Vestavia Hills, Alabama, church shooting: 2 dead, another wounded after gunfire near Birmingham. The suspect is in custody, police say

CNN — Two people were killed and another person was injured Thursday in a shooting at a small group church meeting in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, police said. A suspect, who was not publicly identified, is in custody, said Capt. Shane Ware with the Vestavia Hills Police Department. The surviving victim is being treated … Read more

Moderate drinkers at risk for alcohol problems if they binge, study finds

CNN — You consider yourself a light-to-moderate drinker, having the occasional cocktail or glass of wine with dinner and only tossing back a few extra glasses of liquid refreshment at social gatherings on weekends. By most standards, you’d be right – because drinking is typically tracked as an average over the week. “This leaves many … Read more

Toby Keith announces he has stomach cancer

CNN — Country music superstar Toby Keith has announced he has been battling stomach cancer since late last year but has received treatment and plans to return to the stage soon. In a statement posted on his verified Twitter and Instagram accounts Sunday, Keith said he was diagnosed with cancer last fall. “I’ve spent the … Read more

3D-printed organs: The future of transplantation

CNN — What if doctors could just print a kidney, using cells from the patient, instead of having to find a donor match and hope the patient’s body doesn’t reject the transplanted kidney? The soonest that could happen is in a decade, thanks to 3D organ bioprinting, said Jennifer Lewis, a professor at Harvard University’s … Read more

US will end Covid-19 testing requirement for air travelers entering the country

CNN — The Biden administration is expected to announce Friday that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lift its requirement for travelers to test negative for Covid-19 before entering the US, according to a senior administration official. The move, which CNN was first to report, will go into effect for US-bound air … Read more

Singapore’s dengue ’emergency’ is a climate change omen for the world

CNN — Singapore says it is facing a dengue “emergency” as it grapples with an outbreak of the seasonal disease that has come unusually early this year. The Southeast Asian city-state has already exceeded 11,000 cases – far beyond the 5,258 it reported throughout 2021 – and that was before June 1, when its peak … Read more

New variants are poised to keep Covid-19 circulating at high levels throughout the summer

CNN — Even as the US grapples with its most recent wave of Covid-19, new research suggests that variants on the horizon may keep case levels high. The next influx of infections will probably come from the newer Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, two closely related viruses that were first characterized in South Africa and … Read more

Changing our DNA: ‘The age of human therapeutic gene editing is here’

CNN — When popular YouTube star Adalia Rose died earlier this year, she looked like a diminutive, sickly woman in her 80s. In reality she was only 15 years old, a victim of progeria, an extremely rare genetic disorder caused by a single mutation in one of 3 million base pairs that make up human … Read more

China zero-Covid: 100,000 officials attend emergency State Council meeting to revive economy

Hong Kong CNN Business — China’s cabinet held an emergency meeting with more than 100,000 participants on Wednesday, according to state media, as top leaders urged new measures to stabilize an economy battered by the country’s stringent Covid-19 restrictions. The unexpected video teleconference by the State Council was attended by officials across provincial, city and … Read more

The US is offering vaccines to certain people exposed to monkeypox. Here’s what you should know

CNN — As global health leaders investigate an unusual outbreak of monkeypox across more than a dozen countries, discussions in the United States have turned to vaccination against the disease – and certain people exposed to the virus could be offered a vaccine. Vaccines for monkeypox are now available to some health care workers treating … Read more