6 people, including 2 children, killed in head-on car crash in Pennsylvania

KANE, Pa. –  An SUV crossed into oncoming traffic on a rural northwestern Pennsylvania highway and smashed head-on into another vehicle, killing six people, including two children, authorities said Sunday. A Jeep Liberty driven by 36-year-old Kathy Douglas of Kane crossed the center line at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday and hit an approaching Pontiac Bonneville […]

34 children a day treated for food-related choking

Many of the foods that kids regularly eat and enjoy — from fruits and vegetables, to hot dogs and candy — have long been known to pose a choking hazard and to sometimes be fatal. A new study shows just how common the risk is: On average, 12,435 children under age 14 are treated annually […]

Amid bitter family feud, Mandela’s children reburied

Remains of three children moved to their original resting place after court action. The emotional pain and practical demands facing Nelson Mandela’s family are universal: confronting the final days of an elderly loved one.(Photo: Schalk van Zuydam, AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The remains of Nelson Mandela’s three deceased children were reburied at their original resting […]

Children’s hospital starts program for hand transplants

Boston Children’s Hospital is announcing Monday that it has started the world’s first hand transplant program for youngsters, with the goal of restoring limbs to victims of devastating infections, fires, or accidents. A hospital ethics committee approved the program following a two-year review, and doctors said they will begin evaluating children immediately. Initially, they will […]

Cases of children accidentally ingesting pot on rise, study says

The results can be frightening to such children, who often suffer anxiety attacks when they start to feel unexpected symptoms of being high: hallucinations, dizziness, altered perception and impaired thinking. And the trend should prompt equal concern among adult caregivers and public health authorities, since ingestion of highly potent marijuana by young children can suppress […]

Area children present birthday gifts to internal charities

“She didn’t unequivocally need or wish anything. She’s a kid, and her resources are limited, though we suspicion that was a flattering artistic solution,” Clair said. The family showed adult with rubbish bags for cleaning stalls, vast hoses, homemade equine treats and other donations. “It was a flattering large understanding for us since that doesn’t […]

Cattlewomen left no children, but left a legacy

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Cattlewoman and philanthropist Clara Driscoll never had children. Yet in her twilight, she yearned to help South Texas children afflicted with polio and stricken with tuberculosis — those being turned away from hospitals with few treatment options. Driscoll traveled the world, helped to preserve the Alamo, wrote plays performed in […]

Father charged after children found with bruises at South Side home

The father of one of two young children found with bruises after police responded to a disturbance in the East Chatham neighborhood has been charged with domestic battery, authorities said. Edwin Anderson, 28, was expected to appear in Domestic Violence Court for a bond hearing after police found a 1-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy […]

Pollution takes heavy toll on Bay Area children with asthma

Click photo to enlarge OAKLAND — The pediatric inpatient unit was quiet, except for the deep, relentless coughing. It was the sound of asthma — asthma out of control. Two of the children who’d spent the night there, oxygen sensors glowing red around their index fingers, were ill, one with a bad cold, the other […]

Pediatrician Murder Case: Melissa Ketunuti Found Hogtied, Burning in …

Investigators in Philadelphia are perplexing to uncover a baffling poser after a hogtied pediatrician was found passed and on glow in a groundwork of her home. Police found Melissa Ketunuti, 35, a dear alloy during Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Monday in her Center City groundwork after her dog hiker called 911. Her wrists and ankles […]