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Tag: Children

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1 in 2 kids with cancer left undiagnosed globally: Lancet

New York: Owing to barriers to access and referral in health systems, nearly one in two children with cancer worldwide are never diagnosed and are likely to die untreated, reveals an analysis of childhood cancer cases in 200 countries. The study, published in The Lancet Oncology journal, estimates that there are almost four lakh new […]

Saffron a promising herbal medicine for treating ADHD

Tehran: Saffron could be a promising herbal alternative for treating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), finds a pilot study. ADHD is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence. The study, from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran, showed that saffron, which has anti-depressant and memory-enhancing properties, can be […]

Two school children meet watery grave in Rayagada

Rayagada: A pall of gloom descended on Matikana village in Rayagada district today after firefighters fished out bodies of two school children from a village pond. The deceased, identified as Sunil Himirika and Aresh Himirika, were students of Class III and Class II respectively. As per reports, after returning from school yesterday, both the children […]

Solar bulbs transforming lives in tribal village of Odisha

Mayurbhanj: For residents of Jadidar village in Khunta block of Mayurbhanj district, life is not same anymore. They no longer have to think twice before stepping out of their homes in the dark and children don’t have to skip their studies in the night hours. All thanks to solar-powered bulbs. “As electricity can’t reach everywhere, […]

Being closer to nature can reduce distress, behavioural problems in children

Hong Kong: Does your child often feel stressed and depressed? A walk in the woods is likely to improve his/her mood, researchers said. The study, led by a team from the University of Hong Kong, revealed that children who developed a closer connection with nature had less distress, less hyperactivity and had a healthy lifestyle […]

High-sugar cereal ads influences kids, ups obesity and cancer risk

New York: Children’s exposure to TV ads about high-sugar cereals influences their food intake, which increases their health risks for obesity as well as cancers, warns a research. The study, led by a team from the Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, US, showed that high-sugar cereals are heavily promoted during programmes aired for children on […]

Andhra's administrative intrusion in Odisha territory continues

Koraput: By rolling out several schemes like pension for senior citizens and providing free food supplements to children, the Andhra Pradesh government is leaving no stone unturned to sway the residents of Kotia panchayat in Koraput district of Odisha. The Andhra govt recently conducted a ‘Janmabhoomi’ program under which pension and food supplements were distributed […]

'Super drug' for pediatric blood cancer may soon be reality

New York: A “super drug” that helps slow down the progression of blood cancer in children could soon become a reality, say researchers. Patients with leukemia have a very low percentage of red blood cells, making them anemic, and have approximately 80 times more white blood cells than people without cancer. However, the survival rate […]

Smile Train India to bring smile on Himachal children's faces

Shimla: Finally, children born with clefts in Himachal Pradesh have a fair reason to smile! Smile Train India, a non-government organisation, the National Health Mission and the state Directorate of Health and Family Welfare have signed a memorandum of understanding to enable free surgeries for children with congenital cleft lip and palate. Through this three-year […]

Sufficient sleep in childhood may lead to healthy BMI later, says study

New York: Is your child facing trouble in sleeping? If so, parents take note. Regular and sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for gaining healthy body weight in adolescence, suggests a new study. The study revealed that those who had no bedtime routine at age nine had shorter self-reported sleep duration and higher […]

Can newborns recognise their mother's profile view?

Tokyo: Although adults and children can easily recognise faces from both the frontal and profile views, a new study has revealed that babies younger than six months of age do not recognise their mothers watching their mobile phones. The study, published in the journal, ‘NeuroImage’, showed that babies can recognise faces from profile views after […]

Obesity increases asthma risk in children: Study

New York: Parents, please take note. Obese children are at an increased risk of asthma, a new study has found. The findings suggest that the incidence of an asthma diagnosis among children with obesity was significantly higher than in those in a normal weight range and that 23 to 27 per cent of new asthma […]

