Why Urgent Care Centers Are Popping Up Everywhere

new York CNN — If you’re driving through a busy suburban shopping mall or walking down a street in a big city, chances are you won’t go long without spotting a Concentra, MedExpress, CityMD or other urgent care center. Demand for urgent care spaces has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic as people seek tests and … Read more

Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

ChatGPT takes exams from law and business schools

CNN — ChatGPT is smart enough to pass prestigious university exams – though not with particularly high marks. A powerful new AI chatbot tool recently passed law exams in four courses at the University of Minnesota and another at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, according to faculty at the schools. … Read more

ChatGPT takes exams from law and business schools

CNN — ChatGPT is smart enough to pass prestigious university exams – though not with particularly high marks. A powerful new AI chatbot tool recently passed law exams in four courses at the University of Minnesota and another at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, according to faculty at the schools. … Read more

McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Chipotle are spending millions to block their employees from getting raises

new York CNN — California voters will decide next year on a referendum that could overturn a landmark new state law that set working conditions and minimum wages to $22 an hour for fast-food workers in the nation’s largest state. Chipotle, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger and KFC owner Yum! Each brand is donating $1 … Read more

Here’s what Boeing is blaming for its big loss

new York CNN — Boeing reported an operating loss of $650 million in the fourth quarter, surprising Wall Street analysts who had expected the aerospace giant to turn a profit. The company blamed the unexpected loss on “abnormal production costs” as it tried to deliver the remaining backlog of 737 Max planes and ramp up … Read more

Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

New survey shows surge in adults rating US health care quality ‘poor’

CNN — Most U.S. adults rate the quality of health care in the country unfavorably, according to a new survey. It’s the first time in a 20-year trend of Gallup polls that the share of adults who rate the quality of the nation’s health care as “excellent” or “good” has fallen below 50%. The share … Read more

New survey shows surge in adults rating US health care quality ‘poor’

CNN — Most U.S. adults rate the quality of health care in the country unfavorably, according to a new survey. It’s the first time in a 20-year trend of Gallup polls that the share of adults who rate the quality of the nation’s health care as “excellent” or “good” has fallen below 50%. The share … Read more

South Africa power outages: Ramaphosa skips Davos to tackle crisis

London CNN — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was forced to cancel his trip to Davos this week because of an escalating energy crisis that is causing blackouts in the continent’s most developed economy. Ramaphosa swapped his trip to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland for emergency meetings on the “ongoing energy crisis,” his spokesman … Read more