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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:10:00 -0400The device kept fetal lambs alive for about a month, allowing them to continue to mature. It has not been tested in humans, and some say the device raises ethical questions.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:39:00 -0400Some urge ending funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program, and moving those 8 million kids to marketplace plans. But research shows the out-of-pocket costs to many families would soar.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400A new study finds that preschool-age children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they hit the preteen years.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:00:28 -0400Many insurers have required that adults with hepatitis C be very sick before they can get access to expensive drug treatment. But Medicaid has special rules that may get kids and teens access sooner.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:33:00 -0400The Department of Justice says it believes this is the first case brought under a federal law that criminalizes the practice, which is widely condemned as a human rights violation.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:19:00 -0400Fundraising is underway for a new filtration system at an Arizona school for Navajo children with disabilities. Now, the water runs black and smells like rotten eggs, but is technically safe to drink.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0400There are many ways beyond legislative repeal that the Trump administration and congressional Republicans could undo the Affordable Care Act — starting with sowing uncertainty about what's next.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 05:00:12 -0400A baby who was conceived through an experimental procedure designed to prevent a deadly disease appears to be healthy. But some potentially defective DNA remains. Will it affect his health long term?
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:37:00 -0400If you're traveling this spring, be sure you're vaccinated. 2017 is shaping up as a bad year for the measles, with thousands of cases in Italy and Romania. And vaccine coverage is stagnating.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:01:00 -0400In a society where black people have power, beating children and posting it on social media is just as much about performing respectability as it is punishing wrongdoing.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:53:00 -0400The effects of such weapons are more devastating for a number of reasons. And if children survive, they suffer from the trauma of the attack for far more years because they have more years to live.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:16:00 -0400That's the encouraging news in a new report. But it also means more kids are living long enough to face a host of serious challenges to their physical and mental health.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:48:00 -0400The bodywide inflammation known as sepsis kills about 300,000 people in U.S. hospitals each year. Promising treatments have come and gone, warn skeptical doctors, who call for rigorous research.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:01:00 -0400An article in this week's New Yorker writes about youngsters who fell into a comalike state in reaction to the news that their family may be deported. We interview the author.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:21:00 -0400Scientists predicted that more than 1,000 babies would be born with the birth defect in Brazil last year. That never happened. Why?