Why fitness trackers could encourage more physical activity 

Improving physical fitness is an important goal for many consumers. Now, a new study has found that fitness trackers could be an effective way to increase physical activity.  For the study, researchers... Read more »

US faces shortages of monkeypox vaccines amid growing number of cases 

According to the latest figures from the CDC, there have been 1814 cases of monkeypox in the US, and the actual number could be even higher due to delays in testing patients. ... Read more »

Researchers find new risks associated with phthalates in food packaging 

Earlier in the year, The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the decision that phthalates can still be used in products, despite calls for them to be banned.  However, a new... Read more »

Preventing traffic-related deaths: why has progress stalled?

Is enough being done to prevent traffic-related injuries and deaths around the world? According to a new study, fatal accidents still pose a huge risk, especially to young people.  The study, which... Read more »

Millions of people in Japan urged to turn their lights off as heatwave continues 

As a record-breaking heatwave continues in Japan, the government has urged people and businesses in Tokyo and the surrounding areas to do whatever they can to reduce electricity consumption, after fears were... Read more »

Red Cross warns that failing to prepare for future heatwaves could cause more deaths 

Deadly heat waves have become more common in recent years. It’s estimated that around 480,000 people die from extreme heat every year globally.  The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent... Read more »

New study reveals the impact pollution has on life expectancy 

According to a shocking new study, the global population will lose 17 billion years of life because of air pollution. The researchers found that nearly all of the world’s population are now... Read more »

FDA advisors vote in favor of approving Novavax Covid-19 vaccine 

Members of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted that authorizing Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine for use in adults would be beneficial.  The advisors were asked on Tuesday to vote... Read more »

US Administration launches new scheme to combat baby formula shortage 

The White House has announced a new scheme to provide relief to parents struggling to get hold of baby formula. The program, known as “Operation Fly Formula”, will be run by FedEx. ... Read more »

Does diet affect ADHD symptoms in children? 

A new study by researchers at Ohio State University has found that diet may affect ADHD symptoms in kids and that eating healthily may mean improvements in focus and attention.  The study... Read more »