In this October 2012 photo provided by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Emily Whitehead is checked by pediatric oncologist, Dr. Stephan A. Grupp, at the hospital. In early 2012, she was the first child given gene therapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia and shows no sign of cancer today, nearly 21 months after. (AP Photo/The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Ed Cunicelli)

Report: Childhood cancer cases up, but deaths down

ATLANTA (AP) — A new report says childhood cancer cases continue to increase, but death rates have fallen by half. The American Cancer Society report — released Friday — is being called one of the […]


Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

Miramonte parents claims can move forward

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that parents can proceed with their own claims of emotional distress related to abuses at Miramonte Elementary School, where a third-grade teacher was accused of […]


How to fight a baby video, posted on YouTube.

‘How to Fight a Baby’ video a viral hit

Gavin McInnes, a New York writer and father of three, posted a YouTube video Monday called “How to Fight a Baby,” and it immediately took off, thanks to some killer wrestling moves he demonstrates on […]


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‘Alarming’ rise in children injured by falling TVs

CHICAGO (AP) — Falling televisions sent nearly 200,000 U.S. children to the emergency room over 20 years and the injury rate has climbed substantially for these sometimes deadly accidents, a study found. Doctors and safety […]


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‘Tiny Superhero Capes’ lift spirits of sick children

Robyn Rosenberger originally sewed a superhero cape for her nephew’s second birthday and one for her year-old son at the same time. She had been watching a blog about a girl with a very rare […]


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New book explores the not-so-miserable only child

NEW YORK (AP) — No kids, one kid, four kids: There’s no end to the debate over why people decide on a certain number. But is one family configuration more scrutinized than another? Lauren Sandler […]


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Police: Spokane mom catches baby going out window

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A toddler who jumped on a bed and bounced out a second-story window was saved Friday by his mother, who leaped behind him, caught his foot and lowered him safely to his grandmother who was having a smoke on the porch below.


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Big Screen TV Danger to Small Children

One child dies every three weeks from a flat screen TV tipping over. Penny and Phil talk to a safety expert about what you can do to keep your family safe.


Vatican: Savile's papal honor cannot be removed

LONDON (AP) – The Vatican said Saturday it never would have given Jimmy Savile his papal knighthood had it known of allegations the British TV star was a child sex predator, but that it can’t […]


Suit seeks to block Halloween sex offender law

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – A federal lawsuit seeks to block a Simi Valley ordinance that bars sex offenders from opening their doors to children on Halloween. The Ventura County Star reports the suit filed […]


CA principal arrested on suspicion of having meth

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – The principal of a Santa Clara elementary school has been arrested on suspicion of possessing crystal methamphetamine for sale. State prosecutors say Eric Dean Lewis was taken into custody on […]


More have autism than previously thought

(AP) – A new government report says autism is more common than previously thought, burdening as many as 1 in 88 children. Health officials attribute the increase largely to better recognition of cases, through wide […]