Health News
7/1/2022

'Please take them off': DeSantis scolds students for wearing face masks



Florida contradicts CDC, says healthy children should not get COVID vaccine



Biden urges return to office



Why L.A. could be the last school district in America to lift its mask mandate



Here's Why You Get Those Little Floaty Things in Your Vision



White House pleads for new coronavirus funds: 'We need this money'



Is Europe's new COVID surge coming to America next?



Poll: Americans sour on government — and each other — 2 years into pandemic



How China's soaring COVID numbers put the rest of the world at risk



Harassment of public health workers widespread during pandemic, study finds



Biden administration admits COVID is 'not gone' as virus returns to White House



Three new signs BA.2 might not hit America as hard as Europe



Biden pleads for funds to fight next COVID surge before it's 'too late'



COVID-19 'long-haulers' don't want to be forgotten as the U.S. goes 'back to normal'



Make It Mom's Best Mother's Day Ever by Baking Her One of These Yummy Cakes



Experts say BA.2 could be more of a 'bump' than a surge. Is this the future of COVID?



White House upset by media focus on administration's COVID-19 cases, rather than on relief bill



U.S. mask mandates are making a comeback. But should they?



What to consider before taking off your mask on public transit or planes



Report: Vaccinations could have prevented quarter-million COVID deaths in U.S.



Babies will continue to die during sleep despite new regulations on sleep products, child advocates fear


Some child safety advocates are worried that new rules to protect babies while alseep will not reduce the number of infant sleep deaths. Why? Because the rules don't address parental needs and motivations.

How to support your LGBTQ child's mental health


When a child comes out, parents and caregivers don't always know what they can do to help their child. Here are some places to start.

Sleep duration matters for heart health, according to new recommendations


Sleep duration was added to the American Heart Association's "Life's Essential 8," a questionnaire that measure's a person's heart health.

Why you should talk about sex with your partner after the SCOTUS decision on abortion


It's never too early in a relationship to talk about contraception, pregnancy and abortion, experts say. Knowing where each partner stands can help you feel confident in the event of an unintended pregnancy now that many people across the country are losing access to abortion.

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer's disease


Scientists have uncovered a new genetic link for Alzheimer's disease in women, and this gene discovery may explain why more women get the disease.

The workout that beats HIIT for better heart health, according to a new study


If you're looking for a cardiovascular activity that will get your heart pumping and improve daily life, running or interval training may immediately come to mind. To maximize your workout, however, you may want to give Nordic walking a try, new research suggests.

Internet searches for medication abortion reached record highs after Supreme Court leak


Internet search traffic on abortion medication surged 162% higher than expected and reached a record high in the days after a draft of the US Supreme Court's abortion decision was leaked in May, according to new research.

Fauci says his Covid rebounded after Paxlovid


Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recently revealed he is experiencing a rebound of his Covid-19 infection after taking the antiviral medication Paxlovid.

Families can't use WIC benefits to buy baby formula online, making shortage woes worse


Vicki Hankins has been on a frantic hunt for baby formula for months.

FDA recommends changing composition of Covid-19 vaccines for use this fall


The FDA told Covid-19 vaccine makers Thursday to update future vaccines adding an Omicron BA.4/5 component to offer more protection.

What Robin Williams' widow wants you to know about the future of Lewy body dementia


For Robin Williams' widow, learning about Lewy body dementia has made her husband's death make sense. Susan Schneider Williams details the comedian's final days, and the future of LBD research, diagnosis and treatment.

Pets and fireworks: How to keep your animals calm and safe on July 4


Many of our furry friends -- dogs, cats, even ferrets and birds -- go a bit ape when they hear the pops, sizzles and rocket sounds of fireworks. Here's how to help.

Should parents get the vaccine for their kids under 5?


CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen answers parents' questions about what to consider now that children under age 5 can finally get the Covid-19 vaccine.

'You do not want this' virus: California man with monkeypox urges others to get vaccinated


Matt Ford edits videos for a living, so it wasn't a stretch for him to put one together for TikTok. But his latest post wasn't a crazy dance or a video about how to peel a banana the right way.

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8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe


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.

Plant that traps prey underground is the 1st of its kind to be discovered


Scientists have discovered a carnivorous plant that grows prey-trapping contraptions underground, feeding off subterranean creatures such as worms, larvae and beetles.

Your guide to finding the right Theragun massage gun for you



Meet the explorer that could be 1st to search for life in Martian caves


Exploring beneath the surface of other planets may be the key to determining whether life has ever existed outside of Earth.

The workout that beats HIIT for better heart health


If you're looking for a cardiovascular activity that will get your heart pumping and improve daily life, running or interval training may immediately come to mind. To maximize your workout, however, you may want to give Nordic walking a try, new research suggests.

Scientists are trying to 'outsmart cancer'


CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on how scientists have found ways that mRNA vaccines may be helpful in cancer treatment.

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer's disease


Scientists have identified a gene that appears to increase the risk of Alzheimer's in women, providing a potential new clue as to why more women than men are diagnosed with the disease.

Fauci says his Covid rebounded after Paxlovid


Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden's chief medical adviser, recently revealed he is experiencing a rebound of his Covid-19 infection after taking the antiviral medication Paxlovid.

FDA recommends changing composition of Covid-19 vaccines for use this fall


Your Covid-19 booster in the fall will likely look a little different going forward.

