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China to help Indian teachers learn Chinese


August 25th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) Teachers in India will now get to learn Chinese under an agreement reached between the Indian education board and China's overseas language institute.The Confucius Institute Headquarters ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Strong hearts help kids secure higher grades


August 5th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Having a healthy heart and lungs may help middle school students secure higher grades in math and reading, says a new research."Cardiorespiratory fitness was the only ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tween texting subverts grammar, language skills


July 27th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Text messaging offer tweens a short cut to send notes to friends and family, but it could also subvert language and grammar skills, point out researchers.When ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

11 students drowned in China


June 10th, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijng, June 10 (IANS) As many as 11 students died from drowning in two Chinese provinces Saturday, authorities said.In an incident in Heilongjiang province, some four students drowned ... Read more...

Posted in World |

2,700 students killed in China road accidents in 2011


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) About 2,700 schoolchildren were killed and nearly 11,500 injured in road accidents in China last year, says the Chinese government.According to statistics from the Ministry of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Six held in child sex case


May 29th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) Six suspects, believed to be students, have been arrested in a child prostitution case in China.China Daily Tuesday quoted an official in Zhejiang province as saying ... Read more...

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Camel killed in Kazakhstan to end suicides


April 28th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) People in a Kazakh town have sacrificed a white camel in a bid to end an adolescent "suicide epidemic" blamed on an evil spirit that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NASA films far side of moon


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Rare and spectacular video footage of the far side of the Moon has been captured by a NASA spacecraft, The Telegraph reported Thursday.One whole face of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Junk food doesn’t lead to weight gain in kids: Study


January 18th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Weight gain has nothing to do with candy, soda, chips and other junk food, at least for middle school students, say researchers in the US who ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China to regulate reference book market


December 29th, 2011 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China plans to regulate the reference book market for primary and middle school students.It will impose strict supervision on publication and distribution channels, the education ministry ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China tests people’s proficiency in Mandarin


December 26th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) A new Chinese proficiency test was launched in China last weekend to improve overall Mandarin proficiency among people in the country.The nationwide language proficiency test is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese students don’t know much about safe sex


November 14th, 2011 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 14 (IANS) School students in China do not have much knowledge about safe sex, and teachers worry about being considered "dirty" by parents if they talk about sex ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Video games spur creativity among kids


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Despite the bad press, playing video games may actually spur creativity among boys and girls, independently of their violent or non-violent nature.A study of nearly 500, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Profanity in visual media spurs teen aggression


October 17th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Profanity in the visual media is likely to increase aggression levels among teenagers, a new study says. Researchers examined the impact of profanity in the media, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eight die in China boat capsize


September 10th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 9 (IANS) At least eight people, including six school students, were killed Friday when a ferry sank in a river in China, officials said.The incident took place in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

60 percent of Shanghai students nearsighted


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 3 (IANS) Nearly 60 percent of primary and middle school students in China's Shanghai city suffer from nearsightedness, a media report said.Among senior high students, 86 percent are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

80 percent of Chinese students sleep deprived


May 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) About 80 percent of primary and middle school students in China are not getting enough sleep, according to a report released Monday.The study by the China ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Knowing the duration of a bad event makes it worse


May 10th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) Knowing how long an unpleasant experience will last only makes it worse, researchers say.People assume that knowing the duration of a pleasant event will "kill the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China’s Muslims stress on girls’ education


March 7th, 2011 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China's Muslim Hui community is working against acute poverty and gender discrimination to focus on keeping all girls of school-going age in the classroom.The Hui ethnic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Childhood obesity comes from unhealthy lifestyle: Study


February 1st, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that children who are obese were more likely to consume school lunch instead of a packed lunch from home and spend two ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking scenes on China’s TV screens ‘could mislead teens’


January 9th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): Smoking scenes on Chinese television channels have become a matter of concern for many tobacco control supporters.Reason: Officials feel these scenes could easily mislead teenagers and leave ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US students defend decision to defy ‘boobies’ bracelets ban


December 17th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (ANI): Two middle-school students in the US have defended their decision to defy a school district ban of the popular 'I [heart] boobies!' bracelets, saying they did it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

13-yr-olds in trouble with cops for running unlicensed cupcake stand!


November 16th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 16 (ANI): Two 13-year-old boys got themselves into trouble when a local politician called the cops on them for selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies and Rice Krispie treats without a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pennsylvania school sued over ‘I (heart) boobies’ bracelet ban


November 16th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A Pennsylvania school has been sued for banning 'I (heart) boobies' bracelets.The American Civil Liberties Union says the Easton Area School District ban violates students' First Amendment rights.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Taking part in sports keeps teens healthier and happier in life


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): A new study has concluded that taking part in sports is good all round for young teens: physically, socially, and mentally.Research of Dr. Keith Zullig and Rebecca White ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA, Mary J. Blige team up to encourage science careers for women


August 19th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): NASA and award-winning recording artist Mary J. Blige are teaming-up to encourage young women to pursue exciting experiences and career choices by studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Family dinners up parent-teen communication


August 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 09 (ANI): One way parents can keep up communication with there teenage children is to sit down together for dinner, finds a new study.The results show that while parent-child communication ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mentorship program helps fight childhood obesity


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): A new study found that pairing healthy young adults with urban middle school students helped the adolescents adopt healthy habits, active lifestyles and a healthy weight.The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify enzyme structure that activates disease-fighters


July 29th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A team of scientists, which included two middle school students from Wisconsin, US, is reporting the first glimpse of the innermost structure of a key bacterial enzyme.It ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese parents oppose children’s internet use


June 20th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Many parents in China are not in favour of their children using the internet and a majority of them worry that surfing the net could adversely affect children's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Wisconsin students punished over pot laced cookie


May 16th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wisconsin, May 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Three middle school students have been punished over pot laced cookie, school officials with a Wisconsin school district said. The students were punished for allegedly lacing the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Wisconsin Students Punished For Consuming Pot Coated Cookie


May 16th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Wisconsin, May 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Three middle school students in the district of Wisconsin were punished by the school authorities after they were caught using the marijuana drug. The principal ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Inadequate sleep can make you fat


May 4th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Inadequate sleep is a risk factor for childhood obesity, especially among boys, says a new study.The research, presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Principal of Benjamin Franklin Middle School bans Facebook


May 3rd, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Jersey, May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Principal of the ‘Benjamin Franklin Middle School’ which is located in Ridgewood, New Jersey has called for banning Facebook and social networking in general, for ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News, World News |

School principal wants to ban Facebook


May 3rd, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The principal of a New Jersey school has requested the parents of all the middle school students to ban Facebook. Anthony Orsini, principal at ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

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