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Doctors still need to tell parents about safe infant sleep practices

Parents are more likely to follow safe infant sleep practices when doctors tell them clearly what to do and what to avoid, to minimize the chances of babies getting injured or dying...

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Millions of young lives at risk due to humanitarian funding shortfall: UNICEF

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UN health agency launches week of action to ban lead paint

Although exposure to lead remains a key global health concern, particularly as it impacts childhood development, only 73 countries have legally binding controls for lead paint, the...

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Breastfeeding tied to lower risk of diabetes, high blood pressure

Women who breastfeed may be less likely to develop diabetes and high blood pressure, a research review suggests.

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A sustainable future for all is unlikely unless globalization benefits all children:UN chief

A sustainable future for all is unlikely unless globalization benefits all children, their families and communities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for ...

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95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals, report says

Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby's brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday.

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'Can do better' - UK upbraided over support for child slavery survivors

 It was bad enough to be stolen from home and trafficked over the seas into slavery - but rescued children say Britain offers scant solace or support once they escape their ordeal.

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Suicide attempts rising among black teens

Suicide attempts are rising among black teens in the U.S. even as they fall among youth from other racial and ethnic groups, a study suggests.

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Smokeless tobacco use in pregnancy tied to higher blood pressure in kids

Children whose mothers used smokeless tobacco during pregnancy have higher blood pressure by the time they’re 5-6 years old compared to peers whose mothers avoided tobacco, a small...

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Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide

 Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome...

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'Alarmingly high' number of children malnourished worldwide: UNICEF report

Across the globe, at least one-in-three children under-five are malnourished and not developing properly, UNICEF revealed on Tuesday, in its most comprehensive report on children,...

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Breastfeeding gap widens between black and white U.S. babies

Even as more U.S. mothers are breastfeeding their babies, a new study suggests the gap in breastfeeding between black and white infants is widening.

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Day of the Girl Child spotlights 25 years of progress, with more on the horizon

The world’s one billion young girls, are being celebrated on Friday as an “unscripted and unstoppable” force for change, with 11 October designated each year the International Day...

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Nowhere to play: Childhood obesity in Lebanon an ‘infrastructure problem’

Lebanese children are getting too fat. One of the reasons is their lack of movement - no easy task to solve in a city like Beirut. One in three children in Lebanon is overweight and...

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Severe obesity among 10 and 11-year-olds hits all-time high in UK

Severe obesity has hit an all-time high among children in England in their last year of primary school, a government report has found.

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