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The number of Irish  babies born with low birth wieght is rising at a rate exceeded only by Czechia among higher income countries. Photograph: iStock

An increasing number of Irish babies are being born with low birth weight, putting them at increased risk of health issues during life, a major intern(...)

When a portion of people refuse to get their kids vaccinated, they are taking an action that not only affects their children – it affects all children.

There are few individuals as self-righteous as a parent declaring that they are entitled to decide what’s best for their child. Usually they are, thou(...)

Children take part in a ceremony at Shehu Palace in Maiduguri.  A total of 894 children were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force in northeast Nigeria on Friday.  Photograph: Audu Ali/AFP/Getty Images

A regional militia allied with Nigerian government forces on Friday freed almost 900 children it had used in the war against Boko Haram insurgents, th(...)

Wholesale farmers from the Aileu area, south of Dili, gather to sell vegetables. Photograph: Daniel J Groshong/Bloomberg

In the Aileu valley, high in the mountains of Timor-Leste, ponies graze on fertile pasture surrounded by plantations of coffee and corn. A wide river (...)

A file photograph of a measles vaccination being administered. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The number of measles cases in Ireland has increased more than three-fold, according to a United Nations (UN) report that warns millions of children w(...)

Members of Libyan internationally recognised government forces evacuate a family in the al-Swani area of Tripoli. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah

It was night when the baby girl came into the world, in a big hall surrounded by hundreds of refugees and migrants cowering with fear, as fighting bet(...)

Teens mightn’t be willing to talk to adults about the problem. Photograph: iStockphoto

If your child is being bullied, the temptation can be to rush in to the school, all guns blazing, and solve the problem. But sometimes a more delicate(...)

The report suggests that individual cities, such as Dublin,  could make huge gains by using blockchain to create a secure and common ledger to manage real-time data around areas such as transportation, energy and utilities

As much as 10 per cent of the world’s wealth will likely be stored on blockchain technology by 2027, according to a new report from networking giant C(...)

 Indian commuters drive amidst heavy smog in New Delhi. Photograph: Xavier Galiana/AFP/Getty Images

The life expectancy of a child born today will be reduced by an average of 20 months due to health damage caused by air pollution, researchers said on(...)

Well-known companies including AB InBev, Accenture, BBVA, Barclays, IBM, Deutsche Telecom, SAP, Repsol and Telefonica, are among the signatories pledging to support blockchain technology

More than 100 organisations have come together to promote a global framework for the development of blockchain in a move seen as a turning point in ga(...)

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