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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:47:26 -0800

6 gifts for a healthful lifestyle

Support friends and family who are seeking to establish good exercise, mental-health and home-cooking habits in the new year, with one of these health-promoting gifts. Read more

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:02:14 -0800

On 'The Pinkprint,' Nicki Minaj Speaks The Language Of Love

When she's at her most vulnerable as a woman, she's at her best creatively. The same way Mary J. Blige's pain drove My Life , Nicki's believable heartache steals the show on The Pinkprint . Read more

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:00:00 -0800
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:00:25 -0800

13 Hilarious Instructions from CHINA Government to its tourists

Who are the world’s WORST tourists? A. The Chinese     B. The Chinese     C. The Chinese     D. Refer to A, B & C You ... Read more

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:13:40 -0800

'Lord' Dave West's life was as lurid as his death last week was savage

The 70-year-old, who died on Friday, went from manning the family market stall in Romford to owning Mayfair nightclubs - but he hated living up to his self-imposed flamboyant image. Read more

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:03:45 -0800

Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Edmonton Oilers dumpster fire edition

What happened? It was, what, like a week and a half prior to Dallas Eakins' dismissal that Craig MacTavish said that firing the coach wasn't really a feasible option for the club right now? Read more

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:11:34 -0800

Smoking ban, ten years on: Why more Maori light up (+interactive)

Maori adults living in Auckland's wealthy north Epsom have about the same likelihood of being a daily smoker as their European neighbours - 8 to 9 per cent.Nip next door to well-heeled Remuera west and disparities start to show... Read more

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 06:00:58 -0800

7 Habits Leading You Into Debt

Some habits make it a lot harder to save money — or to stop spending it. Here are seven habits that could be leading you into debt if you're not careful. Read more

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:02:41 -0800

Agonized parents make plea

Across the country and around the world, synthetic drugs are tearing holes in families. Read more

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:05:08 -0800

The secret benefits of swimming

Written by: Galina Pembroke After a long day at the office, exercise just feels like more work. It’s far more tempting to stretch across the sofa, draw the shades, and relax. What if you could cool off and calm down as you firm up? Read more

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:26:49 -0800

Smokeless Trust leads by example

Lancashire’s health and wellbeing provider is leading by example and will become completely smokefree from January 5. Read more

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:43:51 -0800

E-cigarettes DO help people quit smoking, review finds

A review of two trials, published by the global Cochrane Library, found one in 10 smokers using e-cigarettes had been able to quit the habit up to a year later, while around a third had cut down. Read more

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:54:19 -0800

GP who resigned had been faking patients’ records

A GP who resigned after being investigated by NHS bosses had been adding incorrect information to patient records at his surgery. Read more

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:24:02 -0800

Smokers and overweight people told they can't have routine operations unless they change lifestyle

Smokers and the overweight cannot have routine surgery on the NHS from today unless they quit lighting up or lose weight. The restriction on procedures like new hips or knees is a desperate bid to save cash amid the Government drive to slash £20billion in health costs by next year. Read more

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:01:11 -0800

Cornerstone staff to move to Colchester Library next month

STAFF at a town centre one-stop health shop will move to Colchester Library from next month. Read more

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:21:42 -0800

Health board ends homeopathy option

NHS Lanarkshire votes to become the third health board in Scotland to stop sending patients to the country's only homeopathic hospital. Read more

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:25:33 -0800

Devon refusing smokers and obese patients routine surgery unless they quit or lose weight

Devon's National Health Service authority confirmed that it will deny smokers and obese people routine surgery unless they quit cigarettes or lose weight. Read more

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:33:33 -0800

New state-of-the-art health centre planned for town

A new purpose-built health centre offering services such as blood testing could be on its way to Shoebury. Read more

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:10:25 -0800

Stoptober helps 5000 Lancashire smokers quit

HEALTH chiefs said almost 5,000 people pledged to quit smoking during last month’s Stoptober campaign. Read more

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:21:18 -0800

Living Wage 'key' to health gap

Changes to tax and benefit systems have more impact on health inequalities than changes to healthcare, according to a new study. Read more

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:33:30 -0800

To Save The Lives Of 5.6 Million Children From Tobacco Use, More Aggressive Actions Must Be Taken, Expert Explains

Officials must use policy, tax and other regulatory tools to stem youth smoking and health effects of tobacco use Read more

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:23:30 -0800

39th Annual Great American Smokeout

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program (TPCP) encourages all smokers to stop smoking or pledge to quit in observance of the American Cancer Socie... Read more

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:00:10 -0800

Scientists identify brain regions that may predict success rate for quitting smoking

Activity in the brain’s self-control center may predict the chance of relapse after an attempt to quit smoking, according to new research from Penn Medicine. Read more

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:30:00 -0800

This New Year, Make a Resolution to Help Someone Quit Smoking

Canadian Cancer Society shares tips on how to be a great support buddy   TORONTO , Dec. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - One of the most common New Year's resolutions is quitting smoking but most smokers are addicted ... Read more

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:14:15 -0800

Great American Smokeout: Tips to quit smoking

Thursday is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, time to make a plan to quit. Read more

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:19:03 -0800

Great American Smokeout challenges smokers to quit for one day

Today is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.  Read more

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 -0800

20-Foot Tall Cigarette In Dilworth Park Challenges Philadelphians To "Butt Out"

