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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.

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

At Massachusetts General Hospital in downtown Boston, the hallways of the emergency department are lined with dozens of patients waiting to get a room upstairs.

Fossil discovery reveals unexpected Neanderthal menu item

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 14:24:55 GMT

Some 125,000 years ago, enormous elephants that weighed as much as eight cars each roamed in what's now northern Europe.

Comet, visible in the night sky for first time since Stone Age, makes closest pass by Earth

Thu, 02 Feb 2023 23:29:27 GMT

A green-hued comet has made its closest approach to Earth, wowing night sky watchers in the Northern Hemisphere who caught a glimpse of the icy celestial object as it passed through our cosmic neighborhood.

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.

Study: Ultraprocessed foods linked to cancer deaths

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 09:47:16 GMT

Eating more ultraprocessed foods raises the risk of developing and dying from cancer, especially ovarian cancer, according to a new study of over 197,000 people in the United Kingdom, over half of whom were women.

I'm a parent with an active social media brand: Here's what you need to check on your child's social media right now

Cancer is on the rise worldwide, striking more people in their 30s and 40s. Know the symptoms of cancer and when to get screened.

Cancer is striking more people in their 30s and 40s

Frostbite is dangerous and can often happen quickly, depending on both the temperature and wind chill factor. Here's how to know if it's frostbite and how to treat it.

Supernova reveals rare pair of stars in the Milky Way

Wed, 01 Feb 2023 16:59:22 GMT

An unusual star system created more of a fizz and less of a bang when it exploded in a supernova.

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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.

As a parent of two middle schoolers, romance author Erin Hahn knows how important social media can be to her children. With an active social media presence herself, Hahn has put together some guidelines for her fellow parents to watch for.

CNN was granted rare access to the secret lab where the DEA tests and analyzes seized illicit drugs in order to stay ahead of the opioid crisis and track what could be coming next.

Pathological lying could finally be getting attention as a mental disorder

Here's how many times you can wear different types of clothing without washing, say experts in dermatology and microbiology.

Alcohol and dementia: Study finds benefits in minimal drinking, but it's complicated

On Monday, the US State Department's domestic offices, bureaus and posts overseas will begin communicating in a style that's unlike any other they've ever used before: The agency will ditch Times New Roman, a font it has been using since February 2004, and switch to the plainer Calibri.

Measles outbreak in central Ohio ends after 85 cases, all among children who weren't fully vaccinated

What most ensures a person a happy life, says the director of an 84-year Harvard study, is "the extent to which they paid attention to, and took care of, the connections they had with a family, friends, community."

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.

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.

A measles outbreak in central Ohio that sickened 85 children has been declared over, officials at Columbus Public Health announced Sunday. None of the children died, but 36 were hospitalized.

8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:55:24 GMT

A new study of millions of South Koreans found mild to moderate alcohol consumption lowered dementia risk, but there are caveats — and other health risks to consider.

The virus threat is easing, but US hospitals are still as full as ever

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.

Proposed changes to school lunches aim to reduce sugar and sodium, but flavored milk stays

The 4-7-8 breathing method can calm your mind and body by relaxing your nervous system and decreasing heart rate and blood pressure, which gets your body in the optimal state for sleep.

The 4-7-8 method that could help you sleep

Changing fonts can make reading easier for some, even in State Department memos

Dr. Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development and co-author of "The Good Life," discusses lessons learned from the world's longest scientific study on happiness.

Tracking the opioid crisis: Inside the DEA's secret lab

Without cracking a single medical text book, without a day to medical school, the co-author of a study draft on artificial intelligence passed the US Medical Licensing Examination. It was the artificial intelligence ChatGPT.

Frostbite can strike quickly. Here's what you need to know

If new US Department of Agriculture school food guidelines stand as proposed, chocolate milk is in, but for the first time ever, at least some added sugars will be out -- and sodium levels will be reduced gradually.

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.

Paging Dr. AI? What ChatGPT and artificial intelligence could mean for the future of medicine

The George Santos story has given psychologists who study lying in its most extreme forms a rare and welcome moment to raise awareness that lying can sometimes be a mental disorder, one they say has been neglected by their field.

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.

How many times can you wear pajamas, jeans and other clothes without washing them? Experts weigh in