New treatment shows promise against peanut allergy, says study

New York: In a first, an oral immunotherapy drug derived from peanut protein could help build tolerance and eliminate potentially deadly reactions in children and adolescents with severe peanut allergies. The study showed that controlled ingestion of the medication, called AR101, derived from peanut protein, could build tolerance as well as reduce severe allergy symptoms. […]

14 persons injured in separate firecracker mishaps in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 14 persons including children were injured in separate incidents of firecracker mishaps during Diwali celebrations across Odisha today. In Bhubaneswar, three persons were injured while bursting firecrackers at separate places. All of them have been admitted in the Capital Hospital. As per reports, adequate arrangements were made at the hospital by […]

22 killed in Indonesia flash floods, landslides

Jakarta: At least 22 people including children were killed and 15 others wounded as flash floods and landslides struck West and North Sumatra provinces of Indonesia, officials said on Saturday. The disaster also destroyed 48 houses while evacuation and search operations for the missing were underway, National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. […]

Tobacco display bans effective in reducing smoking in children

London: Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17 per cent, claimed a new research. The findings, based on the analysis of the impact of the 2015 tobacco display ban in England, revealed that the percentage of children who smoked regularly fell to 40 per […]

Over 300 mn children not in school: Unicef

United Nations: Over 300 million children globally between the age of five and 17 years of age were not in school, the Unicef said in a news report. More than one-third of them, or about 104 million, are in countries affected by conflict or disaster, the report titled “A future stolen: young and out-of-school” revealed […]

Victoria Beckham tells kids: ‘Dad's not a cheat'

Paris: Fashion designer Victoria Beckham told her children her marriage is solid amid false rumours of her husband David cheating. She revealed all to Vogue magazine as the couple holidayed in the South of France. The couple sat down with seven-year-old daughter Harper, and her three teenage brothers to reassure them their marriage was solid […]

High BMI in early life linked to asthma risk later: Study

London: The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study. According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung function and a higher […]

Brain tumours may occur in children with common genetic syndrome

New York: Parents, please take note. The frequency of brain tumours has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome — neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a new study has found. According to the researchers, this disorder is characterised by birthmarks on the skin and benign nerve tumours that develop in or on the skin. […]

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Parent's smoking, depression may up ADHD risk in children

Seoul: Parents, please take note. A new study has found that smoking and depression in parents may increase the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children. According to the researchers, the results illuminate the need to increase awareness of parental factors that have the potential to contribute to ADHD in children. The study, published […]

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Fertility treatments may up autism risk in children

Jerusalem: Be cautious while planning fertility treatment as it may increase the risk of autism in your child, a new study has found. The researchers found that the odds of having a child on the autistic spectrum for those who underwent fertility treatments were 1.5 times higher than those who opted out of it, in […]

Puri collector turns teacher during school visit

Puri: Collector of Puri, Aravind Agarwal set an example for his fellow bureaucrats by teaching school children at Satyavadi Vana Vidyalaya in Sakshigopal of Puri district today. According to sources, during his visit to the school, Agarwal entered a classroom and started teaching ‘Ramayana’ to the students. “We really felt good about the collector’s visit […]

9 children injured after 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan

  Peshawar: A 5.5-magnitude earthquake today jolted northwest Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, injuring at least nine children and causing panic among the residents, media reports said. The epicenter of the earthquake was Northwestern city of Bannu located at a depth of 12 kilometre. The temblor was felt in the Swat Valley and Peshawar, the capital […]

Swati Maliwal Ends 9-Day Fast After President Kovind Approves Death Penalty Ordinance

  New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her nine-day fast after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years. Maliwal, 33, went on an indefinite hunger strike at Rajghat and refused to break it despite failing […]

Centre approves ordinance to award death penalty for rape of children below 12

  New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. Official sources said that the criminal law amendment ordinance seeks to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Evidence Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) […]

'Surprise everyone': Sunny Leone becomes mother of three

Los Angeles: Former adult film star Sunny Leone, who adopted girl child Nisha in 2017, has surprised everyone by extending her brood with two more children — sons Noah and Asher. Sunny, who is currently here, took to Twitter and posted a photograph of herself along with husband Daniel Weber and their three children. Sunny captioned […]

