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Over 275 million children in India suffer mild to severe effects of lead poisoning, as per new UNICEF report
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Over 275 million children in India suffer mild to severe effects of lead poisoning, as per new UNICEF report

Lead has been found in food items like Chili powder, Garam Masala, etc and in a brand of instant noodles popular across India.

One in 10 people infected with Coronavirus contracted the disease from their families, finds new South Korean study
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One in 10 people infected with Coronavirus contracted the disease from their families, finds new South Korean study

By age group, the infection rate within the household was higher when the first confirmed cases were teenagers or people in their 60s and 70s.

Kawasaki syndrome or MIS-C: Children recovering from COVID-19 also face the brunt of the disease
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Kawasaki syndrome or MIS-C: Children recovering from COVID-19 also face the brunt of the disease

A 14-year-old girl was admitted to a Mumbai hospital with rashes and high fever, classic symptoms of Kawasaki syndrome.

Children have milder COVID-19 symptoms, might have lower infectivity and susceptibility than adults
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Children have milder COVID-19 symptoms, might have lower infectivity and susceptibility than adults

Serological studies are starting to be available on child infection history with some suggesting low rates of infection.

Headache, back pain, sleep deprivation: Prolonged screen use during Coronavirus lockdown can have detrimental effects
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Headache, back pain, sleep deprivation: Prolonged screen use during Coronavirus lockdown can have detrimental effects

Long term issues that could crop up with increased screen time is obesity, heart disease, sleep disorders, behavioural and educational issues.

Kawasaki disease, rare inflammatory syndrome, linked to Coronavirus kills three children in New York
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Kawasaki disease, rare inflammatory syndrome, linked to Coronavirus kills three children in New York

Children were thought to be largely immune to COVID-19 but this newly emerging syndrome is posing a risk for them.

Google Bolo app is now available as 'Read Along' across 180 countries, accessible in nine languages
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Google Bolo app is now available as 'Read Along' across 180 countries, accessible in nine languages

Read Along is an Android app that helps children of over 5 years of age learn to read stories out loud by giving verbal and visual feedback.

Rare inflammatory conditions in children could be linked to Coronavirus infection
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Rare inflammatory conditions in children could be linked to Coronavirus infection

The conditions could be caused by an overreaction of the body’s immune system and are similar to those form toxic shock.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tips for effective home-schooling during a lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tips for effective home-schooling during a lockdown

Schools might've shut down, but the learning goes on and parents have taken the responsibility upon themselves.

Is your child feeling low? Here are few tips on maintaining their mental health during the Coronavirus lockdown
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Is your child feeling low? Here are few tips on maintaining their mental health during the Coronavirus lockdown

Help your children verbalise their fears, answer their questions logically in order for them to understand what is happening.

Talking politics to children: Hiding truths is futile; honest, sensitive conversations can help build empathy
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Talking politics to children: Hiding truths is futile; honest, sensitive conversations can help build empathy

Talking to children is of utmost importance, not just to help them cope with what they may get exposed to directly or indirectly, but also to raise responsible, non-judgemental and inclusive human beings. If they are prevented from being exposed to conversations, they may become more vulnerable to biased information.

Coronavirus is sparing children and largely affecting the ill and aged — infection experts explain why
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Coronavirus is sparing children and largely affecting the ill and aged — infection experts explain why

Experts have theorised that younger people are being infected, too, but developing a relatively milder infection.

Mental health: Children who sleep under 9 hours a day are prone to behavioural problems, anxiety, depression
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Mental health: Children who sleep under 9 hours a day are prone to behavioural problems, anxiety, depression

Kids who don't sleep enough have slower cognitive development, are more prone to anxiety, depression and behavioural issues.

Obestity in children maybe linked to slight differences in brain's executive function
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Obestity in children maybe linked to slight differences in brain's executive function

Research found a part in the brain that controls functions like the ability to plan, control impulses, lacking.

COP25: Today's children could see a zero emissions future in 31 years if nations meet Paris Agreement goals
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COP25: Today's children could see a zero emissions future in 31 years if nations meet Paris Agreement goals

A child born today, throughout its life, will breathe toxic air, face the risk of extreme weather events unless we get our act together

Future generations will face greater health problems due to climate change: Health report
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Future generations will face greater health problems due to climate change: Health report

The elderly, poor and the sick hurt most during extreme heat with overheating, respiratory disease and kidney problems.

No child's play: Kids from low-income families suffer as designated play spaces remain scarce and streets unsafe
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No child's play: Kids from low-income families suffer as designated play spaces remain scarce and streets unsafe

Children from disadvantaged areas like slums are the most vulnerable because they live in unsafe and unhealthy environments, with minimal access to services — from play spaces, to nearby schools. In the absence of designated play spaces, they play near their homes and on the streets, where there are several deterrents: poor road maintenance, garbage, absence of street lights, harassment of girls on the streets, drinking in public spaces

Top 5 mediation apps for Indian users to be more mindful in your daily life-Part 1
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Top 5 mediation apps for Indian users to be more mindful in your daily life-Part 1

Mindfulness is the ability to stay aware of your surroundings and thoughts and accepting them as they are.

Illegal mica scavenging in Jharkhand is destroying the lives of women and children
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Illegal mica scavenging in Jharkhand is destroying the lives of women and children

The mining causes serious health hazards among women and child, leads to massive deforestation and loss of wildlife.

Air pollution can lead to 'missed' miscarriages among pregnant women: study
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Air pollution can lead to 'missed' miscarriages among pregnant women: study

Missed miscarriages occur when a fetus dies early in pregnancy while remaining in the uterus.