Nearly a million people die every year from lung cancer, and the World Health Organization expects the death rate to go up as more people take up cigarette smoking. As VOA's Carol Pearson reports, researchers may have made an important step toward controlling this disease and extending lives.
A lot of smokers start using cigarettes when they are teenagers, only to find later on that they can't kick the habit. It's a huge public health concern. As a result, researchers the world over, in government and in private institutions, are working on ways to help people stop smoking. More from VOA's Carol Pearson.
We spend far too much time each day sitting. Whether it's on the couch watching TV, at our computers or just driving to work, new research indicates that sitting is bad for our health. But the cure is easy. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, what will make you feel better and be more productive is to simply stand up and put a few new steps into your day.