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Are U.S. public schools prepared for an emergency?
More than a fifth U.S. school districts lack comprehensive plans to respond to natural disasters, epidemic diseases or other emergencies, a new report finds.
Giving babies eggs and nuts early may avert allergies
Infants who get a taste of eggs and peanuts starting when they’re as young as 4 months old may have a lower risk of developing allergies to those foods than babies who try them...
In youngest suicide victims, ADD is more common than depression
When children under 12 commit suicide, they are more likely to have a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder than depression, a U.S. study suggests.
Codeine not safe for kids, doctors warn
Codeine isn’t safe for children and shouldn’t be used to ease pain or relieve coughs, a leading U.S. pediatricians group warns.
EU-UNICEF partnership helps address learning and protection needs of children and youth affected by the Syria crisis
As a new school year gets under way across the Middle East, a major injection of funds from the European Union is boosting efforts to provide learning opportunities and protection...
UNICEF calls for an increase in education spending as new report reveals global crisis in learning
More than two-thirds of schoolchildren in low-income countries will not learn basic primary level skills in 2030 despite an ambitious goal to get every child in school and learning...
We can educate all the world’s children - If we choose to
The report of the International Commission for Financing Global Education Opportunities (or simply Education Commission) is out - and it breaks important new ground at a critical...
Shocking images of starved kid show horrors of Yemen’s civil war
The horrors of Yemen’s civil war have been encapsulated by photographs showing a toddler suffering from severe malnutrition. UNICEF estimates that 320,000 children are facing...
Teen sues parents for posting embarrassing childhood pictures on Facebook
An 18-year-old Austrian woman is suing her parents for posting embarrassing photos of her on Facebook without her consent. The woman claims her parents have, since 2009, shared over...
High Court judge resorts to emojis in court ruling to make the document accessible to the children involved in the case
A High Court judge has written a court ruling using simple phrases and emojis in a bid to make the document accessible to the children involved in the case. This is believed to be...
Parents may misuse results of infant genetic testing
When parents find out their newborn carries a gene mutation linked to cystic fibrosis, many use the information unexpectedly or inappropriately, according to a new study.
Parents of children with cancer sometimes regret decisions
Parents of children with cancer face difficult decisions, and a new study suggests that about one in six of them look back on some of their choices with a great deal of regret.
Britain's failure to tackle female genital mutilation a 'national disgrace': lawmakers
The failure of British authorities to bring one successful prosecution for female genital mutilation in more than 30 years is a "national scandal", lawmakers said on Thursday...
How much video game time should kids get?
Kids who play video games much more than an hour a day may experience behavior problems, a Spanish study suggests. Children who limit gaming time to an hour or two a week, however,...
Brain cancer now deadliest for U.S. children: study
Brain cancer is now the deadliest form of childhood cancer in the United States, surpassing leukemia as treatment advances have allowed doctors to cure many blood-related cancers,...
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