End of bicycle theft!

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Turtle with Two Heads

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Autistic Child Combats Bullying

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Initiatives for eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi

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Give your kid the best of health

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Drug resistant TB, a major challenge

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Mother’s app to tackle kids

An appropriate step against child- disobedience or defiance disorder. A woman from Texas, US has created a app for her kids that won't allow them to ignore her calls. Although, she has created the device to solve her own problem, the app may play a great role to help the parents across the world. more

India’s first fish hospital in Bengal

Excellent idea! Henceforth fish will avail treatment in hospital. But not in all hospitals, a superspeciality hospital for diseased fish is now under construction in West Bengal. more

Child safety committee for Karnataka schools

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Krishnajanmashtami, also known as Krishnastami is a festival of great pomp and joy. The nation has started celebrating Janmashtami. more

WHO allows experimental drugs for Ebola

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Don’t ignore kid’s headache

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MANJUL- An ideal fusion of maths, tabla and sanskrit

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Don’t surrender before coffee

If you are fond of Coffee, know where to stop. Because, consuming too much coffee may cause premature death. more

Generate Velocity Through Yoga

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Centre scans doctors’ accountability

Union Health Minister Harsh Bardhan has given a clarion call to the doctors to recover the glory of the medical profession. He made it clear that a section of doctors are presently under scanner of the government. more

A golden year for Indian zoologists

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Nanogenerator to empower pacemaker

Encouraging news for the heart patients. In near future generator can supply power to ensure smooth functioning of cardiac pacemaker. Chinese scientists have recently developed a nanogenerator which can power a cardiac pacemaker with electricity generated by a patient's breathing. more

Preventive vaccine for Ebola soon!

When World Health Organization (WHO) has termed Ebola epidemic an international health emergency, British pharma company Glaxo Smith Kline is gearing for introducing a preventive vaccine to combat the situation. more

Scientists changed butterfly colours

It’s really a groundbreaking work. Scientists have proved it possible by virtue of their unbelievable efforts. Through prolonged research they have changed the colour of butterfly wings - the first such structural change in an animal by influencing evolution. more

Protect your teeth from soft drinks

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Golden adventure by little chaps

Obviously it may be termed adventure. But, in reality it is something more than an adventure. Four primary school boys recently took part in an exciting archaeological dig in Britain and successfully unearthed a 4,300-year-old golden object. more

Think before weight loss surgery

Think twice before undergo any weight loss surgery. It may lead to a lot of serious complications in future. Actually the surgery seemed the answer to our obesity epidemic for patients who couldn’t lose weight through diet and lifestyle changes. more

Global agony over Ebola

While West Bengal in India is facing a challenge posed by the Japanese encephalitis, West Africa is struggling hard against the deadly Ebola virus. Both America and Russia expressed deep concern over the growing attack of Ebola. more

Clouded Leopard clicked in India’s Buxa Tiger Reserve

The clouded leopard, one of the rare and vulnerable cats in the world, has been photographed in Buxa Tiger Reserve in the northern part of India’s west Bengal state. Official sources said a clouded leopard had been photographed in the tiger reserve almost after a decade. more

Center’s annoyance over Delhi deer park

Delhi has been witnessing a tug of war between the Central Zoo Authority and A N Jha Deer Park management at Hauz Khas. As a result, CZA has issued a licence cancellation notice to A N Jha Deer Park, run by Delhi Development Authority. more

Evening activity indicates insomnia

About eleven percent of the teenagers are suffering from insomnia in most countries. And teens who are active in the evenings are more likely to suffer depression and insomnia. more

Farmer’s son selected for international award

Deep passion for scientific research opens the international avenue for him. Dr. Anil Patel, member of a farmer family from Chattisgarh, will be conferred the prestigious Young Scientist Award 2013. more

Orissa girls to attend safety training

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Have tree nuts, stop heart disease

The old concept has been changed. Modern study reveals, tree nuts can stall heart disease, strokes and diabetes. more

Pre-diabetes, no clinical value

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First vaccine against malaria!

