The Federal Reserve will release minutes from its Jan. 28-29 meeting, the last presided over by former Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and at which policy makers further reduced the central bank’s record stimulus.
Standing outside a Cinnabon store in the mountains in Sochi, Ksenia Zotova dragged on a menthol cigarette and said she didn’t realize Russia planned to make the Winter Olympics its biggest-ever smoke-free event.
When Queen Victoria unveiled the Italian marble staircases, mosaic tile flooring and gold leaf ceiling in Glasgow’s City Chambers in 1888, Scotland’s industrial hub was at the heart of the British Empire she ruled.
In China, there are only about 300 qualified physicians to treat more than 9 million dementia sufferers. The shortage is overwhelming families and threatening resources from an already stretched welfare system as the country ages.
Anti-smoking measures adopted over the last 50 years in the U.S. have prevented 8 million early deaths and extended lifespans by two decades, though a rise in the global population has kept the number of smokers and the tobacco market growing.
On a chilly September evening in Novogireyevo, a Moscow suburb of concrete apartment blocks about 16 kilometers east of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin compound, a young woman in an orange hoodie approaches Sasha Mazay with an offer that might save his life.
Higher death rates among blacks in the U.S. due to heart disease, cancer, homicide, diabetes and childbirth conditions drive a persistent gap in life expectancy for the group compared with whites, a government study found.