Category Archives: CNN – Health

Why an ancient religious text is the best parenting book I’ve read in years

As a parenthood writer, I read a lot of parenting books. Most of them underwhelm by either repeating the obvious or suggesting approaches that are in deep denial of the vagaries of human nature. Very occasionally, I come upon one that offers both genuine insights into raising children and a sensible — and replicable —…MORE

Does sugar make kids hyper? That’s largely a myth

Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe. “If you look at the peer-reviewed evidence, we cannot say sugar absolutely makes kids hyper; however, you can’t discount that sugar may have a slight effect” on behavior, said Kristi L. King, senior pediatric dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In…MORE

CDC investigating listeria infections linked to deli meats and cheeses

Eight people in several states have been hospitalized with listeria infections, including one person who died, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The infections of the bacterium listeria monocytogenes have been reported in Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, the CDC said Wednesday. The death was reported in Michigan, according to the…MORE

A person with measles visited Google headquarters, health officials say

The Santa Clara County, California, health department said a person with measles visited Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, which is in their county. The adult is a resident of San Mateo County. As of April 10, California has reported 21 cases of measles this year. Two of those cases (one adult and one child) were…MORE

Doctors use HIV to develop ‘cure’ for babies with ‘bubble boy’ disease

Dannie Hawkins dreamed for her precious baby nephew, Ja’Ceon Golden, to experience the simple joys of childhood — swimming in pools during the summer, going to birthday parties, playing in parks filled with people, having a pet — without risk. Yet because of his illness, going outdoors and into crowds of people would put him…MORE

Stop letting your kids stare at iPads in restaurants, science says

I try to be restrained in my judgments of other parents. We have so many obligations and pressures when it comes to parental duties that it’s probably more detrimental to kids if their parents are further stressed by worrying that they’re doing it all wrong. I think of this column as a gut check —…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Lizzo is the musical artist you need to hear right now

If you’re not familiar with Lizzo yet, you’ll be hearing a lot more about her soon. The singer and rapper released her new album “Cuz I Love You” Friday, and it’s quickly climbed the charts alongside artists like BeyoncĂ©. That shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows a thing or two about the “Juice” singer, who also…

Prince’s 5 best-selling albums

When Prince died on April 21, 2016, he left behind an extensive catalog which could not to be confined to a single genre. His singular sound, which combined elements of rock, jazz, R&B, funk and pop, was as identifiable as the artist himself. As a solo artist and performing as Prince & the Revolution, he…

Singer Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney from the Black Keys are married

Michelle Branch and Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney got married Saturday. The Grammy-winning singer confirmed the couple’s New Orleans marriage in an Instagram post. They are parents to a son, Rhys James Carney, and Branch has a daughter, Owen, from a previous relationship. Click here to read full story »

Eminem is 11 years sober

Eminem is staying away from the venom. The real Slim Shady is 11 years sober and commemorated the occasion by posting a picture of a sobriety coin to Twitter and Instagram. “11 years – still not afraid,” the rapper wrote. Eminem posted a similar picture last year while he was at Coachella. The Detroit rapper…