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Majority of men and women oppose Female Genital Mutilation in countries where practice persists – UNICEF figures

Approximately two-thirds of men, women, boys and girls in countries where female genital mutilation is common say they want the practice to end – according to UNICEF data.In...

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HIV/AIDS continues to stalk children and adolescents – UNICEF

 As the 21st International AIDS Conference gets underway in Durban this week, UNICEF warned that despite remarkable global progress in tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic, much work...

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German mother of 8 dead infants confesses she killed some, can't remember how many

A woman from a Bavarian town on trial after eight dead infants were found in her house wrapped in towels and bags has confessed to killing some of them, adding that she doesn’t know...

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Child porn sting nabs elementary teacher, Disney employees

An undercover child pornography bust has led to the arrests of eight men, three of whom stand out. One man was a housekeeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, another was a cook on Disney...

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‘Without shoes or water’: 3 young children left in Mojave Desert as punishment

A homeless couple allegedly punishing three young children by sending them out into the Mojave Desert without shoes or water have been arrested.

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Why the prognosis for Aleppo's children - sick or healthy - is grave

It took almost eight hours to get through the border crossing from Turkey to Syria but we were finally on our way, traveling in a two-car convoy down the Castello Road into the...

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Screen violence - real and fictional - harmful for kids, experts say

Dead bodies. Bloodied faces. Tears. Terror. Those are just some of the things that children see when they view news coverage of violent events, such as the truck attack in Nice,...

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Sky-high bills leave Nigerian mothers and newborns trapped in hospitals

Four months after giving birth in Umuahia, the capital of Nigeria's southeastern Abia state, 23-year-old single mother Amarachi Amadi is still in hospital with her baby girl. While...

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Families can encourage mothers' breastfeeding

Why do some women breastfeed and others don’t? Family culture can play a role in that decision, researchers say - as can hospitals that introduce formula to newborns.

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Pregnant mom’s food choices tied to baby’s body composition

Pregnant women who eat more carbs and fatty foods may not necessarily give birth to heavier babies, but they may still have infants with more fat tissue, a U.S. study suggests. In...

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Smoking during pregnancy may hurt your chances for grandkids

 Women who smoke during pregnancy run the risk of having boys with low sperm production in adulthood, an Australian study suggests.

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Kids who watch lots of TV have lower bone mass as adults

Kids who watch a lot of television may build less bone during critical years, and be more vulnerable to osteoporosis and bone breaks later in life as a result, a new study suggests.

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Laundry detergent pods particularly dangerous for children

A new study adds to evidence that laundry detergent pods are dangerous for little kids.

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As South Soudan turns five more than 4,000 children reunited with family

More than 4,000 children have been reunited with their families after being split apart by violence and war in South Sudan, since bloody conflict broke out in December 2013.

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Children Speak, the world listens

They have voices, but are they being heard? This is the question that represents the essence of Save the Children’s Child Rights Governance programme, to translate children’s words...

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