Schools reopening: Parents of special children worried sick

After the government announced the possibility of schools reopening, parents of children with special needs prepare for the new challenge. October 22, 2020 | Written by Tunir Biswas Kolkata: Ever since West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, on September 30th,  said  that a decision on reopening schools shall be taken after November 15th, parents of children […]

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Fleeting Childhood

Excessive usage of smartphones alter behavioral patterns of children, NIMHANS study shows By Kurian Joe Bengaluru: Nowadays it is a common sight to see the toddler’s completely engrossed in a big smartphone, totally oblivious of their surroundings. NIMHANS study shows physical and psychological distress among 6.8 percent of children using smart gadgets. “My younger daughter […]

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Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder still a Stigma in India

Social blame and lack of medical research have failed to recognise the disorder. By Sharathkumar Nair Bengaluru, March 21, 2019: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder is a common neurodevelopment disorder most commonly diagnosed in children. But if left untreated during childhood, there is a high possibility of the child carrying the symptoms to adulthood. Men […]

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Children Getting Sexually Exploited in the Dark Web

According to a survey conducted by the National Centre of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), a United States based commission, around 2.4 million children online sexual abuse cases were reported in India last year, out of which 80 percent of them were girls under the age of 14. Justice Girish Chandra Gupta said that in June 2016, […]

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