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  • Children, women suffer from water-borne diseases as Pakistan floods recede Sep 16, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Children, women suffer from water-borne diseases as Pakistan floods recede

    As flood waters begin to drain away, which officials say may take two to six months in different areas, the flooded regions have become infested with diseases including malaria, dengue fever, diarrhoea and skin problems, the southern Sindh provincial government said in a report issued on Friday.

  • Five Hong Kong speech therapists jailed for conspiracy to "brainwash" children with cartoons Sep 12, 2022 06:55 AM IST

    Five Hong Kong speech therapists jailed for conspiracy to "brainwash" children with cartoons

    The five were convicted on Wednesday under a colonial-era sedition law in a case denounced by rights campaigners as a "brazen act of repression", which the Hong Kong government has rejected.

  • Meta fined $400 million for its treatment of children’s data Sep 07, 2022 12:06 PM IST

    Meta fined $400 million for its treatment of children’s data

    Meta said it disagreed with the decision and planned to appeal, setting up what could be a lengthy legal process.

  • Salute to children who say no to foreign toys: PM Modi Aug 15, 2022 03:28 PM IST

    Salute to children who say no to foreign toys: PM Modi

    In his address from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 76th Independence Day, the Prime Minister said the nation’s consciousness has been awakened

  • Less than 50% of children able to catch up with age-appropriate learning post pandemic: Survey Aug 08, 2022 05:21 PM IST

    Less than 50% of children able to catch up with age-appropriate learning post pandemic: Survey

    Over 48,000 students participated in the survey by the Smile India foundation. It covered urban, rural and aspirational districts of 22 states.

  • Fatigue, Stomach Aches, Mood Swings, Memory Lapses Top Long Covid Symptoms in Kids Aged 0-14: Lancet Study Jun 23, 2022 11:18 AM IST

    Fatigue, Stomach Aches, Mood Swings, Memory Lapses Top Long Covid Symptoms in Kids Aged 0-14: Lancet Study

    In this research, surveys were sent to the mothers or guardians of children 0-14 years of age who had tested positive for Covid-19 between January 2020 and July 2021

  • Young US children will start getting vaccines Tuesday, but hurdles remain Jun 21, 2022 05:45 PM IST

    Young US children will start getting vaccines Tuesday, but hurdles remain

    Parents who experienced more than two years of anxiety may feel some relief Tuesday, as much of the United States begins administering coronavirus vaccines to children younger than 5, allowing babies and toddlers to more safely explore the world.

  • Can children get monkeypox? What are the symptoms May 27, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    Can children get monkeypox? What are the symptoms

    Children can get monkeypox, with symptoms more severe than adolescents and adults, according to the World Health Organization.

  • Catch ’em young: Fintechs now eye the under-21 category May 18, 2022 03:40 PM IST

    Catch ’em young: Fintechs now eye the under-21 category

    A group of fintechs have smelled an opportunity in the financial services market that focus on children, which is largely under-penetrated. Many firms like Muvin and Pencilton have already launched products like pre-paid cards, and many have either raised funds or are planning to do so to tap the market.

  • Covid-19 fuels demand for children-centric housing societies. How sustainable is the concept? May 13, 2022 02:23 PM IST

    Covid-19 fuels demand for children-centric housing societies. How sustainable is the concept?

    Real estate experts are of the opinion that paying a premium in the name of kid-centric facilities may not be a good idea as facilities that may seem lucrative for children at one point may become irrelevant for them after five or six years.

  • You won't ruin a kid's growth mindset by saying 'good job' May 03, 2022 03:10 PM IST

    You won't ruin a kid's growth mindset by saying 'good job'

    Praising children’s effort, not their outcome or ability, has become a parenting rule. It’s a sign of data-driven advice going too far

  • Omicron more likely to cause upper airway infections among children: Study Apr 18, 2022 06:20 PM IST

    Omicron more likely to cause upper airway infections among children: Study

    The researchers from the University of Colorado, Northwestern University, and Stony Brook University in the US analysed data from the National COVID Cohort Collaborative pertaining to 18,849 children under age 19 who were hospitalised with COVID-19.

