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Study shows free play may help infants learn, develop

A new study by researchers at New York University has identified everyday inputs to infants' natural learning by examining free play outside the confines of lab settings and pre-selected toys.
The benefits of object play for infant learning and development are well documented. However, nearly nothing is known about how natural play unfolds in real-life settings(Pixabay)
The benefits of object play for infant learning and development are well documented. However, nearly nothing is known about how natural play unfolds in real-life settings(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 29, 2021 07:45 PM IST
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Here's how products remind people of their childhood, native place

  • During the Covid-19 pandemic, consumers are increasingly seeking products that are local, made by individually identified people, traditional, or remind them of their childhood and family growing up, to feel grounded. 
Here's how products remind people of their childhood, native place(Photo by Bannon Morrissy on Unsplash)
Here's how products remind people of their childhood, native place(Photo by Bannon Morrissy on Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 16, 2021 08:20 AM IST
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Childhood exercise could maintain, promote cognitive function later: Study

Recent findings have indicated that these benefits of childhood exercise extend to the maintenance and promotion of cognitive functions in middle age and later life. However, the changes in brain functionality and structure related to this positive association have yet to be illuminated.
The results published in the academic journal NeuroImage explain that people who are physically active during childhood have higher cognitive functions in later life.(Unsplash)
The results published in the academic journal NeuroImage explain that people who are physically active during childhood have higher cognitive functions in later life.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 10:50 AM IST
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This gentler strategy can help avoid childhood dental decay: Study

The combination of a carb-heavy diet and poor oral hygiene can leave children with early childhood caries (ECC), a severe form of dental decay that can have a lasting impact on their oral and overall health. A new study has suggested a therapeutic strategy that could help wash it away
This gentler strategy can help avoid childhood dental decay: Study(Shutterstock)
This gentler strategy can help avoid childhood dental decay: Study(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 19, 2021 04:58 PM IST
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Oprah reveals about love, traumatic childhood struggles in What happened to you?

  • ‘I rarely remember feeling loved’: Oprah Winfrey spills the beans on her traumatic childhood and making peace with her past in new co-authored book ‘What happened to you?’ with renowned brain and trauma expert Dr Bruce Perry
Oprah reveals about love, traumatic childhood struggles in What happened to you?(Instagram/oprah/oprahsbookclub)
Oprah reveals about love, traumatic childhood struggles in What happened to you?(Instagram/oprah/oprahsbookclub)
Updated on Apr 28, 2021 01:14 PM IST
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Study: Childhood neglect leaves generational imprint

Early life experiences can have an effect on brain development and neurobiological health. A research shows that those effects can be passed down to generations, reporting that the children of mothers who had faced childhood neglect displayed altered brain circuitry involved in fear and anxiety.
Early life experiences can have an outsized effect on brain development and neurobiological health.(Unsplash)
Early life experiences can have an outsized effect on brain development and neurobiological health.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 11:21 AM IST
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Childhood sexual abuse: Mental and physical after-effects closely linked

The finding could help healthcare professionals develop more effective interventions and ultimately improve mental and physical health outcomes for survivors of abuse in childhood.
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Representational image(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 05:00 PM IST
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Sara Ali Khan shares childhood pics with BFFs: ‘If you two are my friends, I’ll always win’. See pics

Sara Ali Khan shared throwback pictures with her childhood friends and mentioned how confident she felt with them around her.
Sara Ali Khan shared pictures of friends from childhood.
Sara Ali Khan shared pictures of friends from childhood.
Updated on May 14, 2020 10:35 AM IST
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Family abuse in childhood tied to heart attacks, strokes as adult. Here’s why

The study showed people exposed to the highest levels of childhood family environment adversity were more than 50 per cent more likely to have a cardiovascular disease event such as a heart attack or stroke over a 30-year follow-up.
The study showed people exposed to the highest levels of childhood family environment adversity were more than 50 per cent more likely to have a cardiovascular disease event such as a heart attack or stroke over a 30-year follow-up.(UNSPLASH)
The study showed people exposed to the highest levels of childhood family environment adversity were more than 50 per cent more likely to have a cardiovascular disease event such as a heart attack or stroke over a 30-year follow-up.(UNSPLASH)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 08:33 AM IST
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Coronavirus update- TB vaccine in childhood may offer Covid-19 protection: Researchers

India started BCG vaccination of children in 1949, and currently 97% of 26 million children born in India receive the BCG vaccine free.
A scientist conducts research on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus Covid-19 at the laboratories of RNA medicines company Arcturus Therapeutics in San Diego, California, US.(Reuters File Photo)
A scientist conducts research on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus Covid-19 at the laboratories of RNA medicines company Arcturus Therapeutics in San Diego, California, US.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2020 08:14 PM IST
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‘How dare you?’ Greta Thunberg asks world leaders at UN