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Salman for ailing children

Clap, clap, and clap your hands to wish Salman Khan. Bollywood superstar is going to stand firmly by 100 children, suffering from heart disease more

Running reduces risk of death

You need not waste much of your time or energy. Just spend a few minutes to prevent cardiovascular disease. more

Strong memory needs sound sleep

Are you suffering from sleep disorder? Immediate go to the doctor’s chamber or take the help of a psychological counselor. more

Initiatives to protect Asiatic Cheetahs

The news is obviously alarming. The total number of tigers across the world has been reduced to 3000 from 3200 in a year. more

Walk to increase creativity

If you want to enhance your creativity, take walk regularly. It may be morning walk or evening walk, but you need to cover a reasonable distance on foot. more

Acupuncture to get new dimension

Steps have been initiated in China to give a modern look on the traditional Acupuncture Therapy. A total of 18 medical protocols for acupuncture and moxibustion were issued recently to make the centuries-old traditional therapies align with modern medicine. more

Intensify movement against Hepatitis

The whole world will raise voice against Hepatitis on Monday to mark World Hepatitis Day. Perhaps it is needless to mention that Hepatitis is termed one of the top four communicable diseases in the world, with someone contracting the potentially fatal liver condition every 10 seconds. more

The Water Lily festival of the Philippines

The festival started with an environmental project in 2005 and led to the establishment of the Water Lily Weaving Centre in the city. She said the city’s water lily industry has gone a long way to promote the livelihood of residents. Before turning water lilies into a source of livelihood for Las Piñas residents, the flowers clogged the river, contributing to massive flooding. more

Camera trapping of tigers shows encouraging results

The use of camera traps in 44 tiger reserves across India may provide encouraging facts during the 2014 tiger census in the country. more

Yoga can combat anxiety disorder

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Seedless juicy mango for you

You have every right to doubt it. You may term the idea absurd. But, it is true. Researchers have proved it. Indian scientists have recently developed a seedless mango which is finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavour when mature. The entire credit goes to the Horticulture department of Bihar Agriculture University in Bhagalpur. more

Niraja can’t forget

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Aliens to be found within two decades: NASA

We may no longer be alone in the universe. Several worlds in the galaxy may hold alien life. NASA is optimistic and expects to find the first inhabited planet other than the Earth within next 20 years. more

Bird-lovers’ paradise in crisis

The bird-lovers’ paradise in Delhi is facing a major pollution threat. The spontaneous gathering of the migratory birds in and around the sanctuary has been recorded a substantial decrease in the last couple of years. more


German midfielder Mesut Özil has won the Brazilian hearts when he decided to donate his World Cup winnings for surgery of 23 children in Brazil. more

Where choreography mingles seven rivers

Hindus in India as well as in any part of the world recite a certain litany of Sanskrit verses for conducting any religious ceremony, ritual or celebration. more

India celebrates the festival of Lord

India is described as a land of many religions and diverse languages. It can be described as a land of festivals as well. Some festivals are observed throughout the country whereas others have specific regional associations. more

Dakshinee upholds cultural heritage

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Academy to reflect passion for music

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Contribute to protect your environment

Have you heard about the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle? You too can do your bit to protect the environment, if you learn the meaning of these simple words, and pledge to implement them in your daily life. more

Deepika breaks the world record

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Joint venture to protect rare birds

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Drug to erase painful memories

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Bengali scientists achieve excellence

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Ideal parenting needs proper training

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Mesut Ozil

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Child Obesity

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Avert Heart Disease

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Dakshin Kolkata Sansad

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2014, the year of El Nino

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Monkey-troop in Chinese air force

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New Software to detect autism

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Mini dialysis device for the children

Undoubtedly it’s a great invention!

