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India: 109 children sexually abused every day in 2018

As many as 109 children were sexually abused every day in India in 2018, according to the data by the National Crime Record Bureau, which showed a 22 per cent jump in such cases...

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10,000 child refugees risked their lives to enter Britain

More than 10,000 unaccompanied children are believed to have entered the UK over the past decade using dangerous methods such as hiding in the back of a lorry according to new...

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Unusual flu virus is hitting children hard, and this season’s vaccine is a poor match

An unusual viral strain is dominating flu activity across the United States and may be one reason for the severe infections in children so far, according to a new report from the...

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UK police under fire over children trafficked into drug trade

Police efforts to crack down on drug gangs that traffic children in Britain are being hampered by a lack of coordination and inconsistent treatment of victims, a watchdog said on...

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Prenatal air pollution exposure tied to childhood blood sugar

Kids who are exposed to air pollution in the womb may have higher blood sugar levels during childhood than kids without this exposure, according to a study that suggests particle...

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Infant deaths, poor conditions at Indian hospital spark uproar

In a dimly lit shanty in northwestern India, Padma Rawal sobs inconsolably as she recalls losing her 5-month-old infant, and recounts the hospital ordeal she endured last month. Her...

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Tonsillectomy doesn't boost cognitive skills for preschoolers with mild apnea

Young children with mild apnea who have their tonsils removed may sleep a little better than kids who don’t get tonsillectomies, but a new study suggests surgery won’t improve...

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After opioid overdose, poor teens rarely get addiction treatment

Less than one third of teens and young adults who overdose on opioids receive addiction treatment afterward, and the few who do get help receive counseling instead of medication to...

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Teen drinking, drug use tied to other risky behaviors

Teens who binge drink or abuse prescription opioids may be more likely to engage in other risky behaviors, too, two new studies suggest.

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Spread of polio still an international public health concern

The spread of polio internationally remains a global public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva have concluded. 

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Fighting in and around Tripoli shuts 210 schools, depriving over 115,000 children of their education

The recent escalation of violence in and around Tripoli has taken a devastating toll on children’s education, with five schools destroyed and 210 schools shuttered, pushing over 115...

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Child sex abuse: Record number of images dealt with, charity says

More than a quarter of a million reports of online images and videos of child sexual abuse were dealt with by the Internet Watch Foundation in 2019. Of this record number of reports...

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Brain 'shrinks' if children neglected

An early life full of neglect, deprivation and adversity leads to people growing up with smaller brains, a study suggests. The researchers at King's College London were following...

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Kids see you when you're drinking

Children may learn from an early age when it’s appropriate to drink and how many drinks are okay from watching all the adults in their lives, a Dutch study suggests.

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UK child exploitation levels ‘almost back to Victorian times’ says anti-slavery czar

The UK’s anti-slavery and trafficking czar has made a damning indictment with claims that child exploitation there has now almost reached Victorian-era levels. He cites the...

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