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Have national smoking bans worked in reducing harms in passive smoking?

The most robust evidence yet, published today in the Cochrane Library, suggests that national smoking legislation does reduce the harms of passive smoking, and particularly risks from heart ...

Wed 3 Feb 16 from Medical Xpress

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Stress raises cholesterol more than you think

Christopher Edginton was taking medication and trying to improve his diet when his cholesterol shot up anyway four years ago.

Tue 9 Feb 16 from FOXNews

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Millions of pregnant women put their babies at risk with alcohol: CDC

(HealthDay)—Drinking before and during pregnancy can cause lifelong physical, behavioral and mental problems for a child. Yet more than 3 million U.S. women risk exposing their baby to alcohol, ...

Tue 2 Feb 16 from Medical Xpress

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Many US women still smoke before, during pregnancy: report

(HealthDay)—Despite the potential risks to their baby's health, roughly one in 10 women smoke in the three months before getting pregnant, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

18 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Higher risk of chronic kidney disease in 'healthy' obese

(HealthDay)—Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of development of chronic kidney disease (CKD), even in patients who are metabolically healthy, according to research published ...

18 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Video: Barley helps improve blood sugar levels and reduce appetite

A recent study from Lund University in Sweden shows that barley can rapidly improve people's health by reducing blood sugar levels and the risk for diabetes. The secret lies in the special mixture ...

Tue 9 Feb 16 from Medical Xpress

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Sustained aerobic exercise increases adult neurogenesis in the brain

It may be possible to increase the neuron reserve of the hippocampus – and thus improve preconditions for learning – by promoting neurogenesis via sustained aerobic exercise such as running

Mon 8 Feb 16 from Medical Xpress

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Rise in marijuana use not as high as previously reported

Marijuana use is on the rise, with an estimated 12.5 percent of adults living in the United States reportedly using the drug at least once in 2013, according to a new study that looked at drug ...

21 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Milk, vitamin supplements and exercise raise children's vitamin D levels

Sufficient intake of fortified dairy products is of significant importance for the serum vitamin D level in primary school children, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. ...

Fri 5 Feb 16 from Medical Xpress

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Study strengthens evidence linking autism to maternal obesity-diabetes

Scientists show they can use electronic medical records and birth information to verify and strengthen an already suspected link between autistic children and pregnant mothers with obesity and ...

Mon 1 Feb 16 from Medical Xpress

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