Children / Youth Issues

Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. [more…]

Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary

Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary

Published 13/11/2017

President Donald Trump on Monday said he is nominating former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, saying Azar would push to lower the price of medicines. [more…]

Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis

Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis

Published 03/11/2017

Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems, either due to over-eating leading to obesity or a lack of food leading to undernutrition, according to a major study published on Saturday. [more…]

U.S. House approves funding for children`s healthcare program

U.S. House approves funding for children`s healthcare program

Published 03/11/2017

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to continue a federal insurance program for millions of lower-income children and pregnant women, but with an ongoing funding battle it could be weeks before the program gets more money. [more…]

Runaway 7-year-old takes train to airport, boards plane with no ticket

Runaway 7-year-old takes train to airport, boards plane with no ticket

Published 31/10/2017

A seven-year-old girl who ran away from her parents managed to take a train to Geneva airport and board a plane despite having no ticket. [more…]

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Published 26/10/2017

Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday. [more…]

Britain backs GSK`s gene therapy for `bubble boy` syndrome

Britain backs GSK`s gene therapy for `bubble boy` syndrome

Published 23/10/2017

GlaxoSmithKline's gene therapy for the so-called "bubble boy" disease was approved by Britain's healthcare cost watchdog NICE, despite a price tag of almost 600,000 euros ($700,000). [more…]

Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in six U.S. states

Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in six U.S. states

Published 22/10/2017

Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states because of possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people. [more…]

Trump seeks border wall, crackdown on unaccompanied minors for `Dreamer` deal

Trump seeks border wall, crackdown on unaccompanied minors for `Dreamer` deal

Published 09/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump, who pledged to help protect young people known as "Dreamers" brought illegally to the United States as children, called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall to be part of any immigration deal. [more…]

Democrats rule out Trump`s request for border wall funding in help for `Dreamers`

Democrats rule out Trump`s request for border wall funding in help for `Dreamers`

Published 08/10/2017

Congressional Democrats rejected President Donald Trump's requests on Sunday that renewed protection for "Dreamers" - people brought illegally to the United States as children - include funding for a border wall and money for thousands more immigration officers. [more…]