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British schoolgirls at risk of FGM during Christmas break

As many families prepare to holiday abroad during the festive season, British charities on Monday warned that girls taken overseas could be at risk of female genital mutilation.

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Girl, 10, dies after genital cutting in Sierra Leone

A 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) during an initiation into a secret women’s society in Sierra Leone, police said on Wednesday, sparking...

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Four million Syrian children have only known war since birth

Half of Syria’s children, that’s four million, have grown up only knowing a life of violence, as the war-battered country enters its eighth year of conflict, the United Nations...

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Better care, stronger laws needed to save 30 million babies on the brink of death

Nearly 30 million babies each year -  nearly a quarter of the total - are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first month of...

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10 tips for addressing problems with your child’s teacher

Over the course of a child’s school years, parents will almost certainly disagree with, or have concerns about, something a teacher does. It’s inevitable, given a parent’s natural...

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5 things to think about before buying your child a cell phone

In households around the world, I imagine many conversations going something like this: "Mom, I really want a phone. Everyone has one. Can I please, please get one this year?" And...

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Longer breastfeeding tied to lower risk of liver disease

Mothers who breastfeed for six months or more may have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease, a U.S. study suggests.

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Younger siblings of kids with autism and ADHD have higher risk of these disorders

Children who have an older brother or sister with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more likely to develop these conditions than kids who don’t have...

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Court ruling brings Indonesia closer to ending child marriage: campaigners

Indonesian groups pushing for an increase in the minimum age for girls to marry, from 16, said on Thursday it was encouraged by a Constitutional Court order that legislators should...

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'Major strides' to cut child labor in Cambodia's fashion factories

While the United Nations says child labor has fallen sharply in Cambodia’s garment factories, many informal subcontractors using children are escaping scrutiny, activists said on...

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Yemeni mothers forced to choose which child starves, says aid group

Mothers are being forced to leave their children to starve as they face a “catastrophic” shortage of food in war-torn Yemen, a humanitarian group said on Thursday.

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E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in U.S. high-schools: survey

The percentage of high school seniors who used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days nearly doubled to 20.9 percent from last year, results of a survey released by the National Institute...

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Iraq: Over 150,000 children endangered by ‘freezing’ temperatures

The U.N. children organization said it is “racing against time” to try and protect more than 150,000 internally displaced children in Iraq whose lives are threatened by freezing...

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Record number of cases in mysterious illness paralyzing children, officials say

This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, US health officials said Monday. It is still not clear what’s causing the kids to lose...

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Your Child’s Intense Interests Enhance Their Intelligence

You know those kids on Ellen who can name all of the United States presidents, the years they served, and the name of their childhood pet? Or the kids who will correct you on your...

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