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Tag: Kids

More Than One-Third Covid Kids Show No Symptoms Reveals Study

Toronto: More than one-third of kids who have Covid-19 are asymptomatic, say researchers, adding that youngsters diagnosed with the disease may represent just a fraction of those infected. “The concern from a public health perspective is that there is probably a lot of Covid-19 circulating in the community that people don’t even realize,” said study […]

Kids Produce Different Antibodies In Response To Covid-19: Study

New York: Researchers have found that children and adults produce different types and amounts of antibodies in response to novel coronavirus infection. The differences in antibodies suggest the course of SARS-CoV-2 infection and immune response is distinct in children and most children easily clear the virus from their bodies, the study published in journal Nature […]

Covid-19 Affecting Mental, Physical Health Of Kids, Young People

London: While children and young people seem rarely to be victims of severe Covid-19, they are experiencing indirect adverse effects of the pandemic on their mental and physical health, according to researchers, including one of an Indian-origin. Dr Neil Chanchlani from University of Exeter in the UK has described a range of potential adverse effects […]

Kids may not always grow out of being picky eaters

New York: Parents and caregivers, read this carefully. Researchers have found that not all children grow out of being ‘picky eaters’ and parents’ efforts to change the habit may make it worse. By age four, children can become established picky eaters, according to findings published in the journal Pediatrics. “Picky eating is common during childhood […]

Kids Born To Moms With Gestational Diabetes At Obesity Risk

New York: Researchers have found that when a mother experiences both gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, the child has a growth trajectory that leads to an increased risk of high childhood body mass index (BMI) over time. Published in the journal Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the study shows link between multiple metabolic disorders in mothers […]

Air Pollution, Stress Linked To Thought Problems In Kids

New York: Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that kids with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and increased prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of attention and thought problems. Early life stress is common in youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who also often live in areas with greater exposure […]

One-Fourth Of Kids With Autism Are Undiagnosed

New York: Researchers have found that one-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of life. The findings, published in the journal Autism Research, show that despite growing awareness about autism, it is still under-diagnosed, particularly in the black and Hispanic people in the […]

Air Pollution May Affect Psychological Health In Kids

London: Air pollution may affect our physical and psychological health in the long run as researchers have found that the children who are exposed to a high level of air pollution while growing up, have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, […]

Kids' Diet Improves After Watching Cooking Show On Healthy Food

London: While exposure to television advertisements about fast foods is often linked to unhealthy eating habits among children, new research has revealed that TV programmes featuring healthy foods can influence children to make healthier food choices now and in adulthood. Kids who watched a child-oriented cooking show featuring healthy food were 2.7 times more likely […]

Kids Who Drink Whole Milk Less Likely To Be Obese

Toronto: Parents, please take note. Researchers have found that children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared to children who consumed reduced-fat milk. The study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analysed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between children drinking […]

Kids Born Of Diabetic Mothers At Heart Risk

London: Children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early-onset cardiovascular disease or CVD (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels) from childhood up to the age of 40, the researchers have warned. The increased rates were more pronounced among children of mothers with a history of CVD or diabetic complications, said the study […]

Kids who miss breakfast get lower grades: Study

London: Parents, take a note. If you want your kids to score good marks, make sure they had their breakfast, as researchers have found that students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower grades than those who ate it frequently. Adding together all of a student’s exam results, they found that students who […]

Kids notice more, better learners than adults: Study

New York: While adults are good at paying attention to what you tell them, children notice everything and hence are better at grasping new things, say researchers. A study published in the journal Developmental Psychology shows that children tend to distribute their attention broadly, while adults use selective attention to focus on information they believe […]

Sports powers kids to fight emotional distress

Toronto: Parents, please take note. Kids who engage in organised physical activity at a young age are less likely to have emotional difficulties later in life, says a study. Besides keeping children from being sedentary, physical activities such as structured sports have the potential to be enriching, both physically and mentally, said the study, published […]

Excess use of toothpaste by kids leads to tooth decay, says study

New York: Many young kids who use toothpaste more than needed are at an increased risk of dental fluorosis when they get older, warns a new study. Fluorosis is a condition that affects the teeth caused by overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years of life. Fluoride is a mineral found in water and […]

