Tag: Children and Childhood

Is the President Making Middle School Worse?

Immediately after Donald Trump’s election, alarming stories appeared of school bullies who seemed to be inspired by the new president. In York County, Pa., two students marched through their high school hallways holding a Trump sign while a third shouted, “White power!” A teacher in Kansas reported students taunting classmates […]

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Google’s Marketing of Children’s Apps Misleads Parents, Consumer Groups Say

A group of 22 children’s and consumer organizations is calling for a federal investigation into Google’s marketing of children’s apps in its Google Play store, just the latest in a series of rebukes by experts about how the company handles technology aimed at youngsters. Google has promoted the “Family” section […]

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Thousands of Migrant Children Could Be Released After Policy Change

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it planned to ease onerous security requirements for sponsors of migrant children, meaning that thousands who have been parked in shelters for months could soon be released and reunited with family members. In a major policy reversal, the Department of Health and Human […]

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Global Health: An Island Nation’s Health Experiment: Vaccines Delivered by Drone

In the village of Cook’s Bay, on the remote side of the remote island of Erromango, in the remote South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, 1-month-old Joy Nowai was given shots for hepatitis and tuberculosis that were delivered by a flying drone on Monday. It may not have been the first […]

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o: U.S. Tax Dollars Help to Starve Children

ADEN, Yemen He is an eight-year-old boy who is starving and has limbs like sticks, but Yaqoob Walid doesn’t cry or complain. He gazes stolidly ahead, tuning out everything, for in late stages of starvation the human body focuses every calorie simply on keeping the organs functioning. Yaqoob arrived unconscious […]

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Global Health: ‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa

A drug that protects children in wealthy countries against painful and sometimes lethal bouts of sickle-cell disease has been proven safe for use in Africa, where the condition is far more common, scientists reported on Saturday. More research remains to be done, experts said, but knowing that hydroxyurea — a […]

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The Link Between August Birthdays and A.D.H.D.

The rate of diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among children has nearly doubled in the past two decades. Rates of A.D.H.D. diagnoses also vary considerably across states, with nearly three times as many children getting the diagnosis in Kentucky (where one in five children are said to have the […]

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Some Schools Allow Children to Register With a Gender Option Besides Girl or Boy

A new openness about gender identity is making its way into some of America’s public schools. First there were schools establishing all-gender restrooms. Now some districts are allowing children to be officially registered for school as a category other than male or female. Washington, D.C., schools are the latest, with […]

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Fixes: For Starving Children, a Bite of Hope

As Americans gather for our most food-centric holiday, there’s some potentially great news about food — especially for people who have very little to eat. It’s a new strategy that could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of hungry children every year. Fifty million children under 5 suffer from […]

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Tests Showed Children Were Exposed to Lead. The Official Response: Challenge the Tests

[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox] Mikaila Bonaparte has spent her entire life under the roof of the New York City Housing Authority, the oldest and largest public housing system in the country, where as a toddler she nibbled on […]

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New Peanut Allergy Drug Shows ‘Lifesaving’ Potential

Ever since a bite-size peanut butter cracker made him sputter and cough and break out in hives when he was a toddler, Carter Grodi has been under doctors’ orders to stay away from peanuts. He brought his own cupcake to school birthday parties, learned to read food labels, and turned […]

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