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Great Ormond Street Hospital 'failing' intersex children

Great Ormond Street Hospital is not meeting care standards for intersex children, a BBC investigation says. It found that some patients who had been born with sexual development disorders, and their families, had no access to psychological care. And not all cases were properly discussed before the patient had life changing, irreversible surgery. Health regulator CQC is investigating. The hospital said it was committed to working with seriously ill children. Intersex, also known as disorders of sexual development (DSD), is when sex characteristics – including genitals, reproductive organs and chromosome ...

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Mexico earthquake: Children killed at collapsed primary school

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 21 children and five adults died at a primary school which collapsed in Mexico City during Tuesday’s quake, the government says. The shallow, 7.1 magnitude quake killed at least 225 people in total and caused major damage across states in the centre of the country. Desperate searches for survivors under the rubble are continuing. Dozens of buildings collapsed, including several churches where worshippers were killed. Families with young children could be seen sleeping outside their homes in the street in the ...

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Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014

The number of homeless children being housed in temporary accommodation rose by more than a third in the last three years, according to official figures. The Local Government Association says councils are now providing temporary housing for 120,540 children with their families. It says the growth rate – equivalent to an extra secondary school’s worth of children per month – is unsustainable. The government said the figures were a worry but still below the peak of 2006. Based on the latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government ...

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Woman and three children die in Bolton house fire

A woman and three children have died after a house fire in Bolton. The blaze broke out at Rosamond Street in the Daubhill area of the town just after 09:00 BST. A man managed to jump from a first floor window but two boys and a girl – all under the age of 13 – and a woman were still inside. One of the children was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman and two other children died later in hospital, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said. The force said ...

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Havana walls brought to life with murals of wide-eyed children

By Sarah Marsh| HAVANA The gigantic black and white portraits of children started appearing on walls around a suburban neighborhood of Havana two years ago, the work of Cuban artist Maisel Lopez. The sober, finely painted portraits contrast with Cuba’s dilapidated buildings and pot-holed streets, colorful vintage cars and peeling pink, apricot and turquoise paint on eclectic architecture. With nearly 30 murals completed, Lopez said he is only getting started on his “Colossi” series, a striking endeavor in the Communist-run country where street art is rare. “I want to keep ...

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Syria war: 'At least 68 children among 126 killed' in bus bombing

At least 68 children were among 126 people killed in Saturday’s bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns, activists say. A vehicle filled with explosives hit the convoy near Aleppo. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said at least 109 evacuees from government-held towns were killed, along with aid workers and rebel soldiers. Many more were injured in the attack, the group said. The explosion shattered buses and set cars on fire, leaving a trail of bodies, as the convoy waited in rebel territory ...

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Surgeon: 'How many more children like Kayden must die?'

Senior surgeons say they tried to warn managers of dangerous delays to emergency surgery ahead of a child’s death at a top children’s hospital. Kayden Bancroft was 20 months old when he died at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), following repeated delays to urgent surgery. Whistleblowers allege the trust’s focus was on “ballooning” waiting lists rather than emergency care. The hospital admitted that failings occasionally occurred. Central Manchester University Hospitals Trust said: “Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital faces huge demands for its services and occasionally failings regrettably do occur.” Kayden’s grandmother, ...

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Sleep problems mounting in children

Hospital attendances in England for children under 14 with sleep disorders have tripled in 10 years, according to NHS data analysed by BBC Panorama. Ten times more prescriptions of common sleep medication melatonin have also been written for children and adults under 55 over the same period. Poor sleep in children has been linked to a greater risk of obesity, lower immunity, and mental health issues. It is also linked to lack of emotional control and poor school performance. Are you getting enough sleep? How to handle older children’s sleep ...

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Arizona children could lose big under Obamacare repeal

GOP governor: Keep this part of Obamacare Like any college student, Vanessa Ramirez never expected chemotherapy would be part of her busy school schedule. “I don’t have any history of cancer in my family, so it wasn’t something I was on the lookout for,” Ramirez said, sitting outside the library of her alma mater Arizona State University. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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