FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- Simply climbing a single set of stairs, walking around the block or taking a three-minute jog can improve a middle-aged person's health, even when such activity is spread across the day, new research suggests.
After tracking the activity habits and health of more than 4,800 adults 40 years old and up for four years, researchers concluded that short bursts of activity add up -- and ultimately reap big health dividends.
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 -- Quicker action to cut fossil fuel emissions and slow climate change could prevent as many as 153 million premature deaths worldwide this century, new research contends.
That's how many lives could be saved in 154 of the world's largest cities through immediate action to reduce emissions and limit the global temperature increase to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, instead of delaying the largest reductions, as some countries propose, the researchers said.
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- After American women began to adopt annual mammography screening in the 1980s, a very healthy thing happened: the average size of newly discovered breast tumors got smaller.
That's the finding from a new look at data on more than 386,000 U.S. women who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 1983 and 2014.
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Millions of Americans buy marijuana online illegally, a new study found.
"Anyone, including teenagers, can search for and buy marijuana from their smartphone, regardless of what state they live in," said study leader John Ayers. He's an associate research professor at San Diego State University's School of Public Health.
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- If you suffer from fibromyalgia, new research suggests tai chi might do more than aerobic exercise to ease your chronic pain.
"Tai chi mind-body treatment results in similar or greater improvement in symptoms than aerobic exercise, the current most commonly prescribed nondrug treatment, for a variety of outcomes for patients with fibromyalgia," the study authors wrote.