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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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,...

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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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