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Childhood obesity causes concern

City doctors are worried with the rapid increase in cases of child obesity and adolescent obesity.

“According to a World Health Organisation report, more than 1.4 billion adults who are 20-plus are

Passive smoking affects 40% Chennai kids


Nearly 40 per cent of children in the city are exposed to passive smoking which makes them vulnerable to cancer as they inhale the toxic smoke at home from their fathers, says a survey conducted by Ad

Children's homes under abuse spotlight


A series of sex abuse scandals at orphanages and shelters in India has sounded alarms over the management of children's homes, many of which operate with little or no public oversight.

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Over 1,000 Varanasi kids said to get a Parliament

In a new initiative, over a thousand children in Varanasi have decided to form a Parliament of their own and take up issues concerning them.

The Parliament will provide a platform for issues concern

Chained children in Chinese orphanage creates furore

A Chinese provincial government has sacked officials of an orphanage after reports that two mentally challenged children were found shackled there.

Volunteers have rushed to help out at an orphanage

90 destitute children rescued

More than 90 orphan and destitute children from a private home in Naduverapattu in Kanchipuram were rescued by the Chengelpet child welfare committee on Saturday.

The officials said that a woman and

In a first, Krishnagiri launches exclusive kids’ grievance day

In a first-of-its-kind, the Krishnagiri district administration has introduced an exclusive grievance day for children.

The first Sunday of every month has been allotted to the children to meet the

Plight of kids moves HC, 5 mothers set free in begging

Moved by their children plight, the Delhi High Court has ordered release of five mothers serving one year detention at a welfare home for begging here after coming from their native place Bhilwara in

Kerala launches Nirbhaya for security of women, children


Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men?
— Joseph Conrad

Adding a new chapter to the raging debate of ensuring the safety of women and children

Trained specialists to ensure child safety on school buses


As children become increasingly susceptible to the many dangers in the world, largely resorting to their own devices to get by, while parents grow busier, schools are stepping in to fill the gap. A su

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