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Child and teen health
March 16, 2020
New York City schools to close Monday to fight coronavirus
New York City will close the nation's largest public school system Monday, sending over 1.1 million children home in hopes ...
March 15, 2020
Americans brace for new life of no school and growing dread
Millions of Americans braced for the week ahead with no school for their children for many days to come, no clue how to ...
March 15, 2020
Smart move or grave mistake? NYC keeps schools open
As schools across the U.S. shut down in hopes of helping to fight the coronavirus, New York City officials are arguing just ...
February 24, 2020
Kids under 12 banned from heading soccer balls in practice
Children up to the age of 12 will be banned from heading a soccer ball in practice sessions in England, Northern Ireland and ...
February 20, 2020
In rough US flu season for kids, vaccine working OK so far
It may end up being a bad flu season for kids, but early signs suggest the vaccine is working OK. The vaccine has been more ...
February 13, 2020
South Sudan ignores reports on oil pollution, birth defects
The oil industry in South Sudan has left a landscape pocked with hundreds of open waste pits, the water and soil contaminated ...
February 10, 2020
Ban on treatments for transgender kids fails in South Dakota
Legislation aimed at stopping South Dakota physicians from providing puberty blockers and gender confirmation surgery to ...
February 01, 2020
FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy
The first treatment for peanut allergies is about to hit the market, a big step toward better care for all kinds of food ...
January 31, 2020
The Latest: Autoworker's child among Germany's 7 virus cases
The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local): 4:40 a.m. Germany has confirmed its sixth and seventh ...
January 29, 2020
Autistic futures trader who triggered crash spared prison
A U.S. judge Tuesday sentenced a socially awkward math whiz-turned-futures trader who earned tens of millions of dollars over ...
January 19, 2020
US seeks to deport Honduran mom, sick children to Guatemala
The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, ...
December 23, 2019
Top baby names in NYC were Liam, Emma in 2018, officials say
The most popular baby names in New York City last year were Liam and Emma, according to data released by city health ...
November 25, 2019
More polio cases now caused by vaccine than by wild virus
Four African countries have reported new cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine, as global health numbers show there are ...
November 19, 2019
Luis Enrique returns as Spain coach after daughter’s death
Luis Enrique is returning as Spain coach five months after stepping down because of his daughter’s illness. He is taking over ...
November 14, 2019
German lawmakers approve compulsory measles vaccine plan
Germany's parliament has passed a law requiring that children who attend school or daycare must be vaccinated for measles.
October 31, 2019
Measles saps kids' ability to fight other germs
Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system's memory of how to fight other ...
October 23, 2019
UN says 1st local polio case found in Zambia since 1995
The World Health Organization says Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy ...
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