infancy

Breast-Feeding in Infancy ‘Lowers the Risk’ of Depression in Adulthood


September 11th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, Sept 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have deduced that adults are able to have minimal cases of depression if they were properly breast fed while they were infants. The time that the ... Read more...

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Breast milk promotes gut bugs that give baby immunity


August 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A unique property in breast milk promotes gut bugs that give infants greater immunity from infections than any infant formula, according to a US study."This study ... Read more...

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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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Giving babies antibiotics could make them obese later


August 21st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Babies given antibiotics before they were six months were more likely to be overweight by the age of three, a British study has found.A study of ... Read more...

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Liver transplant in India saves Yemeni boy


July 27th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Malek family from Yemen had lost all hope when nine-year-old Abdul was diagnosed with the same liver disease that had killed his two siblings.But ... Read more...

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Baby boys getting dad’s love grow up happier


July 19th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Men should try to build an affectionate bond with their sons in the first three months of their infancy, failing which could lead to lifelong problems, ... Read more...

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Protein key to African rodents long, robust life


May 11th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The secret of the East African naked mole rat's long, robust life has been unravelled. The revolting looking animal -- bald and wrinkly with worm-like tails ... Read more...

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Solar powered lasers could zap asteroids


March 28th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Engineers are developing an innovative laser-based technique to zap asteroids with greater probability of success. This could prevent asteroids from exploding on earth.The technique hinges on ... Read more...

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Autism begins to show up in 6-month-old babies


February 19th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Autism first begins to show up as a significant difference in the brains of six-month-old babies and develops as they age, as compared to babies who ... Read more...

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Babies remember objects out of sight


December 20th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) It was earlier believed that babies six-month-old or younger have no sense of 'object permanence' - that something exists even when it is out of sight. ... Read more...

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Ability to love rooted in our infancy


December 15th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The ability to trust, love, and resolve conflicts with loved ones is rooted in our very infancy, says a new US study. "Your interpersonal experiences with ... Read more...

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Stress-free babies develop fewer allergies


December 14th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Infants with low concentrations of cortisol, a stress-related hormone, in their saliva develop fewer allergies.The incidence of allergies in children has increased over the past few ... Read more...

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Indian director, British actor’s mutual admiration society


November 4th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) British actor Henry Cavill, who plays the lead in "Immortals", an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny, says he was so impressed by Hollywood-based ... Read more...

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Mothers’ hostility turns toddlers volatile, defiant


October 28th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) Mothers' hostility towards toddlers makes them aggressive, defiant and volatile by the time they're in kindergarten, say scientists.A new study by the University of Minnesota suggests ... Read more...

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Premature infants more likely to suffer from autism


October 17th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Premature infants are five times more likely to suffer from autism than children born at normal weights, scientists say. Children born between September 1984 and ... Read more...

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Hormone pits fat against fat to reverse obesity


October 5th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) A hormone that makes fat fight fat could be a novel way of battling the obesity epidemic.The hormone, called orexin, prevents obesity in mice by activating ... Read more...

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Peer pressure drives ’sexting’ among young


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 2 (IANS) Peer pressure drives young men and women to share sexual images through mobile phones -- a new phenomenon described as 'sexting'."However, research regarding the issue is ... Read more...

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‘The Tree Of Life’ a masterful creation (IANS Film Review)


July 30th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Tree Of Life"; Director: Terrence Malick; Actors: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain; Rating: ****We might leave our childhood, but it never leaves us. It follows us and ... Read more...

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ICRA opens shop in Sri Lanka


May 17th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) India's rating major ICRA Ltd will now offer credit rating services in Sri Lanka with its subsidiary ICRA Lanka Ltd being granted registration by the island ... Read more...

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Babies born to obese mums at risk for iron deficiency


May 1st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1(ANI): A new study has revealed that babies born to obese mothers are at risk for iron deficiency, which could affect infant brain development.In non-pregnant adults, obesity-related inflammation hinders ... Read more...

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Maternal obesity could affect child’s brain growth


May 1st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Babies born to obese mothers may suffer from iron deficiency, which could affect the development of their brains, a study says. In non pregnant adults, obesity-related ... Read more...

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Why normal kids with Rett syndrome become abnormal later?


April 14th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has unravelled the mystery as to why children suffering from Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder on the autism spectrum, start out developing normally in infancy and ... Read more...

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First-born more likely to suffer from allergies


March 21st, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) As a first born, you are more likely to suffer from particular allergies than your younger siblings, a new research says."It has been established that individuals ... Read more...

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Clinicians should carefully use X-rays on pregnant women, infants: Study


February 11th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that clinicians should be careful about using X-rays on pregnant women and infants because of the potential for a slight increase in the ... Read more...

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Younger immigrants adjust to new cultures faster


February 4th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 04 (ANI): A new study has shown that the process of adjusting to a new culture is easier for children, but quickly becomes more difficult after about the age of ... Read more...

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Younger immigrants embrace new cultures faster


February 4th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 4 (IANS) Adapting to a new country or culture can be challenging but it is easier for those under 15 years, says a research. Psychological scientists have found that many ... Read more...

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First stars in the universe weren’t as lonely as previously thought


February 4th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers from the Center of Astronomy at Heidelberg University, the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, and The University of Texas at Austin have found that the ... Read more...

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Cosmos 250 times bigger than visible universe


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Just how big is the universe is a question that has baffled cosmologists for decades. But now scientists have reasons to believe that it is at least ... Read more...

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We aren’t born afraid of spiders and snakes


January 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): People aren't born afraid of spiders and snakes, but can learn these fears very quickly during infancy, says a new research.Scientists have studied how infants and toddlers react ... Read more...

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Learning a second language gives toddlers an edge


January 20th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A research team has suggested that toddlers who learn a second language from infancy have an edge over their unilingual peers.Researchers from Concordia University and York University in ... Read more...

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84-year-old Brit to lead four-man team in Atlantic raft sail


January 16th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.16 (ANI): A 84-year-old Britisher, Anthony Smith, will lead a team of adventurers in a sail across the Atlantic Ocean, stretch of 2,800 miles, in a raft made from plastic gas ... Read more...

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‘Poor healthcare’ jeopardizing Indian economic growth


January 12th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Indian economic growth would not be able to flourish properly unless quick action is taken to improve the health of its growing population, suggests a report.The report has ... Read more...

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Constipation more likely in kids avoiding green diets


December 15th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Children who avoid greens in their diet are 13 times more likely to be constipated, says a new study.The research also found that drinking less than two glasses ... Read more...

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Become a child again to erase bad memories forever


December 10th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Temporarily returning the brain to a child-like state could help people with post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias forget their fears forever.A clue to permanent erasure comes from research ... Read more...

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Research: Exposure To Cell Phones During Female Pregnancy Could Engender Impolite Conduct In The Kids


December 8th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Canvassers at the University of California (UC) and the University of Southern California (USC) have determined in their new study that frequent utilization of cell ... Read more...

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