How Worried Should Parents Be About Parechovirus?

How Worried Should Parents Be About Parechovirus?

Photo: Alena Stalmashonak (Shutterstock) Parechovirus isn’t a new virus, but it is the subject of a recent CDC health alert due to a possible uptick of cases in infants. The virus can cause serious illness in very young babies. So how worried do parents need to be? What is parechovirus? “Parechovirus infections are common in … Read more

How is monkeypox treated? | CNN

How is monkeypox treated?  |  CNN

CNN — As the monkeypox outbreak continues to grow around the world, many people who have gotten sick with the virus have had mild symptoms and were able to recover without any monkeypox-specific treatment. “For the most part, these illnesses are relatively mild. They can be disfiguring and yucky, but they will heal on their … Read more

How is monkeypox treated? | CNN

How is monkeypox treated?  |  CNN

CNN — As the monkeypox outbreak continues to grow around the world, many people who have gotten sick with the virus have had mild symptoms and were able to recover without any monkeypox-specific treatment. “For the most part, these illnesses are relatively mild. They can be disfiguring and yucky, but they will heal on their … Read more

With a sniff or a swallow, new vaccines aim to put the brakes on Covid-19 spread

With a sniff or a swallow, new vaccines aim to put the brakes on Covid-19 spread

CNN — Injected vaccines against the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 have been hugely successful, saving nearly 20 million lives globally in their first year of use and slashing the pandemic’s death toll by an estimated 63%, according to a recent study. Yet good as these shots are, they have not stopped the virus from spreading … Read more

Officials urge Americans over 50 to get Covid-19 booster right away, but younger adults have to wait

Officials urge Americans over 50 to get Covid-19 booster right away, but younger adults have to wait

CNN — The White House’s Covid-19 response team sent a clear message to the nation this week on the spread of the Omicron subvariant BA.5 and the importance of second vaccine booster doses for adults over the age of 50. “If you have not gotten a vaccine shot in the year 2022, if you have … Read more

Opinion: This is now the No. 1 preventable cause of Alzheimer’s in America

Opinion: This is now the No. 1 preventable cause of Alzheimer's in America

Here is yet more bleak news about the obesity epidemic: Obesity isn’t just killing millions of people. It’s giving lots of them Alzheimer’s first. “Obesity is now the top modifiable dementia risk factor in the US,” reports the Journal of the American Medical Association in its latest bulletin. Obesity in midlife is now leading to … Read more

Scientists are searching for solutions after studies show pulse oximeters don’t work as well for people of color

Scientists are searching for solutions after studies show pulse oximeters don't work as well for people of color

CNN — Often when Dr. Thomas Valley sees a new patient in the intensive care unit at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, he clamps a pulse oximeter on their finger – one of the many devices he uses to gauge their health and what course of care they might require , whether they are a … Read more

If this stock market is shaping up like 2008, here’s where we could be headed next, says strategist

If this stock market is shaping up like 2008, here's where we could be headed next, says strategist

Those looking for a bit of good news to start the week may have to cast the net further out. Stock futures are tilting lower as COVID-19 cases flare up in China, threatening more lockdowns. And the plate was already full for investors this week, with inflation one of several data points to watch, and … Read more

Drinking alone when younger linked to alcoholism in mid-30s

Drinking alone when younger linked to alcoholism in mid-30s

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Stress, But Less newsletter. Our six-part guide will inform and inspire you to reduce stress while learning how to harness it. CNN — Drinking alone during adolescence and young adulthood can strongly increase the risk for alcohol abuse later in life, especially if you are a woman, a new … Read more

Why Does My Poop Smell So Bad?

Why Does My Poop Smell So Bad?

Look, we all know that poop is not supposed to smell good. But if the stench of your stool suddenly becomes so out-of-this-world, you may wonder, “Why does my poop smell so bad?” A stench that overpowers what’s already considered pungent must signal something is wrong, right? Not exactly. “The way poop smells can indicate … Read more