Category Archives: General Topics

Articles about general topics for children and parents.

What does ‘texting’ do to our children?

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They are texting. They are on Instagram. They are on Facebook.

Sounds familiar?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a maximum of two hours of screen time for children. However, studies show that children spend as much as seven to nine hours on their smart phones, mainly texting and gaming. Continue reading What does ‘texting’ do to our children?

The ‘silent cancer’: facts, symptoms, and risk factors of pancreatic cancer

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The month of November is declared pancreatic cancer awareness month, in a bid to increase public awareness of the lethal disease that killed Steve Jobs, the famous CEO of Apple. Only more awareness and understanding about this cancer can allow more people to be diagnosed early, in time for surgery, which is currently the only chance for a cure, albeit a remote chance. Continue reading The ‘silent cancer’: facts, symptoms, and risk factors of pancreatic cancer

Eight secrets of the happiest and long-living people on earth: You could be one of them!

What do the happiest people on earth have in common? Recently, researchers analyzed the common characteristics of the people who call themselves very, very happy with their lives, and who tend to live long. Here is what they found:

1. Relationships

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Continue reading Eight secrets of the happiest and long-living people on earth: You could be one of them!

A ten-point programme to develop the reading habit in children

Young boy reading a bookResearch has consistently found that reading habit is the one common characteristic among high achievers, both in school, and later on in life. Warren Buffet was asked once about the reason for his success. Continue reading A ten-point programme to develop the reading habit in children

The bitter truth about painkillers: Paracetamol, Vicodin, Diclofenac

The bitter truth about painkillersNo one likes pain. We want to get rid of the occasional headache, the backache, and the neck pain as soon as possible so that we can get on with our lives. Therefore, we reach out for the white pills on your shelf. However, how safe are they? Continue reading The bitter truth about painkillers: Paracetamol, Vicodin, Diclofenac