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Stricter gun laws tied to fewer childhood gun deaths
U.S. states with tighter restrictions on the purchase and use of guns and ammunition may have fewer children die from shootings, a new study suggests.
End ‘violations against children’ in Mali, says UN expert
Expressing concern for the “deteriorating security situation” in Mali, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba,...
Over 820 million people suffering from hunger; new UN report reveals stubborn realities of ‘immense’ global challenge
After nearly a decade of progress, the number of people who suffer from hunger has slowly increased over the past three years, with about one in every nine people globally suffering...
Baby foods high in sugar, inappropriately marketed in Europe, reveal two UN studies
Proper nutrition for newborn babies into early childhood is key to development and good health in later life, according to the Regional Director of the United Nations World Health...
20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, U.N. warns
More than one in 10 children - or 20 million worldwide - missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health...
With half of Somaliland children not in school, UNICEF and partners launch education access programme
Access to education in Somaliland is extremely limited, with more than 50 per cent of children in Somaliland out of school. In an effort to address the problem, the UN children’s...
Surgeries to help newborns nurse may have become too common
Minor surgery to help newborns latch on and nurse may have become too common, a new study suggests. More than 60% of babies referred to a specialty center for tongue-tie surgery, or...
More breastfeeding could save the world $1 billion every day
Not enough breastfeeding costs the global economy almost $1 billion each day due to lost productivity and healthcare costs, researchers said on Friday, as health experts urged more...
Neighborhood and race tied to odds kids will receive CPR from bystanders
African American children from poor neighborhoods who suffer a cardiac arrest are among the least likely to receive CPR from a bystander, according to a new study that finds both...
‘Brutal weather’ continues as Rohingya refugee children endure devastating rainfall in Bangladesh
Heavy flooding and landslides in the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, has left thousands of children and families in an increasingly dire situation with critical...
Parents talking to kids may blunt negative impact of adversity on schoolwork
Children who suffer adverse experiences tend to do worse in school than kids who don’t, but a U.S. study suggests parents may still help improve academic outcomes by simply talking...
UN rights chief ‘appalled’ by US border detention conditions, says holding migrant children may violate international law
Conditions in which migrants and refugees are being held in the United States are appalling, said the UN human rights chief on Monday, underscoring that children should never be...
U.K. gangs exploiting kids as young as 7
British schoolchildren as young as 7 years old are being exploited by criminal gangs and forced to deal drugs, with some duped into debt bondage, researchers said Friday.
Most grandparents keep pills where grandkids can get them
Most grandparents don’t move medications to a safer location when grandkids come to visit, and most of them also keep pills in their bag or purse when they visit their grandchildren...
New UN-Syrian Action Plan signals an 'important day' for child protection, says UN envoy
The top UN official charged with representing the interests of children caught up in armed conflict, has signed a landmark new agreement on child protection with the Force Commander...
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