“You come to us young people for hope. How dare you?” she thundered.
16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City.(REUTERS image)
16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City.(REUTERS image)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 06:35 AM IST
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Demi Moore opens up about dark childhood, reviving her mother after overdose in upcoming memoir

Moore experienced a “nomadic childhood”, in which she travelled across the country with her parents and her brother and the painful experiences started at an early age.
Moore experienced a “nomadic childhood”, in which she travelled across the country with her parents and her brother and the painful experiences started at an early age.(Instagram/ Demi Moore)
Moore experienced a “nomadic childhood”, in which she travelled across the country with her parents and her brother and the painful experiences started at an early age.(Instagram/ Demi Moore)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 05:52 PM IST
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Neetu Kapoor shares husband Rishi Kapoor’s childhood and current pics to prove Faceapp is exaggerated

Neetu shares pictures of husband Rishi Kapoor, says Faceapp is exaggerated.
Rishi Kapoor plans to return to India, and subsequently films, soon.
Rishi Kapoor plans to return to India, and subsequently films, soon.
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 11:49 PM IST
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Spending childhood in greener spaces may prevent mental disorders later

An increasing share of the world’s population now lives in cities and World Health Organisation estimates that more than 450 millions of the global human population suffer from a mental disorder.
Spending childhood in greener spaces may prevent mental disorders later(Unsplash)
Spending childhood in greener spaces may prevent mental disorders later(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 05:02 PM IST
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Rereading childhood

Does children’s literature grow up with us?
Books were the thread that held those innocent, frightening, incoherent childhood days together(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
Books were the thread that held those innocent, frightening, incoherent childhood days together(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on Nov 25, 2018 09:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRehana Munir

Get your child to eat healthy throughout childhood for good gut health

The gut is home to a highly complex microbial community consisting of trillions of diverse tiny microorganisms, collectively called the microbiota. In a healthy state, these microorganisms work in harmony with the body to help digest food, generate and use energy and promote normal organ and immune function.
Here’s how you can ensure good gut health for your child.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how you can ensure good gut health for your child.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 11:50 AM IST
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Men who have a difficult childhood have lower levels of male sex hormones

The findings suggest that the differences may be linked to energy investment. For instance, in environments where people are more exposed to disease or poor nutrition, developing males direct their energy towards survival at the cost of testosterone.
Does a difficult childhood affect your health? This study says yes.(Shutterstock)
Does a difficult childhood affect your health? This study says yes.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 26, 2018 03:14 PM IST
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Your relationship with your siblings may indicate how much you study

Are you close to your sibling or do you always keep bickering with each other? The answer may indicate whether you will both get the same educational qualifications or not.
When siblings felt more warmth toward each other in childhood, they were more likely to achieve similar levels of education.(Shutterstock)
When siblings felt more warmth toward each other in childhood, they were more likely to achieve similar levels of education.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 11:50 AM IST
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Early detection, treatment of brain tumours can help children live longer

Early treatment can help children with brain tumours to live longer, say experts. Here’s all you need to know about it.
Paediatric brain tumour accounts for 10 to 21% of total intracranial tumours.(Shutterstock)
Paediatric brain tumour accounts for 10 to 21% of total intracranial tumours.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 08:56 PM IST
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Childhood obesity can increase risk of osteoarthritis in adulthood

Obesity in children also makes them prone to develop knee and hip osteoarthritis as adults, says this new study.
The results suggest that the effect of adult BMI seems to be stronger on the knees, whilst childhood BMI might impact both knee and hip osteoarthritis risk.(Shutterstock)
The results suggest that the effect of adult BMI seems to be stronger on the knees, whilst childhood BMI might impact both knee and hip osteoarthritis risk.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 04:30 PM IST
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Childhood stress can make the brain mature faster

A new study says that exposure to stress in childhood can cause faster maturation of the brain during adolescence.
Stress due to negative experiences during childhood, such as illness or divorce, appears to be related to faster maturation of the prefrontal cortex and amygdala in adolescence.(Shutterstock)
Stress due to negative experiences during childhood, such as illness or divorce, appears to be related to faster maturation of the prefrontal cortex and amygdala in adolescence.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 11:58 AM IST
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Turning 18 with HT: ‘Encourage independent thinking from childhood’

Tarannum believes ‘India is diverse in terms of people, beliefs and viewpoints. If there is a positive machinery to channel the potential of the young, the nation can do wonders.’
A humanities student, Tarannum Pratap, has a passion for reading, loves music and learning languages.(Karun Sharma/HT)
A humanities student, Tarannum Pratap, has a passion for reading, loves music and learning languages.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 03:51 PM IST
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