health and medicine

A critical look at New York's controversial new approach to homelessness |  CNN Politics

A critical look at New York’s controversial new approach to homelessness | CNN Politics

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe for free here. CNN — New York City Mayor Eric Adams gave the city’s first responders, including his police force, a controversial new task this week – enforcing a state law that allows them to unwittingly engage …

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Students sue Yale University, alleging discrimination against mentally ill students |  CNN

Students sue Yale University, alleging discrimination against mentally ill students | CNN

CNN — Current students and an advocacy group are suing Yale University and its governing body, alleging “systemic discrimination against mentally ill students,” according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Connecticut federal court. The lawsuit alleges that the university discriminated against students with mental disorders and forced students to withdraw from school after showing severe …

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Slow cognitive decline with flavonols, study finds |  CNN

Slow cognitive decline with flavonols, study finds | CNN

Editor’s note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious, expert-backed food lifestyle that will improve your health for life. CNN — According to a new study, eating more flavonols, antioxidants found in many vegetables, fruits, tea and wine, can slow your rate of memory loss. The …

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Try This Interval Training to Avoid Burnout or HIIT Injuries |  CNN

Try This Interval Training to Avoid Burnout or HIIT Injuries | CNN

Editor’s note: Before starting any new exercise program, consult your doctor. Stop immediately if you feel pain. CNN — For many people who want to burn a lot of calories, high intensity interval training is the way to go. Also known as HIIT, these popular workouts feature bursts of intense activity, such as squats or …

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Medical students and schools put a modern spin on the age-old Hippocratic Oath

Medical students and schools put a modern spin on the age-old Hippocratic Oath

The Hippocratic Oath is a long-standing tradition. But as the practice of medicine has evolved over the two millennia since the oath’s inception, the ancient text seems less and less applicable to medical students today. Instead of swearing by Apollo, medical school administrators, including those at Columbia, Yale, the University of Washington and the Icahn …

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Sondermind CEO Mark Frank talks about the acquisition of Total Brain and the next steps for the company

Sondermind CEO Mark Frank talks about the acquisition of Total Brain and the next steps for the company

Total Brain is a neuroscience-based mental health and brain performance app Unlike physical health, it is difficult to assess whether treatments actually work or not. Most assessments are self-reported and there are few objective measures of whether the patient is actually improving. SonderMind is a digital behavioral health and telehealth company looking to change that …

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Having a good physical balance “makes life worth living”, says an expert |  CNN

Having a good physical balance “makes life worth living”, says an expert | CNN

Editor’s note: Before starting any new exercise program, consult your doctor. Stop immediately if you feel pain. CNN — When people think about improving their fitness, they often overlook the issue of balance. This is a critical oversight. According to research, a good balance is an integral part of physical fitness and is essential for …

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Marijuana smoke harms the lungs of tobacco smokers, study finds

Marijuana smoke harms the lungs of tobacco smokers, study finds

Smoking weed while being a tobacco smoker can increase damage to the respiratory system, according to a new study. “There is a public perception that marijuana is safer than tobacco, and this study raises concerns that this may not be true,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Giselle Revah, an assistant professor at the Department …

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Study finds 'huge' increase in children going to ER with suicidal thoughts |  CNN

Study finds ‘huge’ increase in children going to ER with suicidal thoughts | CNN

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, or visit the hotline’s website. CNN — According to a new study, the number of children seen in the emergency room for suicidal thoughts has risen steadily – and the …

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Why Planet Fitness Hasn't Raised Their Monthly Gym Price by $10 in 30 Years |  CNN Business

Why Planet Fitness Hasn’t Raised Their Monthly Gym Price by $10 in 30 Years | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — A gym membership in the United States usually costs around $50 per month. Boutique gyms and high-intensity classes run doubles and triples. Planet Fitness, however, has offered monthly $10 memberships for 30 years. The no-frills gym chain hasn’t raised the price, making it one of the few things that still …

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