Category Archives: CNN – Health

Early humans breastfed their young for a year, study says

Early humans breastfed their young for a year, study says

Three million years ago, Australopithecus africanus was one of the first human ancestor species to live across the southern African grasslands and forests. A new study of fossil teeth suggests that like modern humans, they breastfed their babies for up to a year after they were born. The fossil of Lucy is the best known…MORE

Adults who vape are more likely to quit cigarettes, study finds

Adults who vape are more likely to quit cigarettes, study finds

Adult smokers who vape are more likely to quit using cigarettes, according to a study released Monday. But e-cigarettes also increase the risk of relapse in some former smokers, the researchers found. “This study is the first to point out that even if smokers may succeed in stopping smoking with the aid of electronic cigarettes,…MORE

Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

The Trump administration has agreed to allow a Stanford University pediatrician to conduct an independent investigation into health conditions for migrant children at US Customs and Border Protection facilities. The pediatrician, Dr. Paul Wise, toured detention centers at the border last summer and was critical of the conditions there, according to a Stanford publication. In…MORE

Flesh-eating bacteria kills a Memphis man who visited Florida waterways

Flesh-eating bacteria kills a Memphis man who visited Florida waterways

A Tennessee man died Sunday after he became infected with Vibrio vulnificus, a type of flesh-eating bacteria, while vacationing in Okaloosa County, Florida, his daughter said. “Flesh Eating Bacteria sounds like an urban legend. Let me assure you that it is not. It took my Dad’s life,” Cheryl Bennett Wiygul wrote Wednesday in a Facebook…MORE

Drugmaker to pay $1.4 billion in largest US opioid treatment settlement

Drugmaker to pay $1.4 billion in largest US opioid treatment settlement

Reckitt Benckiser Group has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve a long-running United States federal investigation into the company’s sales and marketing of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat people addicted to heroin, painkillers and other opioids. The settlement is the largest in United States history in a case involving an…MORE

Question of the Day

July 16

Q: A study says eating 2-servings of this every week could help elderly people avoid cognitive impairment… A: Mushrooms

July 15

Q: The National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia opened in 1977. Which artist had the #1 song that year? A: Rod Stewart (Tonight’s the Night)

July 12

Q: The U.S.Coast guard once seized $30,000 worth of this item, the largest seizure of its kind… A: Garlic