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Negative words impact children's negative opinions of others, study finds

It turns out children really are listening to what you say. Children who overheard someone saying negative words about a particular group of people developed negative biases toward...

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Prepare your kids mentally for the transition back to school

For many parents whose children have attended school online for the better part of a year, mass vaccinations could mean looking ahead to what life with in-person instruction could...

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A family business: how and why smugglers are bringing more children to the U.S. border

Honduran mother Alicia Cruz handed herself and her son in to border agents in Texas, then watched as unaccompanied children were separated for release from the group of migrants...

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Harsh parenting & yelling at children have similar adverse effects to ‘serious abuse’ and stunt brain development, researchers say

Repeatedly getting angry with children, yelling, hitting or shaking them likely leads to stunted brain growth when they are adolescents, a new study says, suggesting the effects of...

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Tigray crisis: Children must be protected from harm, urges UNICEF

The situation for children in Tigray is becoming increasingly serious as the conflict in the northern Ethiopian region continues to escalate, according to the UN Children’s Fund (...

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South Asia: Sharp rise in child and maternal deaths due to COVID-19

Severe disruptions in health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have resulted in an additional 239,000 child and maternal deaths in South Asia last year, United Nations...

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Keep mothers and newborns together, new health research says

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, highlighted the risks of separating newborns from mothers, with new research showing that up to 125,000 lives could be saved by...

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Syria war: Average of one child injured or killed every eight hours over past 10 years

The grim ten-year anniversary of the war in Syria has left 90 percent of the country’s children in need of help, as a triple crisis of violence, economic misery and the COVID-19...

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Regression on ‘virtually every indicator’ of progress for children: UNICEF

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, progress has gone backward across virtually every key measure of childhood, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, revealing a “...

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Kenyan tribal elders vow to end FGM, child marriage in 'milestone' for girls

Tribal leaders in northern Kenya pledged on Friday to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in their communities, a step hailed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as “an...

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Mental health alert for 332 million children linked to COVID-19 lockdown policies: UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, says the mental health of millions of children worldwide has been put at risk, with at least one in seven forced to remain at home under nationwide...

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Over 168 million children miss nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says

More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-...

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UNICEF urges repatriation of all children in Syria’s Al-Hol camp following deadly fire

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday urged all countries to repatriate and safely reintegrate their young nationals being held at Syria’s largest camp for refugees and...

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Breast cancer can also be found in children

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in America. While you probably associate this disease with adults, the truth is that children have breasts, too.

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New approach needed to ensure protection and care for unaccompanied migrant children in the United States

A new approach is needed to ensure that unaccompanied migrant and asylum-seeking children in the United States receive proper reception, care and support services, UNICEF announced...

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