Smoking has been linked to a set of chronic diseases, and cancers:
The conclusions from reports of general surgeons in the US have evolved from a few associations in 1964 to a robust body of evidence documenting the health consequences from both active smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke across a range of diseases and organ systems. In 2004 a report concluded that smoking affects nearly every organ of the body, and the evidence in this report provides even more support for that finding.
I believe choosing the best diet varies on an individual basis. There are many different factors pertaining to your health and also the molecular structure of your body that will help you in determining the best way to cater to your needs.
“Globalization” increasingly is about the converging environmental crises of the 21st century instead of about the world’s ever more globally interconnected economy.
Cases in point: Anthropogenic climate change, the continuing avalanche of the human population explosion, the looming global food crisis, intensive chemical farming practices and soil depletion, and California’s long-term drought. As these crises and challenges worsen, they are accelerating creative solutions — in the case of agriculture and food, the aeroponics-enabled water-wise and soil-less vertical greenhouse farm-in-the-city trend. Urban farmers are growing herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, and more in soil-less aeroponics tower gardens in small backyard and spacious warehouses, on balconies and high-rise rooftops, and in high-tech greenhouses. Continue reading →
Thomas Rando and Anne Brunet from Stanford University provide a general overview on the process and potential prevention of aging. The topics they cover vary from symptoms of aging to unusual characteristics that seem to prolong longevity. Continue reading →
Baby Boomers (Americans born in the period 1946 to 1964) and undocumented immigrants (who number some 11 million) are major issues impacting America’s national debt. Boomers are the largest part of the nation’s growing senior population, now 40+ million and destined to become 76 million — nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population — by 2030, millions of them living entirely on their Social Security income. Meanwhile, millions of undocumented immigrants from south of our border live under threat of deportation while eking out low-income lives doing work most Americans eschew. Continue reading →
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