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Ban and tax our way out of obesity – top doctor

Image copyright Getty Images Snacking should be banned on public transport and extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity, England's outgoing chief medical officer says. In her final report as CMO, Dame Sally Davies also called for tighter restrictions on advertising and takeaways. She said families needed more help to make healthier choices. And she urged ministers …

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7 cases of Legionnaires Disease under investigation at McLaren Macomb Hospital

(WXYZ) – Officials with the Macomb County Health Department and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service are investigating what may be seven possible cases of Legionnaires Disease at Mclaren Macomb Hospital. The cases have been reported since late July , with six of the seven cases being reported since mid September. Officials stress the investigation is ongoing and …

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Smoking a few cigarettes a day can damage your lungs

Smoking only a few cigarettes per day is bad for your lungs burning through two packets Columbia University experts have tested lung function in 25,000 volunteers of 11.24ml / year more on heavy smokers – 30 a day – than non-smokers Rejection was 7.65ml / year on those who had five or fewer cigarettes a day By Stephen Matthews Health …

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Your Eating Can Help Improve Mood, New Search Findings: The Salt: NPR

Symptoms of depression decreased significantly in a group of young adults eating a Mediterranean-style diet for three weeks. This is the latest study to show that eating can influence mental health. [1945901111] Claudia Totir / Photos of Getty hide caption toggle caption Claudia Totir / Getty Images Symptoms of depression have dropped significantly in a group of medieval-style dieters in …

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Scientists invent LED device to Treat Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

The updated version of the team device. Photo : Massachusetts General Hospital Doctors at Harvard think they've found a new way to stop a silent killer by literally shining a light on it . In experiments with mice, their light-based device quickly distances the carbon monoxide stuck to the blood cells. The delicate invention can help doctors and EMT cure …

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Measles case is confirmed in Boston, city health officials say

A measles case has been confirmed in Boston, according to city health officials. The Boston Public Health Commission said the measles diagnosis was evaluated by a Boston resident on Sunday. During the infectious period, the individual goes to locations where other people may be exposed. This year's exposure may occur at the following locations and times in Boston: Friday from …

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Owning a dog can help you live longer, new research suggests

Good news, dog lovers: Having a roommate beside you can help you live longer – especially if you have a stroke or survived a heart attack that survives one. The research, published in Circulation: The Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes of a journal of the American Heart Association, was based on a study and a separate meta-analysis. Using data from the …

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Dog ownership linked to longer life after heart attack and stroke, studies by the American Heart Association have found

Dog owners can take heart from new research on the possible health benefits of having a dog. According to two new studies by the American Heart Association, owning a dog is associated with an increased likelihood of living longer, especially in people who have previously had a heart attack or stroke. The findings were published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and …

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Mom described the flu battle as 'healthy' & # 39; son: 'It's really sad'

A British mother warns others about the dangers of influenza after her 8-year-old son is hospitalized with the virus. Janine Riley, 44, of Wadebridge, Cornwall, told the South West News Service (SWNS) that her son Henry – whom he described as a "fit and healthy" boy, was content with playing rugby – recently returned home complaining of a stomach ache. …

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