Health

Is social distancing good for your dating life?

Nothing is certain in the world of dating. But for Poornima Ravishankar, a lawyer from northern New Jersey, the coronavirus pandemic has brought an unexpected twist.A boyfriend. Whom she's only seen in person once. And whom she's never touched.The duo…

Tear gas: Prepare for what to do if you're exposed

Sam was one of hundreds of peaceful protesters gathered outside the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta on Monday night.An anthropologist in her early 20s who studies social movements, she was among those in the crowd chatting with friends around 8:30…

5 natural ways to boost your mental health during stressful times

Life today is razor's-edge tense. If your regular coping methods aren't measuring up, there are science-backed actions we can add on our own to ease anxiety, depression and stress — all done naturally, no doctor's note required.Get enough exerciseIf you…

ICUs become a 'delirium factory' for Covid-19 patients

Doctors are fighting not only to save lives from Covid-19, but also to protect patients' brains.Although Covid-19 is best known for damaging the lungs, it also increases the risk of life-threatening brain injuries — from mental confusion to hallucinations, seizures,…

More evidence remdesivir helps some coronavirus patients

(CNN) -- A five-day course of the antiviral drug remdesivir sped recovery in moderately ill patients with pneumonia from Covid-19, drugmaker Gilead Sciences announced in a statement Monday. It's more evidence that the drug can help patients, however outside experts…

Five dead in newest Ebola outbreak in Congo, UNICEF says

Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, have died of Ebola in a fresh outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Children's Fund said Monday. Nine cases total have been reported, UNICEF said."Four additional people…

How to talk to your children about protests and racism

As cities and social media explode with anger over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, worried parents struggle with how to protect their children from seeing the worst of the violence while simultaneously explaining…

Preschoolers are using apps meant for adults, study finds

Relaxing the rules on screen time for kids has become more acceptable during the pandemic as parents struggle to balance working from home with the demands of childcare, schoolwork and cabin fever."As long as they're eating healthy, getting exercise, sleeping,…

The protests are raising fears of a spike in coronavirus cases

Government leaders and health officials have expressed their concern that coronavirus could rapidly spread during protests over the death of George Floyd.Floyd died after since-fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for over eight minutes. Chauvin was…

Playdates and the pandemic: Can kids safely meet up?

Most days, Shannon Miller's two sons, ages 7 and 4, play outside on their cul-de-sac in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio. But as the hours pass, more kids meet up from all over the neighborhood, until there are a dozen…

Trump decision to leave WHO endangers global health, medical groups say

Groups representing infectious disease doctors, pediatricians and general physicians all protested President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization on Friday, saying it will make it harder to fight the coronavirus pandemic.It could also endanger children, the…