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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.

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.

Mayor Donna Deegan speaks with CNN's Jake Tapper

Rep. Brad Wenstrup speaks with CNN's Jake Tapper

Fuzzy first photo of a black hole gets a sharp makeover

Fri, 14 Apr 2023 18:37:58 GMT

The first photo ever taken of a black hole looks a little sharper now.

The benefits of 'body doubling' when you have ADHD, according to experts

Your attention span has shrunk by nearly two minutes in the past 20 years, driven in part by technology's hold over your work and home life, experts say. Here's how to stay focused so you can get things done.

No air conditioning? Here are 14 methods for cooling your body and buffering your house from the outside heat.

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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to registered nurse Kate Carleton about her efforts to prepare schoolchildren to treat injuries suffered in a mass shooting.

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told The New York Times he experienced a series of health issues in recent years, including an abnormality that he said was caused by a worm that entered his brain and then died. CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how this could have happened.

How long you can use vintage Tupperware

Wed, 16 Aug 2023 21:17:31 GMT

Since Tupperware, the iconic kitchen brand that's been a household name for decades, signaled recently that it might be going out of business, you might be wondering how long your stash of its food storage containers is safe to use — especially if it's vintage.

How to cool down without AC

The global fertility rate has fallen from 5 births per woman in 1950 to 2.3 in 2021 - and even lower in the U.S., partly due to the cost of child-rearing and shifts in priorities. But "falling population and an elderly or aging population puts a lot of fiscal and economic pressures on society," says Economics Professor Melissa Kearney. "We're gonna fundamentally need a reorientation of society towards one that's much more family-friendly, more pro-kid."

This bat fossil could fill in a piece of the evolutionary puzzle

Thu, 13 Apr 2023 18:05:27 GMT

Two 52 million-year-old bat skeletons discovered in an ancient lake bed in Wyoming are the oldest bat fossils ever found — and they reveal a new species.

If you think you can't focus for long, you're right

Americans' mental health issues are not identified and treated as readily as physical symptoms, especially among children - in part due to a shortage of clinicians. "We're looking for ways to integrate mental health into settings where children and families are every day," says Dr. Tami Benton, President of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. "For example, schools - it's an excellent opportunity to reach more kids in an environment that's not stigmatizing."

The planet is getting hotter fast. This is what happens to your body in extreme heat

Known as the "silent killer," extreme heat is one of the deadliest weather events. As heatwaves become hotter, longer and more frequent due to the climate crisis, it's important to understand why heat can be so deceptively dangerous for some of us and what warning signs to look out for. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:55:24 GMT

Too heavy? Too light? Too darn tiring!? It's not you. Here's how to know you're choosing the right weight when doing your workout.

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.

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.

Human-caused climate change has already made heat waves around the world more frequent and intense.

Why would a person pick a potential life partner without feeling the spark of sexual attraction? And can these relationships survive and thrive? Can sexual attraction be cultivated later? Therapist Ian Kerner shares what he's learned in his practice.

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.

An expert in medication abortion describes how mifepristone and misoprostol work and what to expect after using these medications known as the "abortion pill."

Paper airplane breaks a world distance record

Fri, 14 Apr 2023 15:20:43 GMT

It's a bird... It's a plane... It's a paper airplane!

These senior citizens have waited on the phone for hours, driven miles, set-up work stations so they could get a Covid-19 vaccine appointment. See who was able to get one.

What a medication abortion is like, according to a doctor

'Body doubling' is a strategy people with ADHD can use to accomplish more than they would alone. Here's how to do it.

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.

Why we have nightmares and how to stop them

Fri, 14 Apr 2023 12:49:49 GMT

We leave behind our fears of monsters under the bed as we say goodbye to our childhoods, but one can follow us into adulthood and loom over our heads.

What you should know if there's no sexual attraction for your partner, according to a therapist

Mobility coach Dana Santas shares a quick, total-body workout you can do at home with just a paper plate. The instability of using the plate works your core and makes all four exercises even more challenging.