Category Archives: CNN – Health

World champion triathlete breaks neck but comes back to complete Ironman

The Ironman triathlon is one of the most grueling competitions in the world. It could easily be seen as a form of self-torture. A true Ironman triathlon involves a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. And in case you’re not aware, the Ironman competition puts these three events back-to-back-to-back. They don’t…MORE

This baby got measles because of anti-vaxers

Fainy Sukenik believes in vaccines, and her four children are up to date on all their shots. That’s why she’s furious that her baby got measles. Too young to be vaccinated, 8-month-old Shira Goldschmidt developed complications from the virus and had to be hospitalized. Infectious disease experts say the cause is clear: anti-vaxers. Both in…MORE

Why an ancient religious text is the best parenting book I’ve read in years

As a parenthood writer, I read a lot of parenting books. Most of them underwhelm by either repeating the obvious or suggesting approaches that are in deep denial of the vagaries of human nature. Very occasionally, I come upon one that offers both genuine insights into raising children and a sensible — and replicable —…MORE

Does sugar make kids hyper? That’s largely a myth

Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe. “If you look at the peer-reviewed evidence, we cannot say sugar absolutely makes kids hyper; however, you can’t discount that sugar may have a slight effect” on behavior, said Kristi L. King, senior pediatric dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In…MORE

CDC investigating listeria infections linked to deli meats and cheeses

Eight people in several states have been hospitalized with listeria infections, including one person who died, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The infections of the bacterium listeria monocytogenes have been reported in Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, the CDC said Wednesday. The death was reported in Michigan, according to the…MORE