Topics :: children

Court Extends Stay on New Arizona Abortion Rules

By Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie | Friday Apr 11, 2014
A federal appeals court panel issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if they’re allowed to take effect.

Texas Montessori School Rejects Toddler with Two Moms

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Mar 28, 2014
A Tarrant County, Texas, Montessori school turned away a toddler this week because he has two moms.

Sodexo Food Service Company Pledges Better Meals

By Darlene Superville | Saturday Mar 15, 2014
One of the nation’s largest food service companies, Sodexo, is making a series of changes in support of Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative.

Cuddlers Sooth Babies Too Sick, Tiny to Go Home

By Lindsey Tanner | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
The neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital is keeping babies healthy by having people hold them.

Four Women With New Wombs Are Trying to Get Pregnant

By Maria Cheng | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
A Swedish doctor says four women who received transplanted wombs have had embryos transferred into them in an attempt to get pregnant.

California Senator Seeks Review of Paralysis Cases

By Kevin Freking | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.

UK Seeks Public Input on Making 3-Parent Embryos

By Maria Cheng | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Britain is inviting the public to weigh in on draft rules allowing scientists to create embryos using DNA from three people -- a man and two women -- to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.

Project Runway Star and Partner Fight for Kids’ Custody

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
Project Runway" Season 10 star Alicia Hardesty of Original X Tomboy and her partner Ashley are asking for your help with the custody battle for Ashley’s two young sons.

US Abortion Rate at Lowest Since 1973

By David Crary | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
The U.S. abortion rate declined to its lowest level since 1973, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011, according to the latest national survey of abortion providers conducted by a prominent research institute.

Morning-After Pill May Not Work in Heavier Women

Friday Jan 24, 2014
In November, French drug maker HRA Pharma announced its morning-after pill Norlevo was less effective in women weighing more than 75 kilograms (165 pounds) and that it didn’t work for women more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds).