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Teen drivers reaching for objects more likely to crash

Teen drivers who wisely stow away their cell phones while they’re behind the wheel still need to be aware of another important risk factor for accidents, a small study suggests.

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Venezuelan child migrants, women fall prey to human traffickers in Peru

Migrant children fleeing alone from Venezuela’s economic and political crises, along with destitute Venezuelan migrants arriving without documents both make easy prey for human...

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Voices of young climate action activists ‘give me hope’ says UN chief

In the wake of Friday’s demonstrations by schoolchildren across the world against climate change inaction, the UN Secretary-General has said he understands their fears, but is...

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Around 260,000 children in DR Congo’s Kasai region suffering severe acute malnutrition

More than a quarter of a million children in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – and thousands of others who have fled with their families to nearby...

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In South Sudan, mothers teaching daughters ‘safer’ ways to survive rape

Sexual attacks in South Sudan are so common that mothers now teach their daughters how to survive the ordeal of being raped, in such a way as to minimize the violence. That’s...

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Yemeni parents forced to ‘sell’ young daughters for food, Oxfam tells RT

With the bloody conflict in Yemen raging on, desperate parents choose to make their daughters child brides, feeling it is the only way to let other relatives survive the famine and...

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2018 deadliest year yet for children in Syria as war enters 9th year

Last year was the deadliest yet for children in Syria, with more than 1,100 killed by fighting, the United Nations said Monday, with the bloody conflict about to enter its ninth...

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Parents who avoid smoking at home may still vape around kids

Parents who use both traditional and e-cigarettes may vape around kids at home and in cars even when they don’t smoke around their kids, a U.S. study suggests.

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Kids with asthma may struggle in school

Kids with asthma may struggle more in school when their symptoms aren’t well-controlled, and minority students with this breathing disorder are more likely to fall behind than their...

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Without vaccine, hundreds of children die in Madagascar measles outbreak

Two months ago, giggles floated through the home of fisherman Dada as his four-year-old son played ball outside with his two younger cousins on one of Madagascar’s famed sun soaked...

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Europe accused of failing UK-bound children trafficked from Vietnam

Thousands of children trafficked to Britain from Vietnam are being abused and exploited while traveling through Europe as governments pass the buck on their protection amid growing...

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Suicide games can spread online for months before parents know

Social media posts about suicide games may spread for months online before mainstream media reports help alert parents to the potential threat, a U.S. study suggests.

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Childhood cancer survivors at high risk for skin malignancies

As adults, childhood cancer survivors have a 30-fold higher risk than the general population of developing common skin malignancies known as basal cell carcinoma, a Dutch study...

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As polio goal nears, Pakistan pushes against vaccine misinformation

As Pakistan closes in on eradicating polio, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s office has urged the country’s telecoms regulator to take action against misinformation spread on social...

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Women who vape around pregnancy may wrongly think it safe

Health professionals advise against using any nicotine products during pregnancy, but some women are using e-cigarettes before, during or after pregnancy and thinking it’s safer...

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