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Children are reading less than ever before, research reveals

Children today read less frequently than any previous generation and enjoy reading less than young people did in the past, according to new research.

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Moodiness or more? How to tell if your kid's suffering from a mental disorder

Children's lives may not be as hard as adults' lives, but sometimes their moodiness and sadness are more than just a phase.

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Nigerian police free children, pregnant teens from 'baby factory'

 Police in southeastern Nigeria raided a child trafficking facility holding at least 23 children and four pregnant teenagers, a police spokesman said on Thursday. Officers arrested...

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Schools challenged to teach climate change as students join Greta strikes

Dozens of students packed onto a boat docked in a flood-prone area of Bangladesh listen closely to a lesson highlighting the natural life of the rivers around them.

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Gender stereotypes keep boys from reading as well as girls

Girls can't do math. Boys can't read. These negative stereotypes are not only reinforced by teachers and parents but by a child's peers in the classroom as well, a new study finds.

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Horse riding plus brain-building exercises may help kids with autism, ADHD

A combination of horseback riding and brain-building activities may help improve motor skills in children with neurodevelopmental conditions like autism-spectrum disorders and ADHD...

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60,000 pupils in England home-schooled amid concern many parents can’t provide suitable education

The number of children who are home-educated in England has gone up almost 13% in the last year, amid concern that many parents are unable to provide a suitable education, according...

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School lunch overhaul led to healthier meals for U.S. kids

An overhaul of school lunch nutrition standards seems to have driven dramatic improvements in the healthiness of meals served to millions of kids nationwide, a U.S. study suggests.

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Lebanon’s economic crisis threatens the most vulnerable children

According to most recent figures, 1.5 million Lebanese live below the poverty line, of whom 470,000 are children. In November, the World Bank warned that if confidence was not...

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Millions of children and families in Niger struggle as humanitarian needs mount – UNICEF

Malnutrition, disease, floods, droughts and displacement in Niger have put nearly three million people, more than half of them children, in need of humanitarian assistance, UNICEF...

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‘Not a single country’ does enough to help children flourish, say health experts

The world’s survival depends on children being able to flourish, but no country is doing enough to give them a sustainable future, dozens of highly respected international health...

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Polio eradication a UN priority, says Guterres in Pakistan visit

In one of the last bastions of polio on the planet, millions of children are being given a fighting chance against the paralyzing and potentially fatal disease. 

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Parents, grandparents to blame for half of child poisonings, study says

Parents and grandparents, listen up -- this is serious. More than half of children under age five poisoned by prescription pills ate them after an adult removed the child-resistant...

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A later bedtime linked with obesity for children under 6, study says

A new study has linked a later bedtime with an increased risk of obesity for kids -- although the researchers say parents shouldn't rush to put their preschoolers to sleep earlier...

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Home cleaning products may up risk of childhood asthma

New parents who obsessively clean their homes to protect babies from germs might want to relax a bit, suggests a new study linking high exposure to cleaning products with an...

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