Hearing loss: 1 billion people are at risk of unsafe hearing

CNN — Quitting the racket isn’t just for disgruntled parents – a new study has shown it could protect more than 1 billion people at risk of hearing loss. When it comes to phones, music, movies and shows, it’s common for teens and young adults to listen too loudly and for too long, according to … Read more

Apple has a huge problem at Foxconn’s iPhone factory in China

Hong Kong CNN Business — A furious workers’ riot at the world’s biggest iPhone factory this week in central China further roiled Apple’s strained supply chain and underscored how the country’s strict zero-Covid policy is hurting global tech firms. Trouble began last month when workers walked out of the factory campus in Zhengzhou, the capital … Read more

High-income black mothers and their newborns have poorer health outcomes than their less affluent white peers. So what’s going on?

Parental income and race appear to play a significant role in infant mortality. That’s the conclusion of a research paper released this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Cambridge, Mass.-based nonprofit organization. The study, titled “Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health,” summarized data from California birth records from 2007 to 2016. The … Read more

Chicago ARC connects the dots between healthcare innovation and community support

A newly formed venture collaboration in Chicago aims to bring together health systems, corporate partners, innovative startups and community resources to address health disparities. Much of the conversation in health innovation these days centers around new partnerships to address health equity. In Chicago, a unique venture collaboration is building these partnerships between health systems and … Read more

China protests: Top health China’s top health officials reject blame while defending controversial policy

CNN — China’s top health officials vowed to adjust Covid-19 control measures to reduce their impact on people’s lives, while deflecting blame for public disillusionment with the policy itself, in their first press briefing since protests erupted against the strict policy of the government for zero Covid over the weekend. Lockdowns to curb the spread … Read more

The Covid-19 public health emergency has been extended in the US

CNN — The Biden administration on Friday extended the Covid-19 public health emergency for another three months. US Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra officially renewed the declaration, extending it until October 13, 2022. The emergency declaration has been in effect since January 2020, and the latest renewal comes as the Omicron BA.5 … Read more

Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common health problem that can have serious consequences – but is often overlooked by doctors

(The Conversation) – For several months in the summer of 2022, my dog ​​Scout threw up at 3am almost every day. If you have a dog, you know the sound. And every time she would swallow her mess before I could get to her, making it difficult to diagnose the cause. The vet and I … Read more

Foxconn protests: iPhone factory offers to pay workers to walk out and leave Zhengzhou campus

Hong Kong CNN Business — Foxconn has offered to pay newly hired workers 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to leave the world’s largest iPhone assembly factory in a bid to quell protests that saw hundreds clash with security forces at the complex in central China. The Apple supplier made the offer on Wednesday after dramatic scenes of … Read more

Fitness classes are a “lifesaver” for some seniors Community

Fitness is one of the priorities in Ruth Dryanski’s life. It’s so important, in fact, that she schedules all her appointments, even radiation therapy appointments, around her gym classes. A few months ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but this did not deter her from the gym – quite the opposite. “Those classes were … Read more

Working full-time doesn’t always make it easy to get workplace health insurance

CNN — Millions of Americans have signed up for health insurance with their companies in recent weeks. But for some full-time workers, especially in certain industries like construction, work-based coverage is not an option for them. This divide was even more evident as the labor market bounced back to life in 2021 after sharp losses … Read more