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Most U.S. kids not meeting sleep, exercise and screen time targets
Just one in 20 U.S. children and teens gets the amount of sleep, exercise and screen time that doctors recommend for optimal health, a new study suggests.
Tiniest preemies still have low survival odds, high chance of impairments
Although extremely preterm birth is no longer the death sentence it once was, the tiniest preemies still have low survival odds and are likely to have severe impairments if they...
Teen e-cigarette use linked to eventual smoking
Among teens, using e-cigarettes may raise the risk of progressing to cigarette smoking, a new U.S. study suggests.
‘Education transforms lives’ says UN chief on first-ever International Day
Education is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development because it gives people across the world the skills needed to realize all 17 Global Goals (SDGs), said the...
Sudan: Amidst deaths, injuries, imprisonments, UNICEF stresses children’s protection ‘at all times’
Children are likely among the dead during a month of nationwide protests in Sudan with “scores” of others injured and detained, according to a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)...
New UN bullying report calls for ‘safe, inclusive’ schools for all children
The emotional and physical pain brought on by bullying can be excruciating, yet this behavior continues to abound in schools globally, according to a new report by the United...
Toxic substances found in diapers in France: government agency
A variety of potentially toxic substances, including the widely-used weed-killer glyphosate, has been found in babies’ diapers in France, according to a study on Wednesday by the...
Many teens and young adults lack privacy at doctor's office
Roughly half of U.S. teens and young adults don’t have private time with doctors during their checkups, and may be less comfortable asking questions about their health as a result,...
Rotavirus vaccination tied to lower rates of type 1 diabetes
Young kids who receive the rotavirus vaccine may be less likely to develop type 1 diabetes than children who don’t get this routine childhood vaccination, an Australian study...
Childhood lead exposure tied to adult mental health issues
Beyond the well-known effects of childhood lead exposure on IQ, a new study suggests lasting effects on the brain may extend to personality traits in adulthood.
Hundreds of suspected slavery victims left 'in limbo' by UK failings
Hundreds of suspected victims of slavery in Britain are living “in limbo” and risk being retrafficked due to long delays in the system that identifies modern slaves, activists said...
Kenya court's hijab ban ruling sparks fears over Muslim girls' schooling
A ruling by Kenyan’s top court that schools can ban the hijab could lead to Muslim girls - already at risk from practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage...
More babies dying in Venezuela as crisis worsens: researchers
Rising numbers of babies are dying in Venezuela as its health system collapses, researchers said on Thursday, reversing the country’s big reduction infant mortality rates over the...
Most parents know good hygiene, not folklore, helps prevent colds
Ninety-nine percent of parents said they reinforced principles of good hygiene, like frequent hand-washing and avoiding contact with people who are ill, to prevent their kids from...
Venezuela children left behind as parents flee to find work abroad
Yusneiker and Anthonella have been living with their grandmother since their father left Venezuela and its collapsing economy last year for Peru, to try and earn enough to feed them...
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