Child and teen health

In this Monday, March 13, 2017 photo, Ian Lewis, poses in the lobby of Hope Academy in Indianapolis. Lewis wants to be a vet someday. His owl-and-skull tattoo remind him to be wiser than two user friends who overdosed and a third who died driving drunk. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 25, 2017 - 1:37 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Youth is a drawback when it comes to kicking drugs. Only half of U.S. treatment centers accept teenagers. Even fewer offer teen-focused programs. Adolescents find little structured support after treatment. Returning to school means resisting offers to get high with old friends...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009, file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization says three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with young children. WHO said Monday, April 24, 2017, that the vaccine has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives if used with existing measures. The challenge is whether impoverished countries can deliver the required four doses of the vaccine for each child. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
April 24, 2017 - 5:06 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with young children. The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness, has...
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April 24, 2017 - 4:29 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with young children. WHO said Monday that the vaccine has the potential to save...
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April 21, 2017 - 2:55 pm
A federal judge has awarded $42 million to the parents of a Pennsylvania boy left disabled because of brain injuries allegedly caused by a doctor who used forceps during his birth. The Thursday verdict by U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo in Harrisburg came after a six-day trial in September on...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, singer Michael Buble and his wife, Argentine TV actress Luisana Lopilato, pose at the Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef Awards at London Hilton, in London. Lopilato says her and Buble's son Noah is doing "well" following successful cancer treatment. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP, File)
April 11, 2017 - 12:26 pm
Michael Buble's wife says their 3-year-old son, Noah, is "well" following treatment for cancer in Los Angeles. Speaking at a press conference Monday in her native Argentina, actress, Luisana Lopilato said in Spanish that Noah has a long recovery ahead of him. She says the experience has made her...
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Hisako Sakiyama, a medical doctor and representative of the 3.11 Fund for Children With Thyroid Cancer, speaks to reporters in Tokyo, Friday, March 31, 2017. Sakiyama, who has sat on government panels to investigate the Fukushima disaster, says a child who was 4 at the time of the disaster , has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and that case is missing from the official government records. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
March 31, 2017 - 2:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — A child diagnosed with thyroid cancer after the Fukushima nuclear accident is missing from government checkup records, an aid group said Friday, raising questions about the thoroughness and transparency of the screenings. Japanese authorities have said that among the 184 confirmed and...
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March 27, 2017 - 7:48 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that South Carolina has made progress in reducing the infant death rate in the state. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported ( http://bit.ly/2n9vST8 ) that the infant mortality rate in South Carolina...
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This image released by Sesame Workshop shows Julia, a new autistic muppet character debuting on the 47th Season of "Sesame Street," on April 10, 2017, on both PBS and HBO. (Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 4:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is...
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This image released by Sesame Workshop shows Julia, a new autistic muppet character debuting on the 47th Season of "Sesame Street," on April 10, 2017, on both PBS and HBO. (Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 12:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is...
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In This picture taken in January 2017 and provided by UNICEF, Children review manuals distributed by UNICEF-supported volunteers on the risks of unexploded remnants of war, and how to identify and report them, while sitting amid rubble at Al- Sakhoor neighbourhood, east Aleppo, Syria. The U.N.'s child relief agency says at least 652 children were killed in Syria last year, making 2016 the worst year yet for the country's rising generation. UNICEF says schools, hospitals, playgrounds, parks, and homes across the country are unsafe for children and come frequently under attack. (Khudr Al-Issa/ UNICEF via AP )
March 13, 2017 - 5:57 am
BEIRUT (AP) — In Syria, last year was the worst yet for the country's rising generation, with at least 652 children killed in 2016, the United Nations' child relief agency said Monday. There was no letup to attacks on schools, hospitals, playgrounds, parks and homes as the Syrian government, its...
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