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Most grandparents keep pills where grandkids can get them

Most grandparents don’t move medications to a safer location when grandkids come to visit, and most of them also keep pills in their bag or purse when they visit their grandchildren...

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New UN-Syrian Action Plan signals an 'important day' for child protection, says UN envoy

The top UN official charged with representing the interests of children caught up in armed conflict, has signed a landmark new agreement on child protection with the Force Commander...

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One migrant child dies each day worldwide, U.N. data shows

A migrant child died almost every day over the past four years while trying to reach safety, the United Nations said on Friday, as a photo of a man and his young daughter who...

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Misinformation and growing distrust on vaccines, ‘dangerous as a disease’ says UNICEF chief

Vaccines save millions of lives, and yet misinformation, limited availability and inadequate access to services have left large numbers of children in jeopardy, prompting the United...

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Migraine in pregnancy linked with complications for mothers and babies

Pregnant women with migraine headaches are more likely to develop complications, and their babies are at higher risk for complications early after birth, too, a large study from...

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Over 80 per cent of schools in anglophone Cameroon shut down, as conflict worsens

More than 80 per cent of schools in the English-speaking North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon are closed, as the security situation and living conditions continue to...

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Beauty products send a small child to the ER every two hours

Injuries from cosmetics, shampoo and other personal care products send one young child to a U.S. emergency room every two hours, according to a new study that suggests many parents...

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Teachers need more training to support traumatized refugee and migrant students, says UN on World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling for more support to fill the gaps in training for teachers on trauma and...

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Every year, 297,000 under-age-five children die from diarrhea linked to inadequate WASH

Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking water, while 4.2 billion go without safe sanitation services and three billion lack basic handwashing...

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Yemeni children ‘dying right now’ due to food aid diversions Beasley warns Security Council

Food continues to be taken “from the mouths of hungry little boys and little girls” in many areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi rebels, warned the head of the UN World Food...

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Signs your child may be suffering from mental health issues

Three out of four children with mental health disorders aren’t accessing professional help, but how can you tell if your child is having problems?

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The UK government is facing a court challenge over its use of children as spies in criminal investigations

The UK government is facing a court challenge over its use of children as spies in criminal investigations, as lawyers for a children's charity accused it of causing minors "severe...

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Progress on ending child labour stalls in countries supplying goods to west

Progress towards ending child labour has stalled in the countries most likely to be supplying goods to the west, a study has found. Despite high economic growth and big improvements...

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Richest countries skimp on parental leave: UNICEF

Some of the wealthiest nations in the world provide little or no government-supported maternity or paternity leave for new parents, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

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Young New Yorkers bring robots, and a glimpse of the future, to UN Headquarters

Tiny balls moved along a series of automated Lego robots, as young students from New York explained to United Nations staff the inner-workings of simple motors and engineering. 

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