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AAI shows short film on POSCO to sensitise people on sexual offences against children
India

AAI shows short film on POSCO to sensitise people on sexual offences against children

NCPCR chief Priyank Kanungo lauded the efforts made by the AAI and thanked them for supporting the protection of children

COVID-19: Over 3 crore children between 12-14 years administered first vaccine dose
India

COVID-19: Over 3 crore children between 12-14 years administered first vaccine dose

The vaccination for children between the 12-14 age group started on 16 March with Biological E's intramuscular vaccine Corbevax, which is administered to the beneficiaries in an interval of 28 days

Falguni Shah on winning Grammy for Best Children's Music Album: 'Turned singer-songwriter when I became a mom'
Entertainment

Falguni Shah on winning Grammy for Best Children's Music Album: 'Turned singer-songwriter when I became a mom'

"You can never expect a Grammy, but there is always a chance. You can always hope and wish for it, which I did," says US-based Indiana artist Falguni Shah in an exclusive interview.

Union Budget will be of great help in implementing National Education Policy, says Narendra Modi
India

Union Budget will be of great help in implementing National Education Policy, says Narendra Modi

Asserting that education in the mother tongue is related to children's mental development, the prime minister highlighted that medical and technical education has started in many states in local languages

Angad Bedi Birthday: A look at some of the actor's heartwarming pictures with his kids
Entertainment

Angad Bedi Birthday: A look at some of the actor's heartwarming pictures with his kids

On Angad Bedi's birthday, here's taking a sneak peek at his best pictures with kids:

Go low, go slow: As schools start to reopen, how to rapid antigen test your kid for COVID-19
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Go low, go slow: As schools start to reopen, how to rapid antigen test your kid for COVID-19

the key to performing the test successfully is preparing the child well and explaining what will happen, to give them some control over the situation and to minimise anxiety.

Almost 100,000 children lost their parents to COVID-19 in Peru, says government
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Almost 100,000 children lost their parents to COVID-19 in Peru, says government

Peru leads the world in overall COVID-19 deaths per capita, with more than 6,000 Peruvians per million having died from the disease

Pope Francis says 'couples who choose to have pets instead of children are selfish', draws flak
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Pope Francis says 'couples who choose to have pets instead of children are selfish', draws flak

While speaking on parenthood at the Vatican during a general audience meet, Pope Francis said that pets take the place of children in society sometimes

US expands Pfizer boosters for more teens as omicron surges
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US expands Pfizer boosters for more teens as omicron surges

America is expanding COVID-19 boosters with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin gets DCGI nod for emergency use for children aged 12-18
India

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin gets DCGI nod for emergency use for children aged 12-18

With this, Covaxin becomes the second COVID-19 vaccine cleared for use for children in India. In August, Zydus Cadila's three-dose DNA jab was allowed to be used on all over the age of 12

Cybercrime cases committed against kids rose by 400% in 2020, show NCRB data
India

Cybercrime cases committed against kids rose by 400% in 2020, show NCRB data

Even though the number of cybercrime cases committed against children in 2020 remain small, its rise from 2019 is alarming

Taliban agrees to restart polio vaccinations across Afghanistan, says World Health Organisation
World

Taliban agrees to restart polio vaccinations across Afghanistan, says World Health Organisation

The Taliban had since 2018 barred UN-organised vaccination teams from door-to-door campaigns in parts of Afghanistan under their control over fears of spy infiltration

Decision on vaccinating children to be taken with scientific rationale, depending on vaccine supply: V K Paul
India

Decision on vaccinating children to be taken with scientific rationale, depending on vaccine supply: V K Paul

The head of COVID-19 task force said that once there is enough vaccine available that can be used in children, “so why not protect them”.

Autistic children didn't benefit from experimental hormone therapy thought to promote sociability
science

Autistic children didn't benefit from experimental hormone therapy thought to promote sociability

The US government-funded study used a synthetic form of oxytocin, a hormone made in the brain that stimulates uterus contractions and helps mothers bond with their newborns.

Bharat Biotech submits vaccine data for phase 2/3 trials on children between 2-18 years to DCGI
India

Bharat Biotech submits vaccine data for phase 2/3 trials on children between 2-18 years to DCGI

The paediatric Covaxin is similar to the one administered to adults - two doses of the vaccine given 28 days apart.

Sweden suspends usage of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine among young adults; Denmark, Norway follow suit
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Sweden suspends usage of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine among young adults; Denmark, Norway follow suit

Sweden's health agency said the risk seems especially tied to the second dose of the vaccine, which is leading to an increased risk of side effects such myocarditis and pericarditis

Children eating nutritious diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, have better mental wellbeing, finds new study
Health

Children eating nutritious diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, have better mental wellbeing, finds new study

Given how important and formative adolescence is in a person’s life, finding ways of protecting or improving mental wellbeing in children and young people is extremely important.

Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram is bad for teens despite claiming otherwise
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Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram is bad for teens despite claiming otherwise

Facebook's policy of pursuing profits regardless of documented harm has sparked comparisons to Big Tobacco, which knew in the 1950s that its products were carcinogenic but publicly denied it into the 21st century

How ventilation can help combat spread of COVID-19 in schools
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How ventilation can help combat spread of COVID-19 in schools

Air-quality specialists in Australia have recommended that air purifiers with high-efficiency particulate air (Hepa) filters be installed in all classrooms