Latest Child and teen health News

New Zealand court rules against anti-vax parents of ill baby

Dec. 07, 2022 04:59 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand court temporarily took away medical custody of a baby from his parents on Wednesday after they refused blood transfusions for him unless the blood came from donors who were unvaccinated against COVID-19. The court's ruling in favor of...

Jimmy V Classic more than game for Iowa's Patrick McCaffery

Dec. 05, 2022 15:48 PM EST

Iowa's meeting with No. 15 Duke at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night is more than just another game to Patrick McCaffery. The game opens the Jimmy V Classic doubleheader, which raises funds for cancer research through the V Foundation. The second game matches No. 2 Texas against...

Pfizer asks FDA to clear updated COVID shot for kids under 5

Dec. 05, 2022 10:50 AM EST

Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5 — not as a booster but part of their initial shots. Children ages 6 months through 4 years already are supposed to get three extra-small doses of the original Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine...

Ukrainians hid orphaned children from Russian deportation

Dec. 05, 2022 02:57 AM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Hours after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, health staff at a children’s hospital in the south started secretly planning how to save the babies. Russians were suspected of seizing orphan children and sending them to Russia, so staff at the...

New Mexico issues public health order amid RSV case surge

Dec. 02, 2022 11:03 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials are mandating hospitals revert to a “hub-and-spoke” model to ensure patients get the care they need amid an alarming rise in respiratory infections among children. The New Mexico Department of Health announced the public health...

Landmark trial on Arkansas trans youth medical ban wraps up

Dec. 01, 2022 18:34 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The nation's first trial on a ban on gender-confirming care for children ended Thursday, as Arkansas wrapped up its case defending the prohibition with testimony from an endocrinologist opposed to such treatments for minors. U.S. District Judge Jay Moody,...

Doctors alarmed as surge in RSV cases fills German hospitals

Dec. 01, 2022 16:06 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Intensive care doctors in Germany warned Thursday that hospital pediatric units in the country are stretched to breaking point in part due to rising cases of respiratory infections among infants. The intensive care association DIVI said the seasonal surge in...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Dec. 01, 2022 15:21 PM EST

Valdosta Daily Times. November 29, 2022. Editorial: Not too late for flu shot It is not too late to get a flu shot. The stress on the health care system by a very active flu season, persistent COVID-19 and an increase in RSV patients is palpable but the...

Teen arrested after allegedly firing shots on ASU's campus

Dec. 01, 2022 10:45 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A teenager was arrested early Thursday after allegedly firing shots on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, authorities said. Campus police said the 17-year-old boy was taken into custody and no injuries were reported. The teen’s name...

Landmark trial over Arkansas youth gender care ban resumes

Nov. 28, 2022 20:01 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A psychiatrist called to the stand by Arkansas as the state defends its ban on gender-affirming care for children said Monday he was concerned about the impact the law could have on some transgender youth who would see their treatments cut off. Dr. Stephen...