Category Archives: CNN – Health

Why now is the time to embrace video games for kids

Before the pandemic, video games were a weekend-only activity in our house, allowed for one hour a day, Saturday and Sunday. It was a compromise that worked for our family. My 7-year-old had a chance to dig in to his favorite games, and we parents felt like we were putting reasonable limits on an activity…MORE

When can you be around others? CDC updates coronavirus guidance

People who have been sick with coronavirus infections should stay away from other people until they’ve gone at least three days with no fever, have seen symptoms improve, and until it’s been 10 days since they first noticed symptoms, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in updated guidance. The CDC updated guidance…MORE

How many people have coronavirus? Sometimes, it’s just a guess

How many people have coronavirus? Sometimes, it’s just a guess

The young man admitted to the Newton-Wellesley hospital was clearly very ill — so ill that he needed the help of a ventilator to breathe. The doctors treating him were certain he was infected with the new coronavirus. It was mid-April — the height of the outbreak in the Boston area. The patient had trouble…MORE

Antibody tests for Covid-19 wrong up to half the time, CDC says

Antibody tests for Covid-19 wrong up to half the time, CDC says

Antibody tests used to determine if people have been infected in the past with Covid-19 might be wrong up to half the time, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance posted on its website. Antibody tests, often called serologic tests, look for evidence of an immune response to infection. “Antibodies…MORE

Vitamin D’s effect on Covid-19 maybe be exaggerated. Here’s what we know

Vitamin D’s effect on Covid-19 maybe be exaggerated. Here’s what we know

Is your inbox all a flutter over the latest Covid-19 miracle cure — vitamin D? Just like hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug that US President Donald Trump championed, vitamin D is having its day in the sun on the internet and social media. And just like hydroxychloroquine, it’s leading some to ask, “What can it hurt…MORE

Covering a crisis with Wolf Blitzer: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for May 26

CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is joined by colleague and veteran anchor, Wolf Blitzer, to discuss covering the unprecedented story of this coronavirus pandemic. You can listen on your favorite podcast app or read the transcript below. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer (Archival clip): Our medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is at a hospital…MORE

Blogs

APRIL 16, 2020

Luisana Lopilato is standing by her husband Michael Bublé after some fans expressed concerns over his behavior in a recent social media appearance. On Sunday, the Argentinian model, 32, posted a message to her followers on Instagram, shooting down any negative claims about her marriage to 44 yr old Buble, with whom she shares three…

APRIL 14, 2020

(If you were thinking we’d sit through another few weeks of quarantine, and then we’d get back to hitting up live concerts, sporting events, and other large-scale gatherings . . . you might NOT want to get your hopes up. Experts say it could be MANY months before that can happen. Zeke Emanuel, the director…