learning difficulties

Infants given anaesthesia face learning problems


August 29th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 29 (IANS) Children under three years given anaesthesia may have a higher risk of developing learning difficulties, says an Australian study.The findings are based on an analysis conducted ... Read more...

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Now, a toolkit for dyslexic students in Indian schools


July 25th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Schools in the country can now have an easy learning tool kit for dyslexic children, making learning easy for such students with reading and spelling ... Read more...

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‘Iodine deficiency leaves third of world population at risk’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Iodine deficiency leaves one third of the world's population exposed to adverse health conditions that can cause everything from mild learning difficulties to severe retardation, cretinism ... Read more...

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Standing long hours affects babies’ growth


June 28th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Pregnant women who work more than 25 hours a week and those who stand "often" in jobs more likely to have smaller children, a study has ... Read more...

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Pregnant woman dies after drinking vinegar


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) A pregnant British woman - who already had five kids - died after drinking industrial-strength vinegar during an attempted home abortion she had researched online.Catherine Furey, ... Read more...

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Electric shock improves academic performance


January 26th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Passing small electric currents through the brain can lead to increased academic performance and boost people's learning, a study has said.Known as "Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation", ... Read more...

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IVF babies from frozen embryos healthier


January 9th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) IVF babies born from frozen embryos are heavier and healthier than those born from fresh embryos, a study has shown.The study involved measuring the weight and ... Read more...

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Woman killed for asking for lowering music


December 12th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) A woman in Britain has been allegedly stabbed to death for urging that the volume of the music being played at a party be turned down.Emma ... Read more...

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Shove away those textbooks and welcome the digital way of learning


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): The traditional education system of attending lectures and reading from the textbooks is likely to get replaced by more contemporary style of learning through text, videos, quizzes and ... Read more...

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Scientists identify proteins that can check 130 illnesses


December 20th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Scientists have identified hundreds of brain-related proteins, faults in which cause 130 illnesses including Alzheimer's and autism.The breakthrough could greatly speed the development of new drugs for degenerative ... Read more...

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Nicotine exposure in pregnancy ‘puts offspring at learning disabilities risk’


December 4th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new research in rats has found that exposure to nicotine during pregnancy leads to a decrease in adult stem cells and a change in synaptic plasticity in ... Read more...

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Texting after bedtime can make kids anxious, depressed


November 9th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Children who text and e-mail late at night may become depressed, anxious or suffer learning difficulties.The US researchers said that unlike watching TV, which is a passive activity, ... Read more...

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Texting before going to bed ‘affects sleep, mood’


November 8th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): It may be time for you to put you cellphone aside before going to bed for it might affect your sleep and moods, according to a new study.Text ... Read more...

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Brit boy suffers only minor cuts after swallowing a pair of nail scissors


November 5th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): A 12-year-old Bristol boy, who swallowed a pair of scissors, has suffered only minor cuts.Curtis Francis, who has severe learning difficulties, put the scissors in his mouth while ... Read more...

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Pakistani cousin marriages in UK behind genetic disability baby birth boom


August 24th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): A study has found that more than 700 children are born with genetic diseases every year in the UK due to the prevalent cousin marriage system.The research showed ... Read more...

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Scorsese wants Rupert Grint to play a gangster


July 1st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese describes Rupert Grint as a very talented actor and says he would like the "Harry Potter" star to play a gangster in one of ... Read more...

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Grint from ‘Harry Potter’ to be a villain in Scorsese film


June 30th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Rupert Grint, a.k.a. Ron Weasely of 'Harry Potter' saga, will be seen playing a rather darker role in a film by Martin Scorsese, who has become a big ... Read more...

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Meet the American girl, 21, who has to eat every 15mins to stay alive


June 29th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): An American girl, who suffers from a rare and undiagnosed syndrome that prevents her from putting on weight, has to eat every 15 minutes in order to stay ... Read more...

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Lizzie Velaquez: A girl who must eat every 15 minutes to stay alive


June 29th, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Austin, Jun 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Texas girl - Lizzie Velaquez is 21 years old and she suffers from a serious condition, in which she needs to eat every 15 minutes ... Read more...

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Babies born a week earlier at higher autism risk


June 10th, 2010 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Babies born a week earlier are at a greater risk of developing health problems such as autism and deafness, a new study has revealed. The findings suggest that babies ... Read more...

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Crying babies may face risk of brain damage


April 24th, 2010 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) According to study held by child experts, long period of crying can damage developing brains, leading to learning difficulties later in life. "A baby who is left crying for ... Read more...

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Body lay undiscovered under sofa in Bristol flat for 10 years!


April 21st, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): According to an enquiry, a body lay undiscovered beneath a sofa in a flat in Bristol for almost 10 years.The deceased, 73-year-old Denis Pring, had been living with ... Read more...

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Lazy label aggravates kids’ problems


April 15th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 15 (IANS) Children labelled as lazy by teachers and parents may have numerous learning difficulties that could underlie their apparent lack of motivation, a new study says. Linda Gilmore, educational psychologist ... Read more...

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Himachal has 3,352 kids with learning disabilities


March 17th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has 3,352 children who are suffering from learning disabilities, Education Minister I.D. Dhiman said here Wednesday. "There are 3,352 children in the state who are suffering from ... Read more...

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Bone-anchored hearing aids help children with deafness in one ear


February 16th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study suggests that bone-anchored hearing aids help youth with single-sided deafness.The study has appeared in the February issue of Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & ... Read more...

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Bone-anchored hearing aids help reduce deafness


February 16th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Surgically implanted hearing aids, anchored to the skull bone, noticeably improves hearing among children with deafness in one ear, says a new report. Single-sided deafness affects between 0.1 percent ... Read more...

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Morbidly obese are missing genes


February 4th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): A small number of extremely overweight people may be missing a section of their DNA, according to a new study.Researchers from Imperial College London and ten other European ... Read more...

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Key factors helping kids avoid social rejection identified


January 21st, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified three key factors in a child's behaviour that can lead them to avoid social rejection. Findings from a pair of studies indicate that the ability ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Susan Boyle to sing the next Bond track?


December 20th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ discovery Susan Boyle is being tipped to sing the track for the next James Bond movie. According to reports, composers of ... Read more...

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Susan Boyle suffers from depression because of being bullied in school


December 15th, 2009 - 2:08 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Susan Boyle has got psychological scars from being bullied in school. ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ singing sensation Susan Boyle was bullied in school, so she suffers from ... Read more...

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Genetic studies reveal new causes of severe childhood obesity


December 7th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): Scientists in Cambridge have found that genetic alteration can lead to severe obesity in childhood.According to a study published in Nature, the loss of a key segment of ... Read more...

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Study finds chemotherapy’s link to hearing loss


November 9th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, November 9 (ANI): Canadian researchers have found why a common chemotherapy drug results in hearing loss, which contributes to learning difficulties in some childhood cancer patients.British Columbia experts made progress in ... Read more...

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Briton arrested for trying to sell sister


August 31st, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Police have arrested a British man who tried to sell his sister to an illegal immigrant. Michael Wright, a 22-year-old man from Swindon, tried to sell his 24-year-old ... Read more...

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Having a sibling with obstructive sleep apnea increases kids’ risk of getting the disease


August 2nd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 2 (ANI): Children who have at least one sibling who has been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be at an increased risk of developing the sleep disorder, according ... Read more...

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‘Thinking cap’ to boost brainpower comes closer to reality


July 7th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Taking a step closer towards a 'thinking cap' that can enhance the mind's ability to learn, scientists have found that stimulating the brain with magnets could boost a ... Read more...

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