Scottsdale, Arizona - You don't smoke because you understand the dangers — but what about smoke you inhale involuntarily? Secondhand smoke causes or contributes to various health problems, including heart disease and lung cancer. Understand what's in secondhand smoke, and consider ways to protect yourself and those you love from it.

Rochester, Minnesota - More than 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses and approximately 600,000 deaths from cancer are projected for 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. What if you could reduce your risk of cancer by changing your daily habits? A recent study suggests that's possible. Dr. Timothy Moynihan, an oncologist at Mayo Clinic, says many cancer deaths could be prevented by behavioral changes.

Washington, DC - The National Institutes of Health Tuesday released to the scientific community an unparalleled dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. To date, more than 7,500 youth and their families have been recruited for the study, well over half the participant goal.  Approximately 30 terabytes of data (about three times the size of the Library of Congress collection), obtained from the first 4,500 participants, will be available to scientists worldwide to conduct research on the many factors that influence brain, cognitive, social, and emotional development. The ABCD study (link is external) is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. 

Rochester, Minnesota - In its early stages, chronic kidney disease rarely causes noticeable symptoms. Although genetics may play a role in its development, chronic kidney disease is most commonly the result of either diabetes or high blood pressure. When diagnosed early, there are often steps that can minimize the damage and slow the progress of chronic kidney disease.

Washington, DC - Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 101,310 pounds of  ready-to-eat breaded chicken patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.