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Most traumatic brain injuries in U.S. kids linked to consumer products

The majority of the more than four million traumatic brain injuries in kids treated in U.S. emergency rooms involved consumer products, a new study suggests.

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U.S. doctors giving fewer kids cough and cold medicines

American doctors are recommending cough and cold medicines less often amid a growing recognition that these treatments may be ineffective and lead to serious and potentially fatal...

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Stillbirth risk in diabetes higher with obesity and high blood sugar

Pregnant women with diabetes may be more likely to experience a stillbirth when they have obesity or poorly controlled blood sugar, a new study suggests.

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Kids with autism at increased risk of bullying by siblings and classmates

Children with autism are more likely than kids without the disorder to be bullied by siblings and peers in early adolescence, and they may have more psychological and social...

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New UN report shows record number of children killed and maimed in conflict

A new UN report has found that 2018 was the worst year on record for children caught up in armed conflict; the year saw the highest numbers killed or maimed since the United Nations...

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UNICEF must triple budget to combat Ebola outbreak in DR Congo; complex crisis impacting unprecedented number of children

With an unprecedented number of children affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on...

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Easing ‘classroom crisis’ in Côte d’Ivoire, brick by (plastic) brick

In an innovative partnership, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and a Colombian social enterprise announced on Monday that it had broken ground on a first-of-its-kind...

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Breast ironing is abuse and could lead to jail, UK prosecutors say

Breast ironing - where a young girl’s breasts are compressed to stop them developing - is child abuse and could lead to 10 years in jail, British prosecutors said on Friday.

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Kids under 5 most at risk of road death

Children under 5 are most at risk of dying from road accidents, with the percentage of infants that die due to traffic accidents almost double that of older children, a recent study...

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UNICEF urges ‘transformative shift’ in family-friendly work policies to reap ‘huge’ benefits

Because the “earliest years” of life are the most crucial, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) published a list of new family-friendly policy recommendations on Friday it...

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Monsoon rains turn millions of children’s lives ‘upside down’ across South Asia

Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk, according to the...

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German government backs mandatory vaccinations for all schoolchildren

Parents in Germany who fail to vaccinate their children could face hefty fines after the German government backed a bill requiring all children to receive a measles jab before...

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Ebola emergency meeting to go ahead as UNICEF warns of higher risk to very youngest children

Ahead of a key expert meeting convened by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an international...

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‘Severe’ new US asylum restrictions will put vulnerable families at risk, UN refugee agency says

Deeply concerned about the new rule barring from asylum the majority of people crossing the southern land border of the United States, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has warned that...

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Mothers' work with solvents tied to higher autism risk for kids

Women who are exposed to solvents on the job may be more likely to have children with autism than mothers without this occupational exposure, a recent study suggests.

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