Category Archives: EC Health

Beating Your Kids Increases Their Risk of Mental Illness – Study

Children who are pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped or hit are more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness. Just one more reason to embrace alternative forms of discipline. By Bonnie Rochman What if we, as a society, could cut down on … Continue reading

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Umbilical Cord Antiseptic Care Can Save Newborn Lives

Opportunity to reduce Pakistan’s high newborn death rate Cleansing a newborn’s umbilical cord with an antiseptic can reduce the risk of infection and death said a study carried out by the Aga Khan University’s Division of Women and Child Health. The … Continue reading

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Babies learn who to trust at early age

  You can fool them once, but babies will not be fooled again if adults trick them, according to a new Canadian study. Infants normally mimic sounds, facial expressions and actions they observe but researchers at Concordia University in Montreal found that … Continue reading

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Childhood Developmental Disability Rate Rose From 12.84% To 15.04% In 12 Years

Written by Christian Nordqvist In 2008 one in every 6.6 children had a developmental disability in the USA, compared to one in every 7.8 twelve years before – a rise of 17% – researchers from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Boosts Kids’ Brains, Especially Boys’

Written by: Catharine Paddock, PhD Australian researchers found that babies mainly breastfed for at least six months went on to score significantly higher in academic tests at the age of ten, especially boys. Researchers from the Telethon Institute for Child … Continue reading

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Teens More Alert, Motivated, When School Starts Later

Written by: Catharine Paddock, PhD A pilot study of teenagers in a small private school in the US found that delaying the start of the school day by just half an hour was linked to significant improvements in students’ alertness, … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2015: Taking Stock of Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival

2010 Countdown to 2015 Decade Report (2000-2010) Countdown collects and analyses data from the 68 countries, including Pakistan, that account for at least 95% of maternal and child deaths. It produces country profiles that present coverage data for a range of … Continue reading

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