Children and child welfare in the News

The articles listed below include news about children and child welfare issues from locations across the world.

Concerns about the health impact of social media

Concerns about over use of social media are not new. The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a new policy highlighting the negative health impacts of some uses of social media. It urges ...

16 Nov | Social Media | USA

Research confirms that good moods are contagious. Depression isn't.

Are states of mind, or 'moods', socially contagious? Expressed another way, might happy friends cheer us up and dissatisfied friends reduce our own feelings about our life and situation? What about...

Robotic exoskeleton hopes for alleviating crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy

Researchers have created the first robotic exoskeleton specifically designed to treat crouch (or flexed-knee) gait in children with cerebral palsy by providing powered knee extension assistance at ...

25 Aug | Technology | USA

First Aid knowledge could help to reduce pressure on UK Accident and Emergency Departments

Recent research has found that more than one third of people who went to accident and emergency hospital departments did so to seek help because they were worried and didn't know what to do (Englan...

24 Aug | Emergency Medicine | England, UK

Violence putting children at risk in the Greater Kasai, DRC

Ongoing violence in the Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has lead to the closure of many health centers and schools, hampering humanitarian efforts to support the nutritiona...

What is sharenting? ... and how some parents over-do it

Many parents share information about their children via social media. How much is too much and which subjects and types of material should be off-limits? How will the child feel about info being pu...

16 Mar '15 | Child Welfare | USA

Teenage girls and sexual coercion in relationships

Recent study reveals around 40 percent teenage schoolgirls in England have been subjected to sexual coercion in the context of relationships and many teenage boys often look at pornographic images

11 Feb '15 | Youth Welfare | Bristol

Humanitarian supplies reach remote areas of South Sudan

Food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital supplies are finally being supplied to Akobo, Jonglei State (South Sudan), near the border with Ethiopia. Aid agencies have also set up emerge...

28 Mar '14 | Humanitarian Aid | South Sudan

Women and children flee violence in Central African Republic

Ongoing violence in the Central African Republic has resulted in over 76,000 people so far, mainly women and children, fleeing north into neighbouring Chad. Many of the displaced people, particular...

04 Mar '14 | Humanitarian Crisis | Central African Republic

Fighting in South Sudan impacts on humanitarian efforts

continuing fighting between government and opposition forces in South Sudan is severely hampering humanitarian efforts. The effects of the conflict on children are horrifying - girls and boys have ...

03 Mar '14 | Humanitarian Crisis | South Sudan

Updated FDA rules for infant formula to maintain quality standards

The US FDA has published an interim final rule to safeguard the health of infants fed infant formula in the USA. The rule sets standards for manufacturers to produce safe infant formula that suppor...

06 Feb '14 | Child Nutrition | USA

Children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic

Armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic affects many children, including some who have been killed, arrested, abducted, tortured, mutilated, sexually abused, and recruited by armed groups. Child...

05 Feb '14 | Child Welfare | Syria

Obesity & childhood asthma

Recent US study finds that high levels of airbourne pollutants (exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) was associated with asthma among obese children to a much greater extent that exposure ...

31 Jan '14 | Obesity | USA

Trial of new treatment for neuroblastoma

Medical researchers have begun a new trial of a type of molecular radiotherapy to treat neuroblastoma, which is considered one of the deadliest childhood cancers. Although used effectively in adult...

30 Jan '14 | Cancer News | London

Survey gives key insights into child nutrition and its effects (Sudan)

Data about child nutrition and its effects has been collected as part of the Sudan S3M survey, that took place across Sudan. This is providing valuable information about the difference in performan...

Nutrition situation in Gao

The nutrition crisis in Gao, Northern Mali is particularly affecting the vulnerable and children under the age of five years. Current high malnutrition rates are explained partly by the survey cove...

23 Jul '13 | Nutrition | Mali

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