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Thunderstorms can trigger asthma attacks that need hospitalization, study says

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 23:30:43 GMT

The calm before the storm isn't really so calm, at least not for anyone with asthma or other severe breathing disorders, new research shows.


Adults may not be the only Covid 'long haulers.' Some kids still have symptoms, months after falling ill

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 01:22:49 GMT

Fourteen-year-old Indiana Evans is a promising dancer from Hertfordshire, southern England, who was doing 16 hours of practice a week on top of school before the coronavirus pandemic hit.


Previous vaccines and masks may hold down Covid-19, some researchers say

As US leaders work to control the spread of coronavirus, researchers across the country -- and globe -- are working to answer the mysteries that remain around infections.


Marijuana use during pregnancy linked to autism in babies, study says

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:00:04 GMT

In what they call the largest study ever done, researchers found using marijuana while pregnant may increase the risk that a child will develop autism.


These are the states requiring people to wear masks when out in public

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:25:33 GMT

More states have mandated the use of masks and face coverings while in public.


Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your child's coronavirus questions

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 22:26:32 GMT

CNN has received many great questions from parents and their children about coronavirus. As a father of three girls, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta knows how important it is to talk to your kids about this virus, and make sure they understand what's happening during the pandemic. Parents, if your son or daughter has a question for Sanjay, submit it below and he will answer as many as he can.


Heart attack victims may be dying because of coronavirus fears, study finds

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 03:29:43 GMT

Doctors may have been right to be concerned that people with heart problems were avoiding the ER due to Covid-19, according to a new study published Friday.


Testers: Some commonly used masks don't offer much protection

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 19:24:04 GMT

Schools are reopening, amusement parks are welcoming back visitors, and outdoor dining is the new way to eat out. But despite the signs that life is returning back to normal, the coronavirus pandemic has gone nowhere.


Not just for tomboys (and their parents): Kids and gender roles

"Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different" by Lisa Selin Davis not only explores how tomboys fit into our understanding of gender identity and expression but how rigid gender roles affect our kids and their perception of self.


Americans are still paying for sex in Mexico despite the pandemic

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 00:36:17 GMT

Stay at home, be safe, but go hungry. Go out, earn a living, but risk your life. For so many in Mexico, this has been the pandemic's impossible choice.


US surpasses 5 million known coronavirus cases

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 01:06:44 GMT

The US topped 5 million cases of coronavirus early Sunday -- and as experts have highlighted before, the true number of infections could be many times higher.


Georgia school seen in photo of a crowded hallway will briefly move to online learning after reporting 9 cases of Covid-19

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 21:25:32 GMT

A Georgia high school that came under scrutiny last week when a student shared a photo of a crowded hallway will temporarily move to virtual learning after it reported nine cases of Covid-19, according to a letter the school district sent to parents Sunday.


Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:10:32 GMT


Chronic fatigue syndrome a possible long-term effect of Covid-19, experts say

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:31:26 GMT

Terri Wilder became dreadfully ill in 2014, falling asleep immediately each day after she got home from work and laying in bed all weekend, recovering just enough to drag herself to work the next week.


She is the first American to get a new face -- twice

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:28:39 GMT

Seven years ago, Carmen Tarleton received a face transplant, a decision she made after her estranged husband attacked her in 2007 with a bottle of lye, disfiguring her face beyond recognition. The transplant was a grueling, complex, surgical procedure -- one that ultimately proved unsuccessful.


These 3 Covid-19 vaccines have been in the news. Here's what you need to know about them

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:49:52 GMT

The US government is pouring billions into Covid-19 vaccines, and candidates from three companies are moving along quickly: Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax.


Back to school: 7 ways to win at online learning

Many families are gearing up for what likely will amount to another semester of online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are seven tips for making online learning more effective as kids go back to school.


Watch the full CNN coronavirus town hall


Tea, milk and other drinks to help you sleep (and some that will hurt)

Your food and drink choices can play a vital role in maintaining or improving your sleep quality. Here are seven teas and other beverages that can help.


World hits grim milestone of 20 million reported coronavirus cases

The world has reached the grim milestone of 20 million confirmed coronavirus cases and is edging closer to 750,000 deaths globally, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.


Moderna's clinical trial numbers show there's 'no way' Trump can have a vaccine by Election Day

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:17:32 GMT

Contrary to his predictions, President Trump won't have a coronavirus vaccine ready by Election Day, vaccine experts tell CNN after reviewing data from Moderna, the first company to begin its Phase 3 clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States.


Ninth staff member dies of Covid-19 at California Department of Corrections

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:50:23 GMT

A ninth staff member has died from Covid-19, California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Sunday.


Covid-19 relief fund allocation may shortchange Black communities, new research suggests

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:22:57 GMT

The formula for how Covid-19 relief funding from the federal government gets allocated to hospitals across the United States could have a "disparate impact" on hospitals in counties with a higher-than-average share of Black residents, new research suggests.


FDA won't 'cut corners' to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, commissioner says

While more classrooms are scheduled to reopen this week, some students who just started their school year must go back to virtual learning because of new infections among students and teachers.


Black and Hispanic children are impacted more severely by coronavirus, research shows

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:57:37 GMT

Black and Hispanic children are impacted more severely by coronavirus, with higher case rates, hospitalizations and virus-related complications, according to research released this week. These findings mirror similar reports across the nation of adults in minority communities being hit harder by Covid-19.


There has been a 90% increase in Covid-19 cases in US children in the last four weeks, report says

There has been a 90% increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among children in the United States over the last four weeks, according to a new analysis by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association that will be updated weekly.


FDA won't 'cut corners' to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, commissioner says

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:06:58 GMT

Safety will not be compromised for a Covid-19 vaccine, the US Food and Drug Administration commissioner said Monday.


In an interview on ABC News' "World News Tonight with David Muir," Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he feels that universal wearing of masks in addition to other public health measures are "very important" in preventing the spread of Covid-19 as schools reopen.


Grief from Covid-19 death: Toll on bereaved family members runs deep, study says

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:18:46 GMT

Every day, the nation is reminded of Covid-19's ongoing impact as new death counts are published. What is not well documented is the toll on family members.


College football's 'Power Five' leaders are discussing postponing season amid coronavirus concerns, reports say

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:50:28 GMT

Top coaches, players and President Donald Trump have weighed in on the possibility that the top five college athletic conferences will postpone the fall football season because of the coronavirus pandemic.