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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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UNICEF: Give children better protection under revised EU asylum procedures

As the European Union prepares for critical talks on the rules governing applications from people seeking protection in Europe, UNICEF has called for the interests and rights of...

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China's obesity epidemic: Teaching children to 'eat a rainbow'

There’s a direct link between urbanization and increased food consumption and obesity issues in China, and it has become a growing epidemic. Dr Xu Zhangrong, deputy secretary of the...

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Teen mothers struggle to follow safe infant sleep practices

Although most teen mothers know that co-sleeping with their baby or putting the baby to sleep with soft bedding or blankets increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS...

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Newborn disease outbreaks push South Korea to stiffen care center oversight

Like more than half of South Korean mothers, Kim Ju-yeon spent two weeks recuperating and relaxing in a health care center with her newborn after she gave birth last June. But her...

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Childhood obesity not down in U.S

Rates of childhood overweight and obesity have not decreased in the U.S. in recent years, and severe obesity is on the rise, especially for minority children, according to a new...

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Women using popular acne drug aren't following advice to avoid pregnancy

The widely used acne drug isotretinoin can cause severe birth defects and miscarriage, yet only about a third of women who use it are taking effective measures to avoid pregnancy,...

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Kids' cancer risk might be tied to where mom was born

The risk of some childhood cancers might vary depending on where a child’s mother was born, a new study suggests. For example, some brain and kidney cancers occurred less often in...

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