A novel skin graft treatment appears to be working for a 3-year-old South African girl burned over 80% of her body in January, a spokeswoman for her family said Tuesday.
Errol Barnett reports on a first-of-its-kind procedure in South Africa to save the life of a severely burned girl.
The young Georgia woman fighting a flesh-eating bacteria underwent a successful skin graft this week as she continues her astounding recovery.
When your toddler is hurt and screaming and emotions are bubbling over, it can be hard to tell if a situation is a true emergency, something that can be treated in your doctor's office or an issue you can handle at home.
One of only two people to survive a plane crash last week in Russia, hockey player Alexander Galimov, died of his injuries on Monday, according to the hospital where he was being treated.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports from Yaroslavl, Russia, as it mourns the loss of its hockey team.
Yemen's defense minister was unhurt but two of his guards were killed when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle, senior security officials in Abyan province said.
A new baby is born to a Misrata family just hours before a Gadhafi rocket slams into their home. Ben Wedeman reports.
Twelve-year-old Faraj Abu Shaiba is burned and in shock -- but somehow he manages a weak smile from his hospital bed.
It was one of those moments that you feel, rather than see, in excruciating, punishing slow motion: Four-month-old Tyler Glowacz fell from his bouncer, which was on the kitchen table, and landed on the ceramic floor. "I was only a couple of feet away, but his bouncer was on the table and he wasn't strapped in. Stupid mistake -- I know," admits his mom, LuAnn, of Austin, Texas. She was relieved that Tyler began crying -- silence would have been a more ominous sign -- but she knew she had to get her son to an emergency room.
Researchers are developing a specialized skin "printing" system that could be used in the future to treat soldiers wounded on the battlefield.
A severely burned Florida teen was released from the hospital in time for Christmas. WSVN's Rosh Lowe has the story.
Three teenagers suspected of setting another boy on fire are expected to be back in a Florida courtroom Wednesday.
A 25-year-old woman from Seattle, Washington, has become the fifth person to die from burns suffered when her fiance's uncle invited them to his house in Puerto Rico and allegedly set them afire.
Two U.S. marshals were burned Monday morning when a rape suspect they were attempting to arrest evidently doused himself with a flammable liquid and set himself on fire, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service said.
The death toll from a plane crash Sunday in Karachi, Pakistan, rose to 12 after an official confirmed the deaths of four people who were on the ground.
A cargo plane crashes shortly after taking off from Karachi, Pakistan.
A plane crashed early Sunday in the southern port city of Karachi, killing at least eight people on board and sending flames shooting through the night sky, a Pakistani official said.
This is not hard to write; it's cathartic. Shooting the story though was anything but: raw emotions accumulated -- anger, sorrow, revulsion, and anger again, jumbled in some subconscious store to be sifted and sorted later.
A teen wife tells CNN's Nic Robertson how she set herself on fire to escape her drug addict husband in Afghanistan.
One man was electrocuted and his female partner was severely burned after the couple attempted to steal copper wire from a vacant property in Southern California, police said.
A year after friends set him on fire, the victim says they're getting what they deserve. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
Two workers at an ATI titanium processing plant in Utah suffered burns from a chemical spill Sunday night, a Tooele County, Utah, sheriff's deputy said.
A nurse at a Romanian hospital has been charged with murder in the deaths of five newborns killed in a fire in an intensive care unit, prosecutors said Monday.
Medical staff and parents frantically tried to enter a burning intensive care unit in a Romanian hospital to rescue 11 premature newborns, footage released Thursday by the government showed.
At least three people were killed and 16 injured -- four of them critically -- after a sports utility vehicle collided with a van carrying members of the California Baptist University's cross-country team, officials said Tuesday.
A 16th person has died from burns suffered in a Sunday night arson attack on a mass transit bus in El Salvador, authorities said Friday. Two other people were shot to death in a separate attack on another bus around the same time.
A 62-year-old Michigan man was severely burned when a homemade rocket strapped on his back exploded while he slid down a snowy hill on a sled, authorities said this week.
A 15-year-old boy who was burned over 65 percent of his body in October, allegedly by a group of teenagers he knew, has been readmitted to a Miami hospital after he had trouble breathing, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday.
