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Many Mothers, Children Still Can't Access HIV Medicine

A Burmese doctor examines a baby with AIDS a at a special clinic for AIDS on April 29, 2009 in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). The situation for many people living with HIV in Myanmar is critical due to a severe lack of antiretroviral treatment. Credit:...Poverty and isolation conspire against new mothers with HIV.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Co-founder Mary Emma Allison Dies at 93

Basketball player Charlie Bell attends UNICEF event in Pleasanton, California. Credit: Trisha Leeper, WireImage
For the past 60 Halloweens, trick-or-treaters have been knocking down doors pleading for more than just candy. As part of the...
The founder of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, a Halloween tradition, dies in her home at 93.

Summer Camp, Free Pampers, and Teacher Trouble - Links We Love

Diapers are expensive, which is why you should enter LilSugar's giveaway where you could win a full year's worth of Pampers. Pampers will also donate the cost of 50 tetanus vaccines to UNICEF. -- LilSugar Segregation in schools is on the rise,...

Nadya Suleman, Rick Astley, and Letterboxing - Links We Love

Dad Rick Astley doesn't talk about his singing career, but even his daughter couldn't escape the Rick Roll. How does Emile, now 17, feel about dad's short-lived life as a pop star? "My daughter is suitably embarrassed and proud at the same time,"...

Salma Hayek Shares Her Breast Milk

We all know there are lots of very good reasons to breast feed: Nutrition, bonding and economics, just to name a few. But for some moms, the act of breastfeeding can become a little bit of an addiction, and they are loathe to give it up. Actress...

Mortality Rates Much Higher for Teen Moms

Teen pregnancy, which folks like to think is a thing of the past, is, in fact, quite the opposite, particularly in developing nations. Turns out, it's also very dangerous, for both mother and child. According to the United Nation's annual children's...

Progress for Children 2007

Progress for Children is UNICEF's yearly review on how the world is doing in meeting its commitments for fundamental rights for the world's children. Those commitments were made in 2002 by world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly Special...

Britney half-heartedly helps UNICEF

After court documents of Britney Spears' monthly spending habits were released, news that Britney is raising money for UNICEF by lifting a pen and signing a copy of her latest CD (that was probably given to her for free by the record label) and...

Grownup conversations as imagined by children

I don't normally read The New Yorker, mostly because I'm not rich, or an intellectual. But buried in all the essays that bore me to tears, I stumbled on this hilarious piece by Simon Rich. In it, he imagines "A Conversation at the Grownup Table, as...

Jenna Bush writes HIV "call to action"

Jenna Bush, daughter to President George W. Bush, has written a book for teens about a 17-year-old single mother with HIV. While she claims it isn't political, Bush has said the story ends with a "call to action." The book comes on the back of her...

UNICEF says Dutch children are the most fortunate

The Netherlands leads the pack when it comes to taking care of their children, according to a new study conducted by UNICEF. Personally, I think it's because of the clogs. (After all, #2 is Sweden, also well-known for clogs.) "The Netherlands has...

UK worst place to be a kid

A recent study by Unicef of 21 industrialized countries ranks the UK last in childhood well-being. Britain's "dog-eat-dog" society and underinvestment have led to accusations that the nation is "failing children and young people in a number of...

Follow-up: Ricky Martin is NOT adopting a child

Well, it seems the rumors were not true. It was only yesterday when it was reported that pop star Ricky Martin was reportedly going to pursue the adoption of a child. He would have been the latest celebrity to have done so, following Madonna. It...

Ricky Martin says he'll be adopting, too

I promised myself when I joined Blogging Baby that I would refrain from commenting much on the Madonna and Brangelina adoptions, simply because I think it's more important to focus on everyday folks like you and me and our quest for more information...

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