Category Archives: CNN – Health

High schools embrace ‘vape detectors’ in fight against bathroom vaping

High schools embrace ‘vape detectors’ in fight against bathroom vaping

As the numbers of middle and high school students who vape continue to rise — the US Food and Drug Adminstration says more than 20% of highschoolers use e-cigarettes — school districts around the country are starting to fight back. Their tool? Vape detectors. The sensor devices, which resembled smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, can…MORE

He was shot and paralyzed. Now he is living his best life in a wheelchair.

He was shot and paralyzed. Now he is living his best life in a wheelchair.

“I looked up at my best friend and said, ‘Man, I’m about to die.’” Wesley Hamilton remembers every moment of what happened on January 14, 2012. Two bullets tore into his abdomen. Panic rushed through his veins; regret flooded his mind. “I had literally just got sole custody of my daughter. So, at this point,…MORE

Sit, stand, sit: The new science about how to best use your standing desk

Sit, stand, sit: The new science about how to best use your standing desk

Sitting is the new smoking, we’re told, and suddenly sit-stand desks are everywhere. But do we know just how healthy they are and the best ways to use them? Science is just now catching up to the trend, and you might be surprised at what research has uncovered. “When they first came out, sit-stand desks…MORE

After vaping-related illness, teen now has lungs like ‘a 70-year-old’s’

After vaping-related illness, teen now has lungs like ‘a 70-year-old’s’

Adam Hergenreder’s vaping habit almost killed him. Late last month, the 18-year-old student athlete in Gurnee, Illinois, was hospitalized after using e-cigarettes for more than a year and a half. Now his lungs are similar to those of a 70-year-old adult, doctors told him. “It was scary to think about that — that little device…MORE

Young cancer survivor obsessed with Bumblebee gets a special birthday surprise

Young cancer survivor obsessed with Bumblebee gets a special birthday surprise

Whitaker Weinburger has been battling cancer for most of his life. Now that the 4-year-old Virginia boy is in remission, his mother set out to give him a very special birthday surprise involving his love of Bumblebee, the yellow Transformer. When Whitaker opened his front door to walk to pre-school in Alexandria on Wednesday, he…MORE

Doctor acquitted of murder in landmark Netherlands euthanasia case

Doctor acquitted of murder in landmark Netherlands euthanasia case

A nursing home doctor has been acquitted of the murder of an elderly woman with severe dementia following a closely watched euthanasia trial in the Netherlands. The court in The Hague concluded on Wednesday that the unidentified doctor, who has since retired, carried out euthanasia in accordance with the law and had not been negligent.…MORE

New iPhone’s ‘trypophobic’ design disturbs people with a fear of holes

New iPhone’s ‘trypophobic’ design disturbs people with a fear of holes

Apple unveiled its new iPhone models on Tuesday — but while some tech fans applauded the new phones’ design and specifications and others weighed in on their pricing, another feature has caught the eye of trypophobia sufferers everywhere. The Pro and Pro Max phones feature three camera lenses. And while the design is likely to…MORE

Question of the Day

Sept 13

Q: 10% of people say they don’t get a good night’s sleep because of this… A: Pets in the bed

Sept 12

Q: Which band had the 3rd biggest selling vinyl album last year? A: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

Sept 10

Q: In the early 1900’s World Fair organizers raffled off this unusual prize… A: A one month old baby