An iguana’s taste for cake leaves a young girl with a mysterious illness

CNN — The bump on a young California girl’s hand was mysterious — and growing. It wasn’t until she saw two doctors and had a biopsy that her family realized the cause: the child had gotten in the way of a hungry iguana with a sweet tooth, possibly causing the first documented infection of a … Read more

CDC is warning some travelers to watch for Marburg virus symptoms as it investigates outbreaks in Africa

CNN — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sending personnel to Africa to help contain Marburg virus disease outbreaks and urge travelers to certain countries to take precautions. Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania are experiencing their first known outbreaks of the Marburg virus, a viral fever with uncontrolled bleeding closely related to Ebola. … Read more

How to reduce stress through exercise

Sign up for the Fitness But Better newsletter series from CNN. Our seven-part guide helps you get into a healthy routine, backed by experts. CNN — Today, many people find it difficult to unplug. Inflation, global warming and gun violence are on the rise. Bullies proliferate on social media. The 24/7 news cycle constantly brings … Read more

A new procedure offers hope to ‘not an option’ patients who have to undergo amputation due to serious blood flow problems

CNN — Cynthia Elford loves to travel and hike, but a few years ago her type 1 diabetes made it almost impossible to get around. In 2018, the Pennsylvania grandmother was at risk of losing her right leg due to a diabetes-related circulatory problem, and developed sores on her toes that kept getting worse. She … Read more

WHO advisers to consider whether obesity medication should be added to essential medicines list

CNN — World Health Organization advisers will consider next month whether to add liraglutide, the active ingredient in certain diabetes and obesity medicines, to the list of essential medicines. The list, which is updated every two years, includes medicines “that meet the priority health needs of the population,” the WHO says. “They are intended to … Read more

This life-saving medical device is not required in all schools. Damar Hamlin wants to change that

CNN — Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin said Wednesday that when he played football as a kid, he never thought about CPR or where there might be an automated external defibrillator (AED) around. At an event on Capitol Hill, the NFL player shared facts he learned after he went into cardiac arrest during a game … Read more

What exactly is migraine?

Sign up for the Stress But Less CNN newsletter. Our six-part mindfulness guide informs and inspires you to reduce stress as you learn how to harness it. CNN — Contrary to what internalized stigma may tell you, migraines aren’t just headaches. Chronic migraine is the leading cause of disability in people under the age of … Read more

Research suggests that cats and dogs can help protect babies from food allergies

CNN — Children who live with cats or dogs during fetal development and early childhood are less likely than other children to develop food allergies, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One, analyzed data from more than 65,000 children from Japan. It found that children exposed to cats … Read more

What should people know about the Marburg virus? Our medical analyst explains

CNN — The West African country of Equatorial Guinea declared an outbreak of Marburg virus disease in mid-February. According to the World Health Organization, there have been at least nine laboratory-confirmed cases, seven of which resulted in death, and 20 probable cases of fatalities in this outbreak. Now authorities in Tanzania, in East Africa, have … Read more

WHO experts review advice on vaccine against Covid-19, say healthy children and teens at low risk

CNN — The World Health Organization’s vaccine experts have revised their global recommendations for vaccination against Covid-19, and healthy children and teens who are considered a low priority may not need an injection. The updated roadmap is designed to prioritize Covid-19 vaccines for those most at risk of death and serious illness, according to the … Read more