Babies’ screen time may affect academic success, study says

Babies’ screen time may affect academic success, study says

CNN — Leaving babies to watch tablets and TV may harm their academic performance and emotional well-being later in life, according to a new study. According to the study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Executive functioning skills are mental processes that “allow us to plan, focus our attention, remember instructions, and successfully juggle … Read more

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth most common cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published Monday. Children are dying from Covid-19 significantly less than any other age group — less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those under the … Read more

Lisa Loring, original Wednesday Addams actress, passed away at age 64

Lisa Loring, original Wednesday Addams actress, passed away at age 64

CNN — Lisa Loring, best known as the first actress to play Wednesday Addams on the original sitcom “The Addams Family,” has passed away at the age of 64. Loring’s daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, confirmed in a statement to Variety that her mother died of a stroke on Saturday. “She went peacefully with both of her … Read more

Peshawar, Pakistani mosque: Suspected suicide bombing kills more than 30 people and injures 125

Peshawar, Pakistani mosque: Suspected suicide bombing kills more than 30 people and injures 125

CNN — The deadly blast at a mosque in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday was likely a suicide bombing, authorities said. At least 31 people were killed and 125 injured in the powerful explosion, according to Peshawar deputy commissioner Shafiullah Khan. Rescue operations are now underway at the mosque, which is located on … Read more

MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgery

MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgery

CNN — YouTube superstar MrBeast is making the world clearer – for at least 1,000 people. The content creator’s latest stunt is paying for cataract removal for 1,000 people who were blind or nearly blind but couldn’t afford the surgery. “We are healing the blindness of a thousand people,” MrBeast — real name Jimmy Donaldson … Read more

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people undergoing bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to people of a similar weight, people who underwent one of the four types of weight-loss surgery … Read more

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people undergoing bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to people of a similar weight, people who underwent one of the four types of weight-loss surgery … Read more

Sleep disturbances are associated with more parental stress

Sleep disturbances are associated with more parental stress

Editor’s Note: Dr. Neha Chaudhary, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is chief medical officer at BeMe Health and on the faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. CNN — When I found out I was expecting my son a few years ago, it wasn’t the birthing process that scared me the most — … Read more

Updated Covid-19 boosters continue to provide substantial protection even against the rapidly spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant

Updated Covid-19 boosters continue to provide substantial protection even against the rapidly spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant

CNN — The updated Covid-19 boosters reduce the risk of a person getting sick from the coronavirus by about half, even against infections caused by the rapidly spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant. New studies, conducted by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are among the first to look at how the bivalent boosters … Read more

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Stapleton and Babyface perform at Super Bowl 2023 pre-show

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Stapleton and Babyface perform at Super Bowl 2023 pre-show

CNN — The full entertainment lineup for Super Bowl 2023 has arrived. In addition to Rihanna’s much-anticipated appearance at the halftime show, a number of additional Hollywood heavyweights are taking part in the big sporting event as pre-show performers. The NFL announced Tuesday that Emmy-winning actor Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and … Read more