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Format: 2014-10-24
Format: 2014-10-24

US tobacco producer to ban smoking in offices

24 Oct 2014
The second largest tobacco producer in the United States, Reynolds American, said yesterday it will ban smoking in all indoor office spaces, bowing to smoke-free social norms.

Roman gums 'healthier than ours'

23 Oct 2014
People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.

Travellers have poorer asthma control

23 Oct 2014
Members of Ireland's Traveller community tend to have higher rates of asthma and poorer control of the condition compared to the general population, however a new health initiative aims to tackle...

Experts tackle racial, ethnic disparities in cardiometabolic health

23 Oct 2014
BOSTON — In this video, Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, professor of clinical medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, discusses racial and ethnic disparities in cardiometabolic...

Cardiometabolic Health Congress highlights latest research on CVD, diabetes, obesity

23 Oct 2014
BOSTON — The latest innovative research in diabetes, hypertension, lipids, obesity and thrombosis was analyzed by experts at the Cardiometabolic Health Congress.Robert H. Eckel, MD, FAHA, professor...

New trials underway to explore impact of anti-inflammatory therapy on CV events

23 Oct 2014
BOSTON — Multiple studies have suggested that measures of inflammatory biomarkers may be predictive of CV events, and the question remains whether treatment with anti-inflammatory therapies can...

Department of Health response to Care Act consultation: views from the sector

23 Oct 2014
Responses to the consultation highlighted concerns about funding for adult social care What are the most important changes to the Care Act? The Department of Health has released its reply to the...

Public Health England launch physical activity framework

23 Oct 2014
‘Everybody active, every day’ is a national, evidence-based approach to support all sectors to embed physical activity into the fabric of daily life and make it an easy, cost-effective and ‘normal’...

Public Health England Priorities for the Next Five Years includes tackling childhood obesity

23 Oct 2014
Public Health England has set out its seven priorities for the next five years with an emphasis on creating and protecting health, not only treating ill health, to ensure that people in England ‘live...

Physical, social development common reasons for breastfeeding beyond 1 year

23 Oct 2014
SAN DIEGO — Physical and social development are considered most important among mothers who choose to breast-feed their child beyond 1 year of age, according to research presented at the 2014 AAP...

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