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‘Waste can be reimagined as a resource’: How insects are making trash sustainable

‘Waste can be reimagined as a resource’: How insects are making trash sustainable

Anagha Subhash Nair, Milly Chan | CNN | 
[Chua Kai-Ning] and her partner, Phua Jun Wei, founded startup Insectta in 2017. They are battling Singapore's food waste crisis ...
Coffee and heart disease: Yet another study funds multiple cups a day reduces death risks

Coffee and heart disease: Yet another study funds multiple cups a day reduces death risks

Sandee LaMotte | CNN | 
Drinking up to three cups of coffee a day may protect your heart, a new study finds. Among people with ...
Feel refreshed on just 5 hours of rest per night? Some people are blessed with ‘short sleep’ genes

Feel refreshed on just 5 hours of rest per night? Some people are blessed with ‘short sleep’ genes

Sandee LaMotte | CNN | 
[Neurologists Chris Jones and Ying-Hui Fu] had been studying advanced sleep-phase syndrome, thought to be a rare type of "morning ...
Children are the ‘final frontier’ for COVID shots, and many parents are resistant. But not these, and here’s why

Children are the ‘final frontier’ for COVID shots, and many parents are resistant. But not these, and here’s why

Holly Yan | CNN | 
Toddlers and babies as young as 6 months old are testing Covid-19 vaccines to help make sure they're safe for ...
Under what legal conditions can governments and businesses mandate vaccines?

Under what legal conditions can governments and businesses mandate vaccines?

Tierney Sneed | CNN | 
Whether a vaccine requirement is legal will depend on who is imposing it and how they have shaped it. Mandates ...
‘It’s almost certain’: An even more elusive and potentially more dangerous variant than Delta is likely to emerge, scientists warn

‘It’s almost certain’: An even more elusive and potentially more dangerous variant than Delta is likely to emerge, scientists warn

Mick Krever | CNN | 
An analysis by British academics, published by the UK Government’s official scientific advisory group, says that they believe it is ...
‘Pandemic of the unvaccinated’: 99.5% of COVID deaths are among those who forgo the shot

‘Pandemic of the unvaccinated’: 99.5% of COVID deaths are among those who forgo the shot

Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe | CNN | 
The surge in Covid-19 cases fueled by the Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy has now led to increasing rates of ...
Still unsure about the COVID shot? Here are 10 common vaccine myths dispelled

Still unsure about the COVID shot? Here are 10 common vaccine myths dispelled

Holly Yan | CNN | 
Here are some of the most popular arguments for not getting vaccinated and why doctors want to set the record ...
Genetic wildcard: Naturally higher testosterone levels and subjective regulations derail elite runner's Olympic dreams

Genetic wildcard: Naturally higher testosterone levels and subjective regulations derail elite runner’s Olympic dreams

After securing a top-three spot in the 800 meter and 1500 meter categories, in four international competitions, the Ugandan athlete ...
Here are the coronavirus variant ‘breeding ground’ hotspots in the US

Here are the coronavirus variant ‘breeding ground’ hotspots in the US

Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe | CNN | 
Out of the COVID-19 pandemic, two Americas are emerging: One protected by vaccines and the other still vulnerable to infection ...
The mRNA biotechnology revolution unleashed by COVID vaccine breakthroughs is just beginning — and it will impact disease research for decades to come

The mRNA biotechnology revolution unleashed by COVID vaccine breakthroughs is just beginning — and it will impact disease research for decades to come

Maggie Fox | CNN | 
The messenger RNA, or mRNA, platform may be new to the global public, but it's a technology that researchers had ...
Wait and see: Many parents remain cautious about getting their teens COVID vaccinated

Wait and see: Many parents remain cautious about getting their teens COVID vaccinated

Ray Sanchez | CNN | 
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on [May 12] recommended the use of Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine in 12- ...
Need a vaccine passport but don’t want a shot? It’s easy to forge one — but here’s why that’s a bad idea

Need a vaccine passport but don’t want a shot? It’s easy to forge one — but here’s why that’s a bad idea

Jason Hanna | CNN | 
Not everyone wants to get vaccinated. Combine that with a desire to keep up with rising documentation requirements as society ...
No, COVID vaccines do not harm the placenta — the organ that provides the fetus with oxygen and food

No, COVID vaccines do not harm the placenta — the organ that provides the fetus with oxygen and food

Sandee LaMotte | CNN | 
As the first organ to form during pregnancy, the placenta is critical to the development of a fetus because it ...
Japan travel ban announced by the CDC darkens clouds over scheduled summer Tokyo Olympics

Japan travel ban announced by the CDC darkens clouds over scheduled summer Tokyo Olympics

