Children’s mental health tops list of parents’ worries, survey finds

Children’s mental health tops list of parents’ worries, survey finds

CNN — Forty percent of American parents are “extremely” or “very” worried that their children will struggle with anxiety or depression at some point, according to a new survey. The Pew Research Center report said mental health was the biggest concern for parents, followed by bullying, which worried 35% of parents. These concerns outweighed fears … Read more

Screen time may impact academic achievement, study finds

Screen time may impact academic achievement, study finds

CNN — According to a new study, letting infants watch tablets and TV can harm their academic success and emotional well-being later. Researchers found that increased use of screen time during infancy was associated with lower executive functioning once the child was 9 years old, according to the study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics journal. … Read more

Covid-19 is one of the leading causes of death among children in the United States, despite a relatively low death rate

Covid-19 is one of the leading causes of death among children in the United States, despite a relatively low death rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth leading cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published on Monday. Children are significantly less likely to die from Covid-19 than any other age group – less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those … Read more

To deal with the dissemination of violent videos, manage stress and know your own limits

To deal with the dissemination of violent videos, manage stress and know your own limits

CNN — Video of the violent arrest by Tire Nichols, which officials released on Friday, will be hard to watch — but it can also be hard to avoid. Some people might even feel compelled to watch it as a way to pay tribute to Nichols, who died three days after the confrontation with officers. … Read more

Trader Joe’s asked its customers to rank their top nine products. Here they are

Trader Joe’s asked its customers to rank their top nine products.  Here they are

New York CNN — Trader Joe’s asked its customers a simple question: if you were to spend the rest of your life on a desert island, which nine Trader Joe’s products would you take with you? More than 18,000 customers responded to its 14th annual survey ranking the grocery store’s most popular items in nine … Read more

Bariatric surgery prolongs life, study finds

Bariatric surgery prolongs life, study finds

CNN — Weight-loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year-old study of nearly 22,000 people with had bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to those of similar weight, people who had one of four types of bariatric surgery were 16% … Read more

Why Urgent Care Centers Are Popping Up Everywhere

Why Urgent Care Centers Are Popping Up Everywhere

New York CNN — If you’re driving through a busy suburban mall or walking down a big city street, chances are you won’t go long without spotting a Concentra, MedExpress, CityMD, or other urgent care center. . Demand at urgent care sites increased during the Covid-19 pandemic as people sought testing and treatment. Patient volume … Read more

How a fight against snow crab could open up access to Arctic oil

How a fight against snow crab could open up access to Arctic oil

CNN — A legal battle in Norway on snow crabs could end up having big implications for access to oil in the Arctic. This week, Norway’s Supreme Court is hearing a case about the ability of Latvian trawlers to catch snow crab – a cold-water species whose leg meat is popular in countries like the … Read more

Sleep disturbances are associated with more parental stress

Sleep disturbances are associated with more parental stress

Editor’s note: Dr Neha Chaudhary, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is Chief Medical Officer at BeMe Health and on faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. CNN — When I found out I was expecting my son a few years ago, it wasn’t the labor process that terrified me the most – it … Read more

Opinion: Earth’s core is changing. What does this mean for us?

Opinion: Earth’s core is changing.  What does this mean for us?

Editor’s note: Don Lincoln is Principal Investigator at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He is the author of several scientific booksincluding his new book book “Einstein’s Unfinished Dream: Practical Progress Towards a Theory of Everything.” He also produced a series of science education videos. Follow him on Facebook. The opinions expressed in this commentary are … Read more