Child and teen health

In this July 12, 2017, photo, Julian Senn-Raemont poses for a portrait in downtown Woodstock, Ill. The 24-year-old writer-musician hasn't known a world without a health care safety net and hates being forced by law to get coverage. Insurers need young, healthy enrollees like him to keep premiums down for everyone something Republicans building a replacement for the Affordable Care Act have addressed with gap-in-coverage penalties and lower prices for some young adults. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 17, 2017 - 3:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act hinges in part on enticing young adults into the insurance market with cheap, bare-bones plans. The argument is that keeps prices lower for everyone. But cheap isn't free, and some young adults would rather play the odds than...
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The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard, Connie Yates and Chris Gard arrive at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Thursday July 13, 2017. The parents Charlie Gard who has a rare disease returned to a court in London on Thursday, hoping for a fresh analysis of their wish to take the critically ill child to the United States for medical treatment. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — The parents of a baby with a rare disease stormed out of a London court hearing in an emotional outburst Thursday, as the couple tried to convince a judge to let them take their critically-ill child to the United States for medical treatment. Charlie Gard's parents are challenging the...
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July 09, 2017 - 9:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's justice secretary says the government won't play a role in deciding the medical treatment of a terminally ill baby whose parents want to take him to the U.S. for experimental treatment. David Lidington said Sunday the decision on 11-month-old Charlie Gard will be made by...
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Mariella Enoc, president of Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital talks to Italian health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin prior to the start of an event to release the hospital's annual report at the Vatican, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino
July 04, 2017 - 7:06 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican secretary of state acknowledged Tuesday that there were problems at "the pope's hospital" for children in the past, but said the new administration is making a "serious effort to resolve them." Cardinal Pietro Parolin said some of the problems identified by current...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 18, 2016 file photo, from left, Mariella Enoc, president of Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital, and Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, pray before an event to release the hospital's annual report at the Vatican. Parolin in 2014 authorized an independent task force of current and former hospital employees to report back to him on alleged medical and administrative problems at "the pope's hospital." (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 04, 2017 - 4:38 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican secretary of state acknowledged Tuesday that there were problems at "the pope's hospital" for children in the past, but said the new administration is making a "serious effort to resolve them." Cardinal Pietro Parolin said some of the problems identified by current...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 18, 2016 file photo, from left, Mariella Enoc, president of Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital, and Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, pray before an event to release the hospital's annual report at the Vatican. Parolin in 2014 authorized an independent task force of current and former hospital employees to report back to him on alleged medical and administrative problems at "the pope's hospital." (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 04, 2017 - 9:01 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's children's hospital is releasing its annual report after denouncing as a "hoax" an Associated Press investigation that found its mission shifted under its past administration to focus more on profits than on its small patients. The president of the Bambino Gesu...
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July 04, 2017 - 7:59 am
LONDON (AP) — The president of the United States has offered to help. The pope is willing to have the Vatican hospital take him in. Some 1.3 million pounds ($1.68 million) have been raised to help him leave Britain for treatment. But little has changed Tuesday for Charlie Gard, a terminally-ill...
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July 03, 2017 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story June 27, The Associated Press, relying on schedules provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, reported erroneously that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris for about a half-hour at a Houston hotel. A spokeswoman for the EPA...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, Pope Francis greets children from the Vatican's Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital. During the audience in the Vatican's Paul VI hall, Francis exhorted hospital caregivers not to fall prey to corruption, which he called the “greatest cancer” that can strike a hospital. “Bambino Gesu has had a history that hasn't always been good,” the pope said, jettisoning his prepared remarks to decry the temptation to “transform a good thing like a children's hospital into a business, and make a business where doctors become businessmen and nurses become businessmen, everyone's a businessman!” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 03, 2017 - 5:28 am
ROME (AP) — An Associated Press investigation finds the Vatican once authorized an inquiry of its showcase children's hospital that revealed its mission was "more aimed at profit than on caring for children." For several weeks in early 2014, a secret Vatican-authorized task force of doctors and...
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July 01, 2017 - 8:11 pm
HILDALE, Utah (AP) — Utah health authorities said they are investigating an outbreak of E.coli after two children died in a city on the Arizona border that's home to a polygamist Mormon sect. The investigation in Hildale, Utah, comes after the deaths in recent weeks, the Southwest Utah Public...
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