House to vote on Republican education bill aimed at providing parents with extra oversight

washington CNN — The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Friday on a bill aimed at increasing so-called parental rights in the classroom, as House Republicans underscore an issue that has become a key priority for the party. In addition to this, HR 5, also known as the Parents Bill of Rights, The … Read more

Utah governor signs bill requiring teens to get parental consent to join social media sites

New York CNN — Utah governor signs controversial bill Thursday’s bill would require minors to obtain guardian consent before joining social media platforms, the most aggressive step yet by state or federal lawmakers to protect children online. As part of a bill called the Utah Social Media Regulation Act, The social media platforms will have … 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

What makes fentanyl so deadly? How can people prevent overdose?

CNN — America is facing a crisis of overdose deaths. More than 106,000 Americans will die from drug overdoses in 2021—including More than 1,100 teens Only that year. Synthetic opioids, mostly involving the powerful drug fentanyl, are the leading cause of overdose death, almost 7.5 times increase Overall, from 2015 to 2021, according to the … Read more

How Ginsburg’s death and Kavanaugh’s maneuvering shaped the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade and abortion rights

Editor’s Note: Adapted from “NINE BLACK ROBES: Inside the Supreme Court’s Drive to the Right and Its Historic Consequences,” by Joan Biskupic, to be published April 4 by William Morrow. CNN  —  Within days of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s memorial service in late September 2020, boxes of her files and other office possessions were moved … Read more

Two more deaths linked to bacteria in recalled eye drops, CDC says

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic images. CNN — A rare strain of bacteria found in recalled eye drops has been linked to dozens of infections, vision loss and surgical removal of the eye.This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Report Two other deaths — a total of three — were linked to … Read more

Pennsylvania county files lawsuit against social media company

CNN — A mother in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, said her 18-year-old daughter is so obsessed with TikTok, she spends hours making elaborate videos and posting photos of herself edited to look slimmer . Another mother in the same county told CNN that her 16-year-old daughter’s ex-boyfriend shared a partially nude photo of the teen with … Read more

PFAS in the blood can stunt growth and development in children, study shows

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 — Potentially toxic chemicals found in everyday products, including fast food wrappers, cosmetics and carpets, are altering the hormonal and metabolic pathways needed … Read more

A UK program will sequence the genomes of 100,000 newborn babies

CNN  —  The UK is set to begin sequencing the genomes of 100,000 newborn babies later this year. It will be the largest study of its kind, mapping the babies’ complete set of genetic instructions, with potentially profound implications for child medicine. The £105 million ($126 million) Newborn Genomes Programme will screen for around 200 … Read more

Under Florida law, other states try to limit some LGBTQ discussions in schools

washington CNN — bill similar Florida’s Controversial Legislation At least 15 states are considering banning certain guidance on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, according to data compiled by the American Civil Liberties Union and reviewed by CNN. Some of the bills go further than Florida’s law, dubbed “Don’t Talk Gay” by its critics, … Read more