DHAKA (THE DAILY STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Child marriage is an aberration that has permeated the boundaries of nationality, religion and race. Be it in Africa, Middle East, Latin America or Asia, child marriage nips the dreams of young girls in the bud. One in five girls in the... Read more
Children’s physical activity levels drop significantly during their primary school years, research finds. The Bristol University study found that between the ages of six and 11, children became 17 minutes less active a week with every year. Researchers monitored the physical activity of 2,132 children from 57 schools across... Read more
By Len Canter HealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In an average year, close to 70,000 children under age 5 go to the emergency department because of injuries from common nursery items, according to the journal Pediatrics. About 90% of these injuries... Read more
By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some parents may be reluctant to give their kids powerful stimulants to treat the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but a new review shows the medications bring significant benefits. In addition to helping... Read more
Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Lots of kids are picky eaters. But when eating habits in young children are extreme, it could be a sign of autism, researchers say. A new study finds atypical eating behaviors — such as hypersensitivity to food textures or... Read more
Latest Healthy Kids News SUNDAY, July 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Swimming lessons can lower the risk of drowning, but black kids often miss out on learning this lifesaving skill, a leading pediatricians group says. “Everyone should have the opportunity to learn to swim,” said Dr. Kyle Yasuda, president... Read more
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities, in cooperation with multiple public libraries, has launched an initiative to teach traditional Egyptian hieroglyphics to children. The two-month program includes lectures and workshops to teach youngsters the ancient writing and deepen their knowledge about their heritage and culture. It will take place at nine... Read more
The biggest snow park in the world, 125,000 square feet in area, will open in the Abu Dhabi in late 2020. Called “Snow Abu Dhabi,” it will feature a total of 13 rides and attractions, and will emulate an enchanted world with a wide range of activities. Read more
Blizzard’s Bazaar, Snowflake Garden and Flurries’ Mountain are just some of the unique attractions that will welcome visitors at Snow Abu Dhabi, when the attraction opens on Reem Island in late 2020. The snow play park – set to become the world’s largest destination of its kind – is... Read more
Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors often face intellectual and financial struggles, a new study finds. Advances in treatment have prolonged the lives of many childhood brain tumor patients, but survivors may have to contend with a number of... Read more