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Family screen time too affects children, finds study 22.9.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Extended hours on TV or smartphone lead to behavioural issues in children
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Central govt employees will no longer get daily allowance on LTC 21.9.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Move follows the implementation of recommendations made by the 7th Central Pay Commission
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Are you a hair-twirler or a nail-biter? 20.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Are you a toe-tapper, hair-twirler, eye-blinker, head-nodder, nail-biter, knuckle-cracker, skin-picker, lip-licker, shoulder-shrugger or a chin-stroker? Call it a nervous habit or tic, almost everybody has at least one — whether they are aware of it or not. Tics exist on a spectrum ranging from barely noticeable to extremely annoying to potentially injurious. While research has focused mostly on the more severe forms associated with neurobehavioural disorders such as Tourette syndrome and autism, there's a growing realisation of the pervasiveness of repetitive, nonfunctional motor behaviours and that the degree to which you engage in them is a barometer of your peace of mind. "Our stressful society definitely brings it out more," said Dr Alon Mogilner, a neurosurgeon at New York University Langone Medical Centre. "It's a delicate balance within the circuitry of the brain so you are able to tamp down on things you don't want to do." Experts divide repetitive, non-functional motor behaviours into ...
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CHOP Autism Expert Honored with Prestigious Award during 2017 AAP Conference 20.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2017 : Susan E. Levy, MD, MPH, Director of the Autism Integrated Care Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), is this year's recipient of the Arnold J. Capute Award, given by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The award was presented to her on Sept. 16 at the AAP Conference in Chicago.
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Cabinet apprised of the progress under National Health Mission and decisions of the Empowered Programme Committee and Mission Steering Group of NHM 20.9.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the progress under National Health Mission (NHM). The Cabinet was also apprised of the decisions of the Empowered Programme Committee (EPC) and Mission Steering Group (MSG) of NHM.
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Both lifts at bldg housing govt offices go bust 20.9.2017 TOI: Goa
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Dogs' social skills may be linked to oxytocin sensitivity 19.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Ever wondered why some dogs are so friendly with their owners? It's because of an association with genetic variations in sensitivity for the hormone oxytocin, according to a new study.
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A mission to make bus stand friendly to women, children 19.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Police aid post to act as anchor for project
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11 special-needs children from State adopted by those outside India last year 16.9.2017 Hindu: News
Officials term trend ‘heartening’; maximum number of adoptive parents were from the U.S.
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Bangladesh plans huge camps for Rohingya refugees 16.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Bangladesh government on Saturday announced plans to build shelters for up to 400,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar as it began a vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh refugee children facing challenges of food, nutrition, shelter, water and sanitation.
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Facing down the bullies 16.9.2017 Hindu: S & T
Why parents, schools and children themselves must know the hows and whys
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Bangladesh begins vaccination campaign for 150,000 Rohingya children 16.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
As the country witnesses an influx of people fleeing persecution in Myanmar
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Are you a hair-twirler or nail-biter? 15.9.2017 News
Call it a nervous habit or tic, almost everybody has at least one - whether they are aware of it or not
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Global hunger on rise, say UN food agencies 15.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, Rome-base UN food agencies said on Friday.
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Google Glass app helps autistic kids have conversations 15.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
An app to be used with wearable technology such as Google Glass -- a head-mounted display in the shape of eyeglasses -- can coach children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in everyday social interactions, new research has found.
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Kate Winslet to receive SAG Actors Inspiration Award 15.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 15 : To honour her career achievements and admirable philanthropic efforts over the years, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation will bestow its Actors Inspiration Award to Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet.
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Siddha treatment for autistic children 15.9.2017 Hindu: Home
At Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital
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Anganwadi, Asha workers sit on indefinite strike 14.9.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Old age home inmates enjoy special ride in Lucknow Metro 14.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) on Thursday organised a special ride for elderly people from an old age care centre, days after a similar arrangement was made for disabled children.
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Bacterial infection in pregnancy may up autism risk in kids 14.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Babies born to mothers who experience a bacterial infection severe enough to require hospitalisation during pregnancy may be at higher risk of developing autism, a study has found.
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