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US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump's separation policy

US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump's separation policy

World
US First Lady Melania Trump has called for an end to the policy of separating parents and children illegally entering the country from Mexico.Mrs Trump "believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart," her spokeswoman said.Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy. In a recent six-week period there were nearly 2,000 family separations.Adults who try to cross the border, many planning to seek asylum, are placed in custody and face criminal prosecution for illegal entry. As a result, hundreds of minors are now being housed in detention centres, and kept away from their parents - a policy which rights groups have criticised as unp...
US child migrants: 2,000 separated from families in six weeks

US child migrants: 2,000 separated from families in six weeks

World
Almost 2,000 migrant children were separated from their families at the US border over six weeks, officials say.Following a Trump administration crackdown on illegal border crossings from Mexico, adults are being detained, meaning the children with them are removed from their care.The issue is causing a growing political storm in the US.On Thursday Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible to defend the "zero tolerance" approach.It means that those entering the US irregularly are criminally prosecuted, a change to a long-standing policy of charging most of those crossing for the first time with a misdemeanour offence.As the adults are being charged with a crime and detained, the children that travel with them are being separ...
Study: Calls to poison centers in child ADHD drug cases up 64 percent

Study: Calls to poison centers in child ADHD drug cases up 64 percent

Health
May 21 (UPI) -- Child exposure to ADHD drugs is increasing in the United States -- marked by a jump of more than 60 percent over a 14-year period, a new study showed Monday. The study in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics looked at calls to U.S. poison control centers to see if ADHD exposures were on the rise. The answer was yes. The study found more than 156,000 calls for unintentional and intentional exposures of the drugs to U.S. children and adolescents between 2000 and 2014 -- an increase of 64 percent. The report said exposures increased 71 percent from 2000 to 2011, and decreased 6 percent from 2011 to 2014. More than three quarters involved children under 12. "[ADHD] is the most commonly diagnosed neurobehaviorial disorder in children," said Dr. Gary Smith of the N...
Disney star turned wild child Emma Ridley kickstarts weight loss journey for wedding no4

Disney star turned wild child Emma Ridley kickstarts weight loss journey for wedding no4

Entertainment
Before the internet, Insta and selfies, Britain had its very own Kim Kardashian socialite who ruled the roost in the 80s, 90s and noughties.Her name was Emma Ridley and she's still just as wild as ever.Squeezing her curves into a pair of bright pink leggings and plunging low-cut top, the 45-year-old Return to Oz star was spotted out in LA working up a sweat alongside her Belarusian trainer and Dancing with the Stars pro, Dzianis Marsian.The busty blonde looked hard at work as she was put through her paces for the gruelling workout in Studio City, just days after vowing to shed 30lbs after piling on the weight in recent years.Despite being renowned for her rebellious nature and partying ways – which saw her smoke marijuana at just 11-years-old and elope to Las Vegas at age 15 to marry...
Kate Hudson pregnant with third child — and it's a girl

Kate Hudson pregnant with third child — and it's a girl

Entertainment
April 7 (UPI) --Almost Famous and Deepwater Horizon actress Kate Hudson announced via Instagram she is pregnant with her third child."If you've wondered why I've been so absent on my social channels it's because I have never been more sick! It was the most sick first trimester of all my children. Boomerangs have made me nauseous, Superzoom is an easy way to have my head in the toilet, food instagrams make me queezy and thinking too much about insta stories made me even more exhausted than I already had been," she explained in Friday's post."If you've seen me out and about smiling and pretending like everything is amazing...I was lying! BUT! I have broken through on the other end of that and rediscovering the joys of insta/snap. We have been trying to keep this pregnancy under the radar for...