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One per cent of adults and five per cent of children are unable to achieve what most of us take for granted -- speaking fluently. Instead, they struggle with words, often repeating the beginning of a word, for example G-g- g-g- g-ood morning or get stuck with single sounds, such as Ja for JanuaryMore
Published 15-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
Infants raised in homes where they hear a single language, but spoken with different accents, recognize words dramatically differently at about 12 months of age than their age-matched peers exposed to little variation in accent, according to a recent study by a University at Buffalo expert inMore
Published 09-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
Chronic sleep deprivation which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into the night. But this social jet lag poses some serious health and mental healthMore
Published 09-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
Children growing up in poverty face many challenges, but a preschool program that aims to improve social and emotional skills may help increase their focus and improve learning in the classroom, according to researchers.
Published 09-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
New mothers, please take note! A new study has found that breastfeeding babies who receive probiotic supplements for three weeks improve have better gut health, which protects the baby from diabetes and some cancers.
Published 08-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
Fathers of premature babies usually take more stress than the mothers, especially in the transition period from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to home, says a new study.
Published 07-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
Are you worried about the consequences of your child encountering online risks, such as sexual soliciting, cyber-bullying and explicit material? Take heart as researchers have found that for most teenagers, the negative effects of such exposure vanish in less than a week.
Published 07-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
A later school start time could mean teens are more likely to get adequate amounts of sleep, according to Penn State researchers.
Published 06-Dec-2017 09:24 IST
If usage of cannabis is frequent among your adolescent son or daughter, he or she may be at high risk of developing hypomania often experienced as part of bipolar disorder, a research has warned.
Published 06-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
Is your child unable to memorise his or her lessons in school? Ask them to read it out loud. According to a study, speaking text aloud helps to get words into long-term memory.
Published 05-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
In stressed newborn babies, behaviour alone is not a reliable way of assessing pain, according to new UCL and UCLH research. The study, published today in Current Biology and funded by the Medical Research Council UK, found that hospitalised newborns, who are already stressed by their environmentMore
Published 05-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
Parents, please-take-note! Teenagers, who spend five or more hours daily on smartphones and other electronic screens are more likely to experience depression and suicide-related behaviours.
Published 04-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
Children born preterm are more likely to have smaller airways that impairs lung function, exposing them to respiratory problems all their lives, reveals a new study.
Published 04-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
A new study has been published that suggests babies are physically affected by the stress level of their mother during pregnancy. It has been previously found that adversity in the womb enhances or hampers offspring development and performance.
Published 02-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
Parents, you may want to avoid spanking your kids, suggests a recent study.
Published 02-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
When a parent and infant interact, various aspects of their behaviour can synchronise, including their gaze, emotions and heartrate, but little is known about whether their brain activity also synchronises - and what the consequences of this might be.
Published 02-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
Children who were born prematurely and also suffered brain injuries around the time of birth are likely to have low brain dopamine levels, which increases their risk of developing serious mental health issues such as substance dependence and depression, researchers say.
Published 01-Dec-2017 00:15 IST
Research suggests a positive outlook can mitigate the psychological effects of parenting a child with autism.
Published 30-Nov-2017 00:15 IST
If children are allowed to go to school on their own either by walking or cycling, they are more likely to possess greater decision-making abilities as well as have better safety perception, finds a new study.
Published 30-Nov-2017 00:15 IST
Women beware! Being overweight or obese before getting pregnant can increase the risk of developing autism or behavioural problems in newborns, a recent study warns.
Published 30-Nov-2017 00:15 IST

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