Two Britons seem to be ageing in reverse after contracting a bizarre condition which is rapidly making them behave like kids.
The two brothers - Matthew, 39, and Michael Clark, 42 - contracted terminal leukodystrophy in 2011. It usually only affects newborns and despite having jobs, both now behave much like toddlers, The Sun reported.
Michael, an ex-Royal Air Force regiment member, is now thought to have a mental age of 10 and giggles constantly … full story
Playing video games for hours on end may not be that bad after all. It could perhaps prepare your child to become a skilled surgeon one day.
Playing video games gives one an advantage not only in the games themselves but also in performing other tasks requiring visuomotor skills – connections between visual and motor processes in the brain.
Motor processes are linked with acquiring skills or skilled movements as a result of practice.
Researchers … full story
One way of prompting physical activity among children is to promote them duringleisure time, tailored to the specific gender.
Researchers found children’s perceptions of what constituted play included both physically active and sedentary behaviours.
Rowan Brockman from the University of Bristol Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, who led the study, said: “Contemporary children do engage in active play and value both the physical … full story
Chocolate is healthier than many fruit juices and is a ’superfood’ in its own right, says a new study conducted by a US-based chocolate company.
Superfoods are high in anti-oxidants and compounds that help prevent damage to healthy cells.
Researchers from the Hershey Centre for Health & Nutrition in the US found that powdered dark chocolate had more anti-oxidants and polyphenols, believed to protect us from cancer and cardiac conditions, the Chemistry … full story
The Best of the Balms
Scratch, scratch, scratch, scratch.
''Kevin, stop that!'' Kevin looks up at you with a frown. Telling him to stop scratching his dry, chapped little arms isn't much help. What do you expect him to do? his frown seems to ask.
Fortunately, there are several things you can do to soothe Kevin's chapped skin--and a dozen more things you can do to keep it from recurring.
First, it helps to understand that water is what keeps the … full story
Finally, a positive solution regarding Americas difficult and costly campaign to stem childhood obesity is emerging. For the thousands of children and their families who are currently battling with childhood obesity, this good news is long awaited.
Indeed, the risk factors for childhood obesity read like a checklist of ailments that only a generation ago would never have been linked to children and diet: heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood … full story
What Is Indigestion?
Indigestion usually happens when people eat too much, too fast, or foods that don't "agree" with them. It's fair to say that big cheesesteak sandwich didn't agree with Brandon!
Brandon had a little heartburn with his indigestion. It doesn't mean there was anything wrong with his heart. Heartburn is a burning feeling that travels from a person's chest up to the neck and throat. It's caused by stomach acid, which isn't a problem … full story
General Info about Thumb Sucking
Thumb sucking in children
has always caused embarrassment to many parents. The parents were more concerned over the social embarrassment caused by this habit rather than the actual physical damage caused by it.
This silly habit as it appears to many parents not only causes abnormally arranged teeth but also implicates the mental state of the child.
Steps To Stop Thumb Sucking
“Amy must stop sucking her thumb! … full story
UTI is the presence of a significant number of pathogenic (disease producing) microorganisms in the urine or anywhere in the urinary tract i.e. urethra, bladder, kidney etc and may or may not produce symptoms.
MYTHS AND FACTS
UTI is not caused by the organisms normally found in urine, rather by the organisms from the external environment or even patients own skin. A bacteria called E.Coli has been commonly held responsible for causing UTI. There … full story
Children often complain of stomachaches. It is a common ailment and one that children may experience after eating too much or when feeling nervous about an upcoming event. But a stomachache can signal a more serious illness.
My nine-year-old son didnt like to go to school nor did he like to sit down and eat a home cooked meal. He preferred cookies and chocolate milk rather than eating his vegetables. He always used a stomachache or headache as a … full story
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