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One simple way to reduce high blood pressure — along with the risk of heart attacks, cardiovascular disease and strokes
Some 300 men and women, ages 21 to 70, with no history of heart problems were given portable blood pressure cuffs for two consecutive days.
Meet the millennial who’s sworn off her smartphone for 12 months for $100,000 — and why she won’t go back to one
Author Elana Mugdan is four months away from claiming the prize.
Nearly half of women who have abortions live below the federal poverty level
On Tuesday, a federal judge temporarily blocked lawmakers in Georgia from enacting legislation that would have made abortions in that state more restrictive.
‘Totally bizarre!’ — nutritionists see red over study downplaying the health risks of red meat
The Annals of Internal Medicine this week published a report contradicting decades of growing consensus about the health risks of red meat.
The downside to Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade eliminating trading fees (yes, really)
Financial advisers discuss the real cost of free stock trades.
Taking these two health precautions now can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease later in life
By 2035, cardiovascular disease will place a ‘crushing economic and health burden’ on the U.S. if left unchecked, according to the American Heart Association.
NY Attorney General sues loan servicer, says it ‘failed miserably’ to process student-debt forgiveness applications
The new lawsuit adds to pressure against FedLoan’s 99% rejection rate of loan-forgiveness applications.
Mortgage rates remain near recent lows — why that may not be enough to push more people to buy homes
Economists argue that low rates will continue to prop up the housing market as the economy slows down, but it’s not clear how long that will last.
These cities have the highest job growth and wage increases in America
A new Glassdoor analysis is based on millions of online jobs and salaries in major metro areas across the U.S.
5 things to cut out of your diet right now to reduce high blood pressure and lower the risk of heart failure
A study of 4,500 people over 13 years and published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine comes to some surprising conclusions.
Elsewhere on MarketWatch
Trump removed U.S. ambassador to Ukraine over complaints from Giuliani, other outsiders
President Trump ordered the removal of the ambassador to Ukraine after months of complaints from allies outside the administration, including his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, that she was undermining him abroad and obstructing efforts to persuade Kyiv to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, according to people familiar with the matter.
Trump urges China, Ukraine to probe Bidens
President Trump urged China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, as a new poll showed public support building for Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
Fed has the tools to combat next recession, Bernanke says
The Federal Reserve has more ammunition than thought to counter the next recession, said former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday.
The faltering economy is at the mercy of an unpredictable and cornered president
What will Trump do next? No one knows, and that’s why businesses and consumers are on guard.
45% of Americans support impeaching Trump, while 38% are against it, poll says
In another sign of how support is growing for the impeachment effort launched last week, a poll out Thursday has found that 45% of Americans believe the House of Representatives should vote to impeach President Trump.