Studies have proven the dangers of exposure to outdoor pollution.
Now a new study finds indoor pollution can hurt your heart as well.
Experts at the University of Michigan had 65 men and women wear vests that monitored their pollution exposure and the health effect it had.
They found exposure to pollution, both indoors and out, narrowed blood vessels and increased blood pressure.
Even though all the participants lived in nonsmoking households, 30 percent were exposed to secondhand smoke, a major source of indoor pollution.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.