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Bengaluru | Oct 22, 2019
Studies show vaccines have unexpected benefits — better cognition, school grades and child growth

The use of vaccination for preventing diseases has had the most profound effect on human health and quality of life. Despite this, anti-vaccination movements are gaining popularity in recent years, especially in high income countries with historically near universal vaccine coverage, like the USA. Consequently, cases of diseases like measles have seen a 30% rise globally. Vaccine hesitancy has been declared one of the top ten threats to global health by the WHO in 2019. In times like these, what if science showed some added benefits of vaccination besides the obvious? A recent set of studies by a team of international researchers, led by those at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), Washington DC and New Delhi, have shown that vaccines can have other unintentional positive effects.

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Bengaluru | Sep 16, 2019
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds may not perceive visual changes in their surroundings, finds study.

The differences in a child’s response to visual changes could point beyond how the brain functions, how it remembers its surroundings and detects changes. It could also indicate the parents education level and their economic status, says a new study. The study, published in the journal Developmental Science, looks into how children from disadvantaged backgrounds perceive visual changes.

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Mumbai | Jul 22, 2019
How the purse affects the platter

Researchers from the Tata Trusts, Institute of Economic Growth, India and Harvard University, USA, have tried to understand how people's socio-economic status affect their food habits and the diversity of the food they eat. 

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Bengaluru | Apr 4, 2019
Hearing out the deaf: IISc researchers design a smartphone-based therapy and hearing aid

Researchers from IISc, Bengaluru, have designed a smartphone-based therapy and hearing aid.

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Bengaluru | Apr 3, 2019
Researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, USA, assessed the reach of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program to the intended beneficiaries and took stock of its shortcomings.

Researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, USA, assessed the reach of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program to the intended beneficiaries and took stock of its shortcomings.

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Chennai | Feb 25, 2019
Researchers from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, SASTRA University, Thanjavur and Elite School of Optometry, Chennai have studied how the environmental factors of a classroom affect a student’s clarity of vision.

Researchers from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, SASTRA University, Thanjavur and Elite School of Optometry, Chennai have studied how the environmental factors of a classroom affect a student’s clarity of vision.

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New Delhi | Dec 14, 2018

In a recent study, researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, and the King George's Medical University, Lucknow, have revealed how changes in the gut microbes are related to inflammation in the HIV-infected children.

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Bengaluru | Nov 26, 2017
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How does the 'safe' way of just learning theoretical lessons affect the brain of a child in school? Can touching feeling and playing be effective ways of teahing science? See what Arvind Gupta of Arvind gupta toys, says about how childern can effectively learn science through play.

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