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Sanford diabetes study for children has tested 2,000-plus

Nov. 29, 2021 01:03 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A family history of diabetes prompted a Sioux Falls couple to enroll their children in clinical study on diabetes through Sanford Health. To their surprise, the study found no signs of diabetes, but instead, a diagnosis of celiac disease in...

Children's Wisconsin treating 7 victims from parade crash

Nov. 28, 2021 16:34 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven patients injured in last weekend's Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee are still being treated at Children's Wisconsin after a ninth patient was released Sunday, hospital officials said. The facility originally received 16 patients after...

More Black infant deaths push up Indiana newborn death rate

Nov. 28, 2021 09:18 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An increased infant mortality rate among Black newborn children contributed to what Indiana health officials found was a slightly higher overall infant mortality rate in the state during 2020. The state health department reported this month that...

NY awards first round of vax scholarships for kids 5 to 11

Nov. 27, 2021 16:00 PM EST

ALBANY. N.Y. (AP) — Ten preteens from around New York have won the first round of state college scholarships for 5-to-11-year-olds who get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Saturday. The youths' names were drawn by lottery after their parents or...

Author pens book on helping kids with autism after hurricane

Nov. 27, 2021 00:18 AM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Hurricanes are stressful for kids but they can be especially confusing and terrifying for children with autism. After Hurricane Ida ripped through Terrebonne and Lafourche Aug. 29, Thibodaux author, teacher and special-needs advocate Sylnita...

Strangers help toddler cancer patient get back golf cart

Nov. 27, 2021 00:16 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When a stranger rode off with the Bagley family’s golf cart parked in their driveway last Wednesday night, they weren’t stealing an ordinary golf cart. Since the Bagleys’ 2-year-old daughter Sara Beth was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the...

Iowa hospital says some kids were given wrong vaccine dose

Nov. 26, 2021 07:25 AM EST

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa hospital says it is implementing procedures to ensure it doesn't repeat a mistake made last weekend, when more than 100 children were given the wrong dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. MercyOne said in a statement that the children under age 12...

EU regulator authorizes Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 5-11

Nov. 25, 2021 07:30 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school pupils amid a new wave of infections sweeping...

European Union authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5 to 11

Nov. 25, 2021 06:56 AM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5 to 11.

Flu vaccinations for North Dakota children continue to drop

Nov. 24, 2021 13:13 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials say the rate of flu vaccinations for children continues to decline. The state Department of Health said Tuesday that 13,000 fewer dozes of influenza vaccine have been administered to children this fall compared to the...