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How To Tell If Your Child Needs Therapy

So many of the recent headlines about children and mental health are deeply distressing: Youth suicide attempts have doubled in the last decade, some in children as young as 5 years...

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Scourge of slavery still claims 40 million victims worldwide, ‘must serve as a wakeup call’

Incidents of modern-day slavery are “only likely to increase” as a result of some of biggest challenges facing the world today, a UN expert outlined in a report for the Human Rights...

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Most kids can manage pain after surgery without opioids

About one in five kids are prescribed opioids after common pediatric surgeries, but a new study suggests they may do just as well with alternative pain relievers like acetaminophen...

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Stress in pregnancy 'makes child personality disorder more likely'

The children of women who experience severe stress when pregnant are nearly 10 times more likely to develop a personality disorder by the age of 30, a study suggests. Even moderate...

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A third of young people polled by UN, report being a victim of online bullying

Around one-in-three young people across 30 countries say they have been bullied online, while one-in-five report that they have skipped school because of it. Those are some of the...

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New UN book club helps children deal with global issues

For children in Chad, getting an education can involve manual labour. That’s because, every year, there’s a chance that the rainy season will destroy their school, and they will...

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Stronger focus on nutrition within health services could save 3.7 million lives by 2025

Health services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (...

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WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation

The World Health Organization said on Thursday it welcomed a commitment by Facebook that it would direct users seeking vaccine information on its Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups...

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More tiny preemies leave hospital with human milk for feedings

 A growing number of extremely tiny newborns are being sent home from the hospital with human milk for feedings when their mothers don’t produce enough milk to meet their...

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More than half of world’s refugee children ‘do not get an education’, warns UNHCR

Refugee children in their millions are missing out on an education, the UN said on Friday, in an appeal to host countries to back more inclusive policies to prevent them from “...

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More than 1,100 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children in Greece need urgent shelter and protection

The number of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children, staying in dangerous and overcrowded Reception and Identification Centres on the Greek islands, and detention...

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West, Central Africa violence closes 9,000 schools: report

 Fourteen-year-old Hussaini said he first heard screaming. Then people fired guns, shooting at and killing at least one of his teachers in his northern Burkina Faso village.It’s...

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Children from formerly Daesh-controlled Iraq denied education: HRW

The Iraqi government is denying thousands of children whose parents are perceived to have been affiliated with Daesh (ISIS) the right to access an education.

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Kids as young as four caught carrying knives at UK schools

A four-year-old was among more than 1,000 children caught in possession of a blade at school last year, with one child threatening a teacher that they were going to stab and kill...

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Village by village, the quest to stop female genital cutting in Somaliland

When Mumtas Khadar turned nine she couldn’t wait for the ritual undertaken by every woman in her village in Somaliland in northeast Africa that she believed would make her more...

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