Some of the joys of childhood are going to school, participating in fun activities, and attending sporting events. However, a hectic pace can take a toll on a child. Here are some of the warning signs that indicate your child may be suffering from toxic stress and some preventative measures proven to be effective.
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A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children’s spontaneous movement in the natural environment. Researchers have developed a smart jumpsuit, or a garment that accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants from the age of five months. Details on their motility help in assessing abnormal neurological development,
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There is a strong link between the amount of fast food that pre-school age children consume and their likelihood of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new Dartmouth-led study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 25 percent of children between the ages of 2
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Image: Shutterstock Bengali surnames often have interesting legends behind their origin. For instance, some popular surnames are considered a title given by a king, while some others indicate a lineage to an ancient clan. There are surnames that suggest an occupation or are indicative of a location, thus toponymic.   List Of Common Bengali Surnames
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A world first review of the importance of nature play could transform children’s play spaces, supporting investment in city and urban parks, while also delivering important opportunities for children’s physical, social and emotional development. Conducted by the University of South Australia the systematic review explored the impacts of nature play on the health and development
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Within days of birth, a few drops of blood are collected from every newborn in California–and across the United States — which are then stored on filter paper and screened for dozens of genetic and congenital disorders, such as phenylketonuria (PKU), an inherited metabolic disorder that can result in intellectual disability, seizures, heart and behavioral
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A common variation in a human gene that affects the brain’s reward processing circuit increases vulnerability to the rewarding effects of the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis in adolescent females, but not males, according to preclinical research by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. As adolescence represents a highly sensitive period of brain development with the highest
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Image: Shutterstock Punjabi surnames originate from occupation, location, and often from the names of ancestral clans within a community. There are three basic communities in Punjab, namely the Khatri (mostly warriors and merchants), the Arora (mostly merchants), and the Jatt (mostly landlords). The majority of Punjabi surnames trace their roots to these three communities.  
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