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Astronomers discover deepest shadow

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Earthquake: A threat to Indian cities

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A Floral Tribute to Raja Ram Mohan Roy

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Anger is quite natural in human being. It has some positive aspects also. But, anger appears to be alarming when it exceeds the limit. Therefore, one should exercise control over anger in the early stage of life. If a child starts realizing the negative outcome of the over anger, he or she is expected to exercise restrain to prevent the danger in future. more

Wayne Rooney

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A Poem That Combats Pollution

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Modi Reaches The Desired Goal

Narendra Damodardas Modi hits the target and guides his party to a landslide victory.

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Know Your World CUP, 2014 Footballer

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The effect of TV violence on children is one of the most studied issues during last four decades. Over a thousand academic studies have been completed, with remarkably consistent results: media violence makes our kids more aggressive, less patient, and more fearful of the world around them. Watching violence desensitizes children to actual acts of violence. This is true even of cartoon violence, even in cartoon classics such as ‘Tom & Jerry’. Live action shows, which show more realistic and disturbing depictions of violence, have a more dramatic effect, particularly on younger children. more

Healthy diet prevents child obesity

Dr.Krishna Chattopadhyay(Scientist)

child obesity

“Look, I am growing mummy”, A very popular tag line of a health drink. When kids are growing, simultaneously parent’s tension is increasing about their proper nutrition. As now parents have only one or two child; they are over concerned about the kids. Some very common complains of mummy’s are ; kids are not eating normal daily foods, they are fond of junk foods, cold drinks, high fat foods; potato is the only vegetable which they love to eat; they love to eat in fast food restaurants; their tiffin box remains intact if it is filled with nutritive foods etc.etc. The problem is that we never think that we are responsible to make the taste sense of the kids. After their birth it was unknown to them the taste of fast food or bitter gourd. Those parents who avoid going to fast food restaurants too often typically overlook the fact that their kids eat too much fast food at home, including frozen pizza, hot dogs, french fries, fruit juice, and soda. High-fat foods, high calorie foods, junk food, juice and soda, less physical activity all create a serious problem of child obesity and most surprisingly a lot of parents of overweight children don't actually know they are overweight.

If your kids have a lot of unhealthy eating habits, try to replace them with some healthy tips. Most of the children skip their breakfast due to their school time. It is a bad habit. Be sure that your child is taking breakfast every day. Turn the TV off during meals. It's up to you to decide how much TV and what kinds of shows your child should watch. Never force the kids to eat foods they don't like or making them "clean" their plates. From the time child started transitioning from baby food they need to eat exactly what you are taking. Eating meals as a family is a very good habit. To attract the kids try to make their plate garnished with coloured vegetables and try to make some variety in their tiffin box, strictly limit fast food meals. Just as important to teaching your kids healthy eating habits, is making sure you aren't contributing to your child's bad habits. Now-a day parents cannot give sufficient time to their kids. Don’t try to compensate that by giving "kid-friendly foods," like fast food and junk food. Parents should follow these healthy eating habits themselves. Encourage the kids to do some moderate physical activity for at least 60 minutes on most days.

Nutrition and child development are two terms that often go hand in hand. The more nutritious diet your child consumes, the healthier your child would be. The nutrition requirement of a child differs from that of an adult, because the daily caloric requirement per kg of body weight is much higher than that in the adult because of higher rate of tissue growth and development. This arise a need to encourage healthy nutrition for child. A healthy diet helps children grow and learn. It also helps prevent obesity and weight-related diseases, such as diabetes. Healthy eating includes a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat or fat-free milk and other dairy products, whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, nuts and seeds, and lower in sweets and added sugars, fats and red meats. Choose foods that are less salty and less spicy. Prefer cooking techniques like steaming, boiling and baking, rather than going in for frying, because that tends to involve extensive usage of oil, thus making the food item high in calories. Your kids would be much better off learning to avoid high-calorie, high-fat foods with foods that are high in fiber, low in fat and have calcium, iron and other vitamins and minerals. Kids should eat about 14g of fiber for every 1,000 calories they eat. In general, good sources of fiber include many fruits, vegetables, legumes (beans), breads, and cereals. Refined grains should be reduced. Eating raw, unpeeled fruits, including apples, grapes, prunes, etc should be encouraged. Many children, since they don't eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and they have a relatively high fat diet, tend to have diets that are low in fiber which lead to constipation. Getting on a regular schedule of trying to have a bowel movement once or twice a day should be practiced by the kids.

