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More children killed by unsafe water, than bullets, says UNICEF chief

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(AGENPARL) – New York ven 22 marzo 2019 UNICEF’s 16-nation study into how water supplies effect children caught up in emergencies, also shows that children under-five are on average more than 20 times more likely to die from illnesses linked to unsafe water and bad sanitation, than from conflict. “The...
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Study shows alarming increases of firearm deaths in US school-age children

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), gio 21 marzo 2019 Firearm-related deaths in school-age children are increasing at alarming rates in the United States where homicide rates are about 6- to 9-fold higher than those in comparably developed countries. This epidemic poses increasingly major clinical, public health and policy challenges. A study...
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‘It’s real to them, so adults should listen’: what children want you to know to help them feel safe

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(AGENPARL) – Perth (Australia), gio 21 marzo 2019 Children and young people told us they were often overwhelmed by the risks that surrounded them. from shutterstock.com In recent months, we have been confronted by events that make the world seem unsafe. Among these are the horrific stories of child sexual...
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How team sports change a child’s brain

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), gio 21 marzo 2019 Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research from Washington University in St. Louis has linked participation in team sports to larger...
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‘Massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be ‘beaten back’ if donors step up

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(AGENPARL) – New York gio 21 marzo 2019 Following on from a fact-finding mission to DRC this week, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and the UN’s top Humanitarian Affairs official (OCHA), Mark Lowcock, said the funds were urgently needed to meet the needs of children, families and vulnerable communities, including...
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Research implicates causative genes in osteoporosis, suggesting new targets for future therapy

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), gio 21 marzo 2019 IMAGE: Struan F.A. Grant, PhD, is a genomics scientist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. view more  Credit: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Scientists have harnessed powerful data analysis tools and three-dimensional studies of genomic geography to implicate new risk genes for osteoporosis, the chronic...
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Past, present forces keep racial wealth gaps from closing

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(AGENPARL) – Ann Arbor (Michigan), gio 21 marzo 2019 ANN ARBOR—For every $100 a typical white family has in wealth, a typical black family has less than $10 in net worth. The racial wealth gap looks more like a chasm as many African-American families have been and continue to be...
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Conflict and mass displacement increase child labour

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(AGENPARL) – Geneva (Switzerland), gio 21 marzo 2019 A child labourer works the fields of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley© Tabitha Ross/ILO CAIRO (ILO News) – A new multi-organizational report finds that conflict and war over the past decade has coincided with an increase in child labour among refugee children, the internally...
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Milestone in movement: U-M research helps children with Down syndrome walk earlier

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(AGENPARL) – Ann Arbor (Michigan), mer 20 marzo 2019 ANN ARBOR—From Hartland to Sturgis, Grand Rapids to Gaylord, children born with Down syndrome are walking three to six months earlier, thanks to University of Michigan research that discovered just minutes a day on a tot-sized treadmill leads to the crucial...

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