51 percent of Nigerian women girls have sex before the age of 18

Oct 27, 2017 0

According to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Idris, about 51 percent of Nigerian girls are exposed to sex before the age of 18 years. The figure for Lagos State is about 24.5 percent, a big surprise. He made these revelations while speaking at the National Institute of International Affairs , Victoria Island, Lagos on “Reproductive Health: Beyond cultural limitations and concerns.” ...

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India: Rape- Uncle did not father child’s baby – DNA test

Sep 13, 2017 0

Police in India have reopened the case of a 10-year-old girl after forensic tests revealed that her baby’s DNA samples did not match those of her uncle who is charged with raping her. After the Supreme Court denied her permission to abort, she gave birth to a baby girl last month.  The 10-year-old was not aware of her pregnancy. She was told her bulge was because she had a stone in her stomach. She alleges she was raped several times in the past seven months by the uncle. The accused, which is in his 40s, was arrested and is being tried in a special court dealing with crimes against children. ...

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Five children left orphaned after both parents die of bowel cancer 

Sep 5, 2017 0

Five children have been orphaned after their dad died from bowel cancer – just weeks after their mum’s death from the same illness. Omena Ubiaro, 38, had battled Stage 4 bowel cancer for three years before he passed away at a hospice in Wolverhampton in the early hours of today. His death comes the day before his wife’s funeral after she died from bowel cancer on July 29. Friends close to the family say they are too devastated to speak but tributes have emerged online. One person, who posted a tribute on Facebook, described Omena’s death as a “tragedy of tragedies.” Last month, Mirror Online reported the family’s heartbreaking plight as Omena fought for his life while grieving for his wife Makeda. ...

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Skipping breakfast may put kids at risk of malnutrition

Aug 17, 2017 0

It is a known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and one should have a big, filling start to remain energized for the rest of the day. However, children don’t really give importance to that aspect of breakfast and have numerous excuses ready for skipping the day’s first meal – too early to eat, no time before school, etc. ...

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 Social networking may affect kid’s health 

Aug 8, 2017 0

Parents must intervene to stop their children overusing social media and consuming time online “like junk food”, the children’s commissioner has said. In an interview with the Observer, Anne Longfield criticized the ways social media giants use to draw children into spending more time ...

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 Early introduction to cow milk could put your baby at health risk- says experts 

Aug 7, 2017 0

Breastfeeding is one of the most essential phases when it comes to nurturing your baby. Your baby’s healthy growth and development is of utmost concern at that time and proper administration of mother’s milk ensures that. Mother’s milk is extremely important for a baby since it is supposed to be the only source of nutrition for the first six months of their life, as per the World Health Organisation guidelines. ...

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Nigeria among five countries responsible for most child deaths due to inadequate breastfeeding: UN report

Aug 4, 2017 0

Breastfeeding is one of the most essential phases when it comes to nurturing your baby. Your baby’s healthy growth and development is of utmost concern at that time and proper administration of mother’s milk ensures that. Packed with nutrients and antibodies, it is also not just good for the baby, but for the mother as well. Mother’s milk is extremely important for a baby since that is supposed to be the only source of nutrition for the first six months of their life, as per the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. ...

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Child advocates urge back-seat alarms as 2 die in Arizona

Jul 31, 2017 0

New proposed law that would require carmakers to build alarms for back seats is being pushed by child advocates who say it will prevent kids from dying in hot cars.  The law also would streamline the criminal process against caregivers who cause the deaths—cases that can be inconsistent but often heavier-handed against mothers. The latest deaths came in Arizona on triple-digit degree days over the weekend, with two baby boys found forgotten in vehicles in separate incidents. ...

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