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Air pollution is now the fourth biggest killer and children are the most vulnerable
Air pollution is now the fourth biggest killer and children are the most vulnerable
About 300-million children live in parts of the world where the air quality is so poor that it is deemed to be toxic, and two billion children live...
Sending children to bed earlier cuts obesity
Sending children to bed earlier cuts obesity
Society often tries to solve problems after the fact. So parents force their obese teenager to eat cabbage and carrots for supper, before planning...
#AIDS2016: Children's hospice becomes place of hope in the era of HIV treatment
#AIDS2016: Children's hospice becomes place of hope in the era of HIV treatment
Every Sunday the long, ebony cars rolled in, sharpening the heavy smell of death that people who lived near the hospice had long been accustomed...
​Exclusively breast-fed children are less likely to become antisocial teens and adults
​Exclusively breast-fed children are less likely to become antisocial teens and adults
The longer mothers exclusively breast-feed their babies, the less likely their children are to develop behavioural problems, known as conduct...
Rescued from Boko Haram but around 700 people, mainly children, are still dying
Rescued from Boko Haram but around 700 people, mainly children, are still dying
Nearly 700 people, most of them children, are receiving treatment in hospital in northeast Nigeria for severe malnutrition after being rescued from...
'Malnutrition: Toddlers are almost as often overweight as they are underweight'
'Malnutrition: Toddlers are almost as often overweight as they are underweight'
The number of overweight children under the age of five is approaching the number that suffer from wasting, according to the Global Nutrition Report, which was released on Wednesday. ...
A lesson in breaking the rules
A lesson in breaking the rules
More than once I’ve walked into our TV room at home to find my husband trying to get our son to do the New Zealand rugby haka with him (the...
Vuwani destruction: A people at war with themselves
Vuwani destruction: A people at war with themselves
An elderly woman pulls her seven-year-old grandson across the main gravel road of the village. Barefoot and bawling, the boy is half-walking,...
SA's children poor and malnourished
SA's children poor and malnourished
More than half of South Africa's children live in poverty. The South African Early Childhood Review, which was published on Thursday, revealed that...
Libya's war kills little children in need of heart surgery
Libya's war kills little children in need of heart surgery
A terrified TajAdeen Hussein lay under the blinding lights of the hospital bed. His tiny chest was cracked open, a mess of tubes and equipment...
Explainer: why children are at risk of hand, foot and mouth disease
Explainer: why children are at risk of hand, foot and mouth disease
Infection with hand, foot and mouth disease can be quite distressing for children and their caregivers as the condition causes painful ulcers in...

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