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June 2014 Archives

The financial crunch facing the SSD trust fund

There are currently over eight million Americans who rely on their Social Security disability benefits to help keep a roof over their head, food on the table and just make ends meet. For many of these people, every cent matters, such that any reduction in disability benefits will more than likely prove to be life changing.

You may not want to sit for this: Study identifies new cancer risk

By now, most people understand and appreciate that there are certain risk factors they can eliminate from their daily lives in an attempt to reduce their chances of developing cancer. For instance, they can quit smoking, avoid regular consumption of certain foods and drinks, and, of course, exercise.

How can a smartphone be used to treat mental illness?

Right now, thousands of Americans are struggling with serious mental illnesses that make it very difficult, if not impossible, to function on a day-to-day basis, let alone hold a full-time job.

A closer look at Multiple Sclerosis - I

Last Wednesday marked the sixth annual occurrence of World MS Day, an event organized by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation and its various member societies to raise awareness about a very serious disease currently affecting over two million people around the globe.