LONDON (AP) -- More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the specter of autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease.
CHICAGO (AP) -- As the guitarist strums and softly sings a lullaby in Spanish, tiny Augustin Morales stops squirming in his hospital crib and closes his eyes.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies -- bed rest -- doesn't seem to prevent premature birth, and might even worsen that risk.
NEW DELHI (Deutsche Presse-Agentur) -- More than 300,000 babies die within 24 hours of being born in India annually, the highest number in any country worldwide, a report released Tuesday said.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A new report says more than 1 million babies die on the day they are born every year.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health regulators are warning doctors and women of child-bearing age that half-a-dozen medications used to treat migraine headaches can decrease children's intelligence if taken while their mothers are pregnant.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a chemical that's been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby's basinet.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Two dozen babies sat on the laps of their mothers, who dressed in a rainbow of headscarves at the Medina Maternal Child Health Center. They are among Somalia's luckiest - the first to receive a new vaccine that protects against five dangerous diseases.