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Top Pakistani religious body rules women’s protection law ‘un-Islamic’

A powerful Pakistani religious body that advises the government on the compatibility of laws with Islam has declared a new law that criminalizes violence against women to be “un-...

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Four myths about rape in war

Congo's Jean-Pierre Bemba became the highest-ranking politician to be convicted by the international war crimes court on Monday, when it judged him responsible for a 2002-2003...

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Philadelphia high school student dies from bacterial meningitis

A North Philadelphia high school student died on Tuesday from bacterial meningitis, according to

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Children with leukemia relapse sooner if they're from a poor neighborhood

Children living in high-poverty areas are more likely to die from cancer and relapse earlier than children from low-poverty areas. In a recent study, researchers at children's...

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Large number of children given cough, cold meds despite warnings

About one in five children in Canada was treated with the drugs, causing researchers to suggest stronger warning labels may be in order. Despite labels on cold and cough medicines...

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Global Teacher Prize goes to the Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub

Global Teacher Prize Winner, Hanan Al Hroub, was received a hero’s welcome when she returned home to Palestine. A welcome ceremony was held for Hanan in the West Bank city Jericho...

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Violation of Children’s Rights Worldwide: Manifestations, Factors and the Impact on Children

Thousands of children in the world face daily violations. Rarely a day goes by without a child being subjected to abuse and violations. What are the forms and motivations for child...

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Unvaccinated kids driving measles, pertussis outbreaks

In 2000, the United States was declared measles-free. But infected travelers returning to the country have caused outbreaks, and unvaccinated children are most at risk, research has...

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Non-invasive test can detect celiac disease in children

The finger-pick test for celiac disease takes about 10 minutes and costs less than $14, making it a faster, cheaper and far less invasive test for children to endure than standard...

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Antibiotic resistance common in kids' urinary tract infections

Nearly a quarter of young patients in industrialized nations were resistant to the antibiotic trimethoprim. More than 8 percent were resistant to the antibiotic co-amoxiclav.  

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Study strengthens Zika-microcephaly link, women and babies at risk

Thousands of pregnant women caught in an ongoing outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus spreading from Brazil risk having a baby with the birth defect microcephaly, according to the...

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How much sleep your children need

Many parents have only a poor understanding of how much sleep their children need, a New Zealand study found.

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Happy kids may become adults with lower heart attack risk

Kids who live in a stress-free environment may grow up to be adults with a lower risk of heart attacks than their peers who experience social, emotional or financial difficulties...

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Bringing warmth to refugee families sheltering in Lebanon

For refugee families like the Muhannads huddling against the winter in makeshift shelters that barely protect them from the elements in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, cash assistance will...

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The story of a woman and her children making the journey to Europe

Brushing raindrops off her tent, Nisrine Shiko, a 34-year-old Syrian refugee and widow travelling with her five children, tries her best to wat

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