As access to genetic testing continues to expand and interest in genetics and genomics rises, groups representing pediatricians and geneticists issued new recommendations on Thursday when it comes to testing a child's DNA for genetic conditions.
A new study has revealed that excessive TV watching could hamper their body coordination. According to the study, spending more than three-quarters of their time watching Television or playing video games, makes them nine times more prone to poor body coordination when compared to their peers who are active. The study involving 200 plus children found that children who were less active could not balance properly, jump up and down, hop on one leg over an obstacle or shift a platform.
With the growing pressure on children to be able to survive in the tough and competitive society, and with growing peer pressure and increasingly tougher situations that children have to deal with these days, it is the need of the hour that parents teach children to deal with stressful situations. Just like teaching how to hold a pen or how to ride a bike children also need to be taught to deal with hard situations beforehand, experts from Melbourne University's Graduate School of Education say.
A child is put in the shared custody of divorced parents to make sure there are fewer conflicts. However, if the couple is not able to stay in good terms, the situation may worsen. All divorced or separated couples do not come to terms with their situation and not everybody manages to have friendly relationship with their ex-partners. Thus, according to a U.S. researcher, there is a lot of animosity expressed by some divorced women sharing custody of their children.
A new research claims that a child's risk of contracting an allergic disease genetically doubles if a parent of the same sex has it. According to Professor Hasan Arshad, a consultant in allergy and immunology at Southampton General Hospital, allergies such as asthma and eczema are gender related and not simply hereditary. "We have known for decades that allergy runs in the family and many thought that maternal effect was greater than paternal effect due to a mother's closeness to her child, but we have discovered the inheritance is from mother to daughter and father to son," Prof Arshad was quoted as saying by Mail Online.
How we spend our childhood and the experiences we gain at a tender age stay with us for the rest of our lives. A new study has linked childhood adversity to chronic stress during teenage, which could cause many a physical and mental health issues. According to the study, the more time spent during childhood in poverty, the greater the risks the children are exposed to and this is linked to increased markers of chronic stress by the time the children are 17.
Discovering one’s own gender identity or sexual orientation can be most difficult phase in a teenager’s life. In most cases of homosexuality, an adolescent may take years to accept him/her self before seeking the acceptance of friends and family. A new research says that teenagers not fitting into the behavioral norms of their gender are happy when compared to their gender-conforming peers.
Taking care of a newborn is no easy task and adding to that, infants have a tendency to fall sick too often. Parents have always been worried and wonder why their infants fall sick so often, and in an attempt to help them quell their worries, researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have conducted a study to find the roots of the problem.
Teenagers are turning to different kinds of addiction these days and it is very difficult for parents to keep a track of their habits. Heavy drinking is one of the earliest known addictions and a new research shows that heavy drinking affects teenagers' developing brains. The latest study also claims to predict teens at risk of becoming problem drinkers based on their brain mapping. Heavy drinking included four or more drinks on an occasion for females and five or more drinks for males.
It is good to be grateful for what one has. Especially for teenagers, realizing what they have and being thankful for it, can help them develop a positive state of mental health altogether, a recent research says.
When children are asked to describe a thing or a situation, their usage of language is very different and thus, their description of an event might turn out to be completely different from an adult's version of the same story and this could lead to misleading testimonies.
Teenage years can sometimes be the most difficult time to deal with, for children as well as for parents. It's when they are neither considered adults nor a child. This could be confusing and adolescents find it very difficult to cope with the situation. The physical, psychological and hormonal changes could make them fussy or irritated, and this certainly reflects in their interpersonal and social relationships. A study by researchers from University of Missouri describes how adolescents......
A latest research cliaims that women who are under stress during pregnancy, could have babies with weak immunity. The children could fall ill often up to the age of four years. If you are pregnant, you better be happy. A latest research says that stress during pregnancy could harm the unborn child's health for years to come. The study revealed that if the expectant mother undergoes major upheaval, such as a separation, it dramatically increased the chances of the baby suffering ill health by...
After various studies that have linked computer and video games with isolation and depression in teenagers, the games are now being used to tackle the opposite. In an innovative New Zealand programme, computers are being used to deal with adolescent depression. The game, SPARX, is different from other games and does not encourage teenagers to engage in mindless destruction. It is designed using a psychological approach known as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and counsels the children subtly....
A latest research warns parents that psychological abuse could be as damaging to a child's physical and mental health as physical abuse like slapping or punching. According to experts from American academy of pediatrics, even though its difficult to pinpoint or produce a figure, psychological abuse may be the most common type of child abuse. Psychological abuse includes the acts of belittling, denigrating, terrorizing, exploiting, emotional unresponsiveness, or corrupting a child to the point...