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CDC's remote-work policy may hinder efforts for agencywide reform, experts say

Do you find yourself "losing it" too often with family, friends and coworkers? You might want to look at how well you are sleeping.


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.


Children's painkillers are in high demand as respiratory illnesses continue to rise

Nearly 20,000 people in the United States were admitted to the hospital for flu last week, almost double the number of admissions from the week before, according to data updated Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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.


How to avoid winter sports injuries, according to experts

The brains of US teens have physically changed during the Covid-19 pandemic, aging faster than normal, a new study says.


Biden administration plans to let mpox emergency declaration end in January

When the temperature drops and snow begins to fall, many people can't wait to hit the slopes or ice rink. Winter fun is on their minds, not injury. Yet if you don't thoughtfully prepare, it's easy to have a mishap. Experts share how to stay safe.


Pain relief from marijuana comes from a belief it helps, study finds

A new study says the stress of the pandemic appears to have physically changed teenagers' brains, aging them faster than normal. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins "CNN This Morning" to discuss.


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.


As respiratory viruses strain US health care systems, Biden administration tells states how it's ready to help

The US Department of Health and Human Services said Friday that it does not plan to renew the public health emergency declaration for mpox.


Pfizer/BioNTech seek FDA authorization of updated Covid-19 vaccine for children under 5

With all but six states experiencing "high" or "very high" respiratory virus levels, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, certain over-the-counter children's medications are hard to find in many places across the United States.


Soil and this tool could help save endangered tigers

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 16:50:19 GMT

Dr. Mrinalini Watsa, a researcher at San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance in California, scoops up soil from a fresh paw print made by Rakan, a 4-year-old male Sumatran tiger who lives at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and secures it in a specimen jar.


Organ donations rise during major motorcycle rallies due to crashes, study says


Webb telescope spies clouds on Saturn's moon Titan

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 19:28:56 GMT

The James Webb Space Telescope has spied clouds on one of the solar system's most intriguing moons.


Poor sleep can make you prickly. Here's what to do


Health officials in the United Kingdom are advising parents and schools to watch for Strep A infections following the recent deaths of six children.


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.


Viking 1 may have landed at site of an ancient Martian megatsunami

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 00:28:41 GMT

When NASA's Viking 1 lander made history as the first spacecraft to touch down on Mars on July 20, 1976, it sent back images of a landscape no one was expecting.


Demand for hospital-grade cribs on the rise as viral illnesses continue to surge

Since 1975, Canine Companions has placed 7,200 dogs with needy participants -- all free of charge. Dogs are trained for over two years to learn more than 40 commands that help better peoples' lives. For Izzy Sherman, a ten-year-old using a walker, her new service dog will be a "game changer."


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As a trio of respiratory viruses spreads across the country and pediatric hospitalizations remain high, some hospitals are running into a new problem: a shortage of medical-grade cribs.


Former co-owner of compounding pharmacy sentenced over role in 2012 meningitis outbreak

Some people suffering pain from cancer and other chronic diseases turn to marijuana to ease their suffering, but much of that relief may come from simply believing weed will help, a new study found.


Pain relief from weed comes from a belief it helps

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 17:08:26 GMT

Some people suffering pain from cancer and other chronic diseases turn to marijuana to ease their suffering, but much of that relief may come from simply believing weed will help, a new study found.


HIV vaccine candidate induces immune response in early clinical trial: 'An important step forward'

Organ donations and transplantations increase during major US motorcycle rallies due to crashes, according to a new study, signaling a need for increased safety measures.


Popular toy of prehistoric children revealed

Thu, 01 Dec 2022 17:04:29 GMT

Over the past century, thousands of pieces of slate engraved with images of owls have been unearthed from tombs and pits across the Iberian Peninsula, in what's now Portugal and Spain.


Earlier this year, top leadership at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began a monumental task: turning the sprawling, labyrinthine organization known for its highly specialized, academically focused scientific research into a sleek, flexible public health response agency primed to serve the American public. It's an attempt to keep the CDC from repeating the mistakes it made while responding to covid-19.


Teens' brains aged faster during the first year of the pandemic, study says, and stress may be to blame

An experimental HIV vaccine has been found to induce broadly neutralizing antibody precursors among a small group of volunteers in a Phase 1 study. The findings suggest that a two-dose regimen of the vaccine, given eight weeks apart, can elicit immune responses against the human immunodeficiency virus.


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.


What is Strep A, the common bacterium that has killed 6 children in the UK?

A former co-owner of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was sentenced Thursday for what authorities said was his role in a deadly, multistate fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012.


8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:55:24 GMT

Pfizer and BioNTech have submitted an application to the US Food and Drug Administration for their updated Covid-19 vaccine to be used as the third shot in the three-dose primary vaccine series for children ages 6 months through 4 years.


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.