Category: Health

Lupus: What you need to know

Its mark on the body is often invisible. Yet millions around the world suffer from it. Its symptoms, such as fatigue, confusion, shortness of breath and joint pain, are so common that many of...

Does chicken soup really help fight a cold?

You won’t find studies in humans that prove chicken soup can fight a cold, but there’s enough evidence to make it worth trying. One study published in the medical journal Chest suggested that chicken...

In one state, this is the last clinic standing

When some took their chances on dangerous abortions performed by amateurs or even themselves. That could become reality again in her home state of Kentucky. “I think we’ve just come in a full circle,”...

Why do people buy guns after a mass shooting?

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said the association’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre. Hockley said LaPierre’s comments come from the “false...

How the world potty trains

Parenting Without Borders considers how parenting trends and methods differ — or don’t — around the world. How does potty training work in your part of the world? Share your insight at the CNN...

The little red pill being pushed on the elderly

And much of the money is coming straight from the federal government. The pill, called Nuedexta, is approved to treat a disorder marked by sudden and uncontrollable laughing or crying — known as pseudobulbar...

How to talk to kids about sexual harassment

After the news broke early Wednesday that Matt Lauer, now the former host of the “Today” show, was fired for what NBC called “inappropriate sexual behavior,” I found myself starting the morning with yet...

Training men and boys to honor women

Using hashtags such as #IHearYou, #IWillSpeakUp and #HowIWillChange, they are pledging to treat women with respect and challenge other men when they don’t. If men need help keeping their pledge, the good news is...

The forgotten mothers and babies of Zika

Traversing the challenges of motherhood at that age is tricky at best; attempting to navigate them with a baby who carries the mark of the mosquito is almost unthinkable. Rakely Santos da Silva was...

Controversial sugar industry study resurfaces

The 1960s study, which suggests a link between a high-sugar diet and high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats, was sponsored by the sugar industry, according to the perspective paper published in the...

Childbirth is killing black women in the US

At that moment, Timoria McQueen Saba thought to herself, “there’s no way in the world that I’m the only woman who had this happen,” she said. In 2010, after giving birth vaginally to her...