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

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

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

Protests against pension reform in France: Demonstrators enter the airport during nationwide protests

CNN — Protesters entered an airport in southwest France on Tuesday as part of demonstrations against the country’s proposed pension reforms, which have sparked widespread protests in recent weeks and paralyzed major services across the country. Social media videos verified by CNN show smoke bombs being fired by protesters outside the Biarritz airport entrance and … Read more

Bowling Green college basketball player hit in handshake line after win; Memphis player charged by campus police, school says

CNN — Bowling Green State University basketball player Elissa Brett was punched by University of Memphis player Jamirah Shutes as the two crossed the traditional post-game handshake line after Bowling Green’s 73-60 victory in the Women’s National Invitation (WNIT) postseason tournament on Thursday. Video of the incident shows the confrontation, with Shutes reaching out to … Read more

Protests for pension reform in France turn violent after national day of action

Paris CNN — More than a million people took to the streets across France on Thursday in protests that turned violent in some areas as protesters expressed anger at proposed pension reforms. Clashes erupted between groups of protesters and police after workers staged a national strike throughout Thursday, with flare-ups in Paris and regional capitals. … Read more

US tuberculosis cases are approaching pre-pandemic levels, data from the CDC shows

CNN — Tuberculosis cases reported in the United States appear to be returning to pre-Covid-19 levels, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The incidence of tuberculosis or TB in the U.S. rose slightly last year after a substantial 20.2% drop in 2020 and a 9.8% increase in … Read more

California bill seeks to ban red dye No. 3

Editor’s Note: Get inspired by a weekly roundup about living well, made simple. Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Better newsletter for information and resources designed to improve your well-being. CNN — Some chemicals linked to health problems are banned in foods in the European Union, while the United States has allowed use at safe … Read more