Category Archives: CNN – Health

How to stay safe from more contagious coronavirus variants — Dr. Wen explains

The coronavirus variant that first originated in the United Kingdom is now the dominant variant in the United States. The B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2 is present in all 50 US states and is contributing to the surges of coronavirus infection, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only does it appear…MORE

Disinfecting surfaces to prevent Covid often all for show, CDC advises

Disinfecting surfaces to prevent Covid often all for show, CDC advises

The risk of surface transmission of Covid-19 is low, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Far more important is airborne transmission — and people who obsessively disinfect surfaces may be doing more harm than good.. “CDC determined that the risk of surface transmission is low, and secondary to the primary routes…MORE

Why Temple Grandin wants your kids to go outside

Why Temple Grandin wants your kids to go outside

Before she became a famous scientist and inventor, Temple Grandin was a kid who liked to play outside. “I absolutely loved flying kites,” she said. “We would just make up our own games — go sit in the field and make daisy chains.” All that undirected, childhood play, Grandin believes, amounted to more than goofing…MORE

Quarter of Americans fully vaccinated against coronavirus, CDC says

The United States has reached another important milestone in the race to protect its population against the coronavirus, with more than a quarter of Americans now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. More than 84 million people — roughly 25.4% of the population — have been fully vaccinated, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data…MORE

Doctors home in on cause of blood clots potentially linked with Covid-19 vaccines

Doctors home in on cause of blood clots potentially linked with Covid-19 vaccines

Doctors say they are homing in on the cause of blood clots that may be linked with certain coronavirus vaccines, and add their findings have important implications for how to treat the condition, regardless of whether vaccines cause it. Even though the link is not yet firm, they’re calling the condition vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia…MORE

Surprise conception: Woman conceives second child while carrying first

Surprise conception: Woman conceives second child while carrying first

At first, baby Noah was all alone, growing beatifically in his mother’s womb. Noah’s first close-ups, taken by ultrasound at seven and 10 weeks into the pregnancy, showed 39-year-old mom Rebecca Roberts and 43-year-old dad Rhys Weaver the baby they had tried for more than a year to conceive. Then, at three months into the…MORE

Question of the Day

April 19

Q: Women are more likely than men to say they’re more productive at work if they do this… A: Dress nicely

April 16

Q: Which 70’s band has the record for the most Top 40 songs but never a #1 hit… A: E.L.O.

April 15

Q: Charles Darwin came up with the Theory of Evolution and was one of the first to offer this improvement to your office work life… A: Wheels on office chairs…