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Alarming number of women mistreated during childbirth, new UN health agency figures show

More than a third of women surveyed across four lower-income countries, reported being mistreated during childbirth, a new study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has ...

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Second leading cause of death in children, firearms attract few U.S. research dollars

Few federal dollars are available for research into ways to prevent firearm injuries even though they are the second-leading cause of death among U.S. children and teens and the...

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Teen depression risk lower in close-knit families

Teens with positive family relationships may be less likely to develop depression during adolescence or early adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 18,185 volunteers...

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Youth suicide attempts often involve over-the-counter painkillers

Young people who attempt suicide by poisoning often use antidepressants or over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin, a U.S. study suggests.

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Nearly 69 million new teachers needed to achieve global education goals, UNESCO reports

On World Teacher's Day, the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued statistics revealing that close to 69 million new teachers are needed to...

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Child abuse, recruitment continue in Afghanistan: UN

The suffering of children in Afghanistan continues, as both the government forces and opposition armed group have used and recruited children in their ranks, said a new report...

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Africa must ‘value youth’ in the drive towards lasting peace, young envoy tells Security Council

Recognizing the potential of African youth caught up in conflict to forge peace, is crucial for nurturing their developing identities, and could help them turn away from violence, a...

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6 ways to stop daylight saving derailing your child’s sleep

Daylight saving will begin this weekend across most of Australia, signalling warmer weather, longer days and new opportunities for children to make the most of time outside. It can...

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Why the way we talk to children really matters

Conversation runs out quickly when talking to a newborn. They don’t say anything back. They won’t groan when you tell them it’s going to rain, or smile when you tell a joke.

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Countries urged to make ‘digital world’ safer for children

Rising Internet connectivity has the potential to transform children’s lives for the better, but also makes them vulnerable to sexual abuse, online harassment and bullying,...

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WHO and UNICEF in campaign to protect 1.6 million in Sudan from cholera

UN agencies are working with the authorities in Sudan to protect more than one million people from cholera, an infectious disease which can kill within hours if left untreated. So...

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Amazon fires drive spike in child breathing problems in Brazil: study

The surge in fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest this year fueled a spike in young children being treated for breathing problems as smoke clouded the air throughout the region,...

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Lebanon: Pilot program offers promise for reforming extremist youth

A new program to rehabilitate juveniles who committed extremist- or terrorism-related acts has shown promising results, a report released Friday said. After nine months of...

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Ministers call for unified campaign on child labor

Three ministers have promised to work, along with other government agencies and civil society organizations, to reduce child labor in Lebanon. Labor Minister Camille Abousleiman,...

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