Cotton swabs send dozens of children to ERs each day, study says

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/11/health/ear-cleaning-cotton-swab-injury-study/

Australian mother who killed eight children suffered from schizophrenia and will not face charges

A court in Australia ruled that a 40-year-old mother who killed her seven children and a niece in a bid to “save them” from the apocalypse should not face charges because she was suffering from severe schizophrenia, possibly linked to cannabis use. In one of Australia’s worst mass murders,  Raina Thaiday, a much-liked mother with […]

More children have high lead levels than we know, study says …

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UN: 2m children displaced by South Sudan conflict

The civil war in South Sudan has forced more than two million children to flee their homes, according to two UN agencies. Children make up 62 percent of the more than 1.8 million South Sudanese refugees who have arrived mainly in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan, say the UN children’s fund, UNICEF, and the refugee […]

Children as young as ten risk mental health problems because of ‘high-stakes’ exams

CHILDREN as young as ten are at risk of developing mental health problems because of “high-stakes” testing, an alarming report warns today. National curriculum exams for primary school children – known as SATs – are used to judge the performance of schools but they end up having a negative impact, according to the Commons Education […]

I’m concerned that my children are no longer employable

The dilemma My ex-husband and I have always encouraged our children to pursue their talents and dreams. We supported their learning throughout school and university; we have never pressured them towards any particular career and have always encouraged extracurricular activities. Following in their father’s footsteps, they have now acquired two buy-to-let properties. The rental yield […]

16 US children hospitalized with gunshot wounds each day, study says

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80% of children don’t feel safe on social media, study finds

The majority of children in the UK feel social media companies are not doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, a study has found. Four out of five children surveyed said websites needed to do more to protect them from inappropriate or harmful content, saying that the lack […]

Belarus children on brink of starvation in orphanages

In the 1980s, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu enacted an austerity policy in order to pay Romania’s external debt.   Orphanages suffered as a result, with many lacking heating and food.  Many orphans did not know how to feed themselves, while others would starve to death.  Thousands of emaciated and diseased babies were found slowly dying in […]

Shaming Children So Parents Will Pay the School Lunch Bill

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