Television significantly reduces the amount of communication between a parent and child, according to research. Young children and parents use fewer words and utter fewer sounds when in the presence of a television, according to a paper published in the June 2009 issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Lead researcher Dr Dimitri A Christakis said: “We’ve known that television exposure during infancy is associated with language delays and attentional problems, but so far it has remained unclear why. Full Story : Adams.co.uk…..(Continue reading)
Police and federal agents rescued 10 child prostitutes and arrested 35 people in Western Washington as part of a nationwide sweep aimed at curbing the sexual exploitation of children, according to the FBI. International Relief Organizations suggest there are 300,000 children working as prostitutes in the U.S.(Continue reading)
A recent research in Universit?© de Montr?©al by a team headed by Dr. Anick B?©rard found that antidepressants have no effect on foetal development. The study confirms that expectant mothers can safely use prescribed antidepressants during their first trimester. The research team gathered data from the Quebec Pregnancy Registry and analyze the records of 2,329 new mothers diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder and treated with antidepressants.(Continue reading)
Researchers from Royal Veterinary College of London have concluded that women who are either pregnant or breastfeeding can change the health of their children by eating junk food. When mothers eat unhealthy food their children can start to develop¬† obesity or other health problems.¬† Therefore, instead of¬† saying “you are what you eat”, say “you are what your mother eats”. The mother’s diet not only alters the health of the child, but also has an impact that carries on into adolescence. Therefore, mothers who follow an unhealthy diet while breastfeeding or pregnant are putting the health of their children at long-term risk.(Continue reading)
A Romanian immigrant Mrs. Ionce , 44 year-old has given birth to her 18th child in British Columbia. Their 18th child Abigail weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounce. According to the couples,¬† life of children come from god and they don’t want to stop the gift from god. The couple immigrated to Canada from Romania in 1990 and now live in Abbotsford. Their 17 other children are in age from 20 months to 23 years. God bless them.
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In the special edition World Health Organization (WHO) Bulletin, there are many health experts around the world, highlight the fact that pneumonia kills more children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
Although there are many effective interventions exist to prevent and treat pneumonia, pneumonia remains a significant problem in many countries. Most important underlying causes of childhood pneumonia are poverty, poor household environment such as overcrowding, poor hygiene and smoke, and malnutrition.
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According to JAMA and Archives Journals, longterm exclusively breastfed children and adults when they were infants have higher scores on IQ tests. Other measures of cognitive development such as thinking, memory and learning also improved compared to those who were fed formula.(Continue reading)
Google engineers have adapted a software program to help track child sex predators. The program uses pattern recognition to enable analysts to sort and identify files containing child sex abuse. It was originally developed to block copyrighted videos on the company’s YouTube division.The program will be used by¬† National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to search their systems more quickly and easily as they try to sort and identify files that contain images of child sex abuse victims..(Continue reading)
The brain is really responsible for who we are as people. One of the things we wish for children as parents is that they be happy, healthy and thrive in what they do and have positive social interactions and be good people. Parents must pay attention to “shaping” their child’s brain, says Dr.Davidson of University of Wisconsin.
He advices Parents, not to get too caught up in the cognitive skills of their children and pay equal attention to social and emotional skills. Being kind and compassionate helps shape circuits that promote positive behavior.(Continue reading)