Outcomes

Almost half of adults in the United States are projected to be obese, not just overweight, by 2030, according to estimates published in December 2019 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Nearly...
Among the greatest challenges for public health officials as they try to slow the spread of COVID-19 are the supplies and effectiveness of vaccines. Currently, two have been approved for use. The...
Life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped a full year in the first half of 2020  — the biggest decrease since World War II — largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The disease has had a...
Life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped a full year in the first half of 2020  — the biggest decrease since World War II — largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The disease has had a...
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic claimed the lives of over 340,000 in the U.S. in 2020, Americans were still much more likely to die from cancer as they were the virus. Before the pandemic, about...
Almost half of adults in the U.S. are projected to be obese, not just overweight, by 2030, according to estimates published in December 2019 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Nearly one in four...
Many nutrients are important for good overall health. Most of them the body gets from certain foods. However, the typical American diet — which consists of a lot of grains, sugar, and saturated...
Despite significant strides in cancer detection and treatment, cancer remains a scary word. It’s certainly scarier than hearing you have a chronic condition. But the truth is that the...
February 4 is World Cancer Day, and in recognition of this, 24/7 Tempo decided to highlight several well-known women who have defeated the disease. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer...
Americans spend billions of dollars on skin-care products each year in the hopes these products will help keep their skin looking young and healthy. The skin-care market has been growing steadily for...
Psoriasis and eczema are both common skin conditions. Eczema affects about 31.6 million people in the United States, while as many as 7.5 million suffer from psoriasis. Both cause red, itchy skin,...
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes memory loss and impairs speech, behavior, and cognitive functions. The most common risk factor for the disease is age. The vast...
Life expectancy in the U.S. was beginning to stabilize after declining for several years. An American born in 2020 had an average life expectancy of 78.6 years, slightly lower than in 2018 but an...
We live in the midst of a global pandemic and with the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus. While researchers have yet to find a fully effective treatment for COVID-19 doctors can easily...
The fear that comes with a cancer diagnosis has roots in the disease’s killer nature. In the United States, where the disease is also the second biggest killer (after heart disease), nearly 600,000...