In the US, a 13-month closure of a steel mill in Utah resulted in reducing hospitalizations for pneumonia, pleurisy, bronchitis and asthma by half. School absenteeism decreased by 40 percent, and daily mortality fell by 16 percent.
Recent study shows that any amount of running is associated with a 27% lower risk of death from all causes for both sexes, compared with no running. It is also associated with a 30% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
Beverly Hills has passed what experts say is the most restrictive tobacco ban in the nation, barring the sale of virtually all nicotine products and setting the stage for similar laws in other cities.
Between 2011 and 2018, average monthly cigarette consumption fell by nearly a quarter, equating to around 118 million fewer cigarettes being smoked every month.
New research finds that seniors who ate mushrooms twice weekly had 50% reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment.
Spending time outside teaches kids to cope with challenging situations, both emotional and physical. It allows for scenarios in which a certain degree of character-building hardship is experienced without being cruel or unfair to the child.
If it seems like everyone you know is trying yoga or meditation, you might be right. A new US government survey shows that the number of people practicing the "mindfulness" techniques has surged in the past few years.
According to a Spanish study, people who commute through natural environments report better mental health. A research is based on questionnaires answered by nearly 3,600 participants from four European cities.
The World Health Organization’s review of the New Nordic Diet shows unique evidence of its positive effectiveness on the outcomes of noncommunicable diseases.
Exposure to "greenspace" reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure, among other benefits.
Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies' longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.
The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by Canadian researchers.
One-third of early deaths - up to 200,000 total - might be averted if people switched to vegetarian diets, according to calculations from Harvard scientists.
2017 was the year of plant-based diets reaching new heights of popularity. 2018 has just as much to be excited about as far as lifestyle and food trends are concerned.