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New asteroid photobombs Webb telescope

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 18:04:10 GMT

The James Webb Space Telescope has observed its smallest cosmic object to date — a previously unknown asteroid about the size of the Colosseum in Rome.


Covid-19 boosters could keep thousands of kids out of hospitals, but uptake remains low

Tue, 15 Nov 2022 05:01:32 GMT

Higher Covid-19 vaccination rates among US children could prevent thousands of pediatric hospitalizations and millions of missed school days, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Commonwealth Fund and the Yale School of Public Health.


The push to streamline national public health data began long before Covid-19

During this year's Girl Scout cookie season, don't make comments that shame anyone's body or food choices — including your own.


8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:55:24 GMT

Just when Beth and Kyle Long received the worst news of their life, an Ohio law made their searing pain even worse.


Study presents unexpected findings on alcohol and dementia

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 17:43:53 GMT

Keeping alcohol consumption to one or two drinks a day lessened the odds of developing dementia, according to a study of nearly 4 million South Koreans.


Desperate for heart surgery for their baby, a family feels the effects of pediatric hospital shortages

Sun, 13 Nov 2022 08:07:04 GMT

Even before their daughter was born in June, Aaron and Helen Chavez knew she would need heart surgery. Doctors expected her to have an operation around 6 months of age.


Climate change is contributing to the rise of superbugs, new UN report says

Respiratory viruses -- including the flu, RSV and the virus that causes Covid-19 -- are not a serious concern for most of the US public, even though they're still affecting many, according to new survey data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.



The fungal threat to human health is growing in a warmer, wetter, sicker world

At New York City hospitals Mount Sinai and Montefiore, two patients let CNN follow along as they take a dementia test, where each type of question can explain a lot about where memory can go wrong.


Drug-free relief from chronic constipation may come from a new vibrating pill

If you test negative for Covid-19 but still have symptoms that appear to be Covid-related, CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen explains what your symptoms could mean and what you should do next.


Ohio abortion law meant weeks of 'anguish,' 'agony' for couple whose unborn child had organs outside her body

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is reinvesting in his brain, not simply to stave off decline, but to make his next phase of life the best it can be. Here's why the advancements we've made in science can make this a goal everyone can tackle, too.


Your guide to finding the right Theragun massage gun for you

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:25:05 GMT

The increasing popularity of stylish, trendy athletic wear has made über-comfortable clothing something that's not just for the gym. It's infiltrated all corners of culture, from high fashion runways to the offices of Silicon Valley executives — and really, it's appropriate for any occasion when you just want to be comfortable.


Hidden molten rock layer found beneath Earth's tectonic plates

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 21:53:04 GMT

Researchers have detected a previously unknown layer of partially molten rock beneath Earth's crust.


People who struggle with chronic constipation have a new drug-free option to help get things moving again.


Could you still have Covid-19 if you have symptoms but test negative? An expert weighs in

The US Preventive Services Task Force has released a draft recommendation to screen everyone who is pregnant for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, by monitoring their blood pressure throughout the pregnancy, and the group is calling attention to racial inequities.


Common kinds of air pollution led to changes in teens' blood pressure, study says

Less than half of infants globally are breastfed as recommended, and baby formula is in high demand despite failing to offer the same health and developmental benefits as breast milk, experts say. According to a new report, misleading claims and political influence are to blame.


US gets D+ grade for rising preterm birth rates, new report finds

Tue, 15 Nov 2022 13:00:31 GMT

The rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing, according to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes.


Despite recent widespread illness in US, Covid-19, flu and RSV are not a concern for most, survey finds

Patients with failing kidneys who need regular dialysis treatments still have sky-high rates of dangerous staph infections in their blood compared with people who don't need these treatments, according to a new Vital Signs report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rates of infection are particularly high among people who are Black or Hispanic or who have a lower socioeconomic status, the report said.


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Scientists know that air pollution can make it difficult to breathe and may ultimately cause serious health problems like cancer, but a new study shows that it might also have a negative impact on teens' blood pressure.


More than 400 products including breakfast sandwiches and fruit cups recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

Climate change and antimicrobial resistance are two of the greatest threats to global health, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme.


Don't serve Girl Scout cookies with a side of shame

More than 400 food products sold under dozens of brand names were recalled due to possible Listeria contamination, the US Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.


Experimental therapy gantenerumab fails to slow or improve Alzheimer's memory loss in clinical trials

Mon, 14 Nov 2022 19:41:28 GMT

An experimental treatment, gantenerumab, failed to help people at high risk of memory loss from Alzheimer's or those who were in the early phases of the disease, the manufacturer said Monday.


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Many millions of fungi are good for the environment, but a few hundred can cause disease in humans. However, the threat from fungal pathogens is increasing, experts say, and may grow much worse in a warmer, wetter and sicker world.


Cave discovery reveals what Neanderthals ate

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 05:01:05 GMT

Neanderthals living 90,000 years ago in a seafront cave, in what's now Portugal, regularly caught crabs, roasted them on coals and ate the cooked flesh, according to a new study.


RSV hospitalization rate for seniors is 10 times higher than usual for this point in the season

Tue, 15 Nov 2022 12:11:40 GMT

The respiratory virus season has started early in kids this year and flooded children's hospitals in many parts of the country -- especially with respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.


Health experts call for an end to exploitative baby formula milk marketing tactics

In early 2020, as they tried to fight covid-19 across two rural counties in North Carolina, the staff of Granville Vance Public Health was stymied, relying on outdated technology to track a fast-moving pandemic.


For the first time, US task force proposes expanding high blood pressure screening recommendations during pregnancy

Vanessa and Xander Marin set out to write the definitive "how to" book on talking about sex with a consenting partner. The authors of "Sex Talks: The Five Conversations That Will Transform Your Love Life" share their advice.


Black, Hispanic dialysis patients are at greater risk of dangerous bloodstream infections


SpaceX put a Tesla into space. Where is it now?

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 16:28:19 GMT

It's now been half a decade since SpaceX turned heads around the world with its decision to launch Elon Musk's personal Tesla roadster into outer space, sending the car on an endless journey into the cosmic wilderness where it's expected to remain for millennia to come.