Latest Child and teen health News

Gaza officials: 4-year-old boy dies from Israeli fire

Dec. 11, 2018 4:24 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a 4-year-old Palestinian boy has died days after he was injured by Israeli gunfire during a border protest. Ahmed Abu Abed becomes the youngest of some 175 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in the demonstrations since March. The Hamas-led protests...

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

Dec. 10, 2018 3:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday. It's still not clear what's causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after the...

Italy: Teen, club owners investigated in fatal stampede

Dec. 10, 2018 2:58 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors said Monday they have placed eight people, including one minor, under investigation in connection with a stampede at a packed nightclub that killed six people, five of them teenagers. Authorities stressed that the investigation was just beginning. Investigators are seeking...

Slovak hospitals hold new Roma mothers against their will

Dec. 10, 2018 2:20 PM EST

KEZMAROK, Slovakia (AP) — Monika Krcova did not want to follow the official guidelines and remain in the hospital in Slovakia for four days after her third baby's birth. And so she escaped. Like many other Roma, she tells horror stories about giving birth in the hospital: How doctors at the Kezmarok...

Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug

Dec. 10, 2018 11:05 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The number of babies diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug at a maternity hospital in Romania's capital has risen to 39, authorities said Monday. Raluca Alexandru, spokeswoman for Giulesti Maternity hospital, closed Nov. 30 due to the outbreak, said tests have confirmed the...

New mothers and babies often detained in Slovak hospitals

Dec. 10, 2018 4:23 AM EST

KEZMAROK, Slovakia (AP) — Monika Krcova saw no reason why she should stay in the hospital for four days after her third baby's birth — she was healthy and her family needed her at home. So she escaped. Like many Roma, she tells horror stories about giving birth in the hospital: How doctors at the...

Family separations at border down, but dozens still affected

Dec. 6, 2018 1:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Despite the order and...

Chargers DT Mebane having trying season off the field

Dec. 5, 2018 9:05 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Mebane is one of the most respected voices in the Los Angeles Chargers locker room, but the defensive tackle has been going through one of the most trying seasons of his 12-year career. Mebane returned to the team on Wednesday after missing the past two games while his...

South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer

Dec. 4, 2018 7:49 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A worldwide search is on to find blood donors with a rare genetic variation to help save a 2-year-old South Florida girl battling cancer. Zainab Mughal has neuroblastoma and needs life-saving transfusions. But finding compatible donors is immensely challenging, because she's missing a common...

Health chief: Pediatric deaths show communication problem

Dec. 3, 2018 8:57 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Nearly two dozen children at a long-term care facility showed symptoms of a viral infection and two had died by the time New Jersey's health department was notified about the outbreak this fall, said Dr. Shereef Elnahal, the department's top official. At a hearing Monday on the deaths...