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Children Orphaned By Ebola Shunned From Communities – UNICEF

About 3 700 children in West African countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus outbreak face being shunned by their communities, said the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (Unicef) Manuel Fontaine in a statement on Tuesday. “Thousands of children are living through the deaths of their mother, father or family members from Ebola,” said Fontaine following

'Children of a Lesser God' heading back to Broadway

In 1979, the Mark Taper Forum made a last-minute change to its schedule, adding the new drama "Children of a Lesser God" by Mark Medoff when another title became unavailable due to a rights issue.

Crystal Kids lost charitable status last year

Crystal Kids, an Edmonton organization that runs a drop-in centre for high-risk youth, continues to fundraise despite losing its charitable status last year. Last November, the Canada Revenue Agency revoked the organization’s charitable status for failing to file a return in 2012. Crystal Kids has continued to hold fundraising events, such as a golf tournament and a community car and bike show.

Antibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesity, study says

Kids who receive several rounds of antibiotics before age two may be at an increased risk of being overweight by age five, suggests a new study.

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just d

Premier Jay Weatherill announces employment program for families living in Adelaide's north

A program aimed at helping unemployed families in Adelaide's northern suburbs find work has been launched by Premier Jay Weatherill.

NTT DoCoMo launches sensor-laden kids' watch

Japanese parents who want to keep close tabs on their kids will soon be able to wrap sensor-laden 3G watches on their wrists. Mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo is moving into children’s wearables with its Docotch 01, announced Tuesday in Tokyo. The wristwatch has GPS for location tracking as well as sensors that can relay data on air temperature and humidity. An accelerometer can also show if children ...

Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.

Prison bankers cash in on captive customers

Private company profits by helping prisons squeeze inmates' families for cash.

Time is money: who's making a buck off prisoners' families?

Video: How a web of prison bankers, private vendors and corrections agencies profit by shifting costs onto inmates' families.

Bill Allows Families to Seek Gun Restraining Order

Families in California could request gun restraining order under bill awaiting Brown's action

Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says

Title: Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says Category: Health News Created: 9/26/2014 5:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 9/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Antibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesity: study

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who receive several rounds of antibiotics before age two may be at an increased risk of being overweight by age five, suggests a new study. The research shows a link between antibiotics and obesity, but it can’t say whether the antibiotics are "at fault," said Dr. L. Charles Bailey, the study’s lead author from the Children’s Hospital of ...

An hour of physical activity a day helps kids think better, study says

Here's another reason to get your kids off the couch and make them run around instead: It will help them think better.

Violent assault ruled out in death of Utah family

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five family members found dead in a bedroom at their Utah home over the weekend weren't shot or stabbed, but their causes of death could remain a mystery for weeks, police said Monday.

Forget Enterovirus: Another Illness Is Killing Kids

Enterovirus may be all over the headlines but there's another virus that kills kids every year that you may not even have heard of. It's called RSV.

Children hit by tooth decay at three

More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.

Spurred by Ferguson, Chicago families want police shootings reviewed

By Fiona Ortiz HARVEY Ill. (Reuters) - The national uproar over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager near St. Louis has prodded families and activists in the Chicago area to ask for investigations into what they say are similar incidents in the crime-ridden U.S. city.    Since the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, families of victims have held rallies across Chicago, where more ...

Paralyzed Children Latest Worry in U.S. Viral Outbreak

Children's Hospital Colorado is seeing high numbers of respiratory illnesses, including nine-year-old patient Jayden Broadway of Denver, who is being treated at on Sept. 8, 2014 for the Enterovirus D68.

Family Compass Sheds Light on National Conversation: Child Abuse and Neglect is Preventable

“The bottom line is that child abuse is predictable and therefore preventable.” This is not only a statement from Jessica Trudeau’s letter published in the Dallas Morning News, it is a truth carried out successfully by non-profit Family Compass, where Trudeau is Executive Director, every day.

'Children of a Lesser God' heads to Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — The romantic story "Children of a Lesser God," which has been a hit already onstage and on film, is heading back to Broadway.

