American Heart Association

Protecting the hearts of astronauts headed for deep space


Amid major efforts by the United States, other countries and private companies to send people to Mars, a recent study suggests deep space travel may dramatically increase the risk of later dying from cardiovascular problems. To protect the health of astronauts, NASA this month launched […]

Food companies cut 6.4 trillion calories from products sold

The impact of 6.4 trillion fewer calories on the nation’s waistline is not insignificant.

A calorie reduction of that size was reported last year by a group of 16 top food and beverage companies, compared to sales in 2007, according to analysis from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a non-profit devoted […]