Category Archives: CNN – Health

Polyamorous relationships: When three isn’t a crowd

Polyamorous relationships: When three isn’t a crowd

Revelers in the rainbow-washed crowd smiled and cheered as the little blond girl in the parade float pageant-waved to the B-52’s “Love Shack.” Next to the float, the girl’s father, Billy Holder, handed out fliers to the Atlanta Pride Parade crowd. His wife, Melissa, carried a banner along with Jeremy Mullins, the couple’s partner. “Polyamory:…MORE

CDC is monitoring for Wuhan coronavirus at 20 US airports

CDC is monitoring for Wuhan coronavirus at 20 US airports

The Centers for Disease Control is monitoring for symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus at 20 US airports, the agency said on its website Monday. The CDC had previously announced enhanced screening of passengers from Wuhan, China, at five airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, San Francisco International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport,…MORE

Ivory Coast tests first person in Africa for coronavirus

Ivory Coast tests first person in Africa for coronavirus

Health authorities in Ivory Coast are investigating a suspected case of Wuhan coronavirus in a female student who arrived from China, officials have said. The student, whom authorities have not named, is the first person to be tested for the virus on the continent. The virus has killed at least 80 people in the mainland…MORE

What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US

What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US

There are at least five confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in the US, a number the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts will continue to climb. The novel coronavirus, which has sickened thousands and killed at least 80 people in China, belongs to a large family of viruses that mostly sicken animals. But…MORE

China’s unprecedented quarantines could have wider consequences, experts say

China’s unprecedented quarantines could have wider consequences, experts say

With Chinese authorities warning the coronavirus outbreak is accelerating, placing millions of people in more than a dozen Chinese cities under intense travel restrictions might seem like a good idea. But historically a mass quarantine is an aggressive response that’s far from perfect. In the past it has led to political, financial and social consequences.…MORE

Why traumatic brain injuries can be dangerous

Why traumatic brain injuries can be dangerous

Almost three dozen US service members were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after the Iranian missile attack earlier this month, the Pentagon said Friday. President Donald Trump has said he doesn’t consider potential brain injuries to be as serious as physical combat wounds. He downplayed the severity of the symptoms the service members sustained as…MORE

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When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…