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Vitamin D deficiency in childhood harmful to heart later in life: Study

Low vitamin D in children is hardly noticed for medical intervention and often passed off with ease but latest research has shown that the deficiency may turn into a bigger risk when later in life for them. Low levels of vitamin D in childhood were associated with subclinical atherosclerosis tahat correlates with cardio-vascular disease after 25 years in adulthood, the ...

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Energy drinks trigger hyperactivity in school children

Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66 percent more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, reveals a new study. The finding has implications for school success and lends support to existing recommendations to limit the amount of sweetened beverages school children drink. The authors also recommend that children avoid energy drinks, which in ...

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Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch on Sale, May Turn Into Kids’ Rehab Centre

King of Pop Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, one of the two bidders gets in an auction for $40 million, then it might turn into a rehabiliation centre for children who were sexually abused and tormented. The bidder is a local businessman who wants to turn the 2,700-acre property into a rihab centre and reports said that there is another bidder ...

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WHO approves Pune Institute Vaccine for Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by approving a vaccine manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India Ltd (SIIL) that has all but got rid of the deadly meningitis epidemics. In the four years since its introduction in Africa, MenAfriVac vaccine, which is both innovative and affordable, has had ...

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Music Reduces Pain in Kids After a Major Surgery

A new study found that listening to songs after a major surgery results in significant reduction in pain. f songs can significantly reduce pain in pediatric patients after a major surgery. “Audio therapy is an exciting, inexpensive opportunity and should be considered by hospitals as an important strategy to minimise pain in children undergoing major surgery,” explained study senior author ...

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Process of rotavirus causing infection in kids found

Researchers from Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics and the University of Melbourne have unveiled how a virus that kills up to half a million children each year, called Rotavirus works. Rotavirus is considered the most important cause of severe diarrhoea in children, with all being infected by the time they reach the age of five. A paper published in the international ...

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Kids Who Skip Meals Face Higher Heart Disease Risk: Study

Children who skip one main meal, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner in lieu of chocolates or candies are more likely to have excess body fat that eventually increases the risk of having diabetes, heart disease or stroke, research has found. “Based on the findings, sticking to regular meals seems to be crucial for preventing overweight and cardiometabolic diseases already in ...

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Breath Test to Identify Type 1 Diabetes in Kids

A sweet smell on the breath of your kids could have bitter health consequences as researchers have found that it could signal the onset of Type 1 diabetes. A sweet-smelling chemical marker (acetone) in the breath is linked with a build-up of potentially harmful chemicals (ketones) in the blood that accumulate when insulin levels are low, the researchers noted. “Current ...

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Anti-HIV drugs given to pregnant patients can affect unborn babies’ hearts: study

The drugs given to HIV-positive pregnant women can cause significant long-term heart problems for the non-HIV-infected babies they carry, says a new study. Such medicines help prevent the transmission of the virus from mother to infant but may cause impaired development of heart muscle and reduced heart performance in non-HIV-infected children. “What our study indicates is that there is potentially ...

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Cow’s milk can act as catalyst to deliver high dose AIDS drug to infants: study

A milk powder containing anti-retroviral (AIDS) drugs, which are not very soluble in water, can help better treat and prevent HIV infection in babies, research shows. The team found a new method of altering a protein in cow’s milk to bind with an anti-retroviral drug.Most anti-retroviral drugs are not tolerated by very young children. One of the most commonly prescribed ...

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