- New partnership for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Updated: Feb-11-16 5:35 pm
PITTSBURGH - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is partnering with a pediatric hospital in Virginia to further expand its pediatric liver transplant program.
- Governor wants review of Idaho's faith-healing exemption Updated: Feb-11-16 5:24 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The governor said Thursday he is concerned with the number of children who die in Idaho because their parents choose faith healing for religious reasons over medical assistance.
- CDC ships Zika test for pregnant women; Puerto Rico at risk Updated: Feb-11-16 3:04 pm
WASHINGTON - The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments around the country, but warning there could be temporary shortages, as travelers try to tell if they returned with an infection that could put a developing baby at risk.
- NY Gov: Let teens get HIV treatment without parental OK Updated: Feb-11-16 3:02 pm
ALBANY, New York - Teens in New York don't need their parent's consent before seeking treatment for most sexually transmitted diseases. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's time to change the law so that HIV infections are treated the same way.
- Report estimates 44 percent drop in uninsured Minnesota kids Updated: Feb-11-16 12:28 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State officials are celebrating a marked drop in the number of uninsured Minnesota children after the federal health overhaul.
- Latest: Flint mayor asks Obama to visit her city Updated: Feb-10-16 5:37 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):
- Charges dropped against woman who nursed baby squirrels Updated: Feb-10-16 1:23 pm
HOWELL, New Jersey - Charges against a New Jersey woman who nursed two abandoned baby squirrels back to health have been dropped on a technicality.
- India launches campaign for deworming millions of children Updated: Feb-10-16 8:58 am
NEW DELHI - Millions of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development.
- Health ministry: Palestinian, 16, dies in West Bank clashes Updated: Feb-10-16 7:03 am
JERUSALEM - Palestinian health officials say a 16-year-old has died in clashes with Israeli forces in the southern West Bank.
- House panel OKs bill restoring children's health insurance Updated: Feb-09-16 7:50 pm
PHOENIX - A bill to provide health insurance for thousands of Arizona children cleared a hurdle Tuesday as lawmakers unanimously passed a measure to lift the temporary freeze on a program restoring coverage to low-income kids.
- Michigan officials confirm first child flu death of season Updated: Feb-09-16 4:01 pm
PONTIAC, Michigan - Health officials in suburban Detroit say a child who died of influenza is the state's first pediatric flu death of the season.
- Parents opposed to mandatory vaccinations rally in Oklahoma Updated: Feb-08-16 5:02 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Dozens of parents opposed to mandatory vaccinations for their children are rallying at the Oklahoma Capitol.
- Bloomington hospital upgrading neonatal intensive care unit Updated: Feb-08-16 1:35 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital is upgrading its special-care nursery in an effort to help smaller premature babies.
- A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials Updated: Feb-08-16 8:01 am
The Detroit News. Feb. 5, 2016
- Duchess of Cambridge: Support children's mental health Updated: Feb-07-16 7:24 am
LONDON - The Duchess of Cambridge says in a new video that she and Prince William want all children to get support during difficult times to help them overcome mental health challenges.
- Orlando hospital pilots ER program to help kids with Autism Updated: Feb-07-16 3:05 am
ORLANDO, Florida - An Orlando children's hospital is piloting a new program to reduce stress for children with Autism when they visit the emergency room.
- Drinking long intertwined in Dubuque's culture Updated: Feb-06-16 10:49 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Wherever Sue Greene looks, she sees alcohol ingrained into the fabric of Dubuque's culture and history.
- Brantley teen overwhelmed with support before cancer fight Updated: Feb-06-16 10:28 am
BRANTLEY, Alabama - Alex Wilcox passively stands, eyes darting around at the scene, her shy nature overwhelmed.
- Kansas bill would protect underage drinkers who seek help Updated: Feb-05-16 4:52 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Underage drinkers could avoid criminal charges if they call for medical help under a bill the Kansas House approved Friday in what supporters said is an effort to head off preventable tragedies.
- Zika spotlights rare birth defect with a variety of causes Updated: Feb-04-16 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The Zika virus is putting a spotlight on a potentially devastating birth defect that until now has gotten little public attention.
- Health officials want more Zika samples, data from Brazil Updated: Feb-04-16 12:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, U.N. and U.S. health officials say.
- Syrian family arrives in Italy in first humanitarian airlift Updated: Feb-04-16 9:06 am
ROME - A 7-year-old Syrian girl suffering from a rare form of eye cancer arrived in Italy on Thursday, the first of an estimated 1,000 refugees who are being brought here on humanitarian grounds in a pilot project aimed at dissuading people from embarking on deadly sea crossings.
- Bob Dole donate $20K to cancer camp in central Kansas Updated: Feb-04-16 5:05 am
CLAFLIN, Kansas - Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has donated $20,000 to help pay for a camp for children with cancer in central Kansas.
- St. Louis daycare loses license after boy, 3, left on bus Updated: Feb-04-16 1:42 am
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis daycare business has lost its license after a 3-year-old boy was left unattended on a bus for several hours.
- Expert: Parents often won't take surrogate kids with defects Updated: Feb-03-16 11:36 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - A newborn Down syndrome baby left by his Australian biological father with his poor surrogate mother in Thailand was one of several cases of surrogate children abandoned because of defects, an expert told a parliamentary inquiry on Thursday.