- Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF Updated: May-29-16 10:27 pm
BEIJING - China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.
- $1 cup designed in Seattle could save millions of babies Updated: May-29-16 10:52 am
SEATTLE - When babies in poor countries can't breast-feed, the results can be deadly, but a trio of Seattle researchers has found an innovative way to help.
- Child still critical after lightning hits 11 in Paris park Updated: May-28-16 5:35 pm
PARIS - Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting immediate medical help to the victims, but one child remains in critical condition.
- The Latest: Child on life support after lightning strike Updated: May-28-16 4:24 pm
PARIS - The Latest on the lightning strike that struck 11 people at a park in Paris. (all times local):
- 7-year-old cancer survivor attends prom with sister Updated: May-28-16 10:16 am
ARLINGTON, Virginia - Heads turned as Sha'nayia Johnson walked through the Riverboat on the Potomac in a white satin gown with a long train and crystal accents winking under the lights.
- Venezuelan boy's death sparks anger over health care crisis Updated: May-27-16 6:36 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelans are expressing dismay over the death of an 8-year-old boy with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who had become a symbol of the crisis-wracked nation's collapsed health care system.
- Parents: 'Medically Fragile Children Matter' in Louisiana Updated: May-27-16 4:54 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Parents of disabled children chastised Louisiana lawmakers on Friday for obligating them to return year after year to plead for health care financing.
- Kentucky schools to pay $1.75M after child's legs broken Updated: May-27-16 3:27 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The family of an autistic teenager whose legs were broken when a teaching assistant physically restrained him will be paid $1.75 million by a Kentucky school district.
- Zoo Miami's 18-year-old Komodo dragon 'Khaos' dies Updated: May-25-16 5:30 am
MIAMI - Zoo Miami officials say an 18-year-old Komodo dragon named Khaos has died.
- The Avengers heed call to visit teen battling cancer Updated: May-24-16 10:29 pm
EL CAJON, California - Each night, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox sleeps under a portrait of himself dressed as Captain America - the pinnacle of human strength and endurance.
- Oregon officials clamp down on lead in Portland air Updated: May-23-16 3:43 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - In a significant turnaround, Oregon officials are clamping down on lead levels in Portland's air.
- 12-year-old California student ready to start university Updated: May-22-16 7:28 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three community college degrees and has been accepted to two University of California campuses says he plans on studying biomedical engineering and becoming a doctor and medical researcher by the time he turns 18.
- Mother arrested when autistic child found wandering SC town Updated: May-22-16 1:55 pm
WOODRUFF, South Carolina - A South Carolina mother faces a child neglect charge after her autistic son was found wandering door-to-door through their neighborhood.
- Tulsa to house St. Jude Children's Hospital affiliate clinic Updated: May-20-16 4:35 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa will house the nation's eighth affiliate clinic of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, making it the first in Oklahoma and the outpost farthest west.
- Australian judge refuses to order radiotherapy for ill child Updated: May-20-16 3:33 am
SYDNEY - An Australian judge on Friday ruled in favor of a couple who refused to allow their 6-year-old son to undergo radiotherapy for a malignant brain tumor.
- License revoked for speech therapist accused of slapping boy Updated: May-20-16 1:58 am
CALDWELL, Idaho - State officials have revoked the speech therapy license of a woman who admitted to slapping a 6-year-old autistic student.
- St. Louis teen continued to model as she fought cancer Updated: May-19-16 10:06 pm
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis teen has received significant attention on the Internet as she continued to model professionally while fighting cancer.
- Iron Range juvenile facility to close amid allegations Updated: May-19-16 6:47 pm
BUHL, Minnesota - A juvenile treatment facility on the Iron Range is preparing to close.
- Wisconsin sisters to appeal dismissal of ovary failure cases Updated: May-19-16 1:28 pm
MOUNT HOREB, Wisconsin - The attorney for two Wisconsin sisters says they plan to appeal the dismissal of their claims that a cervical cancer vaccine caused their ovaries to fail.
- State police: Riot at youth treatment home injures staff Updated: May-19-16 1:07 pm
EMLENTON, Pennsylvania - Five youths will be charged with inciting a riot at a secure juvenile treatment center in western Pennsylvania that involved about 40 youths and injured at least eight staff members, state police said Thursday.
- Pingree: childhood nutrition bill not very nutritious Updated: May-19-16 10:45 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree is among a group of members of Congress who say they fear pending changes to federal childhood nutrition programs would make it harder for children to get access to good food.
- UN: Life expectancy worldwide has increased by 5 years Updated: May-19-16 6:44 am
LONDON - Life expectancy worldwide has increased by about five years in the last 15 years according to a report issued Thursday by the World Health Organization in the fastest gain since the 1960s.
- Fewer kids in state food assistance program are overweight Updated: May-19-16 1:31 am
DENVER - New state figures show preschoolers enrolled in Colorado's food assistance program last year were less likely to be overweight than in previous years.
- Fewer kids could receive free school meals under House bill Updated: May-18-16 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Fewer students would receive free and reduced-price meals at school under legislation that Republicans pushed through a House committee Wednesday.
- Hospital opens pet-friendly center for young patients Updated: May-18-16 5:14 pm
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Children's Hospital is opening a new center that will allow young patients enduring long hospital stays to reunite with their pets.