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Does Your Child Stay Up Late for an Early Exam? It Can Affect His Grades

Inadequate sleep seems to be a trend these days. With more and more people travelling long hours for work and working till late, sleep is one thing that begins to take a toll of our highly demanding, haphazard lifestyle. Though experts suggest 7-8 hours of good night’s sleep every day, it seems like a challenging task for most around. Even teenagers and young adults are beginning to give less important to one of the most important aspects of our health – sleep. Sleep plays an important role in maintaining your…

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Late Pregnancies May Increase Risk of Autism in Kids

Parents who reproduce later in life are more likely to have children who develop autism disorders, a study finds. The study, published in the journal Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, suggested that late reproduction was not associated with increased risk for schizophrenia in offspring. The authors used a sample of about 1.7 million people out of which approximately 6.5 per cent were diagnosed with autistic or schizophrenic disorders during this time. Their data included autistic and schizophrenic diagnoses for up to 30 years of age and over 20 potentially confounding…

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