Category Archives: CNN – Health

How to protect yourself from coronavirus

How to protect yourself from coronavirus

The novel coronavirus is now a “public health emergency of international concern,” killing more than 1,600 people and infecting more than 69,000 worldwide. Even worse: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects this virus to keep spreading beyond this year. Here’s what makes this strain so unusual and what you can do to…MORE

Singles Awareness Day: The benefits of being single

Singles Awareness Day: The benefits of being single

An increasing number of people around the world are opting to go solo. The number of American men and women who have never been married, are divorced or living alone has been on an upward trend for several years, according to the US Census Bureau. Despite the fact marriages or relationships are less common these…MORE

Are you in love or just high on chemicals in your brain? Answer: Yes

Are you in love or just high on chemicals in your brain? Answer: Yes

We call it “falling in love,” as if we have no control over how we topple into that dreamy state of emotional bliss. But those sweetly warm feelings we connect to our heart are actually chemicals and hormones flooding an organ higher up — our brain. It starts with a crush That first spark of…MORE

Juul sued by Massachusetts, allegedly advertised on children’s websites

Juul sued by Massachusetts, allegedly advertised on children’s websites

The state of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against leading e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs and its erstwhile parent company Pax Labs Wednesday, alleging that the company specifically targeted underage customers in its initial advertising campaign. The company, the suit alleges, intentionally sought out young-seeming models for an ad campaign they then sought to run on websites…MORE

Blogs

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…