A boy set afire in a money dispute has been released from the hospital. His mother talks about challenges ahead.
He wanted to sit outside for a while and enjoy the night air, then took a shower and curled up on the couch to watch a cartoon movie.
A 15-year-old boy who was burned over 65 percent of his body in October when he was set on fire, allegedly by a group of teenagers, was released from the hospital Tuesday, officials said.
The parents of a teen who was set on fire says their son relives the incident. WFOR's Shannon Hori reports.
Three teens accused of setting a 15-year-old friend on fire pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of attempted murder, a public defender for one of the boys said.
Parents of a teen who was set on fire say they are proud of how he is recovering.
Just taking a sip of water or walking to the bathroom is excruciatingly painful for 15-year-old Michael Brewer, who was burned over 65 percent of his body after being set on fire, allegedly by a group of teenagers.
A 13-year-old who witnessed another teen being set on fire last month says he's sorry for what happened.
A 13-year-old who witnessed another teen being set on fire last month apologized Tuesday, saying he is praying for the boy's recovery and he is sorry for what happened.
A Florida teenager attacked and set on fire last month, allegedly by five teenage friends, was undergoing skin graft surgery Friday, the first procedure in his recovery, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Three boys charged with setting a friend on fire will be tried as adults. John Zarrella reports.
It's a call that no firefighter ever wants to have to answer.
Three teens accused of setting a 15-year-old friend ablaze were held without bond Tuesday on adult charges of attempted murder.
Three teens who allegedly set a 15-year-old friend ablaze were charged Monday as adults, and with attempted murder, prosecutors said.
The doctor treating a 15-year-old boy who was set on fire says he expects the boy to survive the burns.
He lies in a bed on a balloon-type mattress, to reduce pressure on his burned body. He is covered with bandages; a ventilator breathes for Michael Brewer because he can't do it for himself.
Five juveniles were in custody Tuesday after a 15-year-old was intentionally set on fire at a Deerfield Beach, Florida, apartment complex, police said.
A firefighter who was trapped in a fast-moving forest fire in eastern Spain Tuesday and hospitalized with severe burns, died Friday near Barcelona, the Catalan regional government said on its Web site.
A commercial shoot accident may have led Michael Jackson to become addicted to painkillers. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.
The special effects exploded too early while Michael Jackson filmed a Pepsi commercial in 1984 and his hair caught on fire, causing burns to his scalp.
The death toll climbed to 15 on Wednesday in western Italy after a cargo train loaded with liquefied petroleum caused an explosion, civil protection agency officials said, warning more victims could be found.
Two people were found dead and a third person is still believed missing in a North Carolina food plant heavily damaged in a morning explosion, police said Tuesday night.
An explosion at a food plant in North Carolina causes the roof to collapse. WRAL reports.
A fire that claimed the lives of 44 children at a day-care center in Hermosillo, Mexico, started Friday in an air-conditioning unit in an adjacent warehouse, the attorney general of Sonora said Monday.
Parents in northern Mexico on Sunday began to bury the children who died in a horrific day care fire as Mexican authorities raised the death toll from the blaze to 41.
President Felipe Calderon traveled to Hermosillo on Saturday to meet with health officials as the death toll of a day care center fire there grew to 38 children.
The death toll in a deadly day care fire in Mexico rises to 35 with many more badley burned. CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports.
Her beloved pooch Ghenghis Khan died in a blast at a kennel in Pennsylvania
The international group Human Rights Watch is accusing Israel of firing weapons containing white phosphorus into Gaza. The group demands that the alleged practice cease.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports that Israel is hesitant to answer questions about its use of white phosphorous weapons.
The man who, dressed as Santa Claus, killed nine people at a Christmas Eve party planned to flee to Canada the next day, but California police believe he decided to kill himself instead because of severe burn injuries.
He joins Travis Barker in blaming the pilots and the equipment for the crash that killed four
He learned of a potentially fatal blood clot while being treated for his burns
"Travis is in good condition and discharged this morning," a burn-center rep tells PEOPLE
A police responder tells PEOPLE how the friends escaped the fiery wreckage
The singer-turned-actress visits her injured ex in a Georgia burn unit
Healing from their burns may take as long as a year, but they had no other injuries
Both are in a burn unit and four others are dead after their plane took off in South Carolina
Musicians DJ AM and Travis Barker should fully recover from severe burns they suffered during a fiery jet crash in South Carolina that killed four people, a doctor said Sunday.
