Tag Archives: Children

High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

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 risk of childhood asthma. The new ... Read More »

Children, Teens Should Not Be On A Paleo Or Gluten-Free Diet

The low-carb paleo diet has been one of the most searched diets online in recent years. Many of the leading paleo programs actively market to teens, and a few years back, a celebrity chef in Australia even co-wrote a paleo cookbook for babies and kids. Public health officials there warned that the paleo diet, which eschews carbohydrates, processed foods and ... Read More »

It’s a goal! Ball games can boost bone health in school children

Want your child to have stronger bones? Encourage them for ball games or circuit strength training as it may help them to develop stronger bones, a new study has claimed. According to the researchers, eight to ten-year-old school children develop stronger bones, increased muscular strength and improved balance when ball games or circuit training are on the timetable. “Our research ... Read More »

Worried about your children being bullied? Here’s the quality that can protect them

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 internalising the harm intended through situations of adversities like bullying both at ... Read More »

Social media is both vital and risky for our children. Here’s how we can keep them safe

Kids can make great use of the internet, but it isn’t risk free (Stock Image) CREDIT: PETER BYRNE/PA WIRE How can you teach your children to use the internet safely? It’s a question I’ve been thinking about a lot, as the father of five and seven year-old sons who are already adept with parental tablets and laptops alike. They know the internet ... Read More »

Tech no tonic for children, doctors fret over addiction

Archana Srivastava, a teacher at a school in Greater Noida, says that her six year old son Shreyash was hooked to mobile tablet and smart phones since he was three years old. “He saw us using the phone all the time. Initially, we allowed him to play on tablet and smartphones, but gradually it became a habit for him,” said ... Read More »

Strong Interest in US Cab Service Just for Women and Children

US entrepreneur Michael Pelletz’s project of a rideshare service for women and children with vehicles driven by women has prompted such interest that he is postponing the service’s launch date. Chariot For Women, fully funded by its founder and close associates, was initially set to kick off on Tuesday. Interest in the service has largely been driven by the apprehension ... Read More »

Stop! Are You Giving Your Children Cough and Cold Medications?

When you catch a cough and cold, what’s the first thing that you do? You probably try to get your hands on cough syrups and tablets for a quick relief. So when you see your little ones suffering from the same, what do you do? You again reach out to these medications to ease their suffering. But, stop! Rather than ... Read More »

New App Developed to Help Women, Children, and the Elderly in Distress

Mitra, a mobile application to ensure protection of women, children and the elderly in time of distress was launched in Puducherry on Thursday. The Mobile Initiated Tracking and Rescue application (Mitra) was meant to ensure protection and security of women, children and aged persons during distress, providing them the facility to contact police for immediate help, Puducherry Chief Minister N ... Read More »