Latest Child and teen health News

Indiana paramedic buys sensory bags for kids with autism

Jan. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A few months ago, Matt Kodicek saw a Facebook post about firefighter paramedic Eric Henry in Springboro, Ohio. The Clearcreek Fire District firefighter brought sensory bags to the department to help respond to calls where there are children who have autism, a cause close to Henry...

FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, U.S. Border Patrol agents walk down the hallway of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge in Donna, Texas. The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

US seeks to deport Honduran mom, sick children to Guatemala

Jan. 18, 2020 8:20 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates. The family’s advocates...

Georgia agency gets $166,000 grant to buy child car seats

Jan. 18, 2020 12:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia agency says dozens of counties statewide will share $166,000 in grant money to buy child car seats. The Georgia Department of Public Health said in a news release that car seats will be distributed among 107 counties using money awarded from the Child Passenger Safety Mini Grant...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, a third-grader punches in her student identification to pay for a meal at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe, N.M. The Trump administration is proposing a rollback of nutrition guidelines for federal school meals programs that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, file)

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

Jan. 17, 2020 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who...

Muscatine woman sentenced to federal prison for fraud

Jan. 17, 2020 6:21 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Muscatine woman has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for wire and mail fraud. Federal prosecutors for Iowa said Friday that Ashley Erin Murphy Schneider, 37, was sentenced Thursday in Davenport's federal courthouse after pleading guilty to five counts last year....

This Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, booking photo released by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office shows Anthony Todt, who is charged with killing his wife, their three young children and a dog in an affluent suburb near Walt Disney World. The bodies were discovered Monday in Celebration, a community located near Orlando. (Osceola County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Therapist charged with killing family faced fraud probe

Jan. 16, 2020 3:40 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A physical therapist charged with killing his wife, three children and dog in a home near Walt Disney World and leaving their bodies there for days was being investigated in Connecticut for health care fraud motivated by his need to pay off personal loans, according to court documents...

Teen who fled with mom to avoid cancer surgery has operation

Jan. 16, 2020 3:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teenager who was taken out of state by her mother to avoid surgery for a rare type of liver cancer has had the operation while in the custody of the state welfare officials, several Portland, Oregon TV outlets reported Thursday. Kylee Dixon, 13, was recovering in an...

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, residents of the Malawi village of Tomali wait to have their young children become test subjects for the world's first vaccine against malaria. Babies in three African nations are getting the first and only vaccine for malaria in a pilot program. World health officials want to see how well the vaccine works in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya before recommending its wider use.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

Jan. 16, 2020 10:02 AM EST

TOMALI, Malawi (AP) — A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history's deadliest and most stubborn of diseases. The southern African nation is rolling out the shots in an unusual pilot program along...

House passes 'born alive' abortion bill despite questions

Jan. 15, 2020 1:13 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday approved a bill that would penalize physicians who don't provide medical care to a baby born after an abortion attempt. Lawmakers passed the bill 93-5 despite questions about what use it would serve since existing laws protect...

Shots fired into St. Louis area home critically injure baby

Jan. 14, 2020 9:01 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a baby was critically injured when shots were fired into the bedroom of a St. Louis area home. St. Louis County police said in a news release that the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday. The baby was rushed to a hospital. Police say he is expected to survive. He is...