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Malawian 'hyena man' arrested for having sex with children

An HIV-positive Malawian man, who says he is paid to have sex with children as part of initiation rites, has been arrested on the president's orders. Eric Aniva, a sex worker known...

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Australian children sick after mistaking fire colorant for sweets

Around 25 school children in Queensland, Australia have fallen ill after eating a chemical fire colorant they believed to be sweets. Paramedics were called after the Year Four...

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Smaller babies may need special car seat harnesses

Restraints in infant car seats fit most newborns poorly, and low-birthweight infants in particular may not be well protected, Australian researchers say. In their small study, fewer...

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India's parliament passes controversial child labor bill

 India's parliament on Tuesday approved a controversial law that would allow children to work for family businesses, despite widespread concern by the United Nations and other...

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Syrian maternity hospital supported by Save the Children bombed: charity

A Syrian maternity hospital in a rebel-held area of Idlib province was extensively damaged on Friday after a direct hit, international charity Save the Children, which supports the...

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Two children abused in Australian prison being counter-sued by state

Two of the six aboriginal children teargassed by police while in custody in Australia are being counter-sued by the Northern Territory government for damaging the prison in an...

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Teen girls who play sports may not eat enough to avoid health problems

As a growing number of teen girls participate in sports, doctors need to watch for health problems that can develop when these athletes exercise too much and don’t eat enough...

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Early bedtime for preschoolers may ward off teen obesity

It’s never too early to get kids into good sleep habits, and those habits might even protect against obesity later in life, a recent U.S. study suggests. Preschoolers who were in...

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Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a measure that pledges greater efforts to protect drug-dependent newborns and assist their parents. The Comprehensive Addiction and...

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Spain registers first case in Europe of baby born with Zika-related defect

Spain has recorded the first case in Europe of a baby born with the microcephaly birth defect associated with the Zika virus, Spanish health authorities said on Monday.

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When pot became legal in Colorado, kids' exposures went up

After recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, there was an increase in hospitalizations and poison control center visits for kids who’d been accidentally exposed to the...

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Failed by courts, children bear brunt of rape in Ivory Coast: activists

Children in Ivory Coast bear the brunt of sexual violence in a culture where rape is widely considered "insignificant" and perpetrators usually go unpunished, activists say. Two in...

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Child hunger and death rising in Zimbabwe due to drought, charity says

 Child hunger and deaths are rising in Zimbabwe due to the worst drought in two decades, with thousands facing starvation by the end of the year without additional aid, an...

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Reducing children’s exposure to violence – virtual and real

Pediatricians, parents, industry and policymakers need to join forces to limit children's exposure to virtual and real violence, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics'...

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Bangladesh police investigate death of 10-year-old child worker

Police in Bangladesh are investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy at a textile mill who was killed after co-workers inserted the nozzle of a high-pressure air pump in his rectum...

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