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Obesity rates rising for U.S. women and teens

Obesity rates for U.S. women and teens are on the rise, according to two new studies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in JAMA. About 41...

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Bigger baby bottles linked to weight gain

Babies who drink from large bottles early in life may be experience more weight gain by six months of age than infants who drink from smaller bottles, a study suggests.

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A third of children in poor nations fail to meet mental development milestones

One third of young children living in developing nations are failing to meet basic mental development milestones, which could adversely affect their health, success in adulthood,...

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National Crime Agency Rotherham child sex abuse investigation finds 91 crimes

A National Crime Agency investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has recorded 91 crimes. It has so far identified 29 suspects after interviews with victims and...

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19 Yazidi girls burned alive for refusing to have sex with their ISIS captors

Nineteen Iraqi Yazidi girls who refused to have sex with their Islamic State captors were placed in iron cages and burned alive in front of a crowd of hundreds in Mosul on Thursday...

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Hong Kong teen activist acquitted over China protest

A Hong Kong court has acquitted teen pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong of obstructing police at a protest two years against China's tightening hold on the city. A magistrate on...

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4-year-old boy survives internal decapitation

A 4-year-old boy who was internally decapitated when the car he was riding in crashed during a hail storm was released from the hospital on Sunday and is expected to make a full...

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Falluja's children face aftermath of their escape from ISIS

There was something strange in their eyes: a flat, empty, distant stare. The boys, especially the ones in their early teens, look at you, but don't see you.

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Teen idols often endorse unhealthy foods and drinks

Many music celebrities popular with teens endorse foods and drinks that are high on calories and low on nutrients, a U.S. study suggests. Of the 65 music celebrities promoting...

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Kids born 'late' perform better in elementary and middle school

Children born in the 41st week of pregnancy – which is considered “late-term” - have better test scores and are more likely to be classified as gifted in elementary and middle...

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Fukushima medical survey confirms 14 new child thyroid cancer cases

The number of child thyroid cancers discovered in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has reached 131, with the latest panel review adding 14 to the list of those suffering...

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Indian Toddler Hits Early Puberty

  In what is a very rare case, an 18 month old Indian toddler has fully developed male organs, pubic and facial hair and cracked voice; more so, it is most likely that he...

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Marriage of 15-year-old Syrian Refugee Puts German Judges in a Quandary

A case involving the child marriage of Syrian refugees is likely to be heard by Germany's Federal Court, after local courts in Bavaria came to contradicting decisions about whether...

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Four-Year-Old Cricketing Whiz Kid Surprises India

A four-year-old Indian kid plays cricket like a pro, and shows the potential of becoming a legend.

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No Tragedy Too Small: Maimed Syrian Girl Brought to Moscow for Treatment

A Syrian girl who lost her legs during a terrorist attack in Aleppo has been brought to Moscow to receive medical care. On April 16, Sidra Zaarur, a 10-year-old girl from the Syrian...

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