One in 13 children affected by PTSD by age of 18, finds landmark UK study

A large UK study has found that almost one in 13 (8%) young adults suffer from PTSD following a childhood trauma, which may be linked to a rise in the diagnosis of mental health disorders in the adult population

One in 13 children affected by PTSD by age of 18, finds landmark UK studyOf all 18-year-olds in England and Wales one in 13 have had post-traumatic stress disorder at some point, half of those within the previous 12 months, researchers have said. The study’s findings have been met with alarm among experts, who raised concerns that few of the young people who experienced trauma accessed support for their […]

Pune doctor writes a book on child abuse

The book asks parents to keep trust in their kids, let them make use of the internet under supervision, and not to discriminate between the girl and boy child. It also gives information on the POCSO Act guidelines and information on social organisations which work in the area

Pune doctor writes a book on child abuseThe mind-numbing cases of child sexual abuse have triggered a city-based child surgeon to write a book. After treating several cases of child sexual abuse, the doctor launched the book on Thursday with an aim to prevent such incidents in the first place. ‘Let’s Protect Innocent Childhood’ goes the title of the book written by […]

Mumbai doctor develops app to monitor the health of children

A doctor from Mumbai’s government dental medical college has developed a new and innovative android mobile application called ‘PedoDontics’

Mumbai doctor develops app to monitor the health of childrenThis app gives us detailed information about a child’s dental and general health from birth till thirteen years of age. The app is free and very simple to use. It does not require any special permission or any verification details of the user. Parents and caretakers of children can be benefited by this informative app. […]

Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware about

 You know that smoking and second-hand smoke (smoke from a burning cigarette and exhaled by a smoker) is unhealthy. But another danger may surprise you, third-hand smoke, which is residue that lingers long after you empty the ash trays

Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware aboutResearchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati have found more evidence of the potentially harmful effects of exposure to the residue and particles left behind by tobacco smoke. In ‘Nicotine on Children’s Hands: Limited Protection of Smoking Bans and Initial Clinical Findings,’ published Jan. 16 in Tobacco Use Insights, Cincinnati […]

10 Signs your child may have back or neck problems

Dr Nidhi Sanghvi Shah, as she shares some signs that parents should watch out for that can indicate neck or back pain in children

10 Signs your child may have back or neck problemsNeck and back pain in children can have multiple reasons. “When a child complains of back or neck pain, it is a cause of concern. Long hours of sitting in school, incorrect posture while using gadgets, lack of physical activity are some of the key lifestyle reasons why children today are getting affected at an […]

Use of baby wipes tied to childhood food allergy risk, warns study

The factors contributing to food allergy include the genetics that alter skin absorbency, use of infant cleansing wipes that leave soap on the skin, skin exposure to allergens in dust and skin exposure to food from those providing infant care. A food allergy is triggered when these factors occur together

Use of baby wipes tied to childhood food allergy risk, warns studyParents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned. Researchers have hailed a ‘major advance’ in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and intolerance to certain foods. They suggest that an increasing failure by […]

Higher screen time linked to increased levels of anxiety in children, suggests study

Too much time spent on gaming, smartphones and watching television is linked to heightened levels and diagnoses of anxiety or depression in children as young as age 2, according to a new study

Higher screen time linked to increased levels of anxiety in children, suggests studyEven after only one hour of screen time daily, children and teens may begin to have less curiosity, lower self-control, less emotional stability and a greater inability to finish tasks, reports San Diego State University psychologist Jean Twenge and University of Georgia psychology professor W. Keith Campbell. Twenge and Campbell’s results were published in an […]

Teenage girls more likely to suffer from depression due to social media use

Research suggests link between social media use and depressive symptoms was stronger for girls compared with boys

Teenage girls more likely to suffer from depression due to social media useTeenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use – mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image and lower self-esteem, researchers said on Friday. In a study analysing data from nearly 11,000 young people in Britain, researchers found that 14-year-old […]

Probiotics do not ease stomach flu, reveals study

Treatment with probiotics did not speed recovery from gastroenteritis in children. Probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that live in our digestive tracts, are widely used to treat gastroenteritis or ‘stomach flu, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines usually caused by a virus or bacterium. But a randomised clinical trial has found that the treatment is ineffective

Probiotics do not ease stomach flu, reveals studyResearchers studied 971 children 3 months to 4 years old who arrived in emergency rooms with the typical symptoms of gastroenteritis – nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhoea and dehydration, stomach pain and cramps. They were randomly assigned to a five-day course of Lactobacillus rhamnosus, a commonly studied probiotic, or a placebo. The researchers tracked the duration […]

Exposure to nicotine before and after birth, can cause deafness in children

Children who were exposed to smoke in the womb and as babies are more than twice as likely to be deaf, new research suggests. Three-year-olds exposed within the first four months of life are 30% more at risk

Exposure to nicotine before and after birth, can cause deafness in childrenChildren are 26% more at risk if their mothers smoked during their pregnancies Nicotine interferes with messengers that tell the brain what it is hearing Three-year-olds whose mothers smoked during their pregnancies and who were exposed to cigarettes during the first four months of their lives, are 2.4 times more likely to suffer hearing impairment, […]
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