Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people undergoing bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to people of a similar weight, people who underwent one of the four types of weight-loss surgery … Read more

Sleep disturbances are associated with more parental stress

Editor’s Note: Dr. Neha Chaudhary, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is chief medical officer at BeMe Health and on the faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. CNN — When I found out I was expecting my son a few years ago, it wasn’t the birthing process that scared me the most — … Read more

BuzzFeed says it will use AI to create content, stock up 150%

New York CNN — BuzzFeed said Thursday it will partner with ChatGPT creator OpenAI to use artificial intelligence to help create content for its audience, marking a milestone in how media companies are implementing the new technology in their businesses. Jonah Peretti, the company’s co-founder and CEO, told employees in a memo that they can … Read more

From China to Japan, deadly cold grips East Asia. Experts say it’s the “new normal.”

Hong-Kong CNN — A deadly cold snap gripping East Asia has claimed the lives of at least four people in Japan after freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall during the Lunar New Year holiday caused travel chaos, with climate experts warning that such extremes weather conditions had become the “new normal”. Japanese officials said all four … Read more

Iceberg about the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

CNN — An iceberg the size of Greater London broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Sunday, according to the British Antarctic Survey. Scientists first discovered significant cracks in the ice shelf a decade ago, but there have been two major breaks in the past two years. The BAS Halley Research Station is … Read more

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Stapleton and Babyface perform at Super Bowl 2023 pre-show

CNN — The full entertainment lineup for Super Bowl 2023 has arrived. In addition to Rihanna’s much-anticipated appearance at the halftime show, a number of additional Hollywood heavyweights are taking part in the big sporting event as pre-show performers. The NFL announced Tuesday that Emmy-winning actor Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and … Read more

The Doomsday Clock shows how close we are to total destruction

Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our limited series of newsletters will help you minimize your personal role in the climate crisis and reduce your eco-anxiety. CNN — The Doomsday Clock has been ticking for 76 years. But it is no ordinary clock. It tries to gauge how close humanity is to destroying … Read more

Recently identified inflammatory disease VEXAS syndrome may be more common than thought, study suggests

CNN — David Adams battled a disease he couldn’t name for half a decade. He was in and out of the hospital several times a year. His inflamed joints made his hands feel as if they had been squeezed into gloves – and he could no longer play his beloved classical and jazz guitars. He … Read more

Bill Gates supports start-up that tackles cow burps and farts

CNN — It turns out that farmers can be big business. Billionaire Bill Gates has announced an investment in Australian start-up Rumin8, which is developing a seaweed-based feed to reduce the methane emissions cows produce through their burps and, to a lesser extent, farts. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas. Although it has a shorter … Read more

Diaphragmatic bulge linked to later physical decline, study says

Editor’s Note: Seek advice from a health care professional before starting an exercise program. CNN — If you’re a man or woman nearing 50, watch your waist. If you’re like many people, you may have to lean forward a bit to see your feet. Yes, it’s the horrible bulge of the midriff – that expanding … Read more