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OUP launches campaign to encourage reading among kids

April 26, 2022 5:58:13 pm

Like any habit, reading also has to be slowly and consistently introduced into a child's routine, as an exciting hobby and not a chore.

‘It’s life or death’: The mental health crisis among U.S. teens

April 25, 2022 4:58:44 pm

American adolescence is undergoing a drastic change. Three decades ago, the gravest public health threats to teenagers came from binge drinking, drunken driving, teenage pregnancy, smoking. These have since been replaced by a new public health concern: mental health disorders

Common Liver Conditions in Children

April 26, 2022 10:00:30 am

Prevention and early detection of liver disorders is important rather than treatment of complications. 

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Who are India’s science girls and are you afraid of the letter Z? Read and find out

April 24, 2022 5:53:56 pm

A trip to Ladakh, trying to manage without the letter 'z', and learning the job of a cytogeneticist -- books that fuel the imagination and feed curiosity


How to manage pollen allergy among kids during summer

April 25, 2022 4:27:32 pm

During dry and windy days, gusts of wind can blow pollen and other allergens into the air, causing hay fever and other reactions.

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Four expert tips on helping your child cope with uncertainties

April 25, 2022 12:16:54 pm

Against the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, how do we deconstruct the complexities of war and its impact on our children

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Puzzling outbreak of liver disease in kids spreads to EU, US

April 21, 2022 10:41:54 am

British officials reported 74 cases of hepatitis, or liver inflammation, found in children since January.

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Five Things: A weekly curation of events and news about all things related to your child

April 20, 2022 4:42:18 pm

Shows, activities and news to stay abreast with contemporary parenting

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Omicron more likely to cause upper airway infections among children: Study

April 19, 2022 8:14:50 pm

Omicron is more likely than other coronavirus variants to cause upper airway infection (UAI) among children, putting them at risk of heart attack and other severe complications, according to a study.

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Curious Kids: How is fabric made?

April 18, 2022 4:34:20 pm

Fibres can come from nature. Some common natural fibres are cotton, silk and wool.

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That gut feeling: Understanding how our food habits influence our health

April 17, 2022 4:28:31 pm

We keep hearing about the importance of good gut health. But what does it really mean and how can we ensure it for children?

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Children’s book on life and times of BR Ambedkar released

April 16, 2022 12:40:40 pm

The fact-based drama, based largely on Ambedkar's own recollection of his childhood, is written by noted playwright and author Rajesh Talwar. It is published by Ponytale Books.

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With the start of physical school, a checklist to keep in mind for your child’s safety

April 15, 2022 3:53:24 pm

The importance of COVID etiquette as children return to school again two years into the pandemic

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Healthy snacking options that will not spoil your kid’s appetite before dinner

April 13, 2022 6:04:30 pm

Parents who have fussy kids at home need to know that the way forward is to ensure healthy bites for them.

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Top five vaccines to boost your child’s immunity

April 12, 2022 8:10:32 pm

From chickenpox to tetanus -- here are all the shots you need to give your child to protect their health

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How to know if your child is allergic to certain foods

April 11, 2022 9:13:05 pm

Having a child with a food allergy may be frightening and stressful. You'll need to keep a close eye on their nutrition.

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A science teacher explains: How important are the bacteria living in your bowels?

April 10, 2022 8:23:03 pm

If we eat healthy, we breed bacteria that thrive on healthy food and if we gorge on fries and burgers, we breed fast food loving bacteria.

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How pollution affects the developing brain in early childhood

April 7, 2022 10:44:13 am

"Breathing problems, asthma and eye problems associated with increased levels of air pollution, and gastrointestinal disorders associated with water pollution are well known", said Dr Rekha Mittal

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Co-parenting: How to define a new normal after separation

April 6, 2022 7:12:11 pm

Co-parenting is going to be very challenging, but if you focus on what’s best for your kid/s whether or not as a unit, you’ll be a successful co-parent.

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Omicron variant less severe than Delta for children younger than 5 years: Study

April 5, 2022 7:52:58 pm

The finding led by researchers at the Case Western Reserve University in the US show that the Omicron variant is 6-8 times more infectious than the Delta variant.

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Picture Book Beats: The Silence of the (H)Ears

April 4, 2022 8:04:36 pm

It is the marvel that picture books are, gathering the deepest life lessons within their folds in the simplest of ways. If only we care to read between the powerful lines and visuals.

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World Autism Awareness Day: Tips for parents who have kids with autism

April 3, 2022 11:26:06 am

"Early indicators of autism spectrum condition in children include less eye contact, lack of responsiveness to their name, and indifference toward caretakers."


World Autism Awareness Day 2022: All you need to know about the neurological condition

April 2, 2022 11:47:26 am

Autism includes impairment of social communication and repetitive behaviour and can have associated delayed/aberrant language development


Empowering the girl child: ‘Parenting requires skills and patience’

April 1, 2022 11:16:17 am

"When impressionable adolescent girls see their parents invested in their welfare and betterment, they are likely to do the same for their own daughters" said Meera Satpathy, founder of Sukarya, an NGO working to uplift and empower young women in slum communities.


A science teacher explains: Why Pluto, now a dwarf planet, remains a complex mystery

March 31, 2022 8:07:18 pm

The word “planet" has been redefined over the years since it was first coined centuries ago by ancient Greeks.