Around the world, governments are limiting travel, canceling public events, and closing schools, hoping to slow the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Though extreme steps like these may seem scary, the goal is to keep people safe.
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Because of concerns about concussions, children younger than 12 in the United Kingdom will no longer be allowed to head the ball during soccer (football) practices.
When you visit the doctor, the doctor usually checks to see if your temperature is "normal". Now, new research suggests that the "normal" temperature of humans has been dropping over the last 200 years.
When Jason Esterhuizen was 23, an accident left him blind. Now, eight years later, special glasses and a device inside his brain are allowing him to make out some details of the world around him.
Following a large number of injuries and deaths related to vaping, governments are starting to react. Experts say action is needed to protect children and young adults, who are targeted by vaping companies.
In today's news roundup, Apple loses its famous designer, seals are taught how to sing, San Francisco makes a law against selling e-cigarettes, and the Netherlands deals with a phone problem that takes out its emergency number.
Hundreds of millions of people in India are facing a water shortage. The city of Chennai has a water emergency, and the situation is bad in many other parts of the country.
Last week, scientists released a report naming a killer worse than smoking - unhealthy eating. The report says that unhealthy eating is responsible for 20% of all deaths worldwide.
The US government has come out with new advice for Americans about how much exercise they should get each week. The main message is: "Move more. Sit less."
England plans to make energy drinks against the law for kids, Korea stops selling coffee in its schools, and in Detroit, school drinking fountains have been turned off because the water is dangerous.