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Summer Breaks Increase Obesity in Kids: Study

Childhood obesity and overweight rates rise during summer break, not during school year, said a research study suggesting that major risk factors for child obesity lie outside of school. The new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin by Paul von Hippel, an associate professor, examined body mass index (BMI) and obesity ...

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Antibiotics Affect Brain, Cause Confusion, Hallucinations: Indian-Origin Neurologist

Indian-origin American researcher has found that antibiotics affect delirium in brain and cause confusion to brain function and leads to hallucinations and agitative mindset. “Delirium is a common and costly complication of hospitalization. Although medications are a known cause of delirium, antibiotics are an underrecognized class of medications associated with delirium,” said researchers in their article. They reviewed the clinical, ...

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An Apple a Day Prompts Kids Keep Other Fruits Away: Study

For over two centuries, apple has grown as a familiar fruit for kids and the saying that “An apple a day keeps doctor away” has become omnipresent in every culture and language. A recent study has found that even kids are growing with apples that their intake of total fruits is dominated by apple to the extent of 18.9%, with ...

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AFL, NRL, Cricket Promoting Alcohol to Kids: Study

Research from Australia-based Monash University shows that children along with adolescents receive millions of exposures to alcohol advertising when watching AFL, NRL, and Cricket on TV, with 47% of the exposures occurring during daytime viewing. With two footy finals series set to begin next week, new research published this week in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review found that there ...

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3-year Old Diagnosed With Type-2 Diabetes in US, Youngest Ever

In a rare case, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl has been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, making her one of the youngest people ever detected with the disease. Type 2 diabetes is linked to poor diet and obesity. It is most common among the middle-aged and elderly people, but in the last few years type 2 diabetes have taken lives of poor children. ...

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Here’s How You Can Stop Your Child from Bedwetting

Nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting at night is a phenomenon that causes children to wet their beds under the control of involuntary action. Not just at the child stage, this problem continues to affect some people even in their young adult phase. Yesterday, we reported about a new research conducted by Assuit University, Egypt that discovered a potential treatment for this ...

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‘Potential’ Treatment for Bedwetting: New Study

When you’re a baby wetting bed is a normal phenomenon. Your mommy knows that you’re too tiny to understand that the deed needs to be done in the bathroom. However, as you grow the natural process is you getting used to peeing in the bathroom. And when the process overturns and you’re one of those persons who still wets his/her ...

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Robotics Help Apollo Hospital Save 65 Children’s Lives with Delicate Surgeries

Chennai-based Apollo Children’s Hospital has treated children from countries as diverse as Dubai and Uzbekistan with the help of robotics, the first hospital to integrate hi-tech with treatment, it said. Surgeries performed at the Children’s Hospital using the da Vinci robot provides advantages suchh as quicker discharge time, minimal scarring, smaller incisions and less blood loss that conventional laparoscopy offers ...

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Stem Cell Transplantation Provides Hope to Treat Rare Untreatable Leukemia

A new study has shown that stem cell transplantation produced great results to treat patients suffering from leukemia, especially the “juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)” which doesn’t have any treatment. The new study by American scientists has shown that stem cell transplantation produced great results to treat patients suffering from JMML too. A research team from the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the ...

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Compelling your children to eat might actually harm them: Study

Parents are always worried about the health of their children. They strive to follow as well as make their children follow the best eating habits always. Children, on the other hand tend to skip those “healthy” foods that their parents plan, thereby prompting parents to force their little ones to finish up everything served on the plate. And this in ...

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Anxiety is in Genes, Passed on from Anxious Parents: Study

Anxious parents are more likely to have anxious offspring, says a new study based on its finding from monkeys that would throw light into the possibility of developing anxiety and depression on hereditary basis. The study from the Department of Psychiatry and the Health Emotions Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows how an over-active brain circuit involving three ...

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Low income families affect children’s cognitive functioning, new study finds out

Researchers have found in a new study that children of low income families who bear family instability and emotionally unavailable caregivers, have learning and cognitive difficulties. The research was done by University of Rochester, University of Minnesota, and Mount Hope of Family Center with support from the National Institute of Mental Health. They have found out that cortisol, also regarded ...

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Delhi Pollution Rattles Non-Smokers Too Equally

Heal Foundation has come out with more statistics about India’s capital Delhi’s pollution revealing that about 2 crore residents are at higher risk and children more prone lung diseases compared to other cities. A WHO report has already rattled Delhi authorities keeping it on top of all Indian metros while saying people are at higher risk of heart stroke, lung ...

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Parents trained to take care of austistic kids excel: Report

More than taking care of autistic children, their parents do require training to take care of such children with specific strategy to overcome their tantrums, aggression, self-injury and non-compliance, said a new research. Autism sprectrum disorder (ASD) is a special condition that begins early in childhood and parents often undergo stress and despair to take care of them. These children ...

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World’s First Malaria Vaccine Trials Over, Partially Successful But Awaits EMA/WHO Nod

The malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 developed for use in sub-Saharan Africa was found to be effective in children for up to 4 years, after final trials. To be available in October this year, the vaccine could prevent malaria spread in highly tranmission areas, said lead author Prof. Brian Greenwood of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. “The European Medicines ...

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7 Discoveries Since 1975 Which Helped Save Millions of Children

Seven major pediatric research discoveries since 1975 which helped prevention and treatment strategies that have saved millions of lives worldwide were presented on Sunday, April 26 at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting at the San Diego Convention Center. “Today, we often take these research discoveries for granted,” said Tina Cheng of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric ...

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World Malaria Day: 1200 kids die every day from disease, says Unicef

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) raised alarm over the growing rate of malaria-related deaths among children all over the world amounting to what it said more than 1,200 children a day, though a 40% drop since 2000. The UNICEF report  “Facts about Malaria and Children” ahead of World Malaria Day to show the extensive impact of the disease on ...

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Changing food habits behind rise in bowel diseases among kids: Study

Blaming it on modern changing food habits from organic food to processed food, a new study has said that it is resulting in rise in inflammatory bowel disease in children in India, sending a warning against the mushrooming fast food chains. The multi-centric study shows that out of 221 children, 42 percent suffered from Ulcerative Colitis, which involves the large ...

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World Health Day: Researchers Find Graphene can Sniff out Deadly Food Toxins

By Sahana Ghosh  Could wonder material graphene – the thinnest on earth and 200 times stronger than steel – help solve India’s food safety woes linked to storage and transportation? Scientists may have inched closer to an answer. Graphene is the new buzzword in the global electronics industry and scientists at the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) ...

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