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more than 142,000 people died from measles

Measles deaths and infections in 2019 are set to “substantially exceed” last year’s toll when more than 142,000 people died from the preventable disease, the World Health...

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Rise in Caribbean children displaced by storms shows climate crisis is a child rights issue: UNICEF

The number of Caribbean children displaced by storms has risen approximately six-fold in the past five years, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals in a new report released on...

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How to Protect Your Children From Online Sexual Predators

Sexual predators have found an easy access point into the lives of young people: They are meeting them online through multiplayer video games and chat apps, making virtual...

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Malaria: Focus on pregnant women and children, stresses UN health agency report

While more pregnant women and children are being protected against malaria than before, more fast-tracking and greater funding are needed to reinvigorate the global response,...

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At least 135,000 children in Britain to be homeless at Christmas

At least 135,000 children will be homeless and living in temporary accommodation across Britain on Christmas day – the highest number for 12 years – according to the housing charity...

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Kids who snack may have better-quality diets

Children who eat between meals may be getting fruits and other elements of a healthy diet that they would not otherwise eat, a small study of kids’ diet quality suggests.

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Human Rights Watch says Rohingya child refugees being denied education

Bangladesh is blocking hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children from accessing meaningful education, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, urging authorities to lift restrictions on...

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Political solution ‘long overdue’ to protect the children of eastern Ukraine

Nearly half a million children in eastern Ukraine continue to face “grave risks” to their physical health and psychological well-being, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on...

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Treating HIV-infected infants very early substantially improves health: study

A small study of African infants infected with HIV found that treating them with powerful drugs within the first hours and days of birth helped preserve their immune systems,...

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Eye injuries from paintball and BB guns are on the rise

Nonpowder firearms like BB and paintball guns aren't typically considered lethal weapons. But as the rate of eye injuries linked to these weapons surges, researchers say it's time...

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Four in five adolescents failing to exercise for even 60 minutes a day, UN health agency warns

An alarming lack of exercise among adolescents across the world risks seriously compromising their health into adulthood, the UN said on Thursday.

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Young activists do the talking as UN marks World Children’s Day

Children were both seen and heard in the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, World Children’s Day, during a celebration to commemorate 30 years since the adoption of a milestone...

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Most parents struggle to distinguish teen angst from depression

Telling the difference between a teen’s normal ups and downs and something bigger is among top challenges parents face in identifying youth depression, a new national poll suggests.

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UNICEF reports uneven progress in 30 years of child rights treaty

Although the world has made historic gains over the past three decades in improving children’s lives, urgent action is required if the poorest children are to feel the impact, a new...

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WHO supports measles campaign targeting millions of children in northern Nigeria

More than 28 million children in northern Nigeria will be protected against measles and meningitis through an immunization campaign  carried out by the authorities alongside...

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