Having a strong sense that your life has meaning and direction may make you less likely to develop areas of brain damage caused by blockages in blood flow as you age. This research is reported in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.
More than 5.8 trillion cigarettes smoked in 2014 alone
March 20, 2015
An atlas put together by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation graphically details the harmful influence of tobacco on health, poverty, social justice, and the environment; the progress being made in tobacco control; and – according to the two organizations -- the latest products and tactics being used by the industry to protect its profits and delay and derail tobacco control.
A dispute coming to a head in East Chicago, Indiana shines a spotlight on the affordable health care issue – but not in terms of Obamacare. Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., which purchased Ameristar Casino last year, is attempting to replace the current health care plan with one that charges employees up to $4,000 per year in payroll deductions for family coverage.
Psychology has played, and will continue to play, a critical role in cancer prevention, treatment and control, according to the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association. In a special issue of American Psychologist® entitled “Cancer and Psychology,” researchers review the many contributions of psychological science to cancer research, screening, medical adherence, prevention and quality of life, among other related topics.
People with poor physical fitness in their 40s may have lower brain volumes by the time they hit 60, an indicator of accelerated brain aging, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting.
When it comes to healthcare, preventive measures are just as important, if not more so, than curative ones. Telemedicine and remote monitoring are ways in which technology has enabled us to help keep people’s chronic health conditions stable and to provide patients with better quality of life.
Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).