Fires fed by raging winds raced across parts of Northern California on Tuesday, destroying dozens of homes, threatening hundreds of others and leaving a firefighter severely burned
Ten fraternity members at Tulane University face criminal charges in an alleged hazing incident in which pledges were repeatedly burned with hot water, cayenne pepper and vinegar, police said.
A Marine who survived being burned over more than 95 percent of his body in Iraq has died. KABB's James Keith reports.
Firefighters are on the scene of a sugar refinery explosion near Savannah, Georgia.
Firefighters recovered a fifth body Saturday from the ruins of a sugar refinery near Savannah, Georgia, gutted by a massive explosion and fire Thursday night, authorities said Saturday.
HSN - formerly known as the Home Shopping Network - has agreed to pay $875,000 to settle allegations that it failed to report safety information related to the recall of about 3,900 Wellbilt Electronic Pressure Cookers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
Eye surgeon Virendar Sangwan has perfected a procedure so cutting-edge that most who have tried it have failed. In an operating theater in the central Indian city of Hyderabad, he surgically implants corneas grown in a petri dish from stem cells by his colleague Geeta Vemuganti in patients with damaged eyes. Together they perform about 80 corneal regeneration procedures a year, making the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute where they work one of the most prolific facilities in the world using stem cells to regenerate tissue of any kind.
A U.S. soldier who served in Iraq was so moved by the story of Youssif he had to do something.
Youssif has been in America less than a week but already has opened up in ways he did not in Iraq. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
U.S. hospitals are increasingly shutting down their burn centers in a trend experts say could leave the nation unable to handle widespread burn casualties
Plane crashes into homes
A small plane crashed into two homes Tuesday in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, killing five people -- the pilot, his passenger, and an adult and two children inside the houses.
Three terrorist suspects were in police custody Sunday and a fourth man was under guard in a hospital after a flaming jeep crashed into a Scottish airport and two car bomb plots were foiled in central London
A man arrested Tuesday in connection with a June wildfire is a "person of interest" in last week's wildfire in Southern California that killed five firefighters and ravaged more the 40,000 acres, authorities said.
A firefighter who was the lone survivor of a five-man U.S. Forest Service crew that was overtaken by flames while fighting a Southern California wildfire last week has died.
More than five years ago Katherine Dowling, from Manchester, England, was badly burnt in a house fire. A year ago, she discovered a procedure called Isolagen, which has healed the skin on her face. This is her story:
A day after a powerful car bomb exploded in the southern port city of Karachi, Pakistani law enforcement agencies arrested a suspect, President Pervez Musharraf said Wednesday.
Police are hunting bombers who attacked a KFC fast-food restaurant in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing three people and wounding 15.
In the 1959 French film "Eyes Without a Face," a doctor kidnaps young women and surgically removes their faces to try and repair his horribly deformed daughter.
Sarah Core was severely injured as a result of a gas explosion in April 2004, suffering burns to 50 percent of her body. She was part of the first controlled clinical study to examine the effectiveness of using "spray-on" cultured skin cells to treat the wounds of burns victims.
Police in Macon, Georgia, arrested a man Monday who they say doused his girlfriend with gasoline and set her on fire after she broke off their engagement.
On September 11, 2001, a fireball engulfed Lauren Manning as she arrived to work at the Twin Towers. Now, after suffering burns to more than 80 percent of her body, and being given a 10 percent chance of survival, Manning is nearing the end of physical therapy and savoring every moment of a life nearly lost.
The man who suffered serious burns Wednesday when he set a vehicle ablaze after being told his Marine son had been killed in Iraq will not face prosecution, police said Friday.
At least 10 people were killed and 100 others injured when a leaking underground natural gas pipeline exploded in southern Belgium, officials said.
A 16-year-old California girl suffered second degree burns Thursday when her cell phone caught fire in her back pocket, according to the Ontario Fire Department.