Category Archives: CNN – Health

Daughter signs for deaf dad at rock concert and doesn’t miss a beat

Daughter signs for deaf dad at rock concert and doesn’t miss a beat

Rocking out at a concert, Kari Carberry didn’t miss a beat as she signed the lyrics of the songs for her deaf dad in Canada last week. This father-daughter duo bonded over their love for the rock group Three Days Grace, and at the concert in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday they quickly went viral with…MORE

Q&A: The future of millions of people’s health insurance is uncertain

Q&A: The future of millions of people’s health insurance is uncertain

On Friday, a federal judge in Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, but that doesn’t mean the law is dead — yet. Here’s what you need to know. What did the judge decide? Texas District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the part of the law that mandated that people get…MORE

For the new year, try 12 monthly ‘micro-resolutions’

For the new year, try 12 monthly ‘micro-resolutions’

We know from research that most New Year’s resolutions last only a month a two. Willpower is in short supply. We lose focus. Things change. My record has been no different. The only one I’ve maintained, for years now, is a weight loss/maintenance scheme in which I weigh myself (for prizes!) on December 31, incentivizing…MORE

Antarctic penguins in danger from human diseases, researchers say

Antarctic penguins in danger from human diseases, researchers say

Scientists have long thought that animals in Antarctica were isolated from harmful human-linked bacteria, but a new study provides evidence that this is no longer the case. Previous studies had found scattered instances of transmission of bacteria from humans to animals, known as reverse zoonosis, in the region, but research remained fragmented. Now, however, researchers…MORE

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may be due to an overactive immune system, study finds

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may be due to an overactive immune system, study finds

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a condition which causes extreme tiredness, could be triggered by an overactive immune system, a study has found. UK researchers found that an exaggerated immune response can trigger long-lasting fatigue, suggesting this is how CFS — also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) — begins. The study, published Monday, is the first to…MORE

COP24 climate talks end in agreement — barely

COP24 climate talks end in agreement — barely

After two weeks of discordant and emotional negotiations, the nations of the world agreed Saturday night on a set of rules meant to help curb global warming. But scientists and even the negotiators themselves know the so-called “Paris Rulebook” won’t be enough on its own to stop carbon pollution from reaching critical levels. Countries would…MORE

Check your fridge and pantry for food products recalled this week

Check your fridge and pantry for food products recalled this week

Before the family gathers for a holiday meal, here’s all the food you should purge from your pantry. Read on to see some of the things you may need to throw away and updates on recalls for beef and romaine lettuce. Metal found in Jimmy Dean sausages CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of…MORE

Teen vaping continues to rise while other drug use declines, survey finds

Teen vaping continues to rise while other drug use declines, survey finds

Vaping among America’s teenagers continues to climb, while the use of other substances — such as alcohol and opioids — has declined in recent years, according to a new report. Monday’s report, called Monitoring the Future, comes from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and is based on an annual survey of drug…MORE

Blogs

Punching a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Amazon has ended a year of suspense by deciding that it is going to split its new second headquarters–“HQ2”–between cities just outside of New York and Washington, DC.  Hundreds of cities across the country had put together presentations and incentives packages for the retail giant hoping to land the 50-thousand high-paying tech jobs and the…

The Baraboo “Nazis”

Until yesterday, Baraboo, Wisconsin was known primarily as the home of Circus World–the town where the traveling circuses of yesteryear wintered–and where the Great Circus Train originated.  Now, Baraboo, Wisconsin will be known as the home of the “High School Nazis”.   A prom photo appearing to show a group of high school boys making…

The Birth of the Common Sense Party

For the first time since the Progressive and Bull Moose members returned to the Republican Party in the 1930’s, there is fertile ground for the formation of a viable third party in the US.  Don’t let Libertarians or Green Party members fool you, they have no chance to win anything–and actually only serve to increase…