Because of the role of iron in Haemoglobin synthesis, a child requires this mineral in high amount. In general, your child should eat at least two or more iron-rich foods each day. Foods that are a good source of iron include liver; beans, including kidney, black, soy beans, and lentils; Cereals, breads, rice, and pasta; Greens, including banana, mustard greens, spinach, and turnip greens; vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, parsley; Egg yolks; dried fruits. Because of rapid bone growth, requirements of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D are relatively high. Vitamin C can help your body absorb iron, so it is a good idea to pair iron-rich foods with foods that have a lot of vitamin C, including citrus fruits and iron-fortified orange juice. A single, medium orange can provide all of the Vitamin C that most children need for the entire day. Foods that are good sources of Vitamin C include: Tomatoes, Watermelon, Mangos, Strawberries, Papayas, Citrus fruits (oranges, grape fruit, etc.). Unlike other vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, iron, and vitamin D, parents don't often worry that their kids don't get enough vitamin E. Kids can get all of the vitamin E they need from Almonds ,Vegetable oil, Tomatoes and tomato products , Mixed nuts , Carrot juice, Broccoli, Sweet potatoes, Spinach etc. Vitamin E is an important vitamin that also acts as a powerful antioxidant, which helps to protect cells against damage caused by free radicals.

The requirement of each individual essential amino acids per kg of body weight is several times higher in children than in adult. Histidine, which is non-essential for adult man is an essential amino acid for children. Thus good quality animal protein should be preferred. Proteins of milk and egg should be included in adequate amounts because of their high digestibility and biological values. Milk and other milk products are a must for the growth of child. They act as fabulous sources of calcium that ensures your child's healthy bones and teeth. Milk is also a good source of vitamin D and protein and should be a part of every child's diet — unless they have a milk allergy. As the children grow they don’t like to drink milk probably because so many other drinks, including soda, fruit drinks and too much fruit juice become available at home. It is best to encourage your kids to drink plain white milk. Adding chocolate flavouring just gives your child unnecessary sugar and calories. If your child won't drink plain white milk, you might offer alternative sources of calcium before jumping to flavouring his milk with chocolate or strawberry syrup or powder, as it is usually difficult to get kids to later go back to drinking plain milk once they start drinking flavoured milk. If you are going to give your kids chocolate flavoured milk, you might offer it only as a once in a while treat and not on a daily basis.

  • Encourage your child to take plenty of water every day (around 8-10 glasses preferably) because of its numerous metabolic benefits. Keep a bottle of water handy wherever you go.
  • Offer water or milk instead of sugary fruit drinks and sodas. Drinking too much fruit juice can contribute to obesity, the development of cavities (dental caries), diarrhoea, and other gastrointestinal problems.

So don’t be too much worried about your child nutrition. Just follow some easy rules and make it a habit. Proper growth of your kid is in your hand. Let start your activity now.

Krishna Chattopadhyay

Dr.Krishna Chattopadhyay(Scientist)

(She has received M.Sc and completed her Ph.D from the Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India. She had done Post-Doctoral work in the Department of Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta as Research Associate in ICMR Project and as a Women Scientist in DST project. She has published more than 10 papers in reputed National and International journals and presents scientific papers in many International Conferences in India and abroad in the field of Food and Nutrition. Currently the author is engaged as a guest lecturer in the Department of Food Processing & Nutrition Science of School of Community Science & Technology, IIEST, Shibpur.)

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