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In Burkina Faso, some Mali refugees want to grow up to serve

By Misha Hussain GOUDEBOU, Burkina Faso (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T en-year-old Atahib goes to school in the Goudebou refugee camp in the savannah of Burkina Faso, not hoping to become a teacher or a doctor like his classmates. Each day, At...  More »

Kids see less conflict at home when dads quit drinking

By Allison Bond NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who get treatment for alcoholism don't just improve their own health and wellbeing, they also transform their children's home life for the better, according to a recent study. "Alcohol...  More »

Parents can do more to help kids learn to drive safely

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents may be missing some good teachable moments when their kids are learning to drive, U.S. researchers say. Recordings of parent-child pairs when the child was driving found a little over half of the talk was drivin...  More »

More U.S. moms are staying at home with kids: study

More American mothers are staying at home with their children, a shift that reflects rising immigration and the fact many women are unable to find jobs after a sluggish period for the U.S. economy, a Pew analysis released on Tuesday showed. Twent...  More »

More U.S. moms are staying at home with kids: study

More American mothers are staying at home with their children, a trend driven in part by rising immigration and women unable to find jobs, a Pew analysis released on Tuesday showed. The category of stay-at-home mothers with children under 18 incl...  More »

Childhood eczema may last into adulthood: study

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite a widespread belief that childhood eczema clears up by adolescence, a new study suggests the condition often lasts into adulthood. Researchers followed kids with eczema over time and found ...  More »

Pit bull mauls Texas toddler and her mother

The attack happened on Monday in an apartment in the town of League City, about 25 miles southeast of Houston. Officers shot the dog, and the child was flown to a nearby hospital, the League City Police Department said in a statement.  More »

More evidence parents should monitor kids' media diet

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - How parents monitor the television and video game habits of their children is tied to the kids' performance in school, their relationships with peers and their weight, according to a new study. ...  More »

Chinese parents, trapped in one-child web, give babies away on Internet

By Lavinia Mo, Sui-Lee Wee and Li Hui GANZHOU, China (Reuters) - Lu Libing knew he had only one choice as the birth of his third child approached. On the Internet he found "A Home Where Dreams Come True", a website touted as China'...  More »

Doctors treating toddler shot by Taliban fear rise in Afghan violence

By Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - That Afghan toddler Abuzar survived a bullet fragment to the head during a Taliban attack in Kabul last week is astonishing. The militant Islamist Taliban movement has declared war on the April 5 presidential ...  More »

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