Ahmed Alheizan

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This common feeling is worse for your health than smoking or obesity

Dr. Emma Seppala is a science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. Her new book "The Happiness Track: How to apply the science of happiness to accelerate your success" details the scientifically proven ways you can have a happier life …

Happiness

Where living poor means dying young

SAN FRANCISCO — This city is full of parks that invite exercise and bike lanes that make commuting a workout. It's home to social services that tend the poor, and taxpayers who willingly fund them. Smoking is banned at restaurants and bars — as well as in workplaces, at bus stops, throughout public …

Demographics

Non-Smokers Are Footing the Bill For Smokers' Health Insurance

When smokers don’t tell insurers about their bad habit, non-smokers pay.<p>When comparing smoker populations to the number of Obamacare enrollees who …

The Surprising Thing Linked to High Blood Pressure

Recently the scientific community has been abuzz about blood pressure, one of the most powerful contributors to heart disease. Doctors are actively …

America's Obesity Epidemic Hits a New High

The U.S. obesity epidemic continues to worsen: The latest reports show that 40 percent of U.S. women are obese, and American teenagers are also continuing to put on weight.<p>The two reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that efforts to encourage Americans to lose weight — …

Diabetes

Hepatitis 'kills more than AIDS and TB'

Viral hepatitis has become a leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than Aids, tuberculosis or malaria, a report has said.<p>Deaths from infection, liver disease and cancer caused by viral hepatitis increased by 63 percent from 890,000 in 1990 to 1.45 million …

Public Health