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Sleep training needn’t be stressful for babies

Deciding when and how to train infants to sleep through the night is one of the hardest issues for new parents, but a small study suggests the process needn’t always be stressful...

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Parents who lose a baby to SIDS want more information

When parents have lost a baby to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), doctors may fear that discussing the risk factors will distress them or cause them to blame themselves. But a...

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Childhood goes up in smoke for Indonesian tobacco farm workers

Thirteen-year-old Siti Maryam says she suffers headaches and nausea after harvesting tobacco leaves with her bare hands during four years of working on her family's farm in...

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‘WASHComs’ drive change in northern Nigeria

Can all of Nigeria be Open Defecation Free by 2025? A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Committee in the remote northern village of Gidan Darge is paving the way.

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Teenage football fan from indigenous community in Brazil carries Olympic Torch

Breno Ferreira, 14, holds the Olympic Torch with pride as he takes part in the three-month torch relay marking the Road to Rio 2016. 

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New fund launches to address global education crisis

 Global and national organisations today launch a new fund to better coordinate support for, and drive investment in, education for children and youth affected by humanitarian...

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Teens with celiac disease may face difficult transition

Teens with celiac disease, or any chronic disease, face extra hurdles transitioning into the adult healthcare system, but there are very few guidelines for how to make this...

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Kids with more daily stress have more nightly asthma awakenings

 A stressful day may make a child more prone to an asthma attack that night - with worse than usual asthma symptoms the next day as well, a small U.S. study suggests.

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California raises age to purchase tobacco to 21

California will raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 from 18 under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, part of a package of anti-...

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How your phone might give your kid a short attention span

Parents who turn to smartphones and tablets to break up the tedium of caring for an infant around the clock may be teaching their babies to have a short attention span, a small...

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Is water birth safe for babies?

Giving birth in water is becoming more popular, particularly among women seeking an alternative to a medicated or hospital birth experience. But a new review finds little evidence...

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South Africa faces uphill battle to reduce HIV infection rates among young women

South Africa recorded half of the 5,000 new infections a week among young women out of 14 southern and Eastern African countries, the health minister said on Tuesday.

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Vaccines put brakes on yellow fever outbreaks, more may pop up: WHO

A major yellow fever outbreak in Angola and two smaller flare-ups in Uganda and Congo are largely under control but countries have been warned to be vigilant in case the disease...

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In Sierra Leone, clean water returns to a rural school

It’s been more than a decade since the students at the Harry C Primary school in Masorie, Sierra Leone, were able to drink from the well on school grounds. Now a UNICEF-supported...

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A second chance at schooling for pregnant teenagers in Ebola-affected Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, a new initiative offers classes and resources to pregnant teenage girls, who are otherwise prohibited from attending school. Meet Adama, who became pregnant during...

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