Forrest Brown, Michael Callahan | CNN | 
The Tokyo Olympics, postponed in 2020 during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, are facing increasing hurdles in putting ...
Ancient poop could save lives: ‘Exquisitely preserved’ lost microbes discovered in 2,000-year old feces could help battle chronic illnesses

Ancient poop could save lives: ‘Exquisitely preserved’ lost microbes discovered in 2,000-year old feces could help battle chronic illnesses

Jack Guy | CNN | 
Previous research has made a connection between preindustrial diets, greater diversity in the gut microbiome and lower rates of chronic ...
Can you stall Alzheimer’s and memory loss? Nutrient-dense Mediterranean diet could help, mounting evidence suggests

Can you stall Alzheimer’s and memory loss? Nutrient-dense Mediterranean diet could help, mounting evidence suggests

Sandee LaMotte | CNN | 
Meals inspired by traditional foods from the sunny Mediterranean, a new study found, may lower your risk for dementia by ...
Viewpoint: Too far too fast? Two public health advocates say CDC courts unnecessary dangers with relaxed mask recommendations

Viewpoint: Too far too fast? Two public health advocates say CDC courts unnecessary dangers with relaxed mask recommendations

David Holtgrave, Eli Rosenberg | CNN | 
There is still a Covid-19 death about every 2.5 minutes in the nation, and serious racial and ethnic disparities exists ...
What’s the likelihood of getting reinfected by COVID-19? Who’s most vulnerable?

What’s the likelihood of getting reinfected by COVID-19? Who’s most vulnerable?

Jen Christensen | CNN | 
Coronavirus reinfections are relatively rare, but it's more common for people 65 and older to get infected more than once, ...
36% of Gen Z-ers say ‘no’ to getting a vaccine: How can we convince skeptical young people to get a coronavirus shot?

36% of Gen Z-ers say ‘no’ to getting a vaccine: How can we convince skeptical young people to get a coronavirus shot?

Jesper Ke, Matt Alexander | CNN | 
A new Quinnipiac University poll found that 36% of Americans under 35 don't plan on getting the vaccine. ... Some ...
Biden administration supports easing patent rights on COVID vaccines in effort to accelerate global distribution, breaking from European Union

Biden administration supports easing patent rights on COVID vaccines in effort to accelerate global distribution, breaking from European Union

Kevin Liptak | CNN | 
The Biden administration, in a major decision [May 5], said it would support easing patent rules on Covid-19 vaccines after ...
10 cases in the world: Here’s the remarkable story of woman who got pregnant while already carrying a baby

10 cases in the world: Here’s the remarkable story of woman who got pregnant while already carrying a baby

John Bonifield, Sandee LaMotte | CNN | 
Noah's first close-ups, taken by ultrasound at seven and 10 weeks into the pregnancy, showed 39-year-old mom Rebecca Roberts and ...
Lack of sleep nearly doubles risk of sexual dysfunction, concludes Mayo Clinic study

Lack of sleep nearly doubles risk of sexual dysfunction, concludes Mayo Clinic study

Sandee LaMotte | CNN | 
Consistently getting a bad night's sleep may lead to an unsatisfactory sex life for many older women, a new study ...
Is the CDC’s ultra-cautious approach to relaxing masking and distancing guidelines feeding vaccine hesitancy?

Is the CDC’s ultra-cautious approach to relaxing masking and distancing guidelines feeding vaccine hesitancy?

Christina Maxouris | CNN | 
[The CDC said April 27 that] fully vaccinated people can unmask at small outdoor gatherings or when dining outside with ...
Viewpoint — Conservative evangelicals and disinformation: Conspiracy theories spreading almost as fast as COVID in rightwing strongholds

Viewpoint — Conservative evangelicals and disinformation: Conspiracy theories spreading almost as fast as COVID in rightwing strongholds

Brianna Keller | CNN | 
White evangelical Christians make up about 41 million people, according to the Pew Research Center — and they are one ...
Bad luck: How the world came close to sidestepping COVID-19

Bad luck: How the world came close to sidestepping COVID-19

Maggie Fox | CNN | 
[SARS-CoV-2] almost didn't make it as a pandemic virus. Only bad luck and the packed conditions of the Huanan seafood ...
Link between COVID vaccine and death? Here’s a case study on how anti-vaxxers exploit ambiguous reporting

Link between COVID vaccine and death? Here’s a case study on how anti-vaxxers exploit ambiguous reporting

Oliver Darcy | CNN | 
News organizations are at risk of "creating false connections and misinformation" when they write headlines that suggest a link between ...
Reaching herd immunity may not be the end of COVID danger. We can lose it

Reaching herd immunity may not be the end of COVID danger. We can lose it

Holly Yan | CNN | 
Even if the US (or any other country) thinks it has reached herd immunity, global travel could introduce new variants ...
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