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

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

A shift in San Francisco politics is a warning for Asian-American voters to Democrats in 2024

CNN — Allene Jue used to vote in an easy, quick way—scanning the names on the ballot and picking the one that sounded Asian. That was before 2020. “During the pandemic, something ignited,” said Jue, a Chinese-American mother of two girls, ages 3 and 5, who lives on San Francisco’s West Side.Throughout the pandemic, Jue … 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

Mental health is driving more college students to consider dropping out, survey finds

CNN — Isabel, a 20-year-old undergraduate student, is no stranger to hard work. She graduated high school a year early and spent most of 2021 working three jobs. But when she started college that fall, she felt like she was “sinking.” She knew she didn’t feel like herself in her first semester: her lively personality … Read more

Bernie Sanders slams ‘corporate greed’ as Moderna CEO won’t commit to lowering Covid-19 vaccine costs

CNN — Facing criticism from senators, Moderna Chief Executive Stéphane Bancel disagreed with lowering the commercial cost of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine during a vaccine price hearing on Wednesday. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont slammed “unprecedented corporate greed” in opening hearings of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committees, highlighting the role of Moderna … Read more

How Muslim Astronauts Are Observing Ramadan From Space

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — For centuries, the setting sun marked the end of fasting rituals during holidays such as Ramadan and Yom Kippur, a cue to feast on food after a long day without food or drink. … Read more

Black, Hispanic adults less likely to take statins for heart disease, study finds

CNN — Black and Hispanic adults in the United States are less likely than white adults to take statins, which prevent or treat common heart diseases, a new study suggests. For the study, published Wednesday in the journal American Medical Association Cardiology, researchers analyzed data on more than 3,000 people in the United States between … 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