Belgian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to extend the country's euthanasia law to children under 18. The bill, which has wide public support, allows children with terminal ailments the right to euthanasia. (Feb. 13)
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Newsy (Feb. 13, 2014) Despite protests from a vocal minority, Belgian lawmakers were expected to pass a proposed law Thursday allowing terminally ill children to end life.
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Newsy (Mar. 18, 2015) A study suggests the benefits of breast-feeding extend well into adulthood, but critics say the stigma for women who can't breast-feed is unnecessary.
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FORA.tv (Apr. 19, 2013) Children Learn By Being Playful Scientists
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Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 12, 2013) On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut.
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CBC (Apr. 10, 2013) A new report from UNICEF suggests the well-being of children living in Canada is lower than children growing up in many other wealthy countries, placing 17th overall out of 29 countries included in ... watch video
TheStreet (Apr. 29, 2014) Florida's senators have passed a bill to legalize one strain of cannabis, called Charlotte's Web, believed to help children with severe epilepsy. The bill will now go to the Florida House of ... watch video
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