Yucky ducky: Bath time rubber ducks, a haven for harmful bacteria

Yucky ducky: Bath time rubber ducks, a haven for harmful bacteria

Researchers have found that the cute little rubber ducks that float around in bath tubs and come in contact with potable water are homes to millions of bacteria and harmful microbes. They found that these toys contain water that’s seeped into them and when squeezed, they release this dirty water into the bath water. The […]

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Eating fish once a week can improve your kids IQ

Researchers found that children aged 9–11 years who ate fish at least once weekly had higher IQ test scores and better sleep quality, compared with children who consumed fish less frequently. Study co-author Jianghong Liu, of the School of Nursing at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in State College, and colleagues recently reported their findings […]

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Swimming has a host of benefits for your mind, body, and soul

You may have heard that experts recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints. Works your […]

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What strategies can parents use to help prevent smartphone addiction in children?

It’s not easy to remember what exactly things were like before smartphones. So they are hiring professionals. A new screen-free parenting coach economy has sprung up to serve the demand. Screen consultants come into homes, schools, churches and synagogues to remind parents how people parented before. Rhonda Moskowitz is a parenting coach in Ohio. She […]

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Do hand dryers hurt kids’ ears? 13-year-old girl’s study offers answers

We commonly come across hand dryers at various places like the airport, mall, restrooms or restaurants. While we dry our hands, we also hear the whooshing sound of the machine. But have we ever considered the damage that the sound could have on our hearing. Previous research has suggested that hand dryers may operate at […]

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Is your child emotionally intelligent?

Is your child emotionally intelligent?

Imagine your child being able to articulate his/her feelings into words instead of throwing a temper tantrum; he/she was able to understand and communicate to you that he/she is upset, but understands why you had to suddenly cancel your plans of taking him/her to the zoo, instead of howling and breaking his/her toys. Isn’t this […]

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Consuming folic acid, multivitamins during pregnancy tied to lower autism risk

Women who take multivitamins and folic acid during or before pregnancy cut the risk of their children developing autism by nearly three quarters, according to new research. A study of more than 45,000 children whose mothers had taken supplements were 73 per cent less likely to be on the autism spectrum. Mothers who consumed the […]

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What things can hamper your child’s emotional health?

Children are the apple of their parent’s eyes and for many, their sense of pride and joy. From conception itself, the children serve as a means of completing their parent’s unfulfilled dreams and wishes. The parent-child bond the purest, strong and enduring connections between two people, which lasts a lifetime. Let’s take a look at […]

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Hand foot mouth disease on the rise in children across Maharashtra

Hand Foot Mouth Disease, is not a just a routine illness, in paediatrician’s OPD started coming up since last 6 months with gradually increasing number of cases every day. The disease is a viral self-limiting infection caused by coxsackie and enterovirus. Symptoms Starts with fever and sore throat. Painful blisters/ulcers appear in throat , on […]

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