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Poor exercise habits may follow teens into adulthood

Most American teenagers don’t get enough exercise, and they often stick with their sedentary ways as they enter adulthood, a U.S. study suggests.

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More U.S. babies born addicted to opiates like heroin

The proportion of U.S. babies born suffering from withdrawal syndrome after exposure to heroin or prescription opiates in utero has more than doubled in less than a decade, a study...

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Child TB deaths set to fall as Kenya launches new drugs

More children are likely to survive tuberculosis, the leading infectious disease killer, after Kenya introduces child-friendly medicines on Oct. 1 - the first country in the world...

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Back to school season may mean surge in concussion risk

 When children return to school each fall they face at least twice the concussion risk they had during summer vacation, a U.S. study suggests.

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Physical therapy may help kids with constipation

 Many children with constipation may have an easier time going to the bathroom when potty training is paired with exercises to improve posture and strengthen pelvic muscles, a...

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Child fitness gap linked to income inequality

 In a comparison of fitness levels among children in 50 countries, the nations with the biggest internal income disparities tended to have the least fit youth.

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Indian welfare cuts led to deaths of 600 children from malnutrition, activist says

 Funding cuts for welfare schemes by India's government have contributed to child malnutrition in Palghar district in the western state of Maharashtra, where 600 children are said...

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'Press 1 for child labor': Garment workers use cellphones to report abuses

Textile workers from Bangladesh to Turkey are using cellphones to report child labor, delayed wages and trafficking - a trend rights groups say shows the promise of technology in...

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India cracks down on illegal mica mines after expose reveals child deaths

Authorities in India have raided mica mines, arrested traders and begun steps to regulate the underground industry, local officials said, after a Thomson Reuters Foundation expose...

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Child labor taints production of batteries for electric carmakers, Amnesty says

Leading electric carmakers may be unwittingly using child labor to produce batteries for vehicles that have grown in popularity for using clean energy aimed at limiting global...

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From sitting on the floor to the top of the class in Yemen

In Yemen’s marginalized Muhamasheen community, children and their families live in poverty on the edge of society, facing discrimination every day. Rania is determined to overcome...

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Children in Aleppo trapped in “living nightmare” - UNICEF

At least 96 children have been killed and 223 have been injured in Eastern Aleppo since Friday, UNICEF said. “The children of Aleppo are trapped in a living nightmare,” said UNICEF...

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Global Goals Awards honour champions for women’s and girls’ rights

The first annual Global Goals Awards tonight honoured a lawyer who fights against child marriage in Tanzania, a Syrian teen and Olympic swimmer who saved fellow refugees from...

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The United Nations welcomes the release of 21 child soldiers by the Government of Sudan

The United Nations welcomes the release yesterday by the Government of Sudan of twenty one children allegedly associated with armed groups.  These children, who have been in the...

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UNICEF launches ‘World Version’ of John Lennon’s IMAGINE

UNICEF launched the world version of John Lennon’s classic song Imagine today with the support of Yoko Ono, David Guetta and people from over 140 countries around the world.

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