“President Trump’s budget deals a devastating blow to medical research by slashing the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) funding by $7.2 billion. A cut of this magnitude would force promising research to be left unfinished, or worse, put on hold. The hope of too many Americans rests on NIH-funded research and breakthrough medical advancements, including preventing, treating and ultimately curing cardiovascular disease (CVD)."
Smokers who received frequent, tailored emails with quitting tips, motivational messages, and social support had cessation rates rivaling that of the most effective medication available for cessation, according to a new American Cancer Society (ACS) study. The study appears in Tobacco Control.
Nearly everyone experiences fatigue at one time or another. It can usually be traced to a specific cause and often resolves on its own.
Long-lasting fatigue, however, can have profound effects on your health, affecting your energy level, ability to concentrate and emotional and psychological well-being.
Falls are serious at any age, but especially for older people who are more likely to break a bone when they fall because of osteoporosis, which weakens the bones. Someone may not even know they have osteoporosis until a fall causes a bone to break.
Health food stores are proliferating, more grocery stores are making room for health food sections and health experts are urging us to consume more fruits and veggies and less red meat, fast food and processed food – but has the notoriously unhealthy American diet gotten any better?
Reducing the amount of sodium you put in home-cooked meals may not be sufficient to improve your health if you dine out regularly at restaurants, says a new study, because restaurant foods and commercially processed foods sold in stores contain so much of it.
“There’s no cop on the beat enforcing our drinking water laws”
May 12, 2017
Nearly a quarter of the U.S. population -- approximately 77 million people – is drinking water from systems reporting violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2015, according to a report issued recently by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).