Health

Exposure to violence in schools may affect kids’ grades


Toronto, Sep 17: Witnessing violence in high school may lead to emotional distress among children and affect their academic performance later, suggests a new research.The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggest that schools should seek to empower bystander students who are not directly involved in acts of...

Exposure to violence in schools may affect kids’ grades


Toronto, Sep 17: Witnessing violence in high school may lead to emotional distress among children and affect their academic performance later, suggests a new research.The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggest that schools should seek to empower bystander students who are not directly involved in acts of...

Can probiotic use help reduce antibiotic prescriptions in children?


New York, Sep 15: Feeding probiotics to infants and children daily may significantly stave off the need for antibiotic treatment, a finding that may help address the global rise in drug-resistant infections, said researchers.The study found that infants and children were 29 per cent less likely to have been prescribed antibiotics if...

Can probiotic use help reduce antibiotic prescriptions in children?


New York, Sep 15: Feeding probiotics to infants and children daily may significantly stave off the need for antibiotic treatment, a finding that may help address the global rise in drug-resistant infections, said researchers.The study found that infants and children were 29 per cent less likely to have been prescribed antibiotics if...

Maternal exposure to pollen ups risk of asthma in babies


Sydney, Sep 15: Babies born to mothers who got exposed to pollen during the last trimester may be at increased risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma, says a study.The findings showed that those born during the peak grass pollen season had high immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels in umbilical cord blood...

Maternal exposure to pollen ups risk of asthma in babies


Sydney, Sep 15: Babies born to mothers who got exposed to pollen during the last trimester may be at increased risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma, says a study.The findings showed that those born during the peak grass pollen season had high immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels in umbilical cord blood...

Novel wearable ultrasound patch monitors BP inside body


New York, Sep 13: Scientists have developed a new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin and could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision.The new soft, stretchy ultrasound patch uses ultrasound waves to continuously record the diameter of a pulsing...

Rising global temperatures likely to up heat-related deaths: Study


London, Sep 13: Countries need to keep global temperatures in check by meeting the goals set out in the Paris Agreement, or more people could die because of extreme temperatures, researchers have warned. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015 under the auspices of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), binds nations...

Toddlers like high-status winners, but avoid bullies: Study


New York, Sep 8: Toddlers like high-status individuals who win, but prefer to avoid those who win conflicts by using force, a study has found.The results demonstrated how toddlers use social cues and prefer to affiliate themselves with the winners of conflicts and avoid those who they have seen yield to others. The...