Childhood depression: Do’s and don’ts for parents

Are you worried that your child may be depressed? Most kids have days when they feel sad, lonely, or depressed. But, if your child seems persistently sad or hopeless and it is affecting relationships, he or she may suffer from childhood depression, a serious  that needs medical assessment and treatment Childhood depression is persistent sadness. […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
a kid playing puzzle game

Children with autism at a higher risk of weight gain in childhood, suggests study

The analysis, which examined results from relevant published studies, also found that children with autism spectrum disorders who were of non-Caucasian race, older in age, female, and living in the United States had especially higher rates of overweight or obesity. “Neurobehavioral abnormalities related to autism, and more importantly, our treatment decisions may contribute to excessive […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
bullying-child

#MentalHealthWeek: Maltreatment in childhood and its impact on mental health in the growing years

All of us are aware of one of our innate instinct is to protect and care for children, courtesy of the amazing work of Darwin, Lorenz and recent research, which almost confirms the biological basis of the response. However, according to recent estimations by the WHO, abuse faced by children includes physical, sexual, and emotional […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

#WorldHeartDay: What can parents do to safeguard her child’s heart health?

These days there is increased awareness about health, and everyone spends time at the gym or follow a diet. What one also needs to realise is that childhood is when healthy heart habits should start. Unfortunately, as adults, we are focusing on while getting back to health, the stress on children’s health seems to be […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
AIIMS doctors express solidarity over recent rape cases across India

Disturbed childhood can lead to adult insomnia, suggests study

Published in JAMA Network Open journal today, Australian researchers have used data from a long-running UK population study to find links between moderate to severe childhood behavioural problems and insomnia in adults by the age of 42 years old. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in adults, estimated to affect almost one in three […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

Participating in sports during childhood may have long-term benefits for bone health

Young adults who regularly participate in sport activities during their childhood and early teens are more likely to have stronger bone density in their early 20’s, new research led by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, examined data from The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Exposure to green spaces enhances brain development in children

Exposure to green spaces enhances brain development in children

Children growing up amid greenery may benefit as their brain development is positively affected leading to better working memory and reduced inattentiveness, a study has said. According to the researchers, primary school children raised in homes surrounded by more green spaces will tend to have larger volumes of white and grey matter in certain areas […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Teens who seek solitude may know what’s best for them

New study suggests, vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes

  Researchers found that children with low blood levels of vitamin D were more likely to experience islet autoimmunity, compared with those who had higher levels of the vitamin. Islet autoimmunity is a process wherein the immune system mistakenly attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, causing type 1 diabetes. Lead study author Jill Norris, […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

Premature birth tied to higher risk of chronic kidney disease later in life

Preterm and early term birth are strong risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from childhood into mid-adulthood, suggests a study from Sweden published by The BMJ today. Given the high levels of preterm birth (currently 10% in the US and 5-8% in Europe), and better survival into adulthood, these findings have […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :