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5/27/2024

South Carolina is the latest state to pass post-Roe abortion restrictions with 6-week ban



Biden warns AI could 'overtake human thinking' — and other health news this week



Smoke from Canada wildfires is impacting air quality across the Northeast



How the U.S. surgeon general wants to repair a culture of isolation



The surgeon general has warned that social media harms kids. Should they be banned until they're older?



Air quality alerts continue in U.S. as Canadian wildfire smoke spreads: Full coverage



How smoke from Canadian wildfires affects your health



What the destruction of Ukraine's Kakhovka dam means for local residents



Air quality alerts triggered in New York as Canadian wildfire smoke blankets Northeast



Some doctors are using AI chatbots to help deliver bad news to patients, report says



Can COVID and wildfires spark a revolution in indoor air safety?



What is the Air Quality Index?



How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke



What's the deal with lab-grown meat? Expert answers our FAQ



Freeze-dried feces pills called 'crapsules' to be taken by patients in clinical trial



AI and health care: Should we be worried?



Cities hire chief heat officers to address an unequal impact of climate change



Study finds more evidence gas stoves are bad for human health: ‘Worse than secondhand smoke’



As Arizona and Texas experience extreme heat, how to protect yourself



Loneliness is worse for heart health than bad diet or smoking, study of diabetic patients finds



Some people with autism, intellectual disabilities are seeking euthanasia, researchers find



AI takes on grief and loss, with new chatbot that lets you talk to dead loved ones



The truth about ultraprocessed foods may be ultracomplicated



Do people with darker skin tones need to wear sunscreen? Breaking down the myths



How extreme heat can be damaging to your long-term health



Rape and incest exceptions: How do they work in state abortion bans?



Florida leprosy cases may be here to stay. Do I need to worry?



Could psychedelics usher in a mental health revolution?



Coronavirus is back, but how worried should you be?



Scorching July on pace to be hottest month on record as climate change continues to worsen



As COVID cases rise, pandemic politics return to the national stage



Price negotiations begin for heart disease, diabetes drugs and others. Here's how it will work.



Why is it so hard to find a public bathroom in the U.S.?



Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, and White House hunkers down as nation faces small wave



The CDC has stopped printing COVID vaccine cards. Here's what to do with your old one.



3 questions for the CDC about how COVID-19 is still transforming our lives



BMI alone is a poor indicator of health, the AMA says. These metrics may be better.



Why it matters that weight loss drugs are one of Oprah Winfrey's new favorite things



Has Obamacare been a success?



Kate Cox is leaving Texas to get an abortion. New data shows she's part of post-Roe travel uptick.



What you should know if there's no sexual attraction for your partner, according to a therapist


Why would a person pick a potential life partner without feeling the spark of sexual attraction? And can these relationships survive and thrive? Can sexual attraction be cultivated later? Therapist Ian Kerner shares what he's learned in his practice.

How to know when it's time to walk away from a sibling


Sibling estrangement, such as the rift between Prince Harry and Prince William, isn't uncommon. Here's how to know whether your sibling relationship is worth repairing or ending, according to psychologist Joshua Coleman.

Mpox in the United States Fast Facts


Read CNN's Fast Facts on mpox, formerly monkeypox, in the United States. The virus was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization. The virus originated in Africa and is the cousin of smallpox.

Why we have nightmares and how to stop them


We leave behind our fears of monsters under the bed as we say goodbye to our childhoods, but one can follow us into adulthood and loom over our heads.

Your guide to finding the right Theragun massage gun for you



8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe


The increasing popularity of stylish, trendy athletic wear has made über-comfortable clothing something that's not just for the gym. It's infiltrated all corners of culture, from high fashion runways to the offices of Silicon Valley executives — and really, it's appropriate for any occasion when you just want to be comfortable.

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If you think you can't focus for long, you're right


Your attention span has shrunk by nearly two minutes in the past 20 years, driven in part by technology's hold over your work and home life, experts say. Here's how to stay focused so you can get things done.

Fuzzy first photo of a black hole gets a sharp makeover


The first photo ever taken of a black hole looks a little sharper now.

Paper airplane breaks a world distance record


It's a bird... It's a plane... It's a paper airplane!

This bat fossil could fill in a piece of the evolutionary puzzle


Two 52 million-year-old bat skeletons discovered in an ancient lake bed in Wyoming are the oldest bat fossils ever found — and they reveal a new species.

How long you can use vintage Tupperware


Since Tupperware, the iconic kitchen brand that's been a household name for decades, signaled recently that it might be going out of business, you might be wondering how long your stash of its food storage containers is safe to use — especially if it's vintage.

Covid-19 boosters could keep thousands of kids out of hospitals, but uptake remains low


Higher Covid-19 vaccination rates among US children could prevent thousands of pediatric hospitalizations and millions of missed school days, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Commonwealth Fund and the Yale School of Public Health.

Experimental therapy gantenerumab fails to slow or improve Alzheimer's memory loss in clinical trials


An experimental treatment, gantenerumab, failed to help people at high risk of memory loss from Alzheimer's or those who were in the early phases of the disease, the manufacturer said Monday.

US gets D+ grade for rising preterm birth rates, new report finds


The rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing, according to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes.

Desperate for heart surgery for their baby, a family feels the effects of pediatric hospital shortages


Even before their daughter was born in June, Aaron and Helen Chavez knew she would need heart surgery. Doctors expected her to have an operation around 6 months of age.

RSV hospitalization rate for seniors is 10 times higher than usual for this point in the season


The respiratory virus season has started early in kids this year and flooded children's hospitals in many parts of the country -- especially with respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.

UK Covid inquiry comes to Scotland… in 90 seconds


The BBC's Kirsten Campbell outlines what can be expected during three weeks of evidence held in Edinburgh.

Can health secretary name NHS trusts performing well?


Victoria Atkins is challenged to name some health trusts meeting their targets to cut waiting lists.

'I embrace my alopecia, but I’d love my old hair back’


People living with alopecia could have access to treatment on the NHS in Scotland for the first time.

Sunak reveals he fasts at beginning of the week


The PM says he tries to fast at the start of the week so he can indulge in his “weakness for sugary things” on other days.

'There are loads of people that vape at school'


A group of teenagers in Fife have been making a documentary about the impact of disposable vapes.

What is pregabalin and why can it be dangerous?


The prescription drug has been linked to a number of deaths in the UK and around the world.

What is the new vaping tax and when will it start?


The government will introduce a new vaping tax on top of measures to stop children vaping.

Why are we so ill? The working-age health crisis


The number of under 65s struggling with poor health is rising - and it's a threat to the economy.

How much do junior doctors really get paid?


The BBC asked two junior doctors in England to show us their payslips and reveal their salaries.

AstraZeneca to withdraw Covid vaccine


The firm said the decision was taken because of a decline in demand for the vaccine.

Five surprisingly simple ways to optimise your diet


Here's five tips for better eating from BBC Ideas

Are weight-loss injections the answer to obesity?


The appeal is clear - but should we be turning to appetite-suppressing injections?

What is the law on assisted suicide and euthanasia?


Many countries have legalised assisted dying, assisted suicide or euthanasia, which are different.

People with HIV can be sperm and egg donors


UK laws have changed to keep up with the science that shows it can be safe.

'Horrendous birth experience left me in therapy'


Hundreds of women have contacted BBC News with their traumatic experiences of giving birth.

I lost my mum, dad and baby sister to HIV in infected blood scandal


Families torn apart by the infected blood scandal break their silence to BBC Panorama.

Assisted dying debate terrifying for disabled, says Liz Carr


As legal assisted dying receives more support, the actress expresses deep concern for disability rights.

I lost mum, dad and sister to HIV in blood scandal


Families torn apart by the infected blood scandal break their silence to BBC Panorama.

Boy, 5, is world’s youngest to use bionic hero arm


The life-changing Iron Man-style arm allows Jordon to grip two objects at the same time.

HPV vaccine stops 90% of cervical cancer cases


England began vaccinating teenage girls in 2008 and results show it is paying off.

Junior doctors in England agree to talks with government


Members of the British Medical Association union have been staging walkouts for more than a year.

Children used as 'guinea pigs' in clinical trials


They were given infected blood products in trials without their knowledge, the BBC has found.

Infected blood inquiry: Five things we have learned


An inquiry into the "worst treatment disaster in NHS history" hears its final evidence.

'An abuse by people supposedly there to care'


Victims of the scandal said they had been "gaslit for generations" and felt "vindicated" by the report.

How 175 British children were infected with HIV


Families of some of those affected are giving evidence at a public inquiry into the treatment disaster.

General election will not delay infected blood compensation


Parliament should pass the necessary bill to progress the legislation, government says.

Infected blood victims could get £2m compensation


Government unveils package after final report of public inquiry into scandal published on Monday.

What is the infected blood scandal and will there be compensation?


Thousands were infected with HIV and hepatitis C, in the worst treatment disaster in NHS history.

'Blood compensation comes too late for my husband'


The government announced what it calls a "comprehensive" compensation scheme on Tuesday.

Army backtracks on teen rejected over breast-cancer gene


The Army had been accused of sexism after rejecting a teen who may have a gene raising her risk of breast cancer.

Lucy Letby denied permission for baby murders appeal


The 34-year-old was given 14 whole life terms last year after being found guilty of murdering babies.

'Surgeon left a specimen bag inside me after hernia op'


Part of Tom Hadrys's bowel cut out during the operation was also left behind by the surgeon.

Rare illness dad could bleed to death at any moment


Alberto Almeida's life was saved by blood donations after his illness led to serious haemorrhages.

Martha's rule: Mother encouraged as hospitals sign up


It will give seriously ill patients and their families access to a second opinion.

Melanoma skin cancer cases rising in UK


The biggest increase is among the over 80s, with a marked rise in cases in adults aged 25-49.

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