Aguilera, Hanks, De Niro and more light up Cannes amfAR gala

Robert De Niro was the honored guest at the 28th annual amfAR Gala Cannes, where one lucky guest won an auction to have lunch with the actor and a piece of his family history. One of the most anticipated events of the Cannes Film Festival, over 800 guests attended Thursday’s exclusive dinner, auction and after party in Antibes where guests were entertained with performances from Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin and Charli XCX. De Niro kicked off the bidding on the lunch with him and by the time it was over, 500,000 euros ($537,025) had been raised to support amfAR’s AIDS research efforts. The lot also includes a painting by De Niro's father.

Seizure-Related Emergency Visits Dropped in Early Pandemic Period

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- During the early pandemic period, there was a decrease in seizure-related emergency department visits, which almost returned to prepandemic levels for almost all age groups by the end of 2020, according to research published in the May 27 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Inappropriate Outpatient Antibiotic Rx Common for Children

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions are common among children with common infections treated in an outpatient setting, according to a study published online May 26 in JAMA Network Open.

Police suspect arson in fire at Wyoming abortion clinic site

Police believe an overnight fire in Wyoming that damaged a building being renovated to house a new abortion clinic was deliberately set. Authorities are trying to determine the identity of a possible suspect seen running away from the building before dawn Wednesday. Police say the person was carrying what appeared to be a gas can and a black back. The blaze damaged the inside of the building under renovation to house the clinic in Casper, the second-biggest city in a state where opposition to abortion is widespread. The clinic was set to open in June.

Beliefs Associated With Sunscreen Use Identified for Over 50s

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Older non-Hispanic White adults are more likely to use sunscreen if they believe it will prevent them from getting sunburned and if they believe their romantic partners think they should do so, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association.

Prognostic Model Predicts Survival in Elderly With GI Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A prognostic model based on clinical parameters has been developed and validated for predicting overall survival among elderly patients with primary gastrointestinal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (EGI DLBCL), according to a study published online May 2 in Frontiers in Medicine.

US Census Bureau: Big city losses early in COVID pandemic

Eight of the 10 largest cities in the U.S. lost population during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. New estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show only Phoenix and San Antonio gained new residents from 2020 to 2021. New York led the way, losing more than 305,000 residents, or about 3.5% of its 2020 population. Among the nation's 10 largest cities, it was followed by Chicago and Los Angeles. Smaller big cities primarily in the Sunbelt gained news residents. Those cities include Austin and Fort Worth in Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina and Columbus, Ohio.

Worry about stagflation, a flashback to '70s, begins to grow

Stagflation. It was the dreaded “S word” of the 1970s. For Americans of a certain age, it conjures memories of painfully long lines at gas stations and shuttered factories. Stagflation is the bitterest of pills: High inflation mixes with a weak job market to cause a toxic brew that punishes consumers and befuddles economists. For decades, most economists didn’t think such a nasty concoction was even possible. But a confluence of events has economists reaching back to the days of disco and the bleak high-inflation, high-unemployment economy of nearly a half century ago. Few think stagflation is in sight. But as a longer-term threat, it can no longer be dismissed.

More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices

Pandemic-weary U.S. residents are confronting high gas prices as they decide whether to travel this Memorial Day weekend. AAA says the average gas price in the U.S. on Thursday was $4.60 per gallon. In California, it topped $6. But for some, more than two years of pandemic life has them hitting the road or taking to the skies despite a recent surge in cases. AAA estimates that more than 39 million people in the U.S. will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend. A record number of almost 90% of those travelers are expected to go by car over the long weekend.

For 'lockdown generation' school shootings are their reality

Students processing the attack in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 students and two teachers  — yet another school shooting — returned to a common theme: They are the “lockdown generation.” Although mass shootings at schools are rare, gun violence among traumatized and stressed students has risen since the start of the pandemic — and many have become numb to the violence. Since the start of 2020, researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School have recorded 504 cases of gun violence at schools — a number that eclipses the previous eight years combined. The database includes students brandishing guns or opening fire in classrooms, bathrooms, cafeterias or gyms, and counts students who have used guns to take their own lives at school.