Quit alcohol, win scholarships for kids – Maha villages try new way to kick the habit

Pune, Aug 14 (PTI) Family members of 40-year-old Mohan Kopnar are a happy lot as he is among a handful of alcohol addicts who would be taking a ‘pledge’ in front of their village on August 15 to give up liquor consumption forever. However, this de-addiction programme comes with an added incentive – scholarships for… Continue reading Quit alcohol, win scholarships for kids – Maha villages try new way to kick the habit

India allows Serum Institute to enrol 7-11 year olds in COVID-19 vaccine trial

BENGALURU, Sept 28 (Reuters) – India’s drug regulator on Tuesday allowed vaccine maker Serum Institute to enrol kids aged 7-11 years for its COVID-19 vaccine trial as the country prepares to protect children from the coronavirus. It has already administered more than 870 million doses to adults among its population of nearly 1.4 billion. “After… Continue reading India allows Serum Institute to enrol 7-11 year olds in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? No, experts say there’s no strong evidence yet that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta has led to a surge in infections among kids because it’s more contagious. Delta’s ability to spread more easily makes it more… Continue reading Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID?

No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids’ health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise. The claims are circulating on social media and elsewhere just as virus outbreaks are hitting many reopened U.S. schools — particularly those without mask mandates. Among the unfounded arguments: Masks can foster germs if they become moist… Continue reading Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID?

Can kids get ‘long COVID’ after coronavirus infections?

Yes, but studies indicate they’re less likely than adults to be affected by symptoms that persist, recur or begin a month or more after infection. Estimates vary on how often the symptoms known as long COVID-19 occur in kids. A recently published U.K. study found about 4% of young children and teens had symptoms more… Continue reading Can kids get ‘long COVID’ after coronavirus infections?

Obesity and mental health ‘hand-in-hand’ in kids

Washington: Obesity and emotional problems, such as feelings of low mood and anxiety, tend to develop hand-in-hand from as young as age 7 years, according to new research. The study was presented in the meeting, the European Congress on Obesity. The nationwide study comparing over 12,000 Swedish children who had undergone obesity treatment with more… Continue reading Obesity and mental health ‘hand-in-hand’ in kids

How parents can help kids to maintain healthier relationships

Washington: From talking and reading to infants to making values clear, parents exert enormous influence over their children’s development. However, these are not the only influences after children enter the world outside their home. It is especially important that parents give children a good start and help them learn about relationships they will make. A… Continue reading How parents can help kids to maintain healthier relationships

10,000 Group-D railway employees relieved of cleaning clothes and utensils in bosses’ homes

New Delhi: They are the ones essentially responsible for railway safety. But instead of inspecting train tracks, for years they were stuck at the bungalows of top bosses: cleaning clothes and utensils, picking up kids from schools and buying groceries. However, the first major reform by Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani has brought their careers… Continue reading 10,000 Group-D railway employees relieved of cleaning clothes and utensils in bosses’ homes

Kids from unwanted pregnancies at depression risk in early adulthood

Washington: Beware would-be-mommies, the children from unplanned or unwanted pregnancies may experience more depressive symptoms in early adulthood that children from intended pregnancies, a study has found. According to researchers, there is no causal relationship, although social inequality may play a role. An assistant professor Jessica Su from the University at Buffalo in New York… Continue reading Kids from unwanted pregnancies at depression risk in early adulthood

30 per cent kids below 5 years have Aadhaar cards: Govt

New Delhi: Thirty per cent of the children aged below five years have been issued Aadhaar cards across the country under government’s Integrated Child Development Services Scheme, Rajya Sabha was informed today. This information was given by the MoS for Women and Child Development Krishna Raj in the Upper House. Special camps have been organised… Continue reading 30 per cent kids below 5 years have Aadhaar cards: Govt