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Watching TV linked to unhealthy eating


May 14th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Don't allow your children to be glued to TV if you want them to eat healthy. Television viewing time is associated with lower odds of ... Read more...

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Bilingual kids faster at switching tasks


April 4th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 4 (IANS) Bilingual children are faster at switching tasks than children who speak only one language, a study says.However, the study also found that bilinguals are slower ... Read more...

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Women take longer to deliver babies than 50 years ago


April 1st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Women take longer to deliver babies today than they did 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries, conducted by researchers at ... 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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Vitamin D shrinks fibroid tumours in mice


March 5th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Treatment with vitamin D has shown promise in shriking uterine fibroids in lab rats, which tend to develop the benign tumours, says a new study.Uterine ... Read more...

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Caffeine elevates estrogen levels in Asian women


January 27th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Asian women who consumed an average two cups of coffee daily had elevated estrogen levels as compared to those who consumed less.However, Caucasian women who ... Read more...

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Boys develop social skills through kindergarten friendships


November 30th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) High-quality friendships in kindergarten spell better social skills in the first and third grades for boys and also fewer behaviour problems as compared to girls. ... Read more...

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ADHD medication may delay boys’ puberty


September 21st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers in a new study into the effect of the medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children have announced that the active ingredient may delay ... Read more...

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Faster growth during puberty triggers anxiety


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Children maturing faster during puberty are more likely to experience anxiety and blues, says a study.Teachers and parents should not only watch the timing of puberty, ... Read more...

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Scientists find trigger behind spread of cancer


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Scientists have cracked one of the secrets behind the spread of cancer -- a protein that helps the disease thrive and spread through the body, besides aiding ... Read more...

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How you fight with your spouse can predict the fate of your marriage


September 29th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Always thought newlyweds who yell or call each other names are bound to get divorced in the near future? Well, apart from this there are other fighting patterns ... Read more...

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Babies raised by working mums don’t necessarily suffer cognitive setbacks


July 31st, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Working mothers are not necessarily harmful to child development, according to a new study.Researchers at Columbia University say they are among the first to measure the full effect ... Read more...

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Toddlers pick up gender roles during play


June 11th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Parental interaction with their children, particularly in play situations, may predispose toddlers to link specific behaviours with male and female genders. Context, gender of the parent and gender ... Read more...

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Co-ordination between home, preschool, school key to child’s progress


May 14th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Co-ordination between home, preschool, and school is fundamental to child's progress, a new study claims.Robert Crosnoe, associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, ... Read more...

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Parent involvement vital in elementary years


May 14th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Children whose parents are more involved across elementary school have fewer problem behaviors and better social skills, but that children's academics aren't affected, according to a new ... Read more...

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Why do obese kids attract bullies?


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Obese children are more likely to be bullied regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, social skills or academic achievement, says a new study. "Physicians who care for obese ... Read more...

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Obese kids are bullied more


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that obese children are more likely to be bullied regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status, social skills or academic achievement.A research ... Read more...

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Self-regulation can help at-risk children perform better at academics


April 28th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Self-regulation is the key to academic success for at-risk children, a new American study has found.Self-regulation refers to children's ability to control their behaviour and impulses.The study was ... Read more...

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Why we are the size we are


April 8th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Wondering why you are so tall or so short? Well, a new study has suggested that 'growth genes' are not driven by age, but by the process ... Read more...

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The long and short of it lies in the growth process


April 8th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Wondering why you are so tall or so short? Scientists have found that 'growth genes' are not driven by age, but by the process of growth itself. This ... Read more...

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Vitamin C supplements don’t reduce BP risk in pregnant woman


April 8th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Taking vitamin C and E supplements in early pregnancy does not reduce the risk for hypertensive disorders and their complications during pregnancy, says a new study. The supplements ... Read more...

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Vitamin C and E supplements don’t cut risk for BP disorders of pregnancy


April 8th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): Vitamin C and E supplements are of no help when taken in early pregnancy to reduce the risk for the hypertensive disorders and their complications that occur ... Read more...

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Genes linked to preterm birth risk identified


February 5th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified certain genetic variants in mothers and foetuses that appear to play a vital role in premature labour.The variants were found in genes involved in ... Read more...

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Sudden infant deaths linked to low serotonin levels


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) The brains of infants who die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) produce low levels of serotonin, a brain chemical that conveys messages between cells and plays ... Read more...

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Low levels of serotonin linked to sudden infant death syndrome


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists have found a link between low levels of serotonin - a brain chemical that conveys messages between cells - and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).They found ... Read more...

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Higher body fat may lead to delayed puberty in boys


February 2nd, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Increasing rates of obese and overweight children in the US may be contributing to a delayed onset of puberty in boys, research says. University of Michigan (U-M) researchers ... Read more...

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Obesity may delay puberty in boys


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new U.S. study has shown that higher body mass index during childhood is associated with later onset of puberty."We found that increased body fatness is associated ... Read more...

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Parents oblivious about protecting babies from SIDS


December 9th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Placing infants on their backs for sleep can help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). But a study suggests that parents are becoming increasingly oblivious ... Read more...

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Many parents fail to place their babies ‘back to sleep’


December 8th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Making infants sleep on the their backs can help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but not all parents follow the practice religiously, according to ... Read more...

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Sugary cola drinks linked to higher gestational diabetes risk


December 1st, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Drinking too much sugar-sweetened cola a week prior to pregnancy may increase risk of developing gestational diabetes, according to a new study.The study was conducted by researchers ... Read more...

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Artificial sperm and eggs ‘just 5 years away’


October 29th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): In a revolutionary discovery, researchers have successfully transformed human embryonic stem cells into germ cells, the embryonic cells that ultimately give rise to sperm and eggs.The breakthrough ... Read more...

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Keep a pet to ward off depression


September 29th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Keeping a four-legged, furry pet is practically the best safeguard against depression, anxiety or blood pressure, according to an American scientist. "Research in this field is providing new evidence ... Read more...

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Imitation cements social bonding, say researchers


August 14th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Imitation, goes an old saying, is the sincerest form of flattery. New research shows it also cements social bonding and later friendships. The study, led by scientists at ... Read more...

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Like humans, monkeys too prefer mimics


August 14th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): Humans are not the only ones who recognise imitation as the sincerest form of flattery - monkeys too have a thing for those who ape their ... Read more...

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Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver dead


August 11th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, sister of former US president John F Kennedy and Senators Robert F Kennedy and Edward M Kennedy and the mother-in-law of California Governor ... Read more...

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