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Malnutrition curses the children of Venezuela
Last August, Francys Rivero, an unemployed single mother of four, feared for her baby’s life. Two months after his birth, even though she was breastfeeding him regularly, Kenai de...
More evidence many pregnant women don't eat well
Many women who are pregnant or trying to conceive have poor diets that could increase their risk for pregnancy complications, a research review suggests.
Responsible Child: Can a 10-year-old be a cold-blooded murderer?
When you're 10 years old you can't legally drink, smoke, vote, get married or even buy a pet. You're in year five or six at primary school. You're legally a child. But you can be...
Nine children killed or maimed in Afghanistan every day: UN Children’s Fund
An average of nine children have been killed or maimed every day in Afghanistan so far this year, according to a new report from the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, which describes the...
New autism guidelines focus on early diagnosis, treatment
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday issued its first new autism treatment guidelines in 12 years aimed at helping doctors identify at-risk children and getting them...
Social media use linked to teen disordered eating behaviors
Adolescents who are active on social media may be more likely to exercise excessively, skip meals or develop other forms of disordered eating, a U.S. study suggests.
Failure to register newborns leaves millions ‘invisible’ warns UN Children’s Fund
While the number of registered births has significantly increased over the past decade, one quarter of children globally remain unaccounted for, leaving them vulnerable and “...
Samoa measles outbreak claims 70 lives, majority are children under five
Seventy people have now died from Samoa’s measles outbreak, UN humanitarians confirmed on Tuesday, as the organization released emergency funding to help the authorities step up...
Human Rights Day celebrates ‘tremendous activism’ of the world’s young people
Activists, students and UN officials came together on Tuesday to pay tribute to young people’s “tremendous activism” in promoting human rights for everyone.
Preemies face higher risk of diabetes as children and young adults
Babies who are born too early may be more likely to develop diabetes as children and young adults than full-term infants, a new study suggests.
more than 142,000 people died from measles
Measles deaths and infections in 2019 are set to “substantially exceed” last year’s toll when more than 142,000 people died from the preventable disease, the World Health...
Rise in Caribbean children displaced by storms shows climate crisis is a child rights issue: UNICEF
The number of Caribbean children displaced by storms has risen approximately six-fold in the past five years, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals in a new report released on...
How to Protect Your Children From Online Sexual Predators
Sexual predators have found an easy access point into the lives of young people: They are meeting them online through multiplayer video games and chat apps, making virtual...
Malaria: Focus on pregnant women and children, stresses UN health agency report
While more pregnant women and children are being protected against malaria than before, more fast-tracking and greater funding are needed to reinvigorate the global response,...
At least 135,000 children in Britain to be homeless at Christmas
At least 135,000 children will be homeless and living in temporary accommodation across Britain on Christmas day – the highest number for 12 years – according to the housing charity...
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