In a new set of guidelines, the World Health Organization said that infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens and that children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one hour of “sedentary screen time” each day.
Many women who’ve just given birth experience some type of mental disorder. The suffering is sometimes so acute they commit suicide. Now, the first drug to specifically treat postpartum depression, has just hit the market in the U.S.
Almost half of Pakistani children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth due to chronic malnutrition. Neither the body nor brains of these children develop as they normally should prompting health experts there to call for greater efforts at intervention. Our correspondent Danial Khan has more from Islamabad.
Food is by and large one of the world’s largest industries, and over the past decade, the resources, land and energy needed to get food on our plates have become vast, and become a burden on the planet.
The world needs millions more acres of farmable land by 2050 and the United Nation’s Food agency says more than half of that is in Brazil. The South American country is already one of the world’s biggest food producers, and its importance is rising.
The popularity of breastfeeding is growing in the United States thanks in part to global guideline, that the Trump administration reportedly tried to water down earlier this year. Many women still face challenges trying to maintain a regimen.
Published in April, the study involved over 200 scientists and genetic data from 135,000 people reportedly with depression and nearly 350,000 healthy people across several countries has vastly expanded our knowledge of the genetic factors that increase risk of depression.
The World Health Organization estimates it kills 7.5 million people per year and many of those deaths are preventable. In the U.S. leading health organizations have just lowered their blood pressure guidelines in the hopes of saving more lives.
For decades, the Philippines has managed to dodge the HIV epidemic, but it’s now spreading fast in the country, particularly among males having sex with males. As Barnaby Lo reports, it’s got the highest rate of new infections in the Asia Pacific region.
Thirty years ago, an HIV/AIDS diagnosis was a death sentence. This year, the medical community confirmed that, if HIV in your blood is undetectable, you can’t transmit it. Implications for more than 36 million HIV-positive people worldwide are great.
Healthcare is a lucrative business and there’s one sector looking to get in on the act – the tech industry. As VR matures, it’s being used more and more to treat both psychological and physical pain. CGTN’s Phil Lavelle reports.
If you were at risk for a life threatening disease like cancer you’d want to know as early as possible so you could treat and hopefully erradicate the disease. New technology coming out of Israel may help. for patients, it’s as easy as taking a routine blood test.
Nutritional supplements have been pouring out profits over the last few years. It’s an estimated $30 billion a year industry. But studies suggest they don’t actually improve our health, and some may even have adverse effects.
Reducing food waste is a popular theme these days. According to recent studies, about 40 percent of the food purchased in the United States gets tossed, leading to wasted time, energy and resources for both cook and farmer.
Faced with the exorbitant costs of in vitro fertilization, many couples hoping to conceive are turning to Argentina as a less-expensive and less-restrictive option. CCTV America’s Joel Richards reports from Buenos Aires.
Chinese-American actor and martial artist Daniel Wu has performed in more than 60 films in Asia. His new U.S. show “Into the Badlands” was recently renewed, and he has a huge role in the film “Warcraft” that opens in theaters today.
CCTV America’s correspondent in Mexico, Franc Contreras, brings us an extraordinary, first person account of his own quintuple bypass heart surgery. A warning, this story contains come graphic images of surgery.
CCTV America’s Franc Contreras interviewed best-selling author and physician Joel Fuhrman and asked him one more question about what research backs up his Nutritrian diet and how the diet works. Here’s his response:
One of my favorite breakfast meals is huevos rancheros. But I’m biased — I grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where its a breakfast staple. A more heart-healthy version of this dish retains all the flavors of huevos, but removes a the cholesterol found in eggs.
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