Women, older adults and those with lower income are more likely to use sleep medication, survey finds, despite potential health harms

CNN  —  Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medications for help falling or staying asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous for their health. A new…

Pediatricians are giving out free gun locks to approach the gun violence epidemic as a public health crisis

CNN  —  In a triage waiting room of St. Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri, a clear basket filled with gun locks sits near the walkway, just noticeable enough to those…

988 mental health crisis line sees major rise in calls, texts, chats in first 6 months, data shows

CNN  —  Since the summer launch of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, the new three-digit number has seen a significant rise in call volume – routing more than 2…

Seattle public schools sue social media companies for allegedly harming students’ mental health

CNN  —  Seattle’s public school system on Friday filed a lawsuit against several Big Tech companies alleging their platforms have a negative impact on students’ mental health and claiming that…

Health Experts Warily Eye XBB.1.5, the Latest Omicron Subvariant

Three years into the pandemic, the coronavirus continues to impress virologists with its swift evolution. A young version, known as XBB.1.5, has quickly been spreading in the United States over…

How to get out of debt: Better financial health

CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission if you apply and are approved for a…

Coronavirus: 2022 ends with looming risk of a new variant, public health experts warn

CNN  —  As the world enters a new year, many public health and infectious disease experts predict that monitoring for new coronavirus variants will be an increasingly important part of…

Respiratory viruses could surge following the holidays, public health experts warn

CNN  —  There is growing concern among infectious disease and public health experts that the US could face even more respiratory infections in January. It is “highly likely” that respiratory…

Billy Joel Shares Health Update, Postpones December Show

Just moments ago, Billy Joel shared some sad news regarding his health and upcoming concert series in New York City. In a statement shared on Facebook by the 73-year-old singer…

U.S. Health Officials Seek New Curbs on Private Medicare Advantage Plans

Federal health officials are proposing an extensive set of tougher rules governing private Medicare Advantage health plans, in response to wide-scale complaints that too many patients’ medical claims have been…