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1 Oct 2020
Most desirable toy was a bicycle wheel frame that was no longer in use. The wheel had a grove around it. We cut a small tree branch which we placed on the grove and rolled
12 Sep 2020
Strong-willed children are usually referred to as ‘stubborn’. They do not give up easily and they always have their way, no matter what, says Kehinde Mosopefoluwa Babajide, Founder, Intentional Parenting Initiative (Providing Guidance And Tips On Effective Parenting Lifestyle). You can hardly force them to do something they do not want to do. They throw…
17 Sep 2019
Researchers already know that excess body fat can increase the risk of diabetes, but a new study shows that one form of fat, in particular — the “invisible” one that accumulates around organs and intestines — can heighten this risk more than seven times, at least in women.
16 Jul 2019
A new study analyzed two million birth records and 3,000 cancer registry records and found that children born to obese mothers were 57 percent more likely to develop cancer, independent of other factors. This finding offers a rare opportunity for childhood cancer prevention.
23 May 2019
Chairperson of OMEP, Lagos State Chapter, Mrs. Olusola Ademosun, has stressed the need for managers of the sector to pay adequate attention to early childhood education, saying it is one sure way of achieving complete learning. Speaking at a programme to raise awareness on early childhood education and how it will benefit the nation, Ademosun…
25 Feb 2019
At a library in Port Harcourt the other day, I submitted an inquiry for a book authored by a late prominent writer, environmentalist - whose drama series ‘Basi and Company’ kept me glued to the television set in the ‘80s.  Surprisingly, the person to whom I was referred, and who is in charge of archival…
28 Aug 2018
Video games have been around since the early 1970s, sucking children into a beautiful world of gaming. Over the years, the love for video games has evolved through the generations. But amidst the plethora of games that flooded the market in those days, some thrilling games stood out of the crowd for excellence, carving a…
28 Aug 2018
A single course of antibiotics early in childhood may increase risk for Type 1 diabetes. This is the finding of a study in mice led by researchers from New York University (NYU) Medical School and published online July 24 in the journal eLife. The study centered on the intestinal microbiome, the mix of bacterial species…
16 May 2018
Children who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution during the third trimester of their mother's pregnancy had a higher risk of elevated blood pressure in childhood, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. Fine particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) is a form of air pollution produced…
13 Feb 2018
Young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as their better- nourished peers, a new study suggests. The study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States (U.S.), analyzed the relationship between the hearing of more than 2,200 young…
30 May 2016
There was also a link with stomach cancer, with less well-off families more likely to be exposed to the bacteria Helicobactor pylori, which is a common cause of stomach ulcers and increases the risk of stomach cancer.

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