How Inherited Fitness May Affect Breast Cancer Risk

How inherited fitness may affect breast cancer risk Physical activity has long been considered a way to lower risk for breast cancer. vectorfusionart/ Henry J. Thompson, Colorado State University

Repeated studies have shown that physical inactivity, and the occurrence of obesity to which it is linked, increases the risk for many chronic diseases, including breast and other cancers.

The US Health Economy is Big, But is it Better?

The US health economy is big, but is it better? Health care makes up a sizable portion of U.S. GDP. gpoiintstudio/ Diane Dewar, University at Albany, State University of New York

The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world.

How to Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline with Age

Jne Valokuvaus/Shutterstock Hayley Wright, Coventry University

Research into how we can keep our brains healthy as we age has gained momentum in recent years. There is now an increased focus on the changes that we can makes to our health and lifestyle, which may prevent dementia.

Some Nerves: How Loud Noise May Change Hearing

Hearing can be affected by loud noises, but the mechanisms have not been fully understood. The auditory nerve plays a big role. 9nang/ Matthew Xu-Friedman, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Our modern world is loud.

Why Medicaid Matters to You

As more and more seniors need care, their budgets will be strained. As a result, they may rely on Medicaid. gagliardiImages/ Sharona Hoffman, Case Western Reserve University

Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare have been suspended for the time being, and many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief.

The Hidden Extra Costs of Living With a Disability

Costs of transportation and accessibility are just two factors that increase cost of living for persons with disabilities. Corepics VOF/ Sophie Mitra, Fordham University; Daniel Mont, UCL; Hoolda Kim, Fordham University; Michael Palmer, RMIT University Vietnam, and Nora Groce, UCL

Disability is often incorrectly assumed to be rare.