Children and child welfare in the News

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

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

Armed conflict disrupts children’s lives

Children living in areas of armed conflict face unprecedented threats to their health, education and well-being. A recent UNICEF report mentions incidents in which schools and education personnel h...

12 Jun '13 | Child Welfare | International

Focus on reduction of child undernutrition and stunting

The Nutrition for Growth event in London on 8 Jun 2013 concentrated on reducing stunting and other effects of undernutrition worldwide. UNICEF pledged to continue its investment in strengthening nu...

08 Jun '13 | Child Undernutrition | International

Children with disabilities need and deserve inclusion

State of the Worlds Children Report 2013 - Children with disabilities should not be excluded but given the same opportunities as all other children. That includes registration at birth, health care...

30 May '13 | Child Welfare

Regulation of junk food advertising on Children's TV in the UK

Effect of UK regulation of TV advertising of junk food directed at children on TV adverts of food products actually broadcast in UK. Research from Liverpool University shows minimal impact of regul...

02 Oct '12 | Child Welfare

Specialist nurses for children with epilepsy

The first UK national audit of epilepsy care for children and young people has revealed that fewer than half of children with epilepsy have access to a specialist nurse. Epilepsy can be a very dist...

25 Sep '12 | Nursing | UK

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