Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

FILE – In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data released by the government Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (Rich Pedroncelli, File/Associated Press) by Mike […]

Map: Mosquito fogging Tuesday in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara

Map: Mosquito fogging Tuesday in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara

Because mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in the area, some neighborhoods in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara will be sprayed with pesticide on Tuesday to eradicate the insects. The fogging conducted by the Santa Clara County Vector Control District is scheduled to start at 11 p.m. Tuesday and last until about 2 […]

Hundreds of breast cancer patients 'denied reconstruction'

Hundreds of breast cancer patients 'denied reconstruction'

Image caption Jo is one of hundreds of women who have had their options restricted after breast cancer One in five NHS bodies in England is limiting the number of reconstruction surgeries breast cancer patients are allowed, potentially affecting hundreds of women, a charity report suggests. Breast Cancer Now says the restrictions are “arbitrary” and […]

Sleep quantity, quality linked to heart health in adolescents: Study

Sleep quantity, quality linked to heart health in adolescents: Study

By: IANS | Washington | Published: June 17, 2018 4:36:25 pm   Both quantity and quality of sleep affect cardiovascular health. (Source: File Photo) Both quantity and quality of sleep in adolescents had significant effects on aspects of cardiovascular health such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat deposition, according to a study published […]

Life and hope honored at Relay for Life

Life and hope honored at Relay for Life

WATERLOO — At Relay for Life on Friday, Hawkeye Community College was lit up with luminaria honoring the spirit of those who won their fight against cancer, some who lost, and those still fighting. Vibrant energy, colorful T-shirts and celebration of life filled the campus. Participants were unified by their shared experiences and a common […]

Experts warn about Lyme disease ahead of warm weekend

Experts warn about Lyme disease ahead of warm weekend

MANCHESTER, N.H. — As this weekend’s warm weather draws many of us outside, health experts are warning of the dangers of ticks and Lyme disease. Catholic Medical Center physician assistant Joe Magnum said he has already treated several people for Lyme disease this year. New Hampshire has two common types of ticks – the bigger, […]

Why Are High School Students Having Less Sex?

Why Are High School Students Having Less Sex?

For years, adults have been urging teenagers not to have sex. It seems their prayers have now been answered, as fewer high schoolers are romping in the sheets than ever before.  The National Youth Risk Behavior Survey report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday showed a drop in both the number […]

Relay for Life kicks off Saturday at fairground

Relay for Life kicks off Saturday at fairground

This year, participants in the Relay for Life in Rutland County are being invited to “Give Cancer the Boot” as the annual event will have a Western theme for the first time. The relay challenges teams to have someone walk the track at the Vermont State Fairgrounds from its start at 1 p.m. Saturday through […]

What we eat at work isn't healthy, CDC says

What we eat at work isn't healthy, CDC says

What we eat at work isn’t healthy, CDC says What we eat at work isn’t healthy, CDC says Posted: Wednesday, June 13 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-06-13 21:48:12 GMT Updated: Wednesday, June 13 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-06-13 21:48:12 GMT The foods we get at work average nearly 1,300 calories a week. (Source: Pixabay, file) The […]

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