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More evidence 'parentese' does help babies learn language

Baby talk known as “parentese” - characterized by high pitched, slow tempo speech - might actually make language learning easier for babies, a new study suggests.

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Mexico: UNICEF calls for implementation of protocol to protect migrant children

Authorities in Mexico are being reminded by the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, of the need to protect the rights of migrant children who enter the country.

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Cheap as bread, girls sell sex to survive crisis in Africa

Young girls in southern Africa are selling sex - sometimes for less than the cost of bread - to survive a hunger crisis ensnaring tens of millions, aid agencies said on Thursday. In...

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‘A piece of me’ was taken - women talk about genital mutilation

“My flesh has been taken away, but I can never give away my heart”; those are the powerful words of resolve from Abida Dawud, one of three women survivors of female genital...

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Stepped-up efforts needed to combat pneumonia; save nearly nine million children’s lives

Scaling up pneumonia-related interventions could save the lives of nearly nine million children during the course of the next decade, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on...

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Youth leaders share positive visions of the future, as Guterres launches UN75 in New York

Six youth leaders from around the world were at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday to share their ambitious visions for a future where international cooperation is prioritized...

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Bangladesh hopes to stem trafficking of Rohingya by opening schools

Some 10,000 Rohingya children in the world’s largest refugee camp will start formal schooling in April, reducing their risk of trafficking and exploitation, officials said on...

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Nearly 5 million children in need due to rising violence in central Sahel: UNICEF

A surge in violence in the central Sahel region in Africa means nearly five million children will need humanitarian assistance this year, up from 4.3 million, the UN Children’s Fund...

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Heavy traffic pollution may affect kids' brain development

High levels of exposure to traffic-related air pollution at a very young age may lead to structural changes in the brain, a new imaging study suggests.

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Children may face higher psoriasis risk if mother smoked while pregnant

Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy are at increased risk of psoriasis, a new study suggests.

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End discrimination against women and children affected by leprosy

 Governments must put an end to the informal segregation and institutionalized neglect of hundreds of thousands of women and children affected by leprosy, an independent UN human...

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The drive for quality education worldwide, faces ‘mammoth challenges’

Aligning inclusive, quality education with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was centre-stage on Friday, as the President of the UN General Assembly held a high-level...

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Later school start times may help teens get needed sleep

Teens who start school at 9 a.m. may get about an hour more sleep at night than peers who have to be in class at 8 a.m., a small German study suggests.

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Vaccine prevents deadly meningitis B in infants

Innoculating infants with the Bexsero vaccine against group B meningitis provides protection from the deadly infection for at least two years in 75% of young children, according to...

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Parents think teens spend too much time playing video games

Most American parents think their teens spend too much time playing video games, but many of them also believe this is typical adolescent behavior, a U.S. study suggests.

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