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Child and teen health
August 17, 2016
Sick infant refugee on border brought to Jordan hospital
Jordan's military says it brought a Syrian toddler and his family into the kingdom for medical treatment after a video of a ...
August 12, 2016
Nigerian helicopters rush polio vaccines to dangerous area
Military helicopters on Friday rushed polio vaccines to dangerous parts of northeastern Nigeria, where Boko Haram operates ...
August 11, 2016
Studies shine light on mysterious placenta, how it goes awry
Scientists carefully probe a placenta donated after birth, bluish umbilical cord still attached. This is the body's most ...
August 09, 2016
3 babies test positive for bacteria at Maryland hospital
A Maryland hospital confirms that three neonatal intensive care unit patients have tested positive for potentially deadly ...
August 08, 2016
MSF says a hospital it supports in Syria bombed, 13 killed
A hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders and specializing in pediatrics in a rebel-held northern Syria province has ...
August 04, 2016
At least 30 children dead in Myanmar from unknown disease
At least 30 children have died in northwestern Myanmar since mid-June from an unknown disease that causes breathing ...
August 01, 2016
Boy dies after being named honorary Marine in California
An 8-year-old boy with a rare, genetic disease has died a day after being made an honorary Marine, his father said.
July 26, 2016
Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study
Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible ...
July 24, 2016
Art with heart: Making children's health wards less scary
For Dorkas Kaya and other young patients with HIV, seeing the walls of their residential treatment facility transformed with ...
July 22, 2016
Vaccine scandal highlights Indonesian health system woes
A scandal over fake vaccines given to children prompted angry and confused parents to physically attack a doctor in the ...
July 12, 2016
'The A Word': A vivid family drama about coping with autism
Parenting is tough. It's a constant tug-of-war between acceptance and tough love. Marriage is a process of unending ...
July 07, 2016
Arizona is site of largest current US measles outbreak
Health officials in Arizona say the largest current measles outbreak in the United States is in part because some workers at ...
July 01, 2016
CDC: Amoeba didn't die in whitewater center's murky churn
The chlorination and filtration systems at an artificial water rapids course where Olympic kayakers train were inadequate to ...
June 29, 2016
Michigan governor signs budget with $165M more for Flint
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $38.6 billion budget bill Wednesday that will more than triple state spending on the water ...
June 27, 2016
UN report: Tackle inequality to prevent children from dying
The U.N. children's agency warned Monday that 69 million youngsters under the age of five will die from preventable causes ...
June 24, 2016
Report: Lead levels higher in Flint kids after water switch
Flint children under the age of 6 had significantly higher blood-lead levels after the city switched its water source in 2014 ...
June 22, 2016
Can Google Glass help autistic children read faces?
Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for ...
June 22, 2016
Ouch! Flu spray fails again, panel urges shot instead
The nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine failed to protect kids again last year, the latest in a string of failures ...
June 21, 2016
UNICEF demands better conditions for refugee kids in Germany
UNICEF is criticizing the living conditions of refugee children in Germany, saying they frequently lack proper medical care ...
June 20, 2016
Nearly 2 million concussions in kids' sports, play yearly?
Nearly 2 million concussions from sports or play activities occur in U.S. children and teens each year and many receive no ...