  • Over 1 crore children 12-14 years age-group administered COVID vaccine first dose: Mansukh Mandaviya Mar 25, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    Over 1 crore children 12-14 years age-group administered COVID vaccine first dose: Mansukh Mandaviya

    The vaccination for 12-14 years age group started on March 16 with Biological E’s intramuscular vaccine Corbevax, two doses of which are to be administered 28 days apart.

  • 181.24 crore COVID vaccine doses administered to beneficiaries aged 15 years above: Govt Mar 25, 2022 05:50 PM IST

    181.24 crore COVID vaccine doses administered to beneficiaries aged 15 years above: Govt

    In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said a total of 9.71 crore first doses of the vaccines were administered in January, while 2.22 crore first doses were administered in February "as most of the target beneficiaries are already covered”.

  • Moderna says its low-dose COVID shots work for kids under 6 Mar 24, 2022 11:31 AM IST

    Moderna says its low-dose COVID shots work for kids under 6

    Moderna said that in the coming weeks it would ask regulators in the US and Europe to authorize two small-dose shots for youngsters under 6. The company also is seeking to have larger doses cleared for older children and teens in the US.

  • Your child's tuition fee can get you tax benefits Mar 09, 2022 06:50 PM IST

    Your child's tuition fee can get you tax benefits

  • Now crash helmet, safety harness to be mandatory for children below 4 years on motorcycles Feb 16, 2022 05:48 PM IST

    Now crash helmet, safety harness to be mandatory for children below 4 years on motorcycles

    The new rules state that the speed of a motorcycle with a child up to the age of four years being carried on the pillion will not be more than 40 kmph. These rules will come into force after one year from the date of publication of the Central Motor Vehicles (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022.

  • Views of experts to be taken on vaccination for children below 15 years: Mansukh Mandaviya Feb 08, 2022 02:17 PM IST

    Views of experts to be taken on vaccination for children below 15 years: Mansukh Mandaviya

    The Health Minister was responding to a query by BJP member Syed Zafar Islam on level of threat of Omicron variant of coronavirus on children amid reopening of schools and with those below 15 years of age not being vaccinated.

  • How best to help kids born into the Covid-19 world Jan 18, 2022 03:56 PM IST

    How best to help kids born into the Covid-19 world

    Caution and social bubbles are the norm, and parents need to parent differently

  • What is India's vaccination plan for 15-18 year olds? Jan 03, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    What is India's vaccination plan for 15-18 year olds?

  • Covaxin found to be safe, immunogenic in 2-18 age group: Bharat Biotech Dec 31, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    Covaxin found to be safe, immunogenic in 2-18 age group: Bharat Biotech

    Citing data from the phase 2, 3 clinical trials, the company, in a statement, said that neutralizing antibodies in children, on average, were found to be 1.7 times higher than in adults.

  • 44 children among 241 new COVID-19 patients in Mizoram Dec 23, 2021 12:05 PM IST

    44 children among 241 new COVID-19 patients in Mizoram

    The coronavirus death toll of the northeastern state remained unchanged at 535 as no fresh fatality was registered, the statement issued by the state information and public relations department said.

  • NEGVAC, NTAGI deliberating scientific evidences on Covid vaccination of children: Govt Dec 21, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    NEGVAC, NTAGI deliberating scientific evidences on Covid vaccination of children: Govt

    The central government has been regularly reviewing pace and coverage of COVID-19 vaccination and has issued multiple advisories to states and union territories to cover eligible beneficiaries with both doses of COVID-19 vaccine, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said in a written reply.

  • Thai agency approves Pfizer vaccine for use in children aged 5-11 Dec 20, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    Thai agency approves Pfizer vaccine for use in children aged 5-11

    The Comirnaty vaccine, which is the first to be approved in the Thailand for the age group, will be given in two 10 microgram doses, 21 days apart, the drug regulator said in a statement.

  • No recommendation from NTAGI yet on inoculating children: V K Paul Dec 10, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    No recommendation from NTAGI yet on inoculating children: V K Paul

    On a question on Covid booster doses for adults, VK Paul said, "We are keeping an eye on global scientific studies in this regard.”

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