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Should small children be banned from watching all screens?

CANNES, FRANCE – Regulators and program makers are at odds over whether small children should be banned from watching television or using tablets and...

Cell phone use by expectant mothers not tied to brain problems...

PREGNANT WOMEN who use cell phones may be no more likely to have kids with brain development problems than expectant mothers who avoid mobile...

Giving hope to indigent kids

By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman, Reporter Young street urchins are common sights on the streets of Metro Manila. For many, their fate is already...

Tondo kids show mosquito repellent, battery-powered fan-lamp, coconut juice vendo machine...

In the coastal community of Baseco in Tondo, Manila, utilities like electricity and water are not guaranteed luxuries. Children and adults are prone to...

World Vision’s vision for 2020: 3 million fewer sexually trafficked Filipino...

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter The world wide web is a double-edged sword. While it conveniently connects the world to make it smaller,...

Environmental risks kill 1.7M kids under 5 a year: WHO

GENEVA — More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization...

Developmental disorders in kids

INTERNET addiction and stress, among many other factors, may contribute to developmental disorders among children in the Philippines, said Dr. Ma. Rochelle Buenavista-Pacifico, a...

Keeping the kids busy this summer

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman It is alarming that kids these days belong to “the most sedentary generation in history.” So said Sam Kass,...

Deworming 16 million Filipino children

Medicine Cabinet Reiner W. Gloor THIS MONTH, the Department of Health (DoH) is expected to give free deworming medication to an estimated 16 million Filipino...

Kids Korea

Text and Photos by Cecille Santillan-Visto WHEN TRAVELING with kids overseas, there are three main factors to consider — enough interesting sites to visit and...