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Sudan: Amidst deaths, injuries, imprisonments, UNICEF stresses children’s protection ‘at all times’

Children are likely among the dead during a month of nationwide protests in Sudan with “scores” of others injured and detained, according to a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)...

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New UN bullying report calls for ‘safe, inclusive’ schools for all children

The emotional and physical pain brought on by bullying can be excruciating, yet this behavior continues to abound in schools globally, according to a new report by the United...

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Toxic substances found in diapers in France: government agency

A variety of potentially toxic substances, including the widely-used weed-killer glyphosate, has been found in babies’ diapers in France, according to a study on Wednesday by the...

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Many teens and young adults lack privacy at doctor's office

Roughly half of U.S. teens and young adults don’t have private time with doctors during their checkups, and may be less comfortable asking questions about their health as a result,...

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Rotavirus vaccination tied to lower rates of type 1 diabetes

Young kids who receive the rotavirus vaccine may be less likely to develop type 1 diabetes than children who don’t get this routine childhood vaccination, an Australian study...

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Childhood lead exposure tied to adult mental health issues

Beyond the well-known effects of childhood lead exposure on IQ, a new study suggests lasting effects on the brain may extend to personality traits in adulthood.

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Hundreds of suspected slavery victims left 'in limbo' by UK failings

Hundreds of suspected victims of slavery in Britain are living “in limbo” and risk being retrafficked due to long delays in the system that identifies modern slaves, activists said...

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Kenya court's hijab ban ruling sparks fears over Muslim girls' schooling

A ruling by Kenyan’s top court that schools can ban the hijab could lead to Muslim girls - already at risk from practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage...

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More babies dying in Venezuela as crisis worsens: researchers

Rising numbers of babies are dying in Venezuela as its health system collapses, researchers said on Thursday, reversing the country’s big reduction infant mortality rates over the...

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Most parents know good hygiene, not folklore, helps prevent colds

Ninety-nine percent of parents said they reinforced principles of good hygiene, like frequent hand-washing and avoiding contact with people who are ill, to prevent their kids from...

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Venezuela children left behind as parents flee to find work abroad

Yusneiker and Anthonella have been living with their grandmother since their father left Venezuela and its collapsing economy last year for Peru, to try and earn enough to feed them...

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Just one or two experiences with marijuana may alter teen brains

Teens who use pot just one or two times may end up with changes to their brains, a new study finds. There were clear differences on brain scans between teens who said they had tried...

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Kenyan girl's rescue shows community key to ending child marriage

The rare rescue of a 12-year-old Kenyan girl forced to marry and have sex with a man almost three times her age shows community policing is key to ending child marriage, campaigners...

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Wedded to debt: Fathers of Indian child brides trapped in bondage

For his 16-year-old daughter’s wedding last year, Makhanlal Ahirwal bought Bhawani saris, bangles and anklets, got her in-laws a water cooler, a bed, and utensils as dowry and threw...

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Is Only-Child Syndrome Real?

Only children always want to get their way, can’t share and are generally selfish—or so the long-held prejudice goes. According to recent research, however, these claims are...

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