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Pitt secretly joined Jolie, kids on Combodia trip

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Brad Pitt was taking frequent trips to Combodia, where Angelina Jolie was filming “First They Killed My Father,” to spend time with their children. The 53-year-old star was in Cambodia “most of the time except when it conflicted with his own shoot schedule,” reported E! online. “All through production and filming,

Planning to quit smoking, drinking for kids: Shah Rukh

Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, a doting father to three, says he is planning to quit smoking and drinking and adopt a healthier lifestyle to enable himself spend more time with his children. The 50-year-old Bollywood star’s remark came during a session at the second day of the India Today Conclave here. Asked if being

Kids born to older mothers are smarter: Study

  London: There’s good news for career women. Overturning conventional wisdom, a new study suggests that delaying pregnancy till age 35 can actually make your kids smarter. In contrast to 40 years ago, children born to older mothers today are more likely to perform better in cognitive ability tests than those born to younger mothers,

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On Children’s Day, film celebs hope for better nation for kids

Mumbai: On the occasion of Children’s Day on Monday, Indian film celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Mohanlal have wished for a better future for the children of the nation. Children’s Day is celebrated on the first Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary on November 14. Here’s what the celebrities had to

iPad game may effectively treat lazy eye in kids: study

Washington: A special type of iPad game may effectively help restore visual abilities in children with lazy eye, a new study has claimed. Amblyopia also known as lazy eye is the leading cause of monocular visual impairment in children. It has traditionally been viewed as a monocular disorder that can be treated by patching the

iPad game may treat lazy eye condition in kids

New York: A special type of iPad game effectively helped in treating children with amblyopia in restoring their visual abilities, more than the standard treatment, researchers say. Amblyopia — also known as the lazy eye — is the leading cause of monocular visual impairment — a condition in which vision in both eyes is used

Brad Pitt seeks joint custody of kids

Los Angeles: Actor Brad Pitt wants joint custody of his children with estranged wife Angelina Jolie. The 52-year-old has filed his response to Jolie’s divorce petition, in which she requested full physical custody of their six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — and he

Say good morning to Monica robot maa’m, kids!

London: Do not be surprised if tomorrow your children are taught by robots in their primary school classrooms as Spanish researchers are close to developing robotic tutors that can detect the emotional state of children while interacting with educational software which will ultimately improve their learning experience. Luis Imbernon Cuadrado and co-workers at the Department

Meet ‘Hunger Heroes’ feeding slum kids with meal they never had

Chandigarh: This Thursday morning was the best day of Urvashi’s life as she got a box of tasty briyani, she wanted to have since long. While Suraj was jumping around with a plate of paneer and Dal Makhni. Pooja, on the other hand, seemed (seven) very happy after she got a packet bag of chocolates

Karan and I don’t have kids right now: Nisha Rawal

Mumbai: Popular TV actor Karan Mehra’s wife Nisha Rawal has shot down the rumours claiming that the couple are parents to a one-year-old boy. While Karan is currently inside the “Bigg Boss” house, Nisha has issued the statement clearing the air about her apparent pregnancy. “Over the past year, there have been a lot of

Bad relationship during pregnancy ups infection risk in kids

London: Pregnant women dissatisfied in theirrelationship are at an increased risk of infectious diseases, such as stomach flu and ear inflammation, which may also affect their child, a new study has found.”If you compare the group of pregnant women with the lowest satisfaction to the group with highest satisfaction in their relationship, the first group’s

‘Motu Patlu – King of Kings’: Mediocre fare for kids

Film: “Motu Patlu – King of Kings”; Director: Suhas D. Kadav; Voices of: Vinay Shukla and Sourav Chakraborty; Rating: ** “Motu Patlu – King of Kings” is the first 3D animated feature film based on characters from the comic and popular television series of the same name. In the film, Motu and Patlu, the two

‘Motu Patlu’: Desi animation film that kids, grown-ups can enjoy

Film: “Motu Patlu: King of Kings”; Writer-Director: Suhas D Kadav; Rating: ***1/2 It gladdens the heart to see a competent well made animation film from an Indian production house. And full marks to Ketan and Deepa Mehta and their visual effects studio for putting together a children’s animation film with a strong yet supple message

Sleep-deprived kids eat more

New York: Young kids who miss daytime nap and also stay up late at night are likely to consume more calories, suggests new research. These findings may shed light on how sleep loss can increase weight gain and why a number of studies show that preschoolers who do not get enough sleep are more likely

68 million kids to be overweight globally by 2025: Study

London: In an indication that no policy interventions have proven very effective at changing current obesity trends, researchers have estimated that globally some 268 million children aged five to 17 years may be overweight by 2025. On the assumptions of continued population growth given by the World Bank, the study projected a rise from some

Boat with kids aboard capsized in US

San Francisco: A boat with dozens of kids aboard capsized in San Francisco city of the US. About 30 juvenile were on the boat and some trapped under the hull when it capsized off the city’s Pier 45 on Saturday afternoon, Xinhua news agency reported. A San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson tweeted that divers were

Star kids handle success better than outsiders: Kashyap

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap saysactors, who come from outside the industry, tend to lose focus after getting early success, but those from filmy families don’t let the career highs get the better of them. Kashyap, who has mostly worked with outsiders except for “Dev D” which featured Abhay Deol and “Bombay Velvet” that starred Ranbir Kapoor,

Just 15 minutes of TV may kill creativity in kids: study

London: Children who spend just 15 minutes or more a day watching television may become less creative as compared to those who read books or solve jigsaw puzzles, a new study has warned. Watching TV for short periods does not impact on the number of creative ideas that young children come up, researchers said. However

TV commercials may influence drinking habit among kids

New York: Children are more likely to consume alcohol as they watch more advertisements of a particular brand, a study has revealed. The research, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, links alcohol advertisement to underage drinking and suggested that TV ads influence the amount of alcohol children consume. Past studies have

Low birth-weight kids less active in adulthood

London: Children born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school, or to engage in exercise later in life, a study has found. The findings showed that those with a low birth weight were less likely to take part in exercise and sports across adulthood, from 36 to

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