Category: Health

Scorching July on pace to be hottest month on record

Scientists from the United Nations and the European Union announced Thursday that the first three weeks of July were the three hottest weeks on record and that the month was almost certain to be the warmest in recorded history. “Unless an ice age were to appear all of sudden out of nothing, it is basically […]

The truth about ultraprocessed foods may be ultracomplicated

“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates. Photo illustration by Quinn Lemmers/Yahoo News; photos: Getty Images. What’s happening For decades, the question of whether a food is healthy or not has centered largely on what’s in it: Does it have a lot of fiber and vitamins? Is there an […]

How do they work in state abortion bans?

This week Time published a story about a 13-year-old girl in Mississippi who, thanks to the state’s new abortion ban, was forced to give birth shortly before entering seventh grade. The story highlights how increasingly challenging it has become to obtain an abortion in many parts of the country, even for those who are supposed […]

Could psychedelics usher in a mental health revolution?

“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates. Illustration by Alex Cochran for Yahoo News; photos: Oscar Wong/Getty Images, OsakaWayne Studios/Getty Images, Bloomberg Creative via Getty Images, Yagi Studio/Getty Images, and Javier Zayas Photography/Getty Images What’s happening Psychedelic drugs have been shown to have remarkable benefits for people who are […]

Why is it so hard to find a public bathroom in the U.S.?

“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates. The problem of finding a public bathroom is especially acute in the U.S. (Getty Images) What’s happening We’ve all been there. You need to go to the bathroom, or maybe your child does. You try one business after another. Finally you end […]

How smoke from Canadian wildfires affects your health

Smoke from Canadian wildfires triggered air quality alerts in more than a dozen U.S. states on Wednesday, with health officials warning people in sensitive groups, such as children, elderly or those with respiratory conditions to limit their time outdoors or stay inside. Yahoo News spoke with health experts who explained how wildfire smoke affects your […]

AI and health care: Should we be worried?

A Pew Research poll found that 6 in 10 U.S. adults would feel uncomfortable if their own health care provider relied on artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose disease and recommend treatments. But the reality is that AI has entered the health and wellness space, with some doctors already harnessing its power and potential. Yahoo News […]