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How to stay connected with your child when you travel for work

If your work requires you to travel between cities or countries, you may find yourself tired all the time, jet-lagged or just too drained to interact with your child after the...

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Younger siblings with older brothers more likely to be bullied

That younger siblings are most likely to experience bullying within a family, and the eldest is most likely to do the bullying may not come as a surprise to those who grew up in...

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Not a single child spared the ‘mind-boggling violence’ of Yemen's war

Four years of “mind-boggling violence” in Yemen “has not spared a single child”, a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said on Monday, on the eve of a pledging conference in...

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Country origin ‘best predictor of outcome’ for children with cancer, UN experts say

Each year, an estimated 215 000 cancers are diagnosed in children under-15, and about 85 000 cancers in those aged 15–19 years, the cancer research agency of the World Health...

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UN agencies call for action to bolster rights of Europe’s stateless children

United Nations agencies are calling on States and regional organizations across Europe to take urgent action to ensure that thousands of currently stateless children are given the...

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War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said Friday. In the 10 worst-hit...

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Dating danger: Child sex exploitation on Tinder sparks outrage, but who’s to blame?

The UK government has asked Tinder and Grindr what they’re doing to prevent child exploitation on their hook-up apps. But who is ultimately responsible for keeping children off...

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Teen cannabis use linked to higher risk of adolescent depression

Teenagers who use cannabis have a higher risk of developing depression and suicidal thoughts as young adults and should be made aware of those risks by parents and doctors,...

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Delayed newborn baths tied to higher breastfeeding rates

Newborns who don’t get baths right away may be more likely to be exclusively breastfed than infants who get whisked away to be washed soon after delivery, a U.S. study suggests.

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Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO

At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on...

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Asthma classes in school may help reduce attacks

School-age children with asthma who receive education on managing the condition may have fewer attacks, emergency room visits and hospitalizations than those who don’t get such...

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Global count finds cases of child soldiers more than doubling

The number of child soldiers, especially girls, found being recruited around the world has risen dramatically in recent years, as armed conflicts that target children have...

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UN guidelines unveiled to prevent rising hearing loss among young smartphone listeners

More than one billion 12 to 35-year-olds, risk irreversible hearing loss from exposure to loud sounds such as music played on their smartphone, UN health experts said on Tuesday,...

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Engaging women and girls in science ‘vital’ for Sustainable Development Goals

Boosting the number of women and girls entering careers involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, UN chief...

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More women and girls needed in the sciences to solve world’s biggest challenges

Many of the world’s biggest problems may be going unsolved because too many women and girls are being discouraged from the sciences.

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