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Increasing breastfeeding could save 800 000 children and US$ 300 billion every year

A major new Series on breastfeeding, published in “The Lancet”, finds that despite strong health and economic benefits from breastfeeding, few children are exclusively breastfed...

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Films showing smoking scenes should be rated to protect children from tobacco addiction

WHO is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco....

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How to prevent and mitigate childhood hearing loss

Nearly 32 million children across the world live with disabling hearing loss. A new WHO report, "Childhood hearing loss: act now, here’s how", suggests that 60% of this can be...

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Angola grapples with worst yellow fever outbreak in 30 years

Angola is grappling with a yellow fever outbreak, which has infected more than 450 people and killed 178 – the first epidemic of the disease to hit the country in 30 years. The...

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Teething symptoms and solutions for your baby

“She’s so touchy!” says Melanie Aguiar, mom to 14-month-old Ana. “The slightest little thing like falling down on her bum will start her crying.” Why is this usually sunny little...

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How to set up parental controls on Android Apple devices

Strawberry Shortcake is a hero at my house. And that cute little dog from the PlayKids app? Godsend. What do these digital superstars all have in common? On a regular basis, they...

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Helping your child sleep through the night

Almost every night, five-year-old Holden gets up in the wee hours and makes a beeline for his parents’ bed. If his mom, Allison Colpitts, walks Holden back to his room, he’ll...

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Simple ways to prevent poisonings in kids

Small children will put just about anything in their mouths, and while a little dirt never hurt anyone, it’s all too easy for little ones to get their hands on a harmful substance....

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How To Choose The Right Sport For Your Child

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in the past 30 years. In fact, the obesity epidemic has gotten so bad...

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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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