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Mom allegedly kills toddler with teaspoon of salt

A 17-month-old girl was brought to a Spartanburg, SC, hospital Sunday suffering from seizures; she died Wednesday—and authorities say the baby's mother killed her by feeding her a...

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'Expanding bead' toys may cause serious ear injuries, docs warn

Toys that are made out of tiny beads that expand when they get wet can be a hazard for children, in some cases getting stuck in kids' ears and causing permanent hearing loss,...

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How to wean your baby from breastfeeding

When you’re ready to start weaning your baby, you might be worried about how to do it and if it will be difficult— much like you did when you started to breastfeed.

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why Amish children are protected from asthma?

Forget Fluffy and Fido. Bessie the cow just might make a healthier pet.

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Study: By age 18, most kids' ADHD is gone

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is often characterized as restless days followed by restless nights. In fact, the association between poor sleep quality and the disorder is...

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With birth control scarce, women in Venezuela turn to sterilization

Add another problem to the catastrophe gripping Venezuela: women opting to sterilize themselves rather than bring a new life into the chaos. No government statistics on...

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South Carolina girl, 11, who contracted brain-eating amoeba in river dies

The 11-year-old South Carolina girl hospitalized after contracting a usually deadly brain-eating amoeba has died. The Beaufort Gazette reports Hannah Collins died at 10:20 p.m....

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Low cost, flavors, convenience turn teens on to vaping: study

Young people try electronic cigarettes out of curiosity about the devices and alluring flavors that range from cotton candy to pizza, but keep vaping because of their low cost,...

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Fans of the Olympic and Paralympic Games urged to help protect children

UNICEF today launches a global sports initiative to engage people in its work for children. Sports enthusiasts worldwide can get involved in the Olympic and Paralympic action for...

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UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, calls for the protection of all children in Aleppo

 UNICEF is extremely concerned for the safety and wellbeing of all children caught up in the escalating violence in the city of Aleppo in northern Syria. The escalation of this...

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'No jab, no pay': thousands immunise children to avoid family payment cuts

The federal government’s ‘no jab, no pay’ policy has prompted thousands of parents who had previously refused to immunise their babies to get them vaccinated. Social services...

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Millions of children doomed to a life of illiteracy

Almost 30 million children of primary school age will not learn to read and write. This was revealed in a paper by the Unesco Institute for Statistics and the Global Education...

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Indy native launches nonprofit to educate children of Nicaraguan coffee workers

After earning a Fulbright Fellowship in 2013, Kristin Van Busum was determined to help small-scale coffee growers in Nicaragua tap into the global coffee market and improve their...

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ISIS butchers behead two 'spies' in front of children at a busy park in Iraq

ISIS butchers have filmed themselves beheading two men in front of children at a busy park. The video, released from the terror group's news channel Wilayat Ninawa, shows two knife-...

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UNICEF welcomes Human Rights Watch report, Abuses against Children Detained as National Security Threats

“UNICEF welcomes the Human Rights Watch report Extreme Measures: Abuses against Children Detained as National Security Threats.   “Children should be guaranteed the same legal...

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