Children’s mental health tops list of parent worries, survey finds

CNN — Forty percent of US parents are “extremely” or “very” worried that their children will struggle with anxiety or depression at some point, a new survey finds. The Pew Research Center report said mental health was the greatest concern among parents, followed by bullying, which worries 35% of parents. These concerns trumped fears of … 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

Weight loss surgery extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from such obesity-related conditions as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people who had bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared with those of similar weight, people who underwent one of four types of weight loss surgery … Read more

How to use a single dumbbell for a total-body workout

Editor’s Note: Dana Santas, known as the “Mobility Maker,” is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and mind-body coach in professional sports, and is the author of the book “Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief.” CNN — When you think about working out with dumbbells, you probably picture using a set of two, one 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

Should you exercise when sleep deprived? Experts weigh in

Editor’s Note: Seek advice from a health care provider if you have chronic sleep loss and also prior to starting a workout program. CNN — It’s the end of another long day at the office after a poor night’s sleep. As usual, you’re exhausted, yet you want to stop at the gym on the way … Read more

Intermittent fasting may not be as helpful for losing weight as once thought, study finds

Sign up for CNN’s Adulthood, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide has tips to help you make more informed decisions around personal finance, career, wellness and personal connections. CNN — Are snacks before bed your vice? Or do you prefer to wait a few hours after you wake up to eat? The timing of … Read more

Large new review underscores the risks of Covid-19 during pregnancy

CNN — Pregnant women and their developing babies are at higher risk for severe outcomes if they get Covid-19, and now a large, international review is helping to underscore how devastating those risks can be. The study draws on data from 12 studies from as many countries—including the United States. Altogether, the studies included more … Read more

US cancer death rate drops 33% since 1991, partly due to advances in treatment, early detection and less smoking, new report says

CNN — The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States has continuously declined over the past three decades, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. The US cancer death rate has fallen 33% since 1991, which corresponds to an estimated 3.8 million deaths averted, according to the report, published … Read more

Sitting too much is bad for your health, but offsetting the impact is easy, study shows

CNN — Sure, you’ve heard the dangers of sitting all day, but with most jobs there isn’t much you can do about it, right? Not according to a new study, which looked into the impacts of prolonged sitting. Five minutes of light walking every half hour can help alleviate some of the increased risk that … Read more