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

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 a faculty member 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 – … Read more

Southwest posts quarterly loss, warns more losses to come after service slumps

Southwest posts quarterly loss, warns more losses to come after service slumps

New York CNN — Southwest Airlines reported a fourth-quarter loss due to the company’s service slump during the holiday travel season, and it warned the costs of those issues would result in another first-quarter loss. . The airline was forced to cancel more than 16,700 flights between Dec. 21 and Dec. 29, about half of … Read more

Updated Covid-19 boosters continue to offer substantial protection even against the fast-spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant

Updated Covid-19 boosters continue to offer substantial protection even against the fast-spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant

CNN — Updated Covid-19 boosters roughly halve a person’s risk of becoming ill with the coronavirus, even from infections caused by the fast-spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant. New studies, led by researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are among the first looks at how bivalent boosters have continued to work in the real … Read more

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Stapleton and Babyface will perform at the 2023 Super Bowl pre-show

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Stapleton and Babyface will perform at the 2023 Super Bowl pre-show

CNN — The full entertainment lineup for the 2023 Super Bowl has arrived. In addition to Rihanna’s highly anticipated halftime performance, a number of additional Hollywood heavyweights are joining the major sporting event as pre-show performers. The NFL announced Tuesday that Emmy-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” on the … Read more

Recently Identified Inflammatory Disease VEXAS Syndrome May Be More Common Than Predicted, Study Finds

Recently Identified Inflammatory Disease VEXAS Syndrome May Be More Common Than Predicted, Study Finds

CNN — David Adams spent half a decade battling an illness he couldn’t name. He came and went to the hospital several times a year. His inflamed joints felt like he had been squeezed into gloves – and he could no longer play his beloved classical and jazz guitars. He had constant fevers and fatigue. … Read more

Amazon launches $5 per month unlimited prescription plan

Amazon launches  per month unlimited prescription plan

New York CNN — Amazon is expanding its push into healthcare with a monthly $5 unlimited delivery pass on 60 common generic prescription medications to treat allergies, inflammation, high blood pressure and other conditions. Amazon announced the new delivery service, RXPass, on Tuesday and it will launch immediately in most states except California, Texas, Minnesota … Read more

Belly bulge linked to later physical decline, study finds

Belly bulge linked to later physical decline, study finds

Editor’s note: Seek advice from a health care provider before beginning any exercise program. CNN — If you’re a man or woman approaching 50, take a look at your height. If you’re like a lot of people, you may have to bend over a bit to see your feet. Yes, it’s the dreadful belly bulge … Read more

A few minutes of intense activity can help your brain, study finds

A few minutes of intense activity can help your brain, study finds

Editor’s note: Seek advice from a health care provider before beginning any exercise program. CNN — What if you could look at all the things you do every day — walk from room to room, prepare a presentation at your desk, run up and down stairs to deliver folded laundry, or jog around the block … Read more

A few minutes of intense activity can help your brain, study finds

A few minutes of intense activity can help your brain, study finds

Editor’s note: Seek advice from a health care provider before beginning any exercise program. CNN — What if you could look at all the things you do every day — walk from room to room, prepare a presentation at your desk, run up and down stairs to deliver folded laundry, or jog around the block … Read more