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Millions of Bangladeshi children at risk from climate crisis, warns UNICEF

More than 19 million children in Bangladesh are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF...

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Help prevent children ‘from becoming victims in the first place’, implores Guterres at campaign launch

From killing and maiming, to recruitment, sexual abuse and abduction, “violence against children in armed conflict can take many forms”, said Secretary-General António Guterres, in...

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Strengthen inclusion, participation of people with autism to ‘achieve their full potential’ says UN chief

On World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underscored in his message on Tuesday, the importance of technology which helps people living with...

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Wars have rules: 5 things the UN humanitarian chief wants countries to tackle so human suffering in conflict can be minimized

With the rights and lives of millions of women, children and men uprooted by conflict every year, the UN Security Council held a special meeting on Monday to examine ways to promote...

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What does it mean if your child is considered ‘highly sensitive’?

Being highly sensitive is a personality trait that impacts as many as 20 per cent of children, according to Dr. Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Child, who led the way in...

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New UN data tool shows 'mismatch' between government aid and places modern slavery exists

A new interactive data tool created by the UN University Centre for Policy Research, which shows a mismatch between where modern slavery occurs, and where governments are spending...

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Toddlers gain more from printed books than from e-books

When grown-ups are reading to toddlers, they have more meaningful conversations when the stories are in traditional printed books than when stories are in e-books, researchers found...

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No documents, no home: 'desperate' Syrian mothers turn to child marriage

Millions of Syrian women who have fled the eight-year war are stuck in a “legal limbo”, unable to own or reclaim land when they go home, driving some to marry off their underage...

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More children killed by unsafe water, than bullets, says UNICEF chief

A lack of safe water, is far deadlier for children than war in more than a dozen conflict-affected countries, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, in a report launched...

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Cyclone Idai: UNICEF warns of ‘race against time’ to protect children, prevent spread of disease in flood-ravaged Mozambique

A week after the flooded Mozambican port of Beira was hit by Cyclone Idai, “aid agencies are barely beginning to see the scale of the damage”, the head of UNICEF said on Saturday,...

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Middle-school screening uncovers diabetes, high cholesterol

In a small pilot study that screened 45 Ohio middle school students for cardiovascular risk factors, a third of the children had abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood sugar, and...

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Childhood anxiety tied to school absences

Kids with school attendance or truancy problems might be suffering from anxiety, a research review suggests.

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Forgotten victims - The children of Islamic State

The hallways of the Rusafa Central Criminal Court in Baghdad teemed with anxious toddlers on the days their mothers were on trial. Then they vanished again, into the women’s prison...

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With ADHD, amphetamine has double the psychosis risk of methylphenidate

Children and young adults with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are treated with the stimulants amphetamine or methylphenidate face a small but significant risk...

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Child doctors have new advice on preventing dangerous peanut and food allergies

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that parents introduce some babies to peanut-containing foods to avoid dangerous allergies.

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