In countries beset by violence, displacement, conflict and instability, children’s most basic means of survival — water — must be a priority, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said, warning that children living in fragile situations are four times more likely to lack access to drinking water.
Children’s access to safe water, sanitation a right, not a privilege (video)
When more white people in a community hold African-Americans in greater suspicion, that prevailing view may influence police behavior in ways that drive the outsize use of lethal force against African-Americans by cops, a recent study shows.
Racial attitudes of a region can influence decisions by police
Intelligent people are more likely to swear, a study found.
Intelligent people more likely to swear
The quality of care provided to critically ill newborns is linked with multiple factors, including — in some hospitals — the infants’ race, according to a study from California.
Newborns' hospital care quality may be tied to race
Catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey increases the risk of ills ranging from skin rashes to bacterial and viral infections and mosquito-borne disease, US public health officials warned.
Texas floodwaters pose unique health risks
In the healthcare sector, men account for just 22 percent of all employees, but for 56 percent of all managers.
Men still dominate managerial positions
On August 21, Chinese women’s rights activist Wu Rongrong went to a police station in Shanxi province to check on her application for a travel permit to Hong Kong, where she has been accepted to graduate school.
China tells women to ‘go home and live well’
Malnutrition receives less attention than most of the world’s other major challenges. Yet it is one area where a relatively small investment can have the most powerful impact.
Improving nutrition of world’s poor children

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