Babies’ screen time may affect academic success, study says

Babies’ screen time may affect academic success, study says

CNN — Leaving babies to watch tablets and TV may harm their academic performance and emotional well-being later in life, according to a new study. According to the study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Executive functioning skills are mental processes that “allow us to plan, focus our attention, remember instructions, and successfully juggle … Read more

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at ‘transition point’

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at ‘transition point’

CNN — Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but acknowledged that the pandemic is at a “transition point”. WHO’s Emergency Committee on International Health Regulations discussed the pandemic at its 14th meeting on Covid-19 on Friday, and Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus agreed that the Declaration of the Public … Read more

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth most common cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published Monday. Children are dying from Covid-19 significantly less than any other age group — less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those under the … Read more

Rickey Smiley mourns the death of his son Brandon

Rickey Smiley mourns the death of his son Brandon

CNN — Comedian Rickey Smiley announced the death of his eldest son, Brandon Smiley, on Sunday. The elder Smiley shared the sad news about his 32-year-old son in a video on his verified Instagram account. “My son, Brandon Smiley, passed away this morning. I’m about to board a flight to Birmingham,” Smiley said. The popular … Read more

MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgery

MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgery

CNN — YouTube superstar MrBeast is making the world clearer – for at least 1,000 people. The content creator’s latest stunt is paying for cataract removal for 1,000 people who were blind or nearly blind but couldn’t afford the surgery. “We are healing the blindness of a thousand people,” MrBeast — real name Jimmy Donaldson … Read more

Lisa Loring, original Wednesday Addams actress, passed away at age 64

Lisa Loring, original Wednesday Addams actress, passed away at age 64

CNN — Lisa Loring, best known as the first actress to play Wednesday Addams on the original sitcom “The Addams Family,” has passed away at the age of 64. Loring’s daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, confirmed in a statement to Variety that her mother died of a stroke on Saturday. “She went peacefully with both of her … Read more

Adani Group beats Hindenburg ‘attack on India’ as share price hits $70 billion

Adani Group beats Hindenburg ‘attack on India’ as share price hits  billion

New Delhi CNN — The Adani Group has accused a US investment firm of launching “a calculated attack” on India by publishing a report alleging widespread fraud at the Ports-to-Power conglomerate. Hindenburg Research last week released its report on billionaire Gautam Adani’s affairs, accusing the group of “brutal stock manipulation and accounting fraud over decades.” … Read more

Hu Xinyu: Body of a missing Chinese teenager found 106 days after he disappeared from school

Hu Xinyu: Body of a missing Chinese teenager found 106 days after he disappeared from school

CNN — For three months, Hu Xinyu’s disappearance gripped China. The whereabouts of the 15-year-old, who disappeared from a boarding school in southern Jiangxi province in October, has been one of the hottest topics on the Chinese internet for months. It led to numerous questions, speculation, and round after round of exhaustive policing searches — … Read more

MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgery

MrBeast helps 1,000 blind people see again by sponsoring cataract surgery

CNN — YouTube superstar MrBeast is making the world clearer – for at least 1,000 people. The content creator’s latest stunt is paying for cataract removal for 1,000 people who were blind or nearly blind but couldn’t afford the surgery. “We are healing the blindness of a thousand people,” MrBeast — real name Jimmy Donaldson … Read more

Surgeon General says 13 is ‘too early’ to join social media

Surgeon General says 13 is ‘too early’ to join social media

CNN — US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says he believes 13 is too young for kids to be on social media platforms because even though sites allow kids that age to join, kids are still “assessing their identities develop”. Meta, Twitter, and a host of other social media giants currently allow 13-year-olds to join their … Read more