Dirty Air May Harm Blacks More Than Whites

THURSDAY, March, 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution takes a greater toll on the hearts of black Americans than whites, in part because they often live in poorer areas with more pollution, a new study suggests. “The greater risk of death from heart disease among blacks, compared with whites, is partially explained by higher…

Hearing Loss Joins Long List of Smoking Harms

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You can add hearing loss to the many health risks of smoking, new research suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed eight years of health data on more than 50,000 people in Japan. After accounting for work-related noise exposure and other hearing loss risk factors, the investigators found that…

The Dynamic Duo: Calcium and Vitamin D

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your need for calcium gets a lot of attention, but your body can’t use it without its partner, vitamin D, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Most adults need 1,000 milligrams of calcium each day. Recommendations for vitamin D range from the current recommended daily allowance…