Kids under 5 can finally get the Covid-19 vaccine. What should parents consider?


Parents of children under age 5 can finally get their kids the coronavirus vaccine. The US Food and Drug Administration and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have given the green light for both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for young kids. Now, everyone ages 6 months and older is eligible for vaccination.

US set to offer monkeypox vaccines in states with high case rates


The Biden Administration is expected to detail plans to roll out more monkeypox vaccines across the U.S.

'You do not want this' virus: California man with monkeypox urges others to get vaccinated


Matt Ford edits videos for a living, so it wasn't a stretch for him to put one together for TikTok. But his latest post wasn't a crazy dance or a video about how to peel a banana the right way.

Dame Deborah James saved countless lives raising awareness - Bowel Cancer UK


The campaigner and podcast host was a patron for Bowel Cancer UK, a charity she said was close to her heart.

Invisible disability: Living with inflammatory bowel disease


Inflammatory bowel disease sufferers say the lack of toilets is the worst thing about living in London.

Male MPs wear 'hot flush' vests to simulate menopause


The event was organised in parliament by the Labour MP Carolyn Harris.

'I never thought it would be something that I would get'


Dan shares his experience of contracting monkeypox at the start of June.

Invisible disabilities: How an autism diagnosis changed my life


Barrington Campbell received an autism diagnosis at 30 - now he's helping others by providing a space for gaming.

In Mariupol, children bear the brunt of Vladimir Putin's war


At a children's hospital near the besieged city, the true impact of Russia's tactics are on display.

The Palestinian cancer centre that can't take patients


Palestinians with the disease are being turned away from hospital lacking the funds to treat them.

Omicron vs Zero-Covid: How long can China hold on?


China's worst outbreak in two years has got some questioning how long it can hang on to its strategy.

Sri Lanka healthcare on verge of collapse in economic crisis


Doctors warn of catastrophe in Sri Lanka where medical supplies are running out in the financial crisis.

Beatings and forced abortions: Life in a North Korea prison


A new investigation sheds more light on human rights violations in North Korean prisons.

Cost of living: Are value food brands healthy?


MP George Eustice has urged shoppers to choose supermarket own brands to help cut living costs.

Why Koreans could soon become a year younger


The new government has proposed getting rid of the country's age systems, but experts are divided.

Anger outside Mississippi's last abortion clinic


Activists from both sides of the debate say they will fight on whatever the US Supreme Court rules.

Barkha Dutt: 'My father did not have to die'


A year after losing her father to Covid, Indian journalist Barkha Dutt writes on coping with loss and regret.

Does US really have world's highest Covid death toll?


A new report suggests other countries had more excess deaths than US during the pandemic.

How long will Shanghai's lockdown last?


Shanghai announced that it would "open up" soon, but many worry that a de facto lockdown will continue.

Covid: What will the pandemic look like in North Korea?


North Korea is uniquely vulnerable to the virus, and the options to control its spread are limited.

Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore?


We are facing an unusual and unprecedented monkeypox outbreak but how worrying is it?

NFHS-5: Indians are getting fatter - and it's a big problem


Obesity is spreading rapidly and experts warn of a health emergency unless it's tackled urgently.

Miscarriage: 'We had to put baby’s remains in fridge'


A couple who lost their baby say staff had no idea what to do for them when they arrived at A&E.

What is monkeypox and how do you catch it?


Cases of monkeypox are being investigated in several countries, including the UK.

Bipolar disorder: The group changing attitudes about the condition


Bipolar India is the country's first online community for people living with the mental health condition.

India’s construction workers bear the brunt of heatwave


A brutal heatwave is wreaking havoc on the health and livelihoods of India's working poor.

Juul: US bans all products from leading vaping company


Authorities say they do not have enough data to be sure Juul's e-cigarettes meet health standards.

BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron: How worried should we be?


Surges of Covid are happening again around the world, driven by some new subvariants of Omicron.

Monkeypox wasn’t created in a lab - and other claims debunked


Conspiracies and memes shared during the Covid pandemic are cropping up again.

The abortion privacy dangers in period trackers and apps


There are a number of concerns around data protection following the US Supreme Court's ruling on abortion.

NFHS-5: Why birth control remains a woman’s burden in India


More Indians are using contraception, but it largely remains a woman’s responsibility, says a government survey.

Covid vaccines are being rolled out to US children under 5


Some 17 million US children between six months and five years old are now eligible for Covid jabs.

Covid-booster response hope for most vulnerable


A break in taking a common immune-suppressing drug could improve how well vaccines work, a trial suggests.

El Salvador's abortion ban: 'I was sent to prison for suffering a miscarriage'


Elsy was sentenced to 30 years for aggravated homicide after losing her baby in a miscarriage in El Salvador.

Roe v Wade: Women travelling for abortions will be protected - Biden


The US president warns some US states will attempt to arrest women crossing state lines for access.

Controversial Florida abortion ban blocked by court


A Florida judge has granted a temporary injunction against a law banning abortions after 15 weeks.

Roe v Wade: The world reacts to US abortion ruling


Our correspondents in Italy, El Salvador, India, Ireland and Canada explain the impact in countries across the globe.

North Korea claims Covid arrived on 'alien things' near border


It has recorded 4.7 million suspected cases since April, after two years of claiming to be Covid-free.

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