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UN agency says drop in child labor not fast enough

UN agency says drop in child labor not fast enough

Sep 23, –  The U.N. labor agency says the number of child laborers involved in hazardous work dropped by half to 85 million from 2000 to 2012, but the rate of progress isn’t fast enough to meet the world’s goal of reaching zero by 2016. The International Labor Organization’s quadrennial review of child labor statistics […]

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Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

June 1 – Children who are bullied in elementary school are almost five times more likely to engage in self-harm by the time they are teenagers, according to a new study. Based on their findings, the British researchers behind the study concluded that no form of bullying — from name-calling to physical abuse — should […]

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Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child’s Mental Health

Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child’s Mental Health

May 22, – But even thunderstorms with lightning and strong winds can be emotionally upsetting, too, health experts note. The monstrous tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday, killing dozens of adults and children, is a stunning example of violent weather that can affect a child’s mental well-being. Some anxiety in the face of violent […]

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Man shoots himself in head at Paris school

Man shoots himself in head at Paris school

May 17, PARIS (AP) — The mayor said his thoughts were with “all the little Parisians who were present, their parents and all the educational community.” Police said the suicide happened shortly before noon as children were leaving the school for the lunch break. A dozen students and a teacher saw a man kill himself […]

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Car bomb rips through Benghazi hospital parking lot causing deaths and injuries

Car bomb rips through Benghazi hospital parking lot causing deaths and injuries

May 14, AP – A car bomb detonated outside of a hospital in Libya’s second city, Benghazi, on Monday. The death toll varied in initial reports. A bomb has exploded outside of Benghazi’s main hospital, according to Libyan officials, claiming several lives and injuring many more. The blast came one day after gunmen lifted a […]

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Emirati women make it to the tallest peak in Africa

Emirati women make it to the tallest peak in Africa

May 12, AP – The was the first trip ever by an Emirati team of climbers to the tallest peak in Africa was sponsored by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development and the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy. An Emirati team of mountaineers, including nine girl students of Abu Dhabi Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) and […]

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Food, Skin Allergies on the Rise among Children: researcher says

Food, Skin Allergies on the Rise among Children: researcher says

May 2, – Interestingly, the prevalence of food and respiratory allergies rose with income: Children living in families that made more than 200 percent of the poverty level had the highest rates, the statistics showed. The number of American children who suffer from food and skin allergies has increased dramatically in recent years, a new […]

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