US spends the most on health care but has the worst health outcomes among high-income countries, new report finds

CNN — The United States spends more on health care than any other high-income country, but still has the lowest life expectancy at birth and the highest percentage of people with multiple chronic diseases, according to a new report by The Commonwealth Fund, an independent research group . The report, released Tuesday, also said that … Read more

Ford is cutting the price of its rival Tesla

CNN — Ford is ramping up production of its popular Mustang Mach-E electric SUV and slashing the sticker price weeks after Tesla slashed the prices of its cars. The move represents a significant reduction in the price hikes Ford announced last summer for the 2023 models — but buyers may still pay a bit more … Read more

Live longer with these foods from America’s “blue zones.”

CNN — In several unique communities around the world, people are living long and healthy lives, up to and beyond 100. Called “blue zones,” residents of these areas share common environments and lifestyles that scientists believe contribute to their longevity. The Italian island of Sardinia was where one of the first groups of centenarians was … Read more

Live longer with these foods from America’s “blue zones.”

CNN — In several unique communities around the world, people are living long and healthy lives, up to and beyond 100. Called “blue zones,” residents of these areas share common environments and lifestyles that scientists believe contribute to their longevity. The Italian island of Sardinia was where one of the first groups of centenarians was … Read more

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