- Immigrant children given adult dose of hepatitis A vaccine Updated: Jul-04-15 5:23 pm
SAN ANTONIO - About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
- Teachers still sought in home economics field Updated: Jul-04-15 10:37 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Forty years ago, when Cheryl Tschetter started teaching at what was then McMillan Junior High, boys were for the first time allowed to take home economics and girls could enroll in shop class.
- Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003 Updated: Jul-03-15 5:13 pm
SEATTLE - A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station.
- Minnesota officials warn of toxic algae after child sickened Updated: Jul-03-15 6:19 am
ALEXANDRIA, Minnesota - Minnesota health officials are warning of the dangers of toxic blue-green algae after they say a child was taken to a hospital after swimming in a central Minnesota lake that had the bacteria.
- House approves bill making schools publish vaccine rates Updated: Jul-02-15 9:32 pm
SALEM, Oregon - House lawmakers approved a measure Thursday ordering schools in Oregon to make public the number of vaccinated students they have enrolled in their classes and to carve out those rates by each disease.
- Grotto works to help disabled children get dental care Updated: Jul-02-15 9:17 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Getting to the dentist can be hard for anyone, but for children with special needs, the challenge is even greater.
- Judge: Medicaid must cover some child behavioral treatments Updated: Jul-01-15 3:14 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A judge has ordered the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to stop excluding Medicaid coverage for some behavioral treatments for children with developmental disabilities, saying policy conflicts with federal law.
- Kentucky editorial roundup Updated: Jul-01-15 2:35 pm
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- Lawsuit alleging teacher slapped autistic boy settled Updated: Jul-01-15 11:26 am
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A federal judge has approved a $350,000 settlement in a lawsuit alleging a teacher repeatedly slapped an autistic boy at a Springfield school.
- Young Royals fan whose cancer fight gained attention dies Updated: Jul-01-15 11:21 am
OLATHE, Kansas - A Kansas boy whose fight against cancer and love of the Kansas City Royals received national attention during last year's World Series has died. He was 7.
- New Hampshire expands newborn screening program Updated: Jul-01-15 5:05 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is expanding its newborn screening program to include testing for a group of genetic disorders that often prove fatal if not detected and treated early.
- What's next for California's contentious vaccine law Updated: Jun-30-15 7:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.
- Some Montana schools missing vaccine benchmark, data shows Updated: Jun-28-15 2:44 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Vaccination rates at one in eight elementary schools in Montana are too low to ensure immunity from outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, new state data shows.
- USDA proposes healthier fare for child, adult day cares Updated: Jun-27-15 10:48 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that feeds millions of low-income children may be overhauled for the first time in almost 50 years, aiming to make the meals at day cares healthier and reduce obesity.
- Vermont study shows pertussis vaccine effective Updated: Jun-25-15 4:49 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Preliminary data from a Vermont study show that despite changes in strains of whooping cough, a common vaccine is still effective in preventing the highly contagious disease, the Centers for Disease Control said Thursday.
- Panel gives weak endorsement of new meningitis shots Updated: Jun-24-15 3:47 pm
NEW YORK - A federal panel gave a weak endorsement Wednesday to two expensive meningitis shots, declining to recommend that all teens get the vaccine and leaving the decision to parents and doctors.
- Teen suicides reach 'stunning' peak in Snohomish County Updated: Jun-24-15 12:44 pm
EVERETT, Washington - Health officials say the number of teen suicides since September is more than double what's been recorded in previous years.
- Dad urges meningococcal vaccinations following death of son Updated: Jun-24-15 9:58 am
EUGENE, Oregon - While half of University of Oregon undergraduates skipped the recommended vaccination against the deadly type B meningococcal disease, one Oregon father drove his son to Canada to get the vaccination last fall before he began attending Oregon State University.
- Officials: More than 60 children sickened at Ala. day care Updated: Jun-24-15 6:13 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - State Health Officer Don Williamson says the number of children sickened at a Montgomery day care has risen to more than 60.
- Report: economic growth failing to help world's poorest kids Updated: Jun-23-15 6:29 am
NEW DELHI - Global resolve to rescue impoverished children from lives of squalor, disease and hunger has fallen short, with economic development in many countries still leaving millions of the most vulnerable behind, according to a UNICEF report released Tuesday.
- Sunburn stickers remind people to apply sunscreen Updated: Jun-20-15 9:05 am
HUNT VALLEY, Maryland - Sun safety is a personal issue for Andrew Levine, CEO of Hunt Valley-based cosmetics company JADS International.
- Mrs. Connecticut uses charity to help autistic children Updated: Jun-20-15 3:05 am
GREENWICH, Connecticut - Izabela O'Brien had competed in pageants in college and carried her beauty queen dreams into adulthood. But for years that's all they remained.
- Maryland family in good health after baby born along highway Updated: Jun-19-15 10:57 am
CROWNSVILLE, Maryland - A Glen Burnie woman and her baby are in good health after the mother gave birth on the side of a highway.
- EXCHANGE: Art therapy becomes outlet for the autistic Updated: Jun-19-15 5:05 am
DECATUR, Illinois - Like most parents, Matt and Sharon Sekosky wanted their child to make a positive contribution to society, but as a person with autism and unable to communicate, their son Jarrett was going to have some difficulties.
- Officials say Rhode Island toddler died of invasive strep Updated: Jun-18-15 5:17 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A toddler who died this week had an invasive streptococcal infection, not a meningococcal bacterial infection as originally suspected, the state Department of Health said Thursday.