Category Archives: CNN – Health

Is vegan diet healthy for kids? Belgian doctors say no

Belgium’s Royal Academy of Medicine recommended last week that children, teens, pregnant women and nursing mothers do not follow a vegan diet. An estimated 3% of Belgian children follow this type of vegetarianism that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients, according to the academy’s statement. The eating plan is “restrictive,” creates…MORE

Outdoor walking meetings boost your mental and physical health

Go outside and get some fresh air! It’s something our parents told us to do as kids, and it could be just what the doctor ordered for a workforce that spends most of the day sitting and staring at screens. One way to do it: Get out of that stuffy fluorescent-lit conference room, get on…MORE

US kids aren’t eating enough seafood, study says; here’s how to add more

The humble tuna sandwich, once a lunchbox staple, is making less frequent appearances in school cafeterias across the nation. American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, explores both the health…MORE

What it’s like to try to get an abortion in Mississippi

When Amanda Furdge walked into a clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, in the spring of 2014, she knew exactly what she wanted: to confirm whether she was pregnant, and to have an abortion if she was. Furdge was about 27 at the time, and she had an infant son from a relationship that she says was…MORE

Overprocessed foods add 500 calories to your diet every day, causing weight gain

Less-expensive, easier-to-prepare ultraprocessed foods can make you fat, a new study says. People limited to a diet of primarily highly processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when their diet mostly consisted of minimally processed foods, finds the study, published Thursday in the journal Cell Metabolism. This small-scale study is the first…MORE

Ruling turns up pressure for FDA to strictly regulate e-cigarettes

Some politicians and pediatricians have urged the US Food and Drug Administration to take strong, swift action on the growing use of e-cigarettes among America’s youth, but the latest move comes from a federal judge who ordered the agency to speed up its review of thousands of vaping products now on the market. Wednesday’s ruling…MORE

LED lights damage eyes and disturb sleep, European health authority warns

The blue light in LED lighting that is increasingly used in our homes can damage the eye’s retina while disturbing our biological and sleep rhythms, a French health authority warned in a new report. New scientific evidence confirms the “phototoxic effects” of short-term exposures to high-intensity blue light, as well as an increased risk of…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Tuesday’s Dirt

If you thought the feud between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was over, you were very wrong.  Johnny is now saying that Amber painted bruises on herself to fabricate abuse claims.  He also claims the breaking point in their relationship was when Amber or one of her friends defecated on his bed. Spice Girls rehearsals…

Monday’s Dirt

I guess we should have expected this.  Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are said to have named their newborn son, Psalm. I am sad to say that Grumpy Cat passed away last week.  She died of complications from a urinary tract infection.  Grumpy, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, was only 7 and rumored to…