Do video games lead to violence?

The Munich rampage led many parents to worry that violent video games may be negatively affecting their own teens, but recent studies suggest little to no effect.

Ready for your golden years?

Jim Morelli gets advice from an expert on how to handle the next phase of life.

Do you know what an IUD is? Many don’t

On the very first episode of the MTV reality series “Teen Mom,” back in 2009, the cameras were rolling as Catelynn, one of the girls on the show, talked to her doctor about birth control. She made the decision to get a Mirena intrauterine device, known as an IUD; it’s…

Tots inseparable at orphanage, then one got adopted

Watch two toddlers reunite after being separated at a Chinese orphanage. CNN’s Jeanne Moos has the heartwarming hugfest.

Should dating apps have HIV filters?

Dating apps and sites offer the option to filter matches by sex, ethnicity, height or religion — but they could be even more personal.

A four-day workweek could be hazardous to your health

The math is simple, but the implications of these schedules are different. The danger is in disregarding the effects that can occur as a result of fatigue and stress.

Prescription heroin gets green light in Canada

Health Canada has amended its regulations to allow Canadian doctors to prescribe heroin as a treatment for those who are severely addicted to the drug. Last week’s change to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act permits doctors to apply for permission under the federal Special Access Program to offer their…

15-year-old proposes hijabi emoji

Soon, headscarf-wearing Muslim women may find an emoji to represent them — thanks to a Saudi girl.

When your kids think you’re always wrong

It can be exasperating when your tween or teen thinks you are wrong all the time, but it is often a normal part of your child’s development.

Toxic chemicals are hiding in your house dust

Researchers say 45 toxic chemicals are found commonly in your house dust, with 10 of them lurking in 90% of homes across the country.

Will Trump’s DC hotel survive his candidacy?

Donald Trump’s controversial comments during his candidacy appear to have hurt him in the business world. His new luxury hotel in Washington might be the latest casualty. CNN’s Phil Mattingly reports.

An island’s future tied to farming crops from the past

Off the coast of Georgia lies a quiet island, accessible only by boat and home to about 50 year-round residents — all descendants of slaves.

Africa is firmly on the fashion map

The continent is making a splash in the fashion world.

Setting limits for ‘spoiled’ kids

More than 10 years ago, as I headed to one of my final OB/GYN appointments before my first daughter was born, I had a moment.

Internet raises over $200k for popsicle man

Fidencio Sanchez, 89, has been selling paletas, or popsicles, in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood for as long as almost anyone can remember. Despite his advanced age Sanchez isn’t sure he’s ready to quit working.

How sugar industry sweetened research in its favor

Old documents shed new light on the sugar industry’s controversial history of funding heart disease research.

The more alcohol ads kids see, the more alcohol they consume

My girls, 8 and 10, really enjoy watching football, but I have to admit I cringe every time they see yet another beer commercial during a live game.

Raising a good person in a digital world

As parents, we have many hopes for our kids. We want them to grow up to live happy, successful lives. We hope they’ll find love, maybe have kids of their own, and pursue their dreams. But at the bottom of all these wishes is the hope that our kid turns…

Olympic swimmer takes on depression with help of Phelps, others

Imagine that swimming is what you’ve loved for more than 15 years, but whenever you dive into the pool, you feel like a disappointment, unmotivated to go forward. The feeling is almost destructive. That was what was going on in Allison Schmitt’s mind during training after the 2012 London Olympic…

Can forgotten rubella children of the ’60s hold clue for Zika babies?

Pregnant women infected with the rubella virus, or German measles, during a 1960’s US epidemic, gave birth to babies with multiple birth defects. More than 50 years later, their children still need care.

Do you really stretch before a workout?

Tomeka Jones gets tips from an expert on how to stretch your muscles properly.

‘Starchy’ enters race to be sixth taste

A new study suggests that the human tongue can detect a “starchy” sixth taste and may shed light on why we enjoy eating carbs.

Grass, pets, showers can cause fungal infections?

Kelly Bowman gets talks to an expert about skin fungal infections.

Puppy’s special chair saves his life

Elijah, a pup in Idaho, was suffering from severe malnutrition because of a “vascular ring anomaly,” but thanks to some creative doctors he’s now living a life fit for a king.

How to deal with a defiant child

Most parents have struggled with a defiant child, but what they might not realize is that there are steps they can take to eliminate the challenging behavior.

Baby simulators not effective in preventing pregnancy, study says

Baby simulator programs, designed to deter teenage girls from getting pregnant, do not prevent pregnancy. according to a study published in the journal Lancet.

Stop the meltdowns!

In my house, we called it going boneless. That’s when my girls, as toddlers, would arch their backs, screaming uncontrollably, usually in a public place (of course!) and there was nothing my husband or I could do to satisfy them.

How Grindr got men to self-test for HIV

Grindr, a dating app for gay men, was found to be an effective way to give out HIV self-test kits to men at risk of infection and reduce the spread of HIV, according to a recent study.

The glory of barbecue

If there is a common language in the food world, it’s barbecue. Tailgating and barbecue, it doesn’t get better than that