Category Archives: CNN – Health

World’s first malaria vaccine to go to 360,000 African children

Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries will receive the world’s first malaria vaccine as part of a large-scale pilot project, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. Malawi has started vaccinating children under two years of age and Kenya and Ghana will begin using the vaccine in the coming weeks, with health…MORE

Girl’s deadly reaction to toothpaste is extremely rare, allergist reminds parents

Monique Altamirano’s 11-year-old daughter, Denise Saldate, died of a severe allergic reaction to toothpaste, she told Allergic Living. Denise, who had a severe dairy allergy, had recently been given a prescription toothpaste that unknowingly contained a milk-derived protein. The California girl’s parents were careful to check food labels for milk and other potential allergens but…MORE

Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of heart-related death, study finds

Whether you eat breakfast might be linked with your risk of dying early from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Skipping breakfast was significantly associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular-related death, especially stroke-related death, in the study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on Monday. After a person’s age,…MORE

How permanent daylight saving time and later school starts could affect health

About 70 countries around the world nudge their clocks back and forth each year — but some people want to “spring forward” permanently, citing health and other benefits. Some of those same people are also pushing for later school start times, but experts argue the benefits for tired teenagers could be canceled out by permanent…MORE

Drinking water linked to fewer sugary drinks — and calories — in kids

Children and teens who drink water are less likely to consume sugary beverages throughout the day, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 8,400 children and teens ages 2 to 19 collected between 2011 and 2016 as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which is administered yearly by the US…MORE

US inches closer to measles record, with more than 600 cases reported

There have been 626 cases of measles reported in the United States this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 71 more than the agency reported last week in its weekly update. Just four months into the year, the number of cases is only 42 away from surpassing the record of…MORE

A peep into the history of Easter’s marshmallow icon

Easter is a popular time for America’s bunny- and chick-shaped marshmallows friends known as Peeps. Every day, about 5.5 million Peeps are produced, roughly 2 billion a year. Peeps may be made with love, but they also have some less-healthy ingredients. Four yellow marshmallow bunny Peeps — considered one serving — contain 110 calories and…MORE