| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:36 AM
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, has died at her home outside Melbourne, Australia, at the age of 103.
The matriarch of the world's most prominent media family was well-known in Australia for her philanthropy, and...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Pardon me while I rant: Are you kidding me? According to a report from the Center for American Progress, about 35 percent of Maryland teachers missed 10 or more days of the 2009-2010 school year. Excuse me?
Don't most teachers work 10 months? Don't...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 3:03 PM
What's the best way to be told that your child is overweight or obese?
Not at all, of course. But if that bad news must be delivered, a national survey published in the journal Pediatrics this week finds that parents will feel blamed and respond badly to...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 2:21 PM
NATIONAL CHILDREN'S STUDY LAUNCHES IN CHICAGO Families can help researchers by providing information that is expected to improve the health and development of children for generations to come
CHICAGO --- Why are so many babies born prematurely? Why do so...
| Aug 25, 2010
It's a vicious, ugly battle.
Punches rain down upon the battered boxer. His head snaps back and around like a dog's toy being shaken. Finally, a final straight right sends him to the canvas.
Beaten — by an 8-year-old.
"Whew-hew," yells Lorelei...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Seeking information about a host of childhood maladies, researchers plan to closely follow a couple of thousand Chicago-area children from womb to drinking age as part of a massive national study. The Chicago portion of the study was launched today with a...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 4:22 PM
It's no secret that being poor in today's United States is no picnic. A new report by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics shows that more children are suffering in poverty. According to the report, which covers a multitude of...
| Apr 22, 2010
| 4:22 AM
In case you missed the 4,000 promos last night, tonight's American Idol is all about Idol Gives Back. So that means lots of guest performers, lots of fund-raising and lots of hard looks at hard situations that children in the......
| Oct 2, 2010
| 8:07 PM
The city of Irvine was recognized last week as one of the best communities for young people in the United States.
America's Promise Alliance, which was founded by Colin Powell in 1997, and ING, an online bank, honored 100 cities across the U.S in their...
| Oct 8, 2010
A new mobile health clinic is bringing a pediatrician to lower Plaquemines Parish, where doctors have been scarce for years and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has bitten deep into budgets while increasing stress.
Dr. Irwin Redlener of Columbia University...
| Mar 13, 2010
It might look more like an electronic octopus to you -- but today for the first time -- Children's Hospital showed off the newest member of its surgical staff.
"Okay, now pinch each finger. Pinch each finger and open up.," said a hospital O.R. team...
| May 14, 2010
Dr. John M. Peters, a pioneering USC epidemiologist who played a crucial role in demonstrating the short- and long-term effects of air pollutants on the health of children, died of pancreatic cancer May 6 at his home in San Marino. He was 75.