Childhood obesity is on the rise, study finds

Childhood obesity is on the rise, study finds

CNN — Despite national school and community-based efforts to promote healthy behaviors at a young age, childhood obesity is becoming more common in the United States, a recent study found. The research, published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics, followed two nationally representative groups of children from kindergarten to fifth grade – around ages 6 to … Read more

Man with monkeypox encourages people to get the vaccine

Man with monkeypox encourages people to get the vaccine

CNN — 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. It’s based on his own experience with monkeypox. His video has been watched … Read more

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

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

CNN — 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. The gene, O6-Methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase, or MGMT, plays an important role in how the body repairs damage to DNA in both men and … Read more

Nordic walking beats interval training for better heart function

Nordic walking beats interval training for better heart function

Editor’s Note: Before beginning any new exercise program, consult your doctor. Stop immediately if you experience pain. CNN — 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 … Read more

Sleep duration matters for heart health: AHA checklist

Sleep duration matters for heart health: AHA checklist

Sign up for CNN’s Sleep, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide has helpful hints to achieve better sleep. CNN — If you needed another reason to get enough sleep, here it is: It may help your heart health. The American Heart Association added sleep duration to its cardiovascular health checklist. It’s a part of … Read more

Marijuana use linked to higher risk of emergencies and hospitalization, study finds

Marijuana use linked to higher risk of emergencies and hospitalization, study finds

CNN — Using recreational marijuana is associated with a higher risk of emergency room care and being hospitalized for any reason, a new study has found. “Cannabis use is not as benign and safe as some might think,” said study author Nicholas Vozoris, assistant professor and clinician investigator in the division of respirology at the … Read more

Apple and Google should face FTC probe over ad practices that could end up harming abortion-seekers, US lawmakers say

Apple and Google should face FTC probe over ad practices that could end up harming abortion-seekers, US lawmakers say

Washington CNN Business — The Federal Trade Commission should investigate Apple and Google over what they initially told consumers about how their information would be used for advertising purposes, according to a group of US lawmakers warning that the loosely regulated data industry could result in particular harms to abortion-seekers. In a letter dated Friday … Read more

Long-Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows

Long-Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows

CNN — Even the littlest children can experience long Covid, according to a large study, one of the first of its kind to include infants and toddlers. The study published Wednesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health included 44,000 children in Denmark ranging in ages zero through 14 years old. Of the … Read more

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting UK economy

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting UK economy

London CNN Business — The United Kingdom has a jobs problem. There just aren’t enough workers to keep its economy moving forward, and many employees are growing angry about inflation taking a large bite out of their paychecks. The problem escalated Tuesday as thousands of rail workers went on strike over demands for better pay … Read more

FDA advisers support Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine for authorization

FDA advisers support Novavax's Covid-19 vaccine for authorization

CNN — Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration decided Tuesday that authorizing Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine – which uses different technology from the three vaccines currently in use in the US – for emergency use in adults would be beneficial. Most of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted “yes” … Read more