Category Archives: CNN – Health

EPA bans household use of deadly paint stripper, but not commercial use

EPA bans household use of deadly paint stripper, but not commercial use

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a ban on retail sales for household use of methylene chloride, a powerful and dangerous paint stripping chemical linked to dozens of deaths. But health advocates were disappointed that the EPA allowed its continued use in commercial settings. The agency cited “acute fatalities that have resulted from exposure to the…MORE

Apple Watch app could detect life-threatening irregular heartbeat, study says

Apple Watch app could detect life-threatening irregular heartbeat, study says

Has a new bar been set for wearable technologies? An Apple Watch may detect heart rate irregularities that subsequent medical tests confirm to be atrial fibrillation, according to preliminary findings from a new study. AFib is often undiagnosed since it might not cause noticeable symptoms, but it contributes to 130,000 deaths and 750,000 hospitalizations in…MORE

She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she’s helping kids learn how to mourn.

She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she’s helping kids learn how to mourn.

When Tracy Crosby’s husband died unexpectedly, she suddenly became a single mom to four young children. “The hardest thing in the world is to tell your children that they’re never going to see their other parent again,” she said. Her children would cry a lot at bedtime because they missed their dad. Crosby worried about…MORE

Kale joins the ranks of the annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ pesticide list

Kale joins the ranks of the annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ pesticide list

Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. The last time kale was on the list was in 2009 when it was ranked eighth. Strawberries and spinach took the top two spots again this…MORE

Judge rules 40 unvaccinated children can’t go back to school

Judge rules 40 unvaccinated children can’t go back to school

A federal judge has turned down a request to let more than 40 unvaccinated children return to classes in a suburban New York school, while there’s a measles outbreak in the area. Since December 7, the students from Green Meadow Waldorf School in suburban Rockland County just north of New York City, have had to…MORE

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MARACH 20, 2019

Woodstock is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new event in Watkins Glen, New York over the weekend of August 16th, and the lineup was just announced. As we’d heard, the headliners include: Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, Miley Cyrus, Halsey, and Santana, and Greta Van Fleet. In addition to Santana, and some other returning legacy acts…

MARCH 19, 2019

Baseball player CARLOS SANTANA smashed a TV in the Philadelphia Phillies’ clubhouse, because some players were playing “Fortnite” during games. It happened at the very end of the season, when the Phillies lost their ninth consecutive game. Carlos was frustrated, saying “A couple players . . . I don’t want to say names – they…