Study reveals easy and cheap way to reduce risk of early death

Study reveals easy and cheap way to reduce risk of early death

NEW YORK — If you’re able to walk 10 minutes a day, you can reduce the risk of an early death, according to a study out Thursday from the American Cancer Society. Taking up that advice is the Duke Island Park walking group in New Jersey. Bonnie Berger, 75, and her husband, Larry, are right […]

Walking for 10 minutes a day can reduce risk of early death, study says

October 19, 2017, 6:47 PM| If you’re able to walk 10 minutes a day, you can reduce the risk of an early death, according to a study out Thursday from the American Cancer Society. Dr. Jon LaPook says every step you take is a step in the right direction. Source Article from http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/walking-for-10-minutes-a-day-can-reduce-risk-of-early-death-study-says/Walking for 10 […]

Pollution linked to 9M deaths worldwide each year

Pollution linked to 9M deaths worldwide each year

Pollution isn’t just an unfortunate fact of modern life — it is a killer. In fact, pollution is linked to about 9 million deaths each year — a number equivalent to one in six of all deaths across the globe — according to a new large report published in The Lancet. The majority of these […]

Loneliness may be as bad for your health as smoking

Loneliness may be as bad for your health as smoking

Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has tackled a range of public health crises including Zika, drug and alcohol addiction and obesity. Now, he’s shedding light on a silent crisis: the rising number of lonely people in America. He believes it is a growing threat to our health and well-being. “I have met have thousands of […]

Gene therapy for blood cancer wins FDA approval

Gene therapy for blood cancer wins FDA approval

U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults. The Food and Drug Administration allowed sales of the treatment from Kite Pharma. It uses the same technology, called CAR-T, as the first gene therapy approved in the U.S. in August, a treatment […]

Women race on the water with much more at stake than finishing first

Women race on the water with much more at stake than finishing first

Living Stronger is a “CBS Evening News” series celebrating the people leading the way to longevity — and inspiring the rest of us.   CHICAGO — Plying the murky waters of Chicago’s Bubbly Creek, a group of determined women defies the odds with every stroke, reports CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds. “Do you think it is lengthening […]

Lawyer who took on tobacco industry turns to opioids fight

Mark Strassmann Mark Strassmann was named CBS News Transportation correspondent in August 2011. He has been a CBS News correspondent since January 2001, and is based in the Atlanta bureau. Source Article from http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lawyer-who-took-on-tobacco-industry-turns-to-big-drug-manufacturers-opioids/Lawyer who took on tobacco industry turns to opioids fight

Lawyer who took on tobacco industry now turning to opioids fight

October 18, 2017, 6:39 PM| Mike Moore calls himself a “country lawyer from Mississippi,” but don’t believe it. He’s a 65-year-old David who has found his next Goliath: the big drug manufacturers. Moore says the industry understated how addictive opioids could be. He took on tobacco companies in the 1990s and won a $246 billion […]

Troubling trend of self-harm seen in teen girls

Troubling trend of self-harm seen in teen girls

New research from the U.K. finds a sharp increase in the number of adolescent girls reporting self-harm in recent years. The study shows girls are much more likely to harm themselves compared to teenage boys. Self-harm in children and adolescents is a major public health concern in countries throughout the world and is the strongest […]

California wildfires could leave behind toxic mess

California wildfires could leave behind toxic mess

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Health officials in Sonoma and Napa Counties in California are expressing concerns that the ash from burned homes and cars have created a dangerous toxic mess that first responders and residents will be dealing with for many years to come. Tuesday was one of the clearest days in Santa Rosa since the […]

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