With an adult smoking rate of 25 percent – the highest of the 10 largest U.S. cities – GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH)  is helping one of GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) hometowns jumpstart New Year's resolutions to quit smoking by asking one simple question, "What's Your Why?" at a free Smoke Swap event. The event will take place in Philadelphia's Dilworth Park on Friday, Dec. 12 from 7 a.m ... Read more

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:50:18 -0800

Toronto city staff exploring new taxes, but Tory dismisses the idea

‘It’s just something we’re looking at,’ chief financial officer says of new taxes on parking, alcohol, cigarettes Read more

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:12:00 -0800

EVENT POSTPONED: 20-Foot Tall Cigarette In Dilworth Park Challenges Philadelphians To "Butt Out"

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH) has postponed the Smoke Swap event scheduled for Dec. 12 in Philadelphia's Dilworth Park. Philadelphia smokers have more than one reason to butt out. With an adult smoking rate of 25 percent – the highest of the 10 largest U.S. cities – GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH)  is helping one of ... Read more

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:17:12 -0800

In Tarrant, free help for beating smoking addiction

Freedom from Smoking program is available as a four-week class or self-paced online course. Read more

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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:38:42 -0800

Boomers: Do as I say, not as I did

On Jan. 1, smoking will no longer be permitted on restaurant and bar patios in Ontario. Emma Teitel asks: why not ban porn and poutine, instead? Read more

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:06:53 -0800

Your Voice

John Ireland, of Barry Downs, by Carnoustie, sent in this photo of Glamis Castle’s Italian Garden. Smoking in enclosed public places was banned to benefit the health of non-smokers, whose health was put at risk as a result of being in close proximity to smokers. Read more

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:14:18 -0800

Quitting smoking: What's best for you?

Smoking is not only a physical addiction, it's a psychological one as well. It's not news. Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body."Smoking as everybody knows is terrible for you. A leading cause of cancer, lung cancer. it also contributes to cardiovascular problems. In particular arteriosclerosis where the hardening of the arteries secondary to calcium plaque formations on interior ... Read more

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:34:26 -0800

The Zone: A case of the vapours

As many as half the people who smoke tobacco and do not quit will be killed by the habit. It is our leading preventable cause of illness and premature death. Read more

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:44:58 -0800

A pharmacist's tips for quitting smoking

Asking how much someone smokes will help a pharmacist recommend the patch or gum. Read more

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:29:14 -0800

Drug that reduces the urge to drink alcohol to be available from HSE

The drug is aimed at people who drink the equivalent of half a bottle of wine or three pints every day. Read more

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:42:46 -0800

The pill that helps you stop drinking: Treatment that reduces urge for alcohol available from today to people who ...

According to experts, the drug - called nalmefene – reduces the urge to drink and will be available to those who drink half a bottle of wine or three pints a day. It was released in Scotland last October. Read more

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:34:30 -0800

Nalmefene treatment that reduces urge for alcohol available from today

According to experts, the drug - called nalmefene – reduces the urge to drink and will be available to those who drink half a bottle of wine or three pints a day. It was released in Scotland last October. Read more

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:01:44 -0800

Anti-drink pill becomes available

A pill that helps people cut down on alcohol will be available to people who drink half a bottle of wine or three pints a night or more from today. Read more

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:30:05 -0800

E-cigarettes: is vaping any safer than old-fashioned smoke?

It’s a multimillion-pound business and new flavours and devices are launched every week. But is the world of e-cigarettes really unpolluted? It could be a scene from Mad Men , only the execs are in M&S and the office is in Borehamwood. A marketing man named Roger sits at his desk, exhaling luxurious billows of smoke that twist and dance and vanish as they drift towards the ceiling tiles. “Is ... Read more

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June 14, 2012 by  
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:04:48 -0800

Review of evidence finds e-cigarettes may help smokers quit

LONDON (Reuters) - Evidence suggests e-cigarettes help smokers quit, but more research is needed to confirm this and find out if "vaping" nicotine is better than using patches or gum, scientists said on Wednesday. In an international review of available evidence, researchers found a paucity of robust scientific studies on e-cigarettes and their capacity to help people stop smoking, but said data ... Read more

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:47:08 -0800

Plant extract trumps nicotine patches to quit smoking

For decades, smokers in eastern Europe have used cytisine from laburnum trees to help them quit. Good results in a new trial could make cytisine much more popular Read more

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:31:12 -0800

E-cigarette health benefit?

Evidence suggests e-cigarettes help smokers quit, but more research is needed to confirm this and find out if vaping nicotine is better than using patches or gum, scientists said on Wednesday. Read more

Sat, 29 Nov 2014 22:39:34 -0800

Omega-3 can help curb smoking addiction

Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Omega-3, an economical and easily available dietary supplement with almost no side effects, can help reduce smoking. Read more

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:54:06 -0800

Killing the killer stick

It's cliché by now that smoking is deadly. Yet, the addiction to the 'cancer stick' manages to remain to fight another day. What's more? The so called 'silent killer' can become a suicide bomber when the right to swing the fist doesn't quite end where the nose begins. Read more

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:21:18 -0800

E-Cigarettes Significantly Reduce Tobacco Cravings

Provided by KU Leuven