- The Latest: California to extend health coverage to all kids Updated: Oct-09-15 9:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on California legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown ahead of a Sunday deadline (All times local):
- Boom in gene-editing studies amid ethics debate over its use Updated: Oct-09-15 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.
- Judge ends oversight in Amish girl chemo fight Updated: Oct-09-15 9:55 am
A judge formally ended the court-ordered guardianship of an Amish girl who resisted a hospital's attempts to force her to resume chemotherapy, bringing a close to the fight that raised questions about the rights of parents in making medical decisions for their children.
- 3-state project to look at developing adolescent brains Updated: Oct-08-15 10:50 am
NEW ORLEANS - Researchers in New Mexico, Nevada and Louisiana are joining in a $5.9 million project to try to understand how adolescent brains develop.
- Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation Updated: Oct-08-15 4:26 am
TOKYO - A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government's position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring.
- Police: YouTube teen died after medical emergency Updated: Oct-05-15 4:01 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Police say a 13-year-old Maryland boy known for appearing in his family's video blog and his own YouTube posts about playing the game Minecraft died after a medical emergency.
- Texas birth certificate denials for US-born kids get hearing Updated: Oct-02-15 6:24 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Lawyers for immigrant families denied birth certificates for U.S.-born children by Texas health officials told a federal judge Friday that a state agency must provide another option if certain forms of foreign-issued identification cannot be accepted.
- Man to trial on charges he extracted autistic child's teeth Updated: Oct-02-15 8:28 am
NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - An eastern Pennsylvania man must stand trial on charges he beat and forcibly removed the teeth of his girlfriend's 4-year-old autistic son while babysitting.
- School districts lenient on new vaccine law Updated: Oct-01-15 1:41 pm
HELENA, Montana - School districts across Montana are giving students a bit more time to meet the state's new vaccine requirements.
- Autistic kids practice boarding flights in Orlando Updated: Sep-30-15 3:35 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Children with autism are getting the opportunity to practice what it's like to fly on an airplane.
- Mom gets prison for inciting assault of autistic girl Updated: Sep-30-15 3:31 am
CLEVELAND - A judge has sentenced a Cleveland woman to 18 months in prison for inciting two 12-year-old girls to beat up an autistic child earlier this year.
- Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines Updated: Sep-29-15 10:23 pm
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government has failed to protect thousands of children, some as young as 9 years old, who risk their lives by working in illegal, small-scale gold mines under terrifying conditions, a human rights group said Wednesday.
- Family of brain-damaged Oklahoma boy seeks injunction Updated: Sep-29-15 7:28 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The parents of a brain-damaged 3-year-old boy asked an Oklahoma County judge Tuesday to stop a group of physicians they are suing from terminating care for the child and the rest of his family.
- 6 -year-old Canadian with cancer lives Spider-Man dream Updated: Sep-29-15 1:07 am
EDMONTON, Alberta - A 6-year-old girl with cancer is making headlines in Canada by living her superhero dream for a day as SpiderMable thanks to a children's charity.
- Brown announces new institute to combat child health issues Updated: Sep-28-15 4:23 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Brown University is launching a new institute to combat childhood health issues and improve the health of kids worldwide, its president said Monday.
- Research hub looking at environmental side of kids' health Updated: Sep-28-15 11:45 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan is getting $9.5 million to study the impact of the environmental factors on children's health.
- Some Vermonters may get religion as vaccine outs narrow Updated: Sep-27-15 2:23 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Parents in America's least devout state may be forced to find religion if they want to exempt their kids from getting vaccinated.
- Md. governor to join kids fighting cancer for Ravens' game Updated: Sep-26-15 12:59 pm
BALTIMORE - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is planning to attend the Baltimore Ravens' game with childhood cancer patients.
- Tiny, premature baby survives birth on a cruise ship Updated: Sep-25-15 2:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a cruise ship months before her due date said she wrapped towels around the 1 1/2-pound boy and kept him alive with the help of medical staff until the ship reached port.
- Blind New Hampshire teen with autism to perform for pope Updated: Sep-25-15 3:22 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - A 14-year-old New Hampshire boy, who is blind and autistic, is going to Philadelphia to sing to nearly one million people - including the pope.
- Singer and mom Shakira promotes early childhood development Updated: Sep-24-15 8:49 pm
NEW YORK - Shakira, a longtime promoter of early childhood development and education, says being a mother has given her an even stronger connection to the issue.
- UNL announces new push for childhood development research Updated: Sep-24-15 5:28 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced a new effort to boost research and support of early childhood development.
- Health program offers free birth control to more poor teens Updated: Sep-24-15 1:50 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - State officials say the consolidation of Texas health programs should help thousands of poor Texas teens get free access to birth control for the first time.
- Pittsburgh man admits binding, burning autistic daughter, 5 Updated: Sep-23-15 7:03 am
PITTSBURGH - The father of an autistic 5-year-old girl admitted to binding his daughter's wrists and ankles with plastic bags but testified that he was unsure how the girl received second- and third-degree burns.
- Grant boosts research into infants with serious infections Updated: Sep-23-15 4:01 am
DETROIT - Federal health officials are giving roughly $6 million to Wayne State University doctors and others seeking a faster, more accurate way to diagnose infants with serious infections.