Complications during pregnancy linked to a higher risk of heart disease, study finds

CNN — Five major pregnancy complications are strong lifelong risk factors for ischemic heart disease, a new study finds, with the greatest risk coming in the decade after delivery. Ischemic heart disease refers to heart problems, including heart attack, caused by narrowed or dysfunctional blood vessels that reduce blood and oxygen flow to the heart. … Read more

Ultraprocessed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN — Eating more ultraprocessed foods raises the risk of developing and dying from cancer, especially ovarian cancer, according to a new study of over 197,000 people … Read more

Infant screen time could impact academic success, study says

CNN — Letting infants watch tablets and TV may be impairing their academic achievement and emotional well-being later on, according to a new study. Researchers found that increased use of screen time during infancy was associated with poorer executive functioning once the child was 9 years old, according to the study published Monday in the … Read more

Korean star Song Joong-ki announces marriage to Katy Louise Saunders, says they are expecting a baby

CNN — South Korean actor Song Joong-ki married British actress Katy Louise Saunders Monday and the two are expecting a child, Song’s agency, HighZium Studio, told CNN. On an online site for his fans, Song wrote “today we just came back from registering our marriage to start our life as a couple based on deep … Read more

MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgeries

CNN — YouTube superstar MrBeast is making the world clearer – for at least 1,000 people. The content creator’s latest stunt is paying for cataract removal for 1,000 people who were blind or near-blind but could not afford the surgery. “We’re curing a thousand people’s blindness,” says MrBeast – real name Jimmy Donaldson – in … Read more

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

Editor’s Note: Seek advice from a health care provider before starting a workout program. CNN — What if you could look at all the things you do daily — walking from room to room, preparing a presentation at your desk, running up and down stairs to deliver folded laundry or taking a jog around the … Read more

Many women underestimate breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer, study shows

CNN — Dense breast tissue has been associated with up to a four times higher risk of breast cancer. However, a new study suggests few women view breast density as a significant risk factor. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, surveyed 1,858 women ages 40 to 76 years from 2019 to 2020 who reported … Read more

Origins of plague could have emerged centuries before outbreaks, study suggests

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — In the largest DNA analysis of its kind, scientists have found evidence to suggest that historic plague pandemics, such as the Black Death, were not caused by newly evolved strains of bacteria but … Read more

Decreasing rates of childhood immunization are a major concern. Our medical analyst explains why

CNN — Vaccine rates for measles, polio, diphtheria and other diseases are decreasing among US children, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate of immunizations for required vaccines among kindergarten students declined from 95% to approximately 94% during the 2020-21 school year. It dropped further — … Read more

When young children test positive for Covid-19 and another respiratory virus, their illness is much more severe, a new study suggests

CNN — When Covid-19 patients younger than 5 also test positive for another respiratory virus, they tend to become sicker and develop more severe disease, a new study suggests. Among hospitalized children younger than 5, testing positive for both Covid-19 and another respiratory virus at the same time is associated with about twice the odds … Read more