Category Archives: CNN – Health

Chinese authorities say world’s first gene-edited babies were illegal

Chinese authorities say world’s first gene-edited babies were illegal

Authorities in China say experiments which led to the birth of the world’s first gene-edited babies broke the country’s laws, state-run Xinhua news reported Monday. In November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui sparked international outrage when he announced that twin girls — Lulu and Nana — had been born with modified DNA to make them resistant…MORE

Bangladesh’s ‘tree man’ is back in hospital and needs more surgery

Bangladesh’s ‘tree man’ is back in hospital and needs more surgery

A Bangladeshi man who suffers from an extremely rare genetic disease known as “tree man” syndrome is back in hospital and faces more surgery after the condition returned after multiple operations in 2016. Abul Bajandar, a 28-year-old father from a small town in southern Bangladesh, made headlines three years ago when he underwent a series…MORE

Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO’s list of 10 global health threats

Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO’s list of 10 global health threats

From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can…MORE

Most parents still rely on myths to avoid colds

Most parents still rely on myths to avoid colds

As with many other aspects of parenting, when it comes to preventing colds, most parents trust the advice passed down by their own parents and grandparents. To prevent colds, seven out of every 10 parents interviewed in a new poll reported using strategies with little to no scientific evidence, such as telling their kids not…MORE

‘Missing link’ in human history confirmed after long debate

‘Missing link’ in human history confirmed after long debate

Early humans were still swinging from trees two million years ago, scientists have said, after confirming a set of contentious fossils represents a “missing link” in humanity’s family tree. The fossils of Australopithecus sediba have fueled scientific debate since they were found at the Malapa Fossil Site in South Africa 10 years ago. And now…MORE

When to take (or not take) aspirin to prevent heart trouble

When to take (or not take) aspirin to prevent heart trouble

Aspirin, a mild pain reliever, is one of the most familiar medicines in the world. One increasingly common use of this popular medicine, though, may not be safe for some older adults, a new analysis of existing research suggests. People without heart trouble who took a daily low-dose aspirin had a lower risk of heart…MORE

‘Time is running out’ for three-week-old baby with days to find a heart

‘Time is running out’ for three-week-old baby with days to find a heart

Without a heart transplant, three-week-old Carter Cookson has just days to live. The baby boy, from South Shields in the northeast of England, suffered three cardiac arrests after his birth on December 26, and a subsequent operation to fit a pacemaker revealed dead tissue in the left ventricle of his heart. Parents Sarah and Chris…MORE

Perdue recalls chicken nuggets after people find wood in them

Perdue recalls chicken nuggets after people find wood in them

Perdue Foods is recalling 68,244 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets sold nationwide over fears of wood contamination, federal health officials say. The ready-to-eat chicken nuggets were produced on Oct. 25, 2018, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The nuggets are gluten-free and have an expiration date of Oct. 25,…MORE

How to protect a loved one from abuse or sexual assault in a nursing home

How to protect a loved one from abuse or sexual assault in a nursing home

It’s the stuff of nightmares: Your loved one, who you thought was being well cared for in a long-term care facility or nursing home, was physically abused, raped or even impregnated. And you had no idea it was happening. The family of a 23-year-old developmentally disabled women faced that horrific reality last February, after authorities…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Tuesday’s Dirt

Bebe Rexha says she was super excited to get nominated for a Grammy but fashion designers have ruined it for her.  She says that designers are refusing to make a custom gown for her because she is ‘too big.’  Bebe is a size 6/8 and says if that’s big than she doesn’t ‘want to wear…

Monday’s Dirt

Hot celebrity couple rumor.  Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron.  Best part is Charlize and Angelina Jolie have a long running feud over movie roles. The Situation already has a release date.  As it stands now, he will be released from prison on September 13th and will go to a halfway house for several months. Chris…