Category Archives: CNN – Health

Want to avoid an early death? Get moving, a study says

Want to avoid an early death? Get moving, a study says

The medical journal BMJ published a report today that links a lower risk of early death to higher levels of physical activity at any intensity in middle-aged and older people. Previous studies have repeatedly suggested that any type of sedentary behavior, such as sitting still, is not good for your health. Being sedentary for 9.5…MORE

Summer isn’t a break for kids or parents

Summer isn’t a break for kids or parents

As my son’s camp brochures told it, summer’s appeal remains as timeless as popsicles and dappled light. It’s the season of freedom; a time to commune with Mother Nature and our unfettered selves. Conveniently left out of these bucolic scenes were us, his parents, hollow-eyed and deflated from the Herculean effort it takes to get…MORE

Could fake meat burgers make cows obsolete?

Could fake meat burgers make cows obsolete?

The average American eats nearly 60 pounds of beef (27 kg) a year — roughly equal to a couple of hundred burgers. But for how much longer will the beef burger remain king? A new generation of burgers made with, “plant meat” is vying to topple the beef burger from its throne, transforming the beef…MORE

A federal program says you should keep your home above 78 degrees

A federal program says you should keep your home above 78 degrees

A federal program recommends people keep their homes between 78 and 85 degrees, and the internet is freaking out. The guidelines come from Energy Star, a government-backed program to promote energy efficiency, and they’ve sparked a fiery debate on social media. The program suggests different settings to automate at various times: 78 degrees when you…MORE

CBP will not vaccinate migrants against flu

CBP will not vaccinate migrants against flu

US Customs and Border Protection will not vaccinate migrants, even though three children who had been in US custody died after contracting the flu. The cases all occurred since December. “In general, due to the short-term nature of CBP holding and the complexities of operating vaccination programs, neither CBP nor its medical contractors administer vaccinations…MORE

More women should be assessed for BRCA mutations, new recommendations say

More women should be assessed for BRCA mutations, new recommendations say

More women should be assessed for harmful mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that can increase risk of certain cancers, according to new recommendations. Previously, it was recommended for women who have a family history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer to be assessed for harmful BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. That recommendation was…MORE