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15 million babies born prematurely every year


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Fifteen million babies are born too soon every year and 1.1 million die shortly after birth, making premature birth the second leading cause of death in ... Read more...

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Screening test for depression in adolescents gets green signal


November 1st, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 01 (ANI): Screening depression in adolescents would now get easier-thanks to a new test that has been approved by researchers.University of Washington researchers, Seattle Children's, and Group Health Health report ... Read more...

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Most preschool-age children exceed daily screen time recommendations


October 28th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study suggests most preschool-age children exceed daily screen time recommendations.The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents limit combined screen time from television, DVDs, computers, ... Read more...

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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...

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Social sites may provide clues to teens’ sexual intentions


May 1st, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) For parents wondering when they should talk to their children about sex, the writing may be on the wall - or on their child's Facebook page. New ... Read more...

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Teens’ Facebook walls may reveal their sexual intentions


May 1st, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Display of sexual references on teens' Facebook profiles is associated with their intention to initiate intercourse, claims a new study.The study, led by Megan A. Moreno, MD, ... Read more...

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Cognitive and motor delays linked to ‘flat head syndrome’ in infants


February 15th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has linked cognitive and motor delays to 'flat head syndrome' in young babies.In the study, researchers found that infants averaging six months of age who ... Read more...

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Fast food menus with calorie info lead to lower calorie intake


January 25th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Fast food menus with calorie information have been found to reduce calorie intake by children, say researchers.Led by researcher Dr Pooja S. Tandon, from Seattle Children's Research Institute, ... Read more...

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Daycare may double TV time for young kids


November 23rd, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 23 (ANI): Kids are spending as many as two hours a day in front of television in child care settings, says a new study.Lead author Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, ... Read more...

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TV reduces speech for both infants and their adult caregivers


June 2nd, 2009 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the use of language by young children and their adult caregivers decreases when they are watching television.Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis, of ... Read more...

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Too much of TV can harm infants


January 14th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Letting infants watch TV could really harm them in the long run, warns a leading child expert.He advised parents to limit the amount of TV children watch before ... 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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Teens obsessed with sex, drugs and violence on MySpace


January 6th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) More than half the adolescents discussed sexual behaviour, drugs or violence or other highly risky activities using MySpace, the popular social networking website or SNS, according to research. ... Read more...

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Half of teens discuss sex, drugs on MySpace, Facebook


January 6th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): In two related studies, researchers have found that 54 percent of adolescents frequently use social networking Web sites (SNSs) like MySpace as a platform to discuss high-risk ... Read more...

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Nutrigenomics may help develop personalized diets for disease prevention


December 30th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): In a new article, researchers have explored the emerging field of Nutrigenomics, which aims to identify the genetic factors that influence the body''s response to diet something ... Read more...

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Doctors halt growth of 7ft 12-year-old


August 31st, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): Doctors have managed to stop a 12-year-old boy who is 7ft 3ins tall from growing any bigger.Medical experts first realised Brenden Adams was unusually big at two ... Read more...

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Dads to be blamed for pregnant mums not quitting cigarettes, drugs, alcohol


March 21st, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): Despite extensive health campaigns, a number of women continue to use substances such as tobacco, marijuana and alcohol during pregnancy and return to their usage rebounds to ... Read more...

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Asthmatic kids more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety disorders


November 14th, 2007 - 8:38 am ICT by admin
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Winter colds may increase asthma symptoms in children


November 14th, 2007 - 2:59 am ICT by admin
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