Conflicts across the Middle East and North Africa are putting over 24 million children at risk, according to alarming new research by the UN Children's Fund.
24 million children at risk in Mideast conflicts
The new US Food and Drug Administration commissioner has called on senior agency officers to develop 'more forceful steps' to control the US opioid epidemic.
New FDA head calls for 'forceful steps' against opioid epidemic
Despite decades of educational reform and legal efforts, many US schools are experiencing increasing segregation, with 16 percent of public schools serving both minority and high poverty students.
School choice policies impact segregation diversity of schools
When non-smoking teens see ads for e-cigarettes, and are curious about the products advertised, perhaps even identifying with a favorite brand, they might also be more susceptible to taking up cigarettes, a new study found.
E-cigarette ads might sway teens to try tobacco products
Kids growing up in the city are significantly more likely than those raised in the country to have psychotic experiences, such as hearing voices and experiencing intense paranoia.
City kids more likely to have psychotic experiences
Violence is a learnt behavior. Studies have shown that if a person is exposed to a lot of violence through the media or their families, they are also inclined to turn violent over time (Family abuse: Men need to know violence is unmanly; May 19).
Different approach needed to tackle domestic violence
A record 60 percent of British people in poverty live in a household where someone is in work, according to researchers, with the risk of falling into financial hardship especially high for families in private rented housing.
Record 60% of Britons in poverty are in working families
Up to 20 deaths at a National Health System-run mental health unit are being investigated as part of a police inquiry, the BBC has learned.
Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust
In just a matter of a couple days, the number of cholera cases and deaths in Yemen have increased quite dramatically. The World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Yemen reported over 29,300 suspected cholera cases and 315 associated deaths in 19 of Yemen’s 22 governorates in three weeks. This puts the case fatality rate at above one percent.
Cholera outbreak in Yemen grows at dramatic pace
Internet on flights in India could soon be a reality. The Centre is likely to permit it by August-end.
Internet on flights likely by August-end

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