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Lives at risk as young mothers left invisible, fears Plan International head

The lives of millions of girls giving birth under the age of 15 are at risk because they are slipping through the net of the system, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, the new head of child...

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Drop in birth defects slowed after folic acid fortification

 Having cereal and bread manufacturers add folic acid to their products may not be enough to help prevent certain birth defects, suggests a study from California.

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Refugee kids face learning challenges in early school years

 Even though some older refugee children may do as well in school as their native-born peers, younger immigrants can still face unique learning challenges in elementary school, a...

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Pediatricians should discuss fertility and sexual function, doctors say

Talks about reproductive health in pediatrics often touch on contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, but many doctors still fail to discuss issues like...

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Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

May 20 Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas...

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U.S. reports 279 Zika cases in pregnant women, Obama pushes Congress on funds

Health officials said 279 pregnant women in the United States and U.S. territories have tested positive for Zika infection, prompting a new call from President Barack Obama for more...

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Sleep training needn’t be stressful for babies

Deciding when and how to train infants to sleep through the night is one of the hardest issues for new parents, but a small study suggests the process needn’t always be stressful...

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Parents who lose a baby to SIDS want more information

When parents have lost a baby to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), doctors may fear that discussing the risk factors will distress them or cause them to blame themselves. But a...

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Childhood goes up in smoke for Indonesian tobacco farm workers

Thirteen-year-old Siti Maryam says she suffers headaches and nausea after harvesting tobacco leaves with her bare hands during four years of working on her family's farm in...

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‘WASHComs’ drive change in northern Nigeria

Can all of Nigeria be Open Defecation Free by 2025? A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Committee in the remote northern village of Gidan Darge is paving the way.

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Teenage football fan from indigenous community in Brazil carries Olympic Torch

Breno Ferreira, 14, holds the Olympic Torch with pride as he takes part in the three-month torch relay marking the Road to Rio 2016. 

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New fund launches to address global education crisis

 Global and national organisations today launch a new fund to better coordinate support for, and drive investment in, education for children and youth affected by humanitarian...

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Teens with celiac disease may face difficult transition

Teens with celiac disease, or any chronic disease, face extra hurdles transitioning into the adult healthcare system, but there are very few guidelines for how to make this...

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Kids with more daily stress have more nightly asthma awakenings

 A stressful day may make a child more prone to an asthma attack that night - with worse than usual asthma symptoms the next day as well, a small U.S. study suggests.

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California raises age to purchase tobacco to 21

California will raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 from 18 under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, part of a package of anti-...

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