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A review of research has found that the ability to obtain and understand basic health information and services partly determines the mortality rate of people with heart failure. Share on PinterestA recent study looks at links between health literacy and health outcomes. Heart failure impairs the capacity of the heart to pump blood around the …

Are your past money troubles continuing to hold you back? Anyone who has ever been in a rough spot financially knows that you develop certain survival strategies to make it work. You juggle bill payments so that your bank accounts don’t run out of money halfway through the month. You always look for the most …

Researchers analyzed data on more than 25,000 adults over 50, looking for factors that could predict how long they lived before they started suffering from age-related disabilities, like being unable to get out of bed or cook for themselves. The biggest socioeconomic factor in predicting when those problems began was wealth, the team discovered, with …

From a continued decline in infant and maternal mortality to inadequate funding for healthcare, from poor nutrition to an acute encephalitis syndrome outbreak, and from success in malaria prevention to below-par performance on leprosy control and tuberculosis elimination, here’s a look at 2019’s biggest health stories. Decrease in maternal mortality, …

New research suggests that our genes may not be as big a contributor to our risk of disease as previously thought. Image: Istock.com/from2015 via AFP Relaxnews New Canadian research has found that genes may have less to do with our risk of disease than we think, and factors such as environment and lifestyle could play …

SAN FRANCISCO — Polar bears have long been the poster children for the woes of Arctic warming. But climate change isn’t just a danger to wildlife. It threatens the safety and livelihoods of people across the Arctic. To put a human face to this problem, an annual report by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Pope Francis marks the 3rd World Day of the Poor celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for poor people in Rome and beyond. By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis on Sunday said the poor remind us of how we should live the Gospel: “like beggars reaching out to God.” Marking the 3rd World Day of …

State and local officials announced six lawsuits Friday targeting polluters in poor communities around New Jersey. Speaking at a press conference in Newark, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the state and the nation haven’t done enough to protect minority neighborhoods from polluters. “These companies have put the health and safety of many vulnerable residents …

Rome’s mayor has accused trade unions of holding the city hostage as public services grounded to a halt on Friday during to a general strike over the poor management of the Italian capital. Hundreds of staff from 18 civic firms gathered at Piazza del Campidoglio, home to Rome’s council, to call on Virginia Raggi, who …

It feels like Will Smith and Ang Lee’s Gemini Man has already been forgotten just two weeks into its release. If it’s going to break even, or make a couple of pennies to rub together, it will need a lot of help from China and the rest of the international box office. Gemini Man opened …