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Past child abuse may influence adult response to antidepressants
Antidepressants don’t work for everyone, and having a history of abuse during childhood may signal a low likelihood that the drugs will improve an adult’s symptoms of major...
Breastfeeding after return to work may depend on hours on the job
Working mothers may be more likely to breastfeed their babies for the recommended minimum of at least six months if they can work less than 20 hours a week, an Australian study...
Lives at risk as young mothers left invisible, fears Plan International head
The lives of millions of girls giving birth under the age of 15 are at risk because they are slipping through the net of the system, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, the new head of child...
Drop in birth defects slowed after folic acid fortification
Having cereal and bread manufacturers add folic acid to their products may not be enough to help prevent certain birth defects, suggests a study from California.
Refugee kids face learning challenges in early school years
Even though some older refugee children may do as well in school as their native-born peers, younger immigrants can still face unique learning challenges in elementary school, a...
Pediatricians should discuss fertility and sexual function, doctors say
Talks about reproductive health in pediatrics often touch on contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, but many doctors still fail to discuss issues like...
Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm
May 20 Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas...
U.S. reports 279 Zika cases in pregnant women, Obama pushes Congress on funds
Health officials said 279 pregnant women in the United States and U.S. territories have tested positive for Zika infection, prompting a new call from President Barack Obama for more...
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...
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...
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...
‘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.
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.
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...
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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