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Mother and infant skin-to-skin touch boosts baby's brain development
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Parent Interventions
March 27, 2020 Friday 12:54:19 IST

Mother and infant skin-to-skin touch boosts baby's brain development

A new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University demonstrates that mother-infant touch and contact are essential for optimal neurodevelopmental regulation in early infancy. Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, especially one who is premature, has been associated with promoting neurophysiological development. This method of caring emphasizes the importance of holding the naked or partially dressed baby against the bare skin of a parent, typically the mother. New research is showing that extended use of Kangaroo Care can positively benefit full-term infants and their mothers during the post-partum period.The longitudinal randomized, controlled trial investigated if Kangaroo Care influences markers of neuro-maturatio

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Parent Interventions
March 27, 2020 Friday 12:48:55 IST
Parents' physical activity helps kids with developmental disabilities

Parents' physical activity helps kids with developmental disabilities

Parents can make a big difference by modeling and supporting physical activity in daily life, especially with younger children, a recent study from Oregon State University found."When we see 12-year-olds playing soccer, we'll have some 12-year-olds with developmental disabilities, and their motor skills might look more like a 6-year-old,"

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Parent Interventions
March 27, 2020 Friday 12:41:38 IST
Childhood overweight and obesity rates fall slightly overall

Childhood overweight and obesity rates fall slightly overall

Although the overall prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents has fallen slightly over the past decade, the rates of both conditions have increased in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. This is the conclusion of a new study based on data from more than one million children in Catalonia, which was carried out by

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Best Practices
March 26, 2020 Thursday 10:23:00 IST
Covid-19: National Book Trust Offers Free Book Downloads

Covid-19: National Book Trust Offers Free Book Downloads

The National Book Trust under Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) has launched a new initiative called #StayHomeIndiaWith Books! to encourage people to the read books while at home. It is providing its select and best-selling titles for free download. The 100+ books, in PDF format, can be downloaded from the NBT's w

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Best Practices
March 25, 2020 Wednesday 07:23:30 IST
Coronavirus lockdown: Kerala government declares special aid packages

Coronavirus lockdown: Kerala government declares special aid packages

1. The Kerala state government has decided to give free provisions to all ration cardholders in the State. Below the poverty line, cardholders will get an additional 35 kg of rice free next month. Other sections of cardholders, including above the poverty line and those holding non-priority cards would get up to 15 kg of rice-free. The go

Editor’s Note : Thought for the week

"Future of the country depends on Science and Technology," Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao. Quotes

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International Edu News
March 27, 2020 Friday 05:12:04 IST
UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating but will still lead the government’s response to the outbreak. A Downing Street spokesman told Reuters that Boris Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday - a day after he answered at the prime minister’s weekly question-and-answer session in the

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International Edu News
March 27, 2020 Friday 01:07:33 IST
New mathematical model to track epidemics

New mathematical model to track epidemics

A new model developed by Princeton and Carnegie Mellon researchers improves the tracking of epidemics by accounting for mutations in diseases. Now, the researchers are working to apply their model to allow leaders to evaluate the effects of countermeasures to epidemics before they deploy them.The models currently used to track epidemics use data fr

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Science Innovations
March 27, 2020 Friday 12:34:13 IST
£20 million project to map Coronavirus spread using whole genome sequencing

£20 million project to map Coronavirus spread using whole genome sequencing

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Quadram Institute are part of a national project to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves - using whole genome sequencing. The £20 million initiative will see the UK’s leading clinicians and scientists search for breakthroughs that help the UK respond to this and future pandemics, and save live

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Science Innovations
March 25, 2020 Wednesday 04:09:06 IST

New symptom tracking app aims to slow spread of coronavirus

King's College London has launched a new app that tracks symptoms related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), allowing anyone to self-report daily. Around 5,000 twins and their families across the UK have been recruited from the TwinsUK cohort study to trial the app, which tracks in real-time how the disease progresses. The aim of the app is to help s

Looking Ahead

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Creative Living
March 17, 2020 Tuesday 10:53:51 IST
Making Space for Women

Making Space for Women

Christina Hammock Koch completed the longest she-trip in all

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Creative Living
January 01, 2020 Wednesday 04:30:46 IST
Mystic of Small Things

Mystic of Small Things

#St. Mariam Thresia: The Champion of Families

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table March 17, 2020 Tuesday 11:17:12 IST
Vacations - Time to Reboot

Vacations - Time to Reboot

The dreary drill of daily life, wares down everyone, regardless of what gender or age they are. The young and old crave that ultimate break from the mechanical monotony, and get a chance to replenish and re-energize their spirits. Everyone likes a good vacation. There is a popular phrase, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Child