More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids

How long can you sit still in a desk? How about your 7-year-old? Maybe you could both use a break. A study shows that kids who get to run around and play after school are better at paying attention.

Family Dollar: State Attorneys General to Probe Dollar General Bid

Family Dollar said it was informed certain state attorneys general will investigate larger rival Dollar General's takeover bid over competitive concerns.

Home Renovations: Over Time, Over Budget, and Underinsured; New ACE Private Risk Services’ Report Helps High Net Worth ...

An increasing number of families in recent years have been investing in the renovation of their homes, but too many do not fully appreciate the range of risks involved – from unreliable contractors and worksite injuries to property loss, lawsuits, and family safety threats.

Family Dollar says state attorneys general to probe Dollar General bid

Family Dollar Stores Inc said certain state attorneys general have notified the company that they will investigate larger rival Dollar General Corp's takeover bid over competitive concerns. Family Dollar ...

Family Dollar says state attorneys general to probe Dollar General bid (Sept 26)

Family Dollar Stores Inc said certain state attorneys general have notified the company that they will investigate larger rival Dollar General Corp's takeover bid over competitive concerns. Family Dollar ...

Blast off! NASA app teaches kids about rocket launches

NASA has developed apps to track shooting stars and iPhone games to hunt comets, but its latest app is an educational project aimed at teaching kids all about rocket launches.

‘Family Guy’: What happened when the Griffins met the Simpsons

The most recent installment of 'Family Guy' had the characters heading to Springfield to meet the 'Simpsons' gang, though viewers' reception of the episode seemed to be based on whether they think the best days of both 'The Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' are behind them.

Family Dollar Unveils “Ad Match Promise”

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. , a leading national discount retailer offering name brands and quality, private brand merchandise, announced today the launch of the “Ad Match Promise” program.

Children With Autism Are More Sedentary Than Their Peers: OSU Study

Michelle Klampe, Oregon State University A new Oregon State University study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 minutes more each day sitting. The small study of 29 children, some with autism and some without, showed that children with autism perform as well as ...

Children with autism more sedentary than their peers, study shows

Children with autism are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, a study shows, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 minutes more each day sitting.

New Evidence of How Unemployment Wrecks Families

Just last week, Rutgers University’s John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development published its latest findings on the consequences of  long-term unemployment, which provides a dreary picture of a highly troubled and disaffected slice of U.S. While there are numerous socio-economic theories on what contributes to the breakdown or disintegration of the family unit, unemployment ranks as one ...

Children are to help choose the next Ombudsman for Children

They will be involved the developing the job spec and the selection process.

‘Family Guy’/’The Simpsons’ crossover mocks the famous rivalry between the shows

Going into the episode, the biggest headline was about the rape joke -- but since tasteless jokes are nothing new for "Family Guy," it was overshadowed by other digs.

'Family Guy' does the Bartman--and maybe 'South Park' still wins

The first thing to remember when you watch the Simpsons / Family Guy crossover is that it is an episode of Family Guy . This is when you groan, because Family Guy is an unoriginal rip-off of The Simpsons that retells tired old gags with an ironic approach.

The Long-Awaited Family Guy/Simpsons Crossover: A Nice Place to Visit, But...

Family Guy S13E01: "The Simpsons Guy" Can you believe Fox made it all the way to 2014 before staging a crossover episode between its two animation juggernauts, Family Guy and The Simpsons? Just the idea of such a combo was probably the stuff of wet dreams for slashfic writers with animation fetishes. The two series' long-overdue collision in "The Simpsons Guy" was a mixture of pinkish fleshy ...

Why children aren't ready for school

Too many of America's children aren't ready for kindergarten -- or for what comes after.

Help wanted: Free lawyers for immigrant children

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don't have lawyers to represent them in immigration court, and advocates are scrambling to train volunteer attorneys to help cope with the massive caseload.

US: Most new immigrant families fail to report

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the United States with instructions to report back to immigration authorities.

Teen crash victims' families drop suit against GM

DETROIT (AP) — The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker.
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