4 children rescued from abandoned school building in Cuttack

Cuttack: Four children including a girl staying in an abandoned building of a residential school here at Bidanasi area were rescued by Childline officials. The building of Godabarish saint sanskrit residential school where these children were kept is reportedly in a dilapidated condition. They were reportedly staying in a precarious situation. OTV team visited the […]

D Prakash Rao: Tea seller who turned ‘Messiah’ for slum children

Cuttack: He might be a small-time tea seller, but D Prakash Rao has helped slum children in Cuttack in a big way to get education. Forced to leave his studies midway in Class 11 due to family constraints, Prakash Rao understands the importance of education and that is why he has been running a primary […]

Now motorable road to malnutrition-hit Nagada village

Jajpur: The Odisha Food Commission chairman today lauded the Jajpur district administration for laying a motorable road to Nagada village, where about 21 children had died last year allegedly due to malnutrition. The children of the tribal-dominated village had died last year in the absence of medical facilities. The incident had hogged the headlines causing […]

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Children brave croc threat, waist-deep water to reach school

Kendrapara: Bereft of bridge connectivity, students of a far-flung village in Kendrapara district are forced to wade through waist-deep water in a crocodile-infested creek to reach their school everyday. It’s a dangerous journey for the children of Burudia village under Rajkanika tehsil as threat of crocodile pouncing upon them is quite imminent. The village does […]

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Operation Smile: 626 children rescued in 11 days

Cuttack: Scouting different places within the state for last 11 days, joint teams of the Odisha Women and Child Development department and police have rescued at least 626 children, the police said today. These children were away from their families either working as child labourers or begging at railway stations or bus stands. This was […]

Two mini Anganwadi centres at Nagada soon: Minister

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: In the wake of the death of 18 children due to malnourishment in Nagada village of Jajpur district in the last three months, the Odisha government has decided to set up two mini Anganwadi centres in the village. A decision to this effect was taken at a review meeting presided over by Woman and […]

Haryana to set up Nutrition Commission

Gurgaon: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on yesterday said the state government has started the process to set up a “State Nutrition Commission” and formulate a “State Nutrition Policy” to address malnutrition among children. The chief minister was speaking at an event organised for the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” programme here. He said the […]

Summer break promotes 'obesity' in kids

New York: Children on summer break consume more sugar, watch more television, and eat fewer vegetables than the rest of the year, says a study. “The school environment remains essential for shaping healthy eating and active living behaviours, and schools can play a leadership role in fostering a healthy transition from the school year to […]

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Strong family ties can cut anxiety in kids

London: Strong relationships with other family members can help raise self-esteem and reduce anxiety in young children at homes where parental domestic violence exists, says a study. “Given the secrecy that surrounds domestic violence, it is important that parents, the extended family and service providers understand the protective effects that strong family bonds can have,” […]

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Multiple antibiotic courses harmful to children

New York: Multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on children’s development, shows a study. The study found that female mice treated with two classes of widely used childhood antibiotics gained more weight and developed larger bones than untreated mice. However, at the same time both of the antibiotics also disrupted […]

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Children inherit parents' anxiety too

New York: Anxious parents are more likely to have anxious children, a study on rhesus monkeys has revealed. It added that the risk of developing anxiety and depression is passed from parents to children. An over-active brain circuit involving three brain areas inherited from generation to generation may set the stage for developing anxiety and […]

Make a splash this summer - with some precautions

New Delhi: In this scorching summer, a cool splash in a nearby swimming pool is what adults and kids are rushing for. But shared by many people at a time, swimming pools can be fraught with infections and diseases. Doctors caution against common swimming pool infections that are rampant during this time of the year. […]

Web portal to trace missing children launched

New Delhi: The government yesterday launched an exclusive web portal dedicated to tracking down missing children. The website called “Khoya-Paya” aims to help trace missing children by allowing citizens to post information about a child who is not to be found. Simultaneously, anybody who has seen a child alone or with suspicious people can post […]