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Yemeni parents forced to ‘sell’ young daughters for food, Oxfam tells RT

With the bloody conflict in Yemen raging on, desperate parents choose to make their daughters child brides, feeling it is the only way to let other relatives survive the famine and...

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2018 deadliest year yet for children in Syria as war enters 9th year

Last year was the deadliest yet for children in Syria, with more than 1,100 killed by fighting, the United Nations said Monday, with the bloody conflict about to enter its ninth...

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Parents who avoid smoking at home may still vape around kids

Parents who use both traditional and e-cigarettes may vape around kids at home and in cars even when they don’t smoke around their kids, a U.S. study suggests.

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Kids with asthma may struggle in school

Kids with asthma may struggle more in school when their symptoms aren’t well-controlled, and minority students with this breathing disorder are more likely to fall behind than their...

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Without vaccine, hundreds of children die in Madagascar measles outbreak

Two months ago, giggles floated through the home of fisherman Dada as his four-year-old son played ball outside with his two younger cousins on one of Madagascar’s famed sun soaked...

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Europe accused of failing UK-bound children trafficked from Vietnam

Thousands of children trafficked to Britain from Vietnam are being abused and exploited while traveling through Europe as governments pass the buck on their protection amid growing...

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Suicide games can spread online for months before parents know

Social media posts about suicide games may spread for months online before mainstream media reports help alert parents to the potential threat, a U.S. study suggests.

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Childhood cancer survivors at high risk for skin malignancies

As adults, childhood cancer survivors have a 30-fold higher risk than the general population of developing common skin malignancies known as basal cell carcinoma, a Dutch study...

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As polio goal nears, Pakistan pushes against vaccine misinformation

As Pakistan closes in on eradicating polio, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s office has urged the country’s telecoms regulator to take action against misinformation spread on social...

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Women who vape around pregnancy may wrongly think it safe

Health professionals advise against using any nicotine products during pregnancy, but some women are using e-cigarettes before, during or after pregnancy and thinking it’s safer...

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Education remains an impossible dream for many refugees and migrants

The older refugee and migrant children get, the less likely it is that they will get a quality education: less than a quarter of the world’s refugees make it to secondary school,...

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Break taboo around menstruation, act to end ‘disempowering’ discrimination, say UN experts

A group of seven United Nations rights experts issued a clarion call on Tuesday to break the taboo around menstrual health for women and girls that persists in many parts of the...

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Recreational cannabis poses ‘significant’ health challenges to youth: drugs control body

The UN-backed International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) warned on Tuesday that poorly regulated medical cannabis programmes could step-up the “recreational” use of the drug while...

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93 million children with disabilities ‘among the most likely to be left behind’: UN rights chief

States should do more for an estimated 93 million children with disabilities who are “among the most likely to be left behind and the least likely to be heard”, UN High Commissioner...

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Children are still dying in Yemen war, despite partial ceasefire, says UNICEF chief

Responding to the violent deaths of five children in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah on Thursday, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF...

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