Emma Caulfield Ford, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ actress, reveals she has multiple sclerosis

CNN — “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actress Emma Caulfield has revealed that she has multiple sclerosis and that she has been living with the disease since 2010. “I woke up one morning and the left side of my face felt like there were a million ants crawling on it,” she recalled in an interview with … Read more

Antidepressant use during pregnancy doesn’t harm child development, study says

CNN — Expectant mothers taking many common antidepressants need no longer worry the medication may harm their child’s future behavioral or cognitive neurodevelopment, according to a new study of over 145,000 women and their children across the United States followed for up to 14 years. “Results of previous studies on this topic have presented conflicting … Read more

Herschel Walker denies in ‘strongest possible terms’ report he paid for abortion

CNN — Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee in Georgia’s Senate race, on Monday said a report that he paid for an abortion more than a decade ago was a “flat-out lie” and a “repugnant hatchet job.” Walker’s denial came shortly after the Daily Beast reported he had paid for a woman’s abortion after the two … Read more

Dementia diagnosis increases suicide risk for those under age 65, study finds

CNN — A diagnosis of dementia more than doubles the risk of suicide in the first three months after a patient is told the news, according to the latest research. The study, which followed nearly 600,000 English people for 18 years, found patients who already had a psychiatric condition, or who were younger than age … Read more

Svante Pääbo wins Nobel Prize for medicine after sequencing first Neanderthal genome

London CNN — Svante Pääbo has won the Nobel Prize for medicine for “his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution,” it has been announced. The Nobel Committee said Monday that Pääbo, a Swedish geneticist, “accomplished something seemingly impossible” when he sequenced the first neanderthal genome and discovered that Homo sapiens interbred … Read more

5 signs the world is headed for a recession

New York CNN Business — Around the world, markets are flashing warning signs that the global economy is teetering on a cliff’s edge. The question of a recession is no longer if, but when. Over the past week, the pulse of those flashing red lights quickened as markets grappled with the reality — once speculative, … Read more

Alex Rodriguez: Baseball great reflects on steroid abuse, his past with J-Lo

Editor’s Note: Watch “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” on CNN TV Sundays at 7pm ET. New episodes with full-length interviews are available on HBO Max each Friday. CNN — Baseball great Alex Rodriguez is opening up about mistakes in his personal and professional life, and how they are shaping his growing business empire. In an … Read more

Navy proposes stringent blood testing for elite SEALs training program to address drug use

Washington CNN — Senior Navy officials are concerned about the use of performance enhancing drugs by Navy SEAL trainees and have asked the Pentagon to approve blood testing to detect potentially illegal or banned substances used by the elite forces. The request for more stringent blood testing comes after performance enhancing drug (PED) paraphernalia were … Read more

NFL players’ union terminates neurotrauma consultant involved in evaluation of Dolphins’ player concussion, reports say

CNN — The National Football League Players Association has terminated the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant who was involved in the evaluation of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for a concussion during their game against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, according to multiple reports, including from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, citing unnamed source. The unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant … Read more

Buffalo shooting highlights mental health

Buffalo, NY CNN — The day after Buffalo experienced the largest mass shooting in its history, teams of emergency volunteers and mental health counselors arrived on the scene, offering emotional support and distributing food. The response was robust and swift, but there was one big problem. “The community didn’t feel comfortable coming up the stairs … Read more