perform better on thinking, learning and memory parameters. Teachers also rate these children ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding boosts kids IQ


May 6th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new study has found that long-term, exclusive breastfeeding boosts childrens cognitive development.In a study of 17,046 children, the team found that breastfeeding exclusively during the first ... Read more...

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Lead exposure may be greater hazard at age 6


May 5th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center have found that children are more susceptible to the dangerous effects of lead exposure at the age of 6 ... Read more...

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Kids combine sensory inputs after turning eight


May 2nd, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Kids develop the ability to combine stimuli coming from different senses after the age of eight, according to a pair of studies.Appearing online in Current Biology, ... Read more...

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