RSV hospitalization rate for seniors is 10 times higher than usual for this point in the season

The respiratory virus season has started early in kids this year and flooded children's hospitals in many parts of the country -- especially with respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.

Covid-19 boosters could keep thousands of kids out of hospitals, but uptake remains low

Higher Covid-19 vaccination rates among US children could prevent thousands of pediatric hospitalizations and millions of missed school days, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Commonwealth Fund and the Yale School of Public Health.

Experimental therapy gantenerumab fails to slow or improve Alzheimer's memory loss in clinical trials

An experimental treatment, gantenerumab, failed to help people at high risk of memory loss from Alzheimer's or those who were in the early phases of the disease, the manufacturer said Monday.

US gets D+ grade for rising preterm birth rates, new report finds

The rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing, according to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes.

Desperate for heart surgery for their baby, a family feels the effects of pediatric hospital shortages

Even before their daughter was born in June, Aaron and Helen Chavez knew she would need heart surgery. Doctors expected her to have an operation around 6 months of age.

Fuzzy first photo of a black hole gets a sharp makeover

The first photo ever taken of a black hole looks a little sharper now.

Paper airplane breaks a world distance record

It's a bird... It's a plane... It's a paper airplane!

This bat fossil could fill in a piece of the evolutionary puzzle

Two 52 million-year-old bat skeletons discovered in an ancient lake bed in Wyoming are the oldest bat fossils ever found ? and they reveal a new species.

How long you can use vintage Tupperware

Since Tupperware, the iconic kitchen brand that's been a household name for decades, signaled recently that it might be going out of business, you might be wondering how long your stash of its food storage containers is safe to use ? especially if it's vintage.

Why we have nightmares and how to stop them

We leave behind our fears of monsters under the bed as we say goodbye to our childhoods, but one can follow us into adulthood and loom over our heads.

Your guide to finding the right Theragun massage gun for you
8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe

The increasing popularity of stylish, trendy athletic wear has made über-comfortable clothing something that's not just for the gym. It's infiltrated all corners of culture, from high fashion runways to the offices of Silicon Valley executives ? and really, it's appropriate for any occasion when you just want to be comfortable.

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These senior citizens have waited on the phone for hours, driven miles, set-up work stations so they could get a Covid-19 vaccine appointment. See who was able to get one.

Known as the "silent killer," extreme heat is one of the deadliest weather events. As heatwaves become hotter, longer and more frequent due to the climate crisis, it's important to understand why heat can be so deceptively dangerous for some of us and what warning signs to look out for. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

What a medication abortion is like, according to a doctor

An expert in medication abortion describes how mifepristone and misoprostol work and what to expect after using these medications known as the "abortion pill."

How to cool down without AC

No air conditioning? Here are 14 methods for cooling your body and buffering your house from the outside heat.

The benefits of 'body doubling' when you have ADHD, according to experts

'Body doubling' is a strategy people with ADHD can use to accomplish more than they would alone. Here's how to do it.

The global fertility rate has fallen from 5 births per woman in 1950 to 2.3 in 2021 - and even lower in the U.S., partly due to the cost of child-rearing and shifts in priorities. But "falling population and an elderly or aging population puts a lot of fiscal and economic pressures on society," says Economics Professor Melissa Kearney. "We're gonna fundamentally need a reorientation of society towards one that's much more family-friendly, more pro-kid."

If you think you can't focus for long, you're right

Your attention span has shrunk by nearly two minutes in the past 20 years, driven in part by technology's hold over your work and home life, experts say. Here's how to stay focused so you can get things done.

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told The New York Times he experienced a series of health issues in recent years, including an abnormality that he said was caused by a worm that entered his brain and then died. CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how this could have happened.

Americans' mental health issues are not identified and treated as readily as physical symptoms, especially among children - in part due to a shortage of clinicians. "We're looking for ways to integrate mental health into settings where children and families are every day," says Dr. Tami Benton, President of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. "For example, schools - it's an excellent opportunity to reach more kids in an environment that's not stigmatizing."

Mayor Donna Deegan speaks with CNN's Jake Tapper

What you should know if there's no sexual attraction for your partner, according to a therapist

Why would a person pick a potential life partner without feeling the spark of sexual attraction? And can these relationships survive and thrive? Can sexual attraction be cultivated later? Therapist Ian Kerner shares what he's learned in his practice.

Rep. Brad Wenstrup speaks with CNN's Jake Tapper

Mobility coach Dana Santas shares a quick, total-body workout you can do at home with just a paper plate. The instability of using the plate works your core and makes all four exercises even more challenging.

For some who see a therapist, just talking things through isn't enough. Drama therapy allows the patient to relive a moment or play out their biggest fears.

Mobility coach Dana Santas demonstrates the most important exercise in all of the programs she creates: the breathing bridge. It improves breathing, restores pelvic alignment, releases tension and boosts overall movement.

How to know when it's time to walk away from a sibling

Sibling estrangement, such as the rift between Prince Harry and Prince William, isn't uncommon. Here's how to know whether your sibling relationship is worth repairing or ending, according to psychologist Joshua Coleman.

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