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Child and teen health
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 ...
June 17, 2016
CDC: Puerto Rico may see hundreds of Zika birth defects
Dozens or hundreds of babies in Puerto Rico could develop severe birth defects because of Zika, based on how an outbreak is ...
June 16, 2016
Baby box founder undeterred by warning, plans defense fund
The founder of an organization that installed boxes where mothers in crisis can anonymously relinquish their infants is ...
June 15, 2016
Hints that antibiotics, C-sections may affect baby gut bugs
Two new studies are offering some of the clearest snapshots yet of how babies build up protective gut bacteria, adding to ...
June 09, 2016
Correction: Baby Boxes story
In a story June 9 about baby boxes in Indiana, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the group that has ...
June 06, 2016
Would teens be slimmer if Katy Perry hawked kale & quinoa?
Would U.S. teens be any slimmer if Katy Perry hawked kale and quinoa? New research doesn't prove a link, but its authors ...
June 02, 2016
Hawaii's lack of mental health care forces teens from state
Within months of starting the process of adopting her son, Susan Callahan knew something was wrong. Aron, who was 7, had ...
May 31, 2016
Many children go to primary care for concussions, not the ER
New research confirms that relying on emergency room data to estimate the prevalence of childhood concussions doesn't deliver ...
May 29, 2016
Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF
China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among ...
May 20, 2016
Australian judge refuses to order radiotherapy for ill child
An Australian judge on Friday ruled in favor of a couple who refused to allow their 6-year-old son to undergo radiotherapy ...
May 16, 2016
Early childhood program expands amid Flint's water crisis
The University of Michigan-Flint's early childhood education program will be offered for free to more Flint families amid the ...
May 13, 2016
Immigrant mothers: Detention center harmful to kids
Texas detention centers for families caught illegally crossing the southern U.S. border are more like jails that have ...
May 13, 2016
Storing babies' blood samples pits privacy versus science
Two-day-old Ellie Bailey squirms in a hospital bassinet and cries as her tiny left heel is squeezed and then pricked with a ...
May 07, 2016
Starfish babies return in droves following massive die-off
Droves of baby starfish are returning to Oregon and Northern California's shores after a wasting disease decimated whole ...
May 06, 2016
WHO raises concerns after 12 newborns die in southern Libya
The U.N. health agency has expressed concerns over the death of 12 newborns in a southern impoverished Libyan province, ...
May 03, 2016
CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy
Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials ...
May 02, 2016
Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age
Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in ...
May 02, 2016
Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise
Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often ...
April 23, 2016
DeGrom returns to Mets after infant son's health scare
Jacob deGrom returned to the New York Mets on Saturday and says all is well with his infant son, Jaxon, following a scare the ...
April 20, 2016
Better preemie pain relief sought amid new call for action
It happens every day to the most vulnerable infants in hospital intensive care units: fragile babies born way too soon are ...