Colorectal cancer is rising among younger adults and scientists are racing to uncover why

CNN  —  Nikki Lawson received the shock of her life at age 35. A couple of years ago, she noticed that her stomach often felt irritable, and she would get sudden urges to use the restroom, sometimes with blood in her stool. She even went to the hospital one day when her symptoms were severe, … Read more

Ramadan: For Muslims with eating disorders, fasting presents another set of challenges

CNN — With the start of the Islamic month of Ramadan, Habiba said she was “terrified” by the thought of fasting this year. During her teenage years, the eating disorder morphed into bulimia and binge eating, and she says the habit of not eating or drinking from sunup to sundown exacerbated her need to further … Read more

California bill seeks to ban red dye No. 3

Editor’s note: Get inspired with our weekly roundup on the good life, made easy. Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Better newsletter for information and tools designed to improve your well-being. CNN — Some chemicals linked to health concerns have been banned from food by the European Union, while the United States allows their use … Read more

College student talks about her social media breakthrough

CNN — Currently, political and legal scrutiny of some of the largest tech companies and social media platforms is intense. TikTok CEO Shou Chew faced grilling by lawmakers on Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. his testimony happened Some lawmakers have renewed calls for TikTok to be banned in the United States, citing … Read more

U.S. TB cases near pre-pandemic levels, CDC data shows

CNN — Reported tuberculosis cases in the United States appear to be returning to levels seen before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tuberculosis rates in the U.S. rose slightly last year after falling sharply by 20.2% in 2020 and rising by 9.8% in 2021, … Read more

Many firefighters responding to Ohio train derailment didn’t have necessary training, equipment

CNN — many Many of the first responders who helped extinguish the blaze after a train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio last month were ill-equipped and untrained to fight the massive chemical blaze now being dubbed “hellfire” by some. Testifying Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, lawmakers heard about the … Read more

Foodborne bacteria may be responsible for more than 500,000 UTIs in the U.S. each year, study finds

CNN — Bacteria in meat may be responsible for more than 500,000 urinary tract infections in the United States each year, according to a new study. E. coli is a normally harmless bacterium that is “part of the normal bacterial environment in the gut of humans and animals,” said Dr. Craig Comiter, professor of urology … Read more

Autism diagnoses becoming more common, but pandemic disrupts early detection, says CDC

CNN — The percentage of children diagnosed with autism in the U.S. has been rising steadily since 2000, but two new reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight differences in the types of children identified with autism spectrum disorder and the setbacks of early detection. In 2020, about 1 in 36 … Read more

Vaccination, Paxlovid reduce long-term risk of COVID-19 infection, study shows

CNN — People who were vaccinated or took Paxlovid during a Covid-19 infection had a lower risk of developing long-term Covid, new research suggests. this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Long-term Covid was defined as new, recurrent or persistent health problems more than four weeks after initial infection. According to the CDCone in five … Read more

‘Oumuamua: What made an interstellar comet fly past our sun

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — In 2017, ‘Oumuamua became Interstellar object first observed Across our solar system, its presence has raised questions scientists are still trying to answer. The object, shaped like a cigar or a pancake, is … Read more