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On the first day of 2019, over 395,000 babies to be born worldwide: UNICEF

As the calendar flips to 2019, about 395,072 babies will be born around the world, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, adding that a quarter will be born in...

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Children suffering ‘atrocities’ as number of countries in conflict hits new peak: UNICEF

The world “has failed” to sufficiently protect children caught up in conflict and millions more are at risk of harm, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday,...

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Boys' weight in puberty tied to adult diabetes risk

When young boys gain a lot of weight at puberty, they may be increasing their risk of developing diabetes decades later, a Swedish study suggests.

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Child sex trafficking rife in Colombia's picturesque Cartagena

Cartagena’s colonial architecture and easy access to white sand beaches have made it one of Colombia’s most popular tourist destinations. But behind its baroque facade, the historic...

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Is your child being watched? The hidden dangers of smart toys

Whether it's a talking teddy bear or a robot that learns through artificial intelligence, interactive toys are increasingly popular with kids. But have you ever wondered what...

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Kids, influencers celebrate Christmas together

Twenty children aged 5 to 8 from poor backgrounds sat down Wednesday with a group of high-profile social media influencers to receive gifts and enjoy a festive dinner at Le Vendome...

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TV ads for sugary cereal do influence kids' breakfast cravings

Young children are more likely to demand specific sugary cereals for breakfast when they have seen television ads for these products, a U.S. study suggests.

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Child death rates far higher in U.S. than in other developed countries

The odds of a child dying before age 18 are far higher in the U.S. than in other high-income countries, with firearms and motor vehicle accidents accounting for much of the...

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Teen pot users may hallucinate, become paranoid

More than two in five teens who use marijuana experience psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, paranoia and anxiety, a U.S. study suggests.

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Keep off teething necklaces, FDA urges parents after reported death

Stay away from necklaces and bracelets used to relieve teething pain in infants, the U.S. health regulator warned parents and caregivers on Thursday, after reports of a death and...

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Vanuatu baby treated in world's first commercial drone-delivered vaccine

A one-month-old baby in Vanuatu has become the first person in the world to be immunized using vaccines delivered by a commercial drone, the United Nations said, raising hopes that...

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British schoolgirls at risk of FGM during Christmas break

As many families prepare to holiday abroad during the festive season, British charities on Monday warned that girls taken overseas could be at risk of female genital mutilation.

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Girl, 10, dies after genital cutting in Sierra Leone

A 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) during an initiation into a secret women’s society in Sierra Leone, police said on Wednesday, sparking...

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Four million Syrian children have only known war since birth

Half of Syria’s children, that’s four million, have grown up only knowing a life of violence, as the war-battered country enters its eighth year of conflict, the United Nations...

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Better care, stronger laws needed to save 30 million babies on the brink of death

Nearly 30 million babies each year -  nearly a quarter of the total - are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first month of...

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