In keeping with his ongoing campaign to reduce smoking among his own city’s residents, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing $220 million to his charity for the purpose of decreasing tobacco use in countries that are home to millions of smokers. The billionaire announced his four-year pledge to Bloomberg Philanthropies at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health. With this latest commitment, Bloomberg’s donations to his self-named charity will total over $600 million since 2007. “Tobacco kills every day, so we need to keep the fight moving forward and keep the momentum going,” the mayor stated.
Bloomberg was listed in the number five position on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of 50 of the “most generous donors” for
New research finds infant circumcision may be a man’s first step toward prostate cancer prevention.
It’s never too early to fight prostate cancer, according to new research linking male circumcision at birth and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. A recent study published in the Cancer journal shows circumcised men could be 15 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer as an adult. As New York’s leading robotic prostate cancer surgeon, Dr. David Samadi, welcomes this close-to-home news in the
A new medical study claims that people who eat at least one portion of processed red meat every day increase their risk of dying from heart disease and cancer at a young age by as much as 20 percent. The long-running Harvard University study, which tracked the eating habits of more than 120,000 people for a period of up to 28 years, also advocates replacing red meat with poultry and fish as a means of lowering the risk of early death. “This study provides clear evidence that regular consumption
Israel is the world’s leading user of medicinal marijuana, an expert on the matter testified before the Knesset Committee on Drug Abuse Tuesday.
Medicinal marijuana is planted in fields around Israel, and utilized to aid the ailing in hospitals around the country. The problem with the cannabis production rests in the dearth of safeguards in effect to prevent theft of the plant. According to Israeli police, almost 15 million tons of medicinal marijuana are stolen each year, and the large number