World Autism Awareness Day is being observed today across the world including Pakistan to increase people's awareness about people, especially children, with autism.
The day often features educational events for teachers, health care workers and parents, as well as exhibitions showcasing work created by children with autism.
World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) theme is "Autism: Early intervention is key "and slogan, "know the signs; Act now". … full story
The conjoined twin babies, born with one heart in Larkana, have been shifted to National Institute of Child Health (NICH) Karachi where decision of their surgery would be made after thoroughly checkup, Geo News reported.
Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed had issued directives to shift the conjoined twin babies to Karachi after 'Geo News' aired the news of their birth at Shaikh Zaid Hospital Larkana.
Wajida wife of Mazhar Ali Lakhair, resident … full story
The case of a 219-pound 8-year-old boy taken from his mother for health reasons spotlights a problem that has almost tripled in the U.S. in the last 30 years -- cases of extreme child obesity.
"Not only do we have a higher percentage of kids who are obese but a higher percentage of children who are severely obese," said Dr. Garry Sigman, director of adolescent medicine and associate professor of pediatrics at Loyola University Medical Center near … 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
Children born to pregnant women who have been smoking in the first three months of their pregnancy may suffer from heart defects, a study has found.
The study conducted by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has found that women who smoke in the first trimester face a 20 to 70 percent greater likelihood that a baby would be born with congenital heart defects.
Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defects, … full story
Children who are overweight by the age of nine have greater chances of developing heart disease.
By the time they are 15, they have higher blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood insulin levels than normal, which raise the chance of a premature death from heart disease.
Tam Fry of the National Obesity Forum said the study provided more evidence that childhood obesity should be tackled earlier, the British Medical Journal reports.
“We have … 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
Whenever you think of someone who has frequent headaches, you may often think about adults. The latest headache pains surveys reveal a surprising fact that is, headaches in a child occur just as frequently as headaches in adults. Itâ€™s a very startling fact that generally, before being admitted in schools, almost 30% of children have had experienced their first headache. Unfortunately nobody really knows what triggers headaches in a child.
Causes … full story
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