Tag Archives: children

Major Study Confirms Moms’ Smoking Changes Fetal DNA

Major Study Confirms Moms’ Smoking Changes Fetal DNA

  Miami, United States – Women who smoke while pregnant may harm their babies by chemically altering the DNA of the developing fetus, a major study including more than 6,000 women ...

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Youth in Well-off Nations Amoke, Drink Less Than in 2010: WHO

Youth in Well-off Nations Amoke, Drink Less Than in 2010: WHO

  Paris, France – The number of teenagers trying alcohol or cigarettes before they turn 14 has dropped, especially among girls, according to a World Health Organization study of 42 well-off ...

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Vietnam Finds Twins with Different Fathers: Doctor

Vietnam Finds Twins with Different Fathers: Doctor

  Hanoi, Vietnam – Vietnam has identified an extremely rare case of bi-paternal twins — twins with different fathers — a professor at a DNA testing lab in Hanoi told. A ...

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Expelled Pregnant Girls Back at School in S.Leone

Expelled Pregnant Girls Back at School in S.Leone

  Freetown, Sierra Leone – A group of 5,000 girls who were expelled from schools in Sierra Leone for getting pregnant during the Ebola crisis have returned to the classroom, the ...

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200 Million Girls and Women Living With FGM: UNICEF

200 Million Girls and Women Living With FGM: UNICEF

  United Nations, United States – At least 200 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to female genital mutilation with half of those living in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, ...

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No Boost Seen from Giving Antibiotics to Starving Kids

No Boost Seen from Giving Antibiotics to Starving Kids

  Miami, United States – Children who suffer from severe malnutrition are routinely given antibiotics as part of their medical treatment, but a study found the practice offered no boost to ...

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Breast is Best for Babies, Mothers and Economy: Study

Breast is Best for Babies, Mothers and Economy: Study

  Paris, France – Breastfeeding more babies for longer could save the global economy some $300 billion in a single year, simply by yielding smarter and higher-earning offspring, researchers said. It ...

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Microcephaly: What is Happening to the Babies?

Microcephaly: What is Happening to the Babies?

  Paris, France – Pregnant women are being urged to think twice before travelling to Latin American and Caribbean countries battling a rise in cases of microcephaly — a rare but ...

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DOH Continues Deworming Campaign in Public Schools

DOH Continues Deworming Campaign in Public Schools

  The Department of Health (DOH) addresses fears and myths associated to deworming as it conducts a Harmonized Schedule and Combined Mass Drug Administration in public schools nationwide against soil-transmitted ...

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