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US ranks lower than 38 other countries when it comes to children's wellbeing, new report says

The United States ranks lower than 38 other countries on measurements of children's survival, health, education and nutrition -- and every country in the world has levels of excess carbon emissions that will prevent younger generations from a healthy and sustainable future, according to a new report.

Evacuated Americans share video of journey home

More than 300 Americans quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship for almost two weeks finally head home, but their journey back to the US has been riddled with one ordeal after another. CNN's Will Ripley has more.

A deadly virus is spreading from state to state and has infected 26 million Americans so far. It's the flu

The novel coronavirus that's sickening thousands globally -- and at least 15 people in the US -- is inspiring countries to close their borders and Americans to buy up surgical masks quicker than major retailers can restock them.

The health benefits of a random act of kindness

This year, "Random Acts of Kindness" Day falls on Monday, but the foundation behind it wants you to consider being kind every day.

These are the states with the highest risk for melanoma linked to UV rays

States with the highest rates of melanoma cases linked to ultraviolet radiation are spread across the United States on the East and West coasts, in Hawaii and in landlocked states, according to a study published Monday in the International Journal of Cancer.

Cancer cases on the rise globally, but not equally, WHO report says

In the next two decades, the world could see a 60% increase in the number of cancer cases, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. In low- and middle-income countries, the increase could be as high as 81%.

Struggling to quit sugar? You might not be sleeping enough

If you find yourself eating too much added sugar and unhealthy fats, it might be because you're not getting enough sleep, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Are you in love or just high on chemicals in your brain? Answer: Yes

We call it "falling in love," as if we have no control over how we topple into that dreamy state of emotional bliss.

Singles Awareness Day: The benefits of being single

An increasing number of people around the world are opting to go solo. The number of American men and women who have never been married, are divorced or living alone has been on an upward trend for several years, according to the US Census Bureau.

Parents, grandparents to blame for half of child poisonings, study says

Parents and grandparents, listen up -- this is serious. More than half of children under age five poisoned by prescription pills ate them after an adult removed the child-resistant safety packaging.

Drugmaker Eisai to withdraw weight loss drug Belviq after trials find cancer link

Eisai Co. will withdraw its weight loss drug Belviq after the US Food and Drug Administration said clinical trials showed an increased incidence of cancer among users, the company said.

A doctor's suicide note prompted an investigation into how he handled children's vaccinations

A Chicago-area pediatrician's suicide note has prompted an investigation into his vaccination practices and record keeping, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.

Some coronavirus test kits shipped to states are not working as expected, the CDC says

Some of the coronavirus test kits shipped to labs across the country are not working as they should, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

A mass burial is held for more than 2,400 fetal remains found in a garage in Illinois

A mass burial was held in Indiana on Wednesday for the more than 2,400 fetal remains found last year in the Illinois garage of a doctor who performed abortions.

Juul sued by Massachusetts, allegedly advertised on children's websites

The state of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against leading e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs and its erstwhile parent company Pax Labs Wednesday, alleging that the company specifically targeted underage customers in its initial advertising campaign.

The world's oldest living man is 112. His secret is to just keep smiling and never get angry

Chitetsu Watanabe turns 113 next month, but he got an early birthday present from Guinness World Records, which confirmed that he is the world's oldest living man.

Air pollution can cross state lines, and with deadly consequences, study says

Air pollution is known to have negative -- even deadly -- effects on our health, and studies have shown that breathing pollution can kill, even at levels below air quality guidelines.

Medtronic recalls certain MiniMed insulin pumps tied to 1 death

Medtronic has recalled some of its insulin pumps after injuries and one death were reported due to the device malfunctioning, according to a US Food and Drug Administration announcement on Wednesday.

Playing golf may help older adults live longer, study says

President Trump has spent more than 260 days at one of his golf clubs during his first three years in office as of February 2, according to CNN's tally.

Another win for optimism! Recovery after stroke

Having a stroke is no laughing matter. But if you can stay optimistic about your recovery, a new study says you may be able to speed up your healing and reduce disability.

Keep your teen moving to reduce risk of depression, study says

Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us -- it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression.

China changed how it counts coronavirus cases again. Here's why

Weeks after the novel coronavirus crisis began in December, there is still widespread confusion over the exact number of cases reported in China and whether the epidemic is finally stabilizing at the outbreak's epicenter of Hubei province.

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