Malaria trial shows ‘striking’ 70% reduction in severe illness in children | Global health

[ad_1] A trial combining vaccinations and prevention drugs has substantially lowered the number of children dying of malaria in two African countries, according to researchers. The results of the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, have been hailed as “very striking”, especially at a time when decades-long progress on combating malaria has … Read more

NHS planning Covid vaccines for children from age 12, reports say | Health policy

[ad_1] NHS England has been told to prepare to administer Covid vaccinations to all children aged 12 and above, as vaccine advisers continue to consider whether to extend the programme, according to reports. The planned extension to the vaccination programme would coincide with the start of the new school year. Children aged 12-15 in the … Read more

Apple allows children to access casual-sex and BDSM apps, finds report | Apple

[ad_1] Apple knowingly lets underage users access apps intended for adults, according to an investigation by the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), despite having asked for and recorded their dates of birth. The investigation asserts a disconnect between the information Apple knows about a user, which includes their self-declared age, and the ways it polices age … Read more

Baby on Nevermind cover sues Nirvana over child sexual exploitation | Nirvana

[ad_1] Spencer Elden, who appeared as a naked baby on one of rock music’s most iconic album covers – Nevermind by Nirvana – is suing the band, claiming he was sexually exploited as a child. In a lawsuit filed in a Californian district court against numerous parties, including the surviving members of the band, Kurt … Read more

Zimbabwean man charged with rape after girl, 15, dies giving birth | Global development

[ad_1] Zimbabwean police have charged a man after a 15-year-old girl died while giving birth at a church shrine last month. Hatirarami Momberume, 26, has been charged with raping Anna Machaya, whose death provoked outrage in the country and was condemned by the UN. The girl’s parents, Edmore Machaya and Shy Mabika, have been charged … Read more

New balance: will work be more parent-friendly than ever after the pandemic? | Work & careers

[ad_1] Last month, a video by Maggie Mundwiller, a mother in St Louis, Missouri, went viral on TikTok. It showed her one-year-old son accompanying her to a second face-to-face job interview. (She had asked for an alternative date because she had no childcare. The employer said: “Bring him with you.”) The video featured on Good … Read more