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Kids who do not sleep enough may face mental health issues
Kids who do not sleep enough may face mental health issues

Is your child getting enough sleep? If not, read this carefully. Researchers have found that children who get the least sleep have the greatest risk of developing mental health issues. “If we make sure our children get enough sleep, it can help protect them from mental health problems,” said study researcher Bror M Ranum, Norwegian […]

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Deepika Padukone and her 'Child'

Mumbai: On Ranveer Singh’s 34th birthday on Saturday, his wife Deepika Padukone posted a throwback image of the actor in which he is seen sucking on a shaved ice.   View this post on Instagram   Sensitive & emotional,caring & compassionate,generous & gentle,funny & intelligent,delightful & faithful…all this and so much more… To my husband,my […]

Rotavirus vaccine launched in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: The Rotavirus vaccine that prevents diarrhoea in infants and children was launched in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday by state Women, Child and Family Welfare Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi. She told the media that the state government was “positive that the Rotavirus vaccine will play a monumental role in bringing down the infant mortality rate”. […]

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Child-killing virus hits Sri Lanka

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s health officials on Thursday warned that a virus affecting children was spreading in the island’s south and five deaths had been reported. The government’s Information Department quoting medical officials said the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle had been experiencing an increase in the number of patients who arrived with a fever over […]

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Maternal immune system may influence baby's brain

New York: The state of a woman’s immune system during pregnancy may shape the connectivity of her child’s brain, suggests a study, emphasising the influence of maternal health on a child’s susceptibility to psychiatric disorders later in life. The findings showed that short and long-term brain functioning can be influenced by immune system activity during […]

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Shocking! Woman poisons neighbour’s child to death

Berhampur: In what comes as a major shock for the residents of Rambha area in Ganjam district, a woman of Badachakada village allegedly killed the child of her neighbour by feeding him seeds of Yellow Oleander. It is suspected that the accused woman did so over previous enmity. Accused Damayanti Pradhan has been arrested after […]

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2-year-old dies after being branded with hot iron

Keonjhar: A two-year-old boy died after being branded with hot iron rod at Binija under Pandapada police Station in the district. The mother of the child branded him with hot iron with the help of neighbours to cure his stomach ache. The baby sustained critical burns on stomach. As his condition deteriorated, his parents rushed […]

Anxiety caused by childhood bullying declines over time

London: Do you suffer from anxiety and depression as a result of being bullied as a child? Take heart, these mental health disorders may not continue but decrease over time, suggests a study. The study found that the detrimental effects of bullying decreased over time, which shows the potential for resilience in children exposed to […]

India, Norway to work together in maternal, adolescent health

New Delhi: India and Norway have signed a Letter of Intent to extend health cooperation, especially in the areas of reproductive, maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health, said an statement on Thursday. According to the Union Health Ministry, the cooperation between India and Norway will continue to be aligned with the development goals of India […]

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Child falls into hot bowl

Kendrapara: A 3-year-old child suffered burn injuries when he fell into a hot curry bowl in a government-run Anganwadi Centre at Chappalli today. Subhankar Behera was rushed to the community health centre in the locality in Kendrapara district, an official said. He sustained minor injuries and is out of danger, said Child Development Programme Officer […]

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Family quarrel claims life of infant in Nayagarh

Bhubaneswar: A four-months-old girl child became victim of a family quarrel at Godipalli under Odagaon police station in Nayagarh district yesterday. According to sources, the father of the girl, Shatrughan, had a fight with her wife, Mamali, after a quarrel. Vexed on it, the father of Shatrughan attacked Mamali with a wooden stick when it […]

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Parents brand baby with hot iron to cure stomach ailment

Pallahada: In yet another display of superstition-based inhuman behaviour, a three-month-old infant was branded with hot iron by her parents to cure the stomach ailments at Muktapur village here in Angul district. The baby girl has been admitted to the Pallahada Sub-divisional Hospital as her condition deteriorated. She suffers from burn injuries on her stomach. […]

Child mauled by dogs: OHRC seeks report from Puri collector, Municipality

Bhubaneswar: Three weeks after the shocking death of a four-year-old child who was mauled by a pack of stray dogs in Jagannath Colony area, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today directed the Puri collector and Municipality Executive Officer to submit a detailed report in this connection. Notably, the shocking incident had occurred on December […]

Poor tribal couple 'sells' newborn, officials say they 'gifted'

Khowai (Tripura): Did grinding poverty force a poor tribal couple living in western Tripura’s Khowai district to sell their one-day-old son since the expenses for bringing him up were too much for them to bear? It depends on which way you look at it. Officials in Left-ruled Tripura maintain that the poor parents, who already […]