Category Archives: CNN – Health

China’s changed how it counts virus cases three times now. Here’s why

China’s changed how it counts virus cases three times now. Here’s why

Weeks after the novel coronavirus crisis began in December, there is still widespread confusion over the exact number of cases reported in China and whether the epidemic is finally stabilizing at the outbreak’s epicenter of Hubei province. On Thursday, China announced just 394 new confirmed cases, the lowest number of daily infections reported in weeks.…MORE

11 cruise ship passengers test positive for coronavirus, Nebraska hospital says

11 cruise ship passengers test positive for coronavirus, Nebraska hospital says

Most of the Americans who were being monitored at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for coronavirus after evacuating a cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the virus, the hospital says. UNMC said in a statement Thursday that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention verified the Nebraska Public Health Lab results showing…MORE

Global food waste twice as high as previously estimated, study says

Global food waste twice as high as previously estimated, study says

Twice as much food as previously estimated — or a third of all food available for human consumption — is wasted, with people in wealthier countries wasting more, according to a recent study published in the journal PLOS One. Researchers looked at the relationship between food waste and wealth and found a direct link between…MORE

Benefits (and some surprising science) about owning a pet

Benefits (and some surprising science) about owning a pet

Today is “National Love Your Pet Day” in the United States, but every day is “love your pet” day in my home. Snuggling next to my kitties while their furry chests softly rumble is a proven antidote to the day’s stress. For me and millions more, having a pet brings a circle of love into…MORE

Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of birth defects, study says

Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of birth defects, study says

Taking some common antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy was linked with higher risk of birth defects, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ, found an increased risk of birth defects in the children of women who were prescribed macrolides during the first three months of pregnancy…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols are leaving ‘Riverdale’

Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols are leaving ‘Riverdale’

Both Skeet Ulrich and Marisol Nichols are leaving “Riverdale” at the end of its current fourth season, a rep for the CW tells CNN. Ulrich played Jughead’s dad (played by Cole Sprouse). He tells CNN in a that while he will miss everyone, it’s time to move on. “I’m incredibly grateful for the friendships I’ve…

Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette and others react to Weinstein verdict

Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette and others react to Weinstein verdict

Hollywood was at the forefront of the Harvey Weinstein trial and on Monday many in the industry reacted to his verdict. The disgraced film producer was found guilty of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman. A New York jury acquitted…

Time’s Up says Weinstein verdict ‘marks a new era of justice’

Time’s Up says Weinstein verdict ‘marks a new era of justice’

Time’s Up has applauded the conviction of disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, saying the moment “marks a new era of justice” in a statement released following Monday’s verdict. “This trial — and the jury’s decision today — marks a new era of justice, not just for the Silence Breakers, who spoke out at great personal…