Latest Child and teen health News

Lamont seeks to end religious exemption to vaccinations

Sep. 16, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont recommended Monday that Connecticut join a growing number of states in eliminating the religious exemption for childhood vaccinations. Lamont, a Democrat, and Health Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell proposed that the General Assembly do away with the exemption by...

At least 7 people stung in bee attacks in Chandler and Mesa

Sep. 15, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say at least seven people including a 6-month-old child needed treatment after separate bee attacks in Mesa and Chandler. Fire Department crews in Chandler say four people plus the baby were stung by bees near a store entrance at Chandler Fashion Center around 5:30 p.m. Saturday....

St. Ambrose clinic helps adults, kids with speech disorders

Sep. 14, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Alan Lemming has made progress since a stroke and heart attack left the right side of his body numb. After he had the stroke, he could only speak one word, and the right side of his face was numb, making it hard to swallow pills. After eight years of treatments at the St. Ambrose...

Illinois lawsuit filed against top e-cigarette maker

Sep. 13, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for over a year sued a leading e-cigarette maker on Friday, accusing it of deliberately marketing to young people and sending the message that vaping is cool. Attorneys filed a lawsuit in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf...

Health experts back treatment for kids with peanut allergy

Sep. 13, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government experts on Friday backed an experimental treatment for children with peanut allergies that could become the first federally approved option for preventing life-threatening reactions. The treatment is daily capsules of peanut powder that gradually help children build up a...

Kenya becomes 3rd country to roll out malaria vaccine

Sep. 13, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Health authorities in Kenya on Friday started administering doses of the world's only licensed malaria vaccine to young children in rural areas facing high transmission rates. Kenya became the third African country to introduce the vaccine, after Malawi and Ghana. The aim is to reach...

Treatment programs support, question proposed rules

Sep. 12, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Operators of private adolescent residential treatment programs in Montana say they welcome state oversight, but the regulations being proposed won't meet the needs of such diverse programs. The Department of Public Health and Human Services held a public hearing Thursday on the...

Baby brought to Arizona fire station under safe haven law

Sep. 12, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Tucson Fire Department has accepted and cared for a newborn baby surrendered under the state's safe haven law. Officials say the newborn baby was surrendered Monday to the fire department and is approximately 12 hours old. The Arizona Safe Haven law enacted in 2001 says a person...

Severely malnourished teen's dad, stepmom plead not guilty

Sep. 12, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A severely malnourished 13-year-old boy fed a strict vegan diet of fruit and nuts by his parents and weighing just 65 pounds (30 kilograms) resembled a concentration camp survivor when he fled his family's home last month, an Ohio county prosecutor said Wednesday. "It breaks your heart,"...

Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

Sep. 12, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement could...