Facebook testing 'LOL' app to woo kids, experts wary

New Delhi: In a fresh attempt to woo children into joining its network and boost user growth, Facebook is testing a new hub called “LOL” that will let kids share and post humorous meme content. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch late Friday that it was experimenting with the “LOL” hub for kids. “We are […]

Maternal cannabis use likely to trigger early indulgence in kids

New York: Children whose mothers use marijuana are more likely to start smoking weed an average of two years earlier, which can lead to severe neuropsychiatric and social consequences, according to a new study. The results, led by researchers from the Brown University in Rhode Island, US, suggested that mothers who used marijuana increased their […]

Squats, push ups can help your kids to stay fit

London: Cycling or evening park time is absolutely fine to see your children stay fit but encouraging them to do strength-based exercises such as squats, push ups and lunges can help them shed weight faster, reveals a most extensive review of resistance training’s impact on young people. Such resistance training, which allows muscles to contract […]

YouTube Kids brings music, games for 'older' children

San Francisco: In a bid to increase parental control on its platform, YouTube has rolled out a new setting in its “Kids” app that showcases popular music and gaming videos. Known as “Older”, the setting is targeted towards children between ages eight to 12, the Google-owned content sharing platform said in a blog post on […]

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 […]

Nikki Bella doesn't want kids until her 40s

Los Angeles: While contradictory views on having children was one of the reasons that led to John Cena and Nikki Bela’s splitsville, the actress-wrestler, who wanted to be a mother, has now changed her mind. The 34-year-old professional wrestler called off her engagement to Cena earlier this year over their differing views about parenting. Bella […]

Developing resilience may help kids combat bullying

New York: Ever wondered why bullying has a serious effect on some kids, while others recover easily from the trauma? Researchers, led by one of Indian origin, found that the capacity to recover quickly depends on the characteristic trait of “resilience”. The study says that resilience buffers and protects the children against internalizing the harm […]

More trees can reduce diarrhoeal disease in rural kids

New York: When it comes to sanitation, trees may not be more important than toilets, but a study of 300,000 children in 35 nations has found that increasing tree cover in watersheds can reduce the burden of diarrhoeal disease, which has many causes, including waterborne pathogens. Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death […]

Kids with cell phones more at risk of cyberbullying

New York: Does your fourth grader son or daughter own a cell phone? Beware, he or she may be particularly vulnerable to cyberbullying, researchers have warned. The findings showed that children who owned cell phones were significantly more likely to report being a victim of cyberbullying, especially in grades 3 and 4. The increased risk […]

Novel method may prevent hearing loss in kids by 50%

London: Researchers have developed a new magnetic delivery method that may prevent by 50 per cent the hearing loss caused as a result of treatment by a widely used chemotherapy drug. Cisplatin is commonly used to treat childhood cancers but can lead to permanent or severe high frequency hearing loss in nine out of 10 children […]

Expat kids skip school, do acrobatics for a living

By Dillip Kumar Pradhan Bhubaneswar: A boy strikes a stick to a vessel, another suddenly turns hyper–rushing in to performs a vault in the air preceded by a handstand and tries to contort his agile, slender body into impossible acrobatics. Another kid tries to catch attention of the passers by to the act on the […]

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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,” […]

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. […]

Parents feel guilty using cellphone while kids play: Study

Washington: If you spend a lot of time taking calls or texting friends while watching a game your kid is playing, the experience can actually make you feel guilty, says a new study. Cellphone use at playgrounds is a significant source of parental guilt, as well as a powerful distraction when children try to get […]

Make kids grow veggies to encourage healthy eating

New York: One simple way to make children eat more healthy is to help them grow vegetables in the gardens, says a new research. The researchers found that when garden grown vegetables were slipped into school salads, kids were over four times as likely to take a salad. “This is a small study, but it […]

Antibiotic use may make kids obese in adulthood

New York: The commonly prescribed antibiotics can lead to changes in the gut bacteria of kids and make them vulnerable to infectious diseases, allergies and other autoimmune disorders, and even obesity, later in life, warns a new study. “Over the past year we synthesised hundreds of studies and found evidence of strong correlations between antibiotic […]

Kids exposed to multiple languages become better communicators

New York: Just hearing more than one language spoken at home increases the chances of your kid becoming a much better communicator, says a new study. The children do not even have to be bilingual themselves; it is the exposure to more than one language that is the key for building effective social communication skills, […]