Stigma Lingers For Deadliest Cancer

But for every woman who dies of lung cancer, just over 1,000 federal dollars are invested. The difference is staggering. November is national lung cancer awareness month. Scientists don’t have millions of dollars to spend on marketing to call attention to the need for research dollars. If they did, they would spend that money on…

For Black Men, Early Household Linked To Blood Pressure

5 natural ways to lower blood pressure “Less childhood stress potentially delays the rise of blood pressure that increases with age, lowering one’s risk of hypertension in adulthood.” Childhood family living arrangements might, for research purposes, be equivalent to social and economic status, Barrington said, though she did not collect economic data on the men’s…

Usa Has Made Slight Progress On Mental Health Since Newtown

The number of public psychiatric beds has fallen 90% since the 1950s, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. “In most communities, there isn’t the capacity to care for people who need care,” Manderscheid said. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute for Mental Health, said he hopes the country remains committed to helping these patients…

Metabolic Syndrome Continues To Climb In The U.s.

Gary Liguori, an assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences at North Dakota State University in Fargo. The new study found that 34 percent of U.S. adults in government health surveys conducted between 1999 and 2006 had metabolic syndrome — up from 29 percent in similar surveys done between 1988 and 1994. The researchers…

Is Alcoholism In Women The Last Taboo?

ALCOHOLISM: TREATING THE FAMILY AS A WHOLE Why could my grandmother be an honors graduate of the University of Michigan and not be allowed to vote until she was in her 30s? As women? Yes, we’ve come a long way. My mother could vote, but not walk up the steps of the Union. I could…