Kids exposed to high-fat diet may experience obesity

May 31, 2017 0

A new study has found that boys who are exposed to high-fat diet in childhood are likely to experience junk food obsession in adulthood which will lead to obesity. The study was conducted on male rats and found that exposure to high-fat diet from childhood may increase the sensitivity of the dopamine system later in adulthood. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in sensitisation – ...

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Psychological abuse on kids effects their well-being: Study

May 17, 2017 0

London: A new study has showed that exposure to psychological abuse between parents has more damaging effect on kid’s well-being than physical domestic violence. The finding showed evidence of exposure to high levels of psychological abuse like name-calling, intimidation, isolation, manipulation and control, was associated with a decrease in children’s satisfaction with their social support. We also found that exposure to high levels of physical domestic violence has a protective effect in terms of satisfaction with social support for those also exposed to high levels of intra-parental psychological abuse. Catherine Naughton from University of Limerick (UL), Ireland said,”When children are exposed to both physical violence as well as psychological domestic abuse in the home, they were more likely to be happier with the social support they were able to access. ...

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Scotland: Proposal to ban parents from smacking opened for public consultation

May 12, 2017 0

Proposals to ban parents in Scotland from smacking their children have been opened up for public consultation. The move is ahead of a proposed member’s bill in the Scottish Parliament which aims to give children equal protection from assault. It has been put forward by Highlands and Islands Green MSP John Finnie. It is backed by a number of children’s charities, as well as the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents. The consultation will run until 4 August. Mr Finnie said: “Scotland cannot be thought of as the best place in the world for children to grow up while our law gives children less protection from assault than anybody else in society. “There is clear evidence that the use of physical punishment is detrimental to children’s long-term health and wellbeing.  “Parents know how important it is to build strong, healthy relationships with their children. We can see from both international evidence and what families here tell us that physical punishment can prevent this. ...

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Indian women to get 26 weeks maternity leave- President Pranab Mukherjee

Mar 31, 2017 0

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday gave his approval for the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, which allows women employees to avail maternity leave of 26 weeks, up from 12 weeks. The changes in the bill overlap more than 55-year-old law entitling certain benefits to women employees. The new law makes it mandatory for every establishment with fifty or more employees to have the facility of creche within a prescribed distance. The employer is also bound to allow four visits a day to the creche by a woman. ...

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Effects of Bullying on kids

Jan 11, 2017 0

Bullying can affect everyone those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide. It is important to talk to kids to determine whether bullying or something else is a concern. Bullying, no matter whether it is traditional bullying or cyberbullying, causes significant emotional and psychological distress. In fact, just like any other victim of bullying, cyberbullied kids experience anxiety, fear, depression and low self-esteem. They also may deal with low self-esteem, experience physical symptoms and struggle academically. But targets of cyberbullying also experience some unique consequences and negative feelings. ...

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Benefits of Home-Cooked Meals for kids

Nov 20, 2016 0

We all know that our diet is a major influence on our health. Our food choices determine whether or not we are getting adequate amounts of the nutrients our bodies need to function properly. According to research, it seems that eating home cooked meals may lead to better health outcomes than eating out frequently. This is definitely not surprising, but the extent of the benefits and some of the specific benefits may surprise you. Hopefully the following information will motivate you to make time for nutritious family dinners that are not only good for your health, but your family’s health as well. Kid-Specific Benefits ...

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