Following the publication of a new research which reveals that infants born with a thin placenta are twice as likely to die of a sudden cardiac arrest later in life when compared to others, a leading professor suggests that doctors must take a series of measures into consideration at birth to identify babies with such risk. Experts at a meeting in Parliament hosted by Shadow Health secretary Andy Burnham, will discuss and decide on the further installation and easy availability of potentially life-saving defibrillators in public places, apart from the introduction of a national screening program to identify young people at risk of cardiac arrest.
A new study suggests that even children as young as 5-year-olds are pretty selfish, but would show a generous behavior, if they know their actions are being watched.
According to Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, bullying among children is defined as repeated, negative acts committed by one or more children against another.
The relationship between a mother and child is perhaps the most sacred, intense and beautiful of all. A mother's care and nourishment is of utmost importance to the child's development and shapes his/her life ahead. A new study suggests that a nurturing mother not only cares for a child emotionally, but apparently, it also determines the size of her child's brain. When scientists scanned and compared the brains of two 3-year-old children, they found that the one who had been treated nicely and nourished by its mother had a considerably larger brain with fewer spots and lesser dark areas, compared to the neglected child.
A new study suggests that children born to overweight mothers face a higher risk of being obese themselves. However, breastfeeding and late introduction to solid food may help reduce this risk. The study suggests that overweight mothers and those who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to overweight babies. However, the research says that this risk can be reduced by 15 percent with breastfeeding and by delaying introduction to solid food.
A new study suggests that infants are more likely to understand and respond to words spoken in a local dialect than those used by their parents or spoken at home. Through a study at Plymouth University, psychologists reveal that toddlers are more receptive to accents spoken regionally, like the ones spoken in nurseries and playgroups, even if it is very different from the accents in which family members communicate at home. While the researchers said that these results were expected, it is a good sign as far as preservation of linguistic diversity in the future generations is concerned.
Its Halloween time again and while adults can hardly contain their excitement for this time of the year, it is needless to say what spirits children are in for the eve. It is the time when children get to dress up as their favorite characters and collect candies from different homes. It is obvious that Halloween is their favorite holiday. While it is a time full of excitement and joy, parents can take just a few measures to ensure that the exciting day does not end with injuries and tears. There have been numerous reports of accidents and injuries on Halloween eve in the previous years and experts warn parents of the possible mishaps that could ruin a perfectly joyful evening.
So here is yet another reason why you shouldn't fight with your spouse. The stress you are taking upon yourself is making your child fat! At least that's what a new study suggests.
A new study suggests that children who suffer brain injuries are more likely to grow up to be criminals.
New study suggests that every time cyber bullying is stated as the reason for a suicide, it may not be just that. There are many other factors involved and responsible for such occurrences, ranging from face to face bullying to depression.
While being under the care of grandparents seems like the best option for your child, a new study suggests that many grandparent caregivers are unaware of more recent safety and other recommendations,
After a series of reports about children swallowing small packets of detergents, mistaking them for sweets, researchers have now looked into the health consequences that young kids face after eating or otherwise messing around with the detergent pods. The bright colors on the single use packets of detergent confuse small children and there were more than 250 cases reported to poison control centers in U.S by just the month of May this year and hundreds of cases followed.
A new research published online in Pediatrics suggests that apart from mothers, fathers also play a significant and independent role in influencing the adolescent sexual behavior.
Many a children have the habit of shoving little toys or things lying around in the house into their nostrils or ears. Though the act sounds cute, the consequences of doing so can be disastrous and parents need to pay attention to what their child is doing, in order to prevent such a situation. Once an object is stuck in the nasal passage of the child, the challenge for the parent is to remove the object out, as safely as possible. While running to the hospital seems like the first feasible option, a technique called the "mother's kiss" for removing foreign objects from the nasal passages of young children appears to be a safe and effective approach, a new study has found. "The mother's kiss appears to be a safe and effective technique for first-line treatment in the removal of a foreign body from the nasal cavity," writes Dr. Stephanie Cook, Buxted Medical Centre, Buxted, United Kingdom, with coauthors. "In addition, it may prevent the need for general anesthesia in some cases."
Having a nightmare is certainly not a good experience- neither for an adult, nor for a child. A nightmare can get us extremely scared or worried while asleep and make us wake up wake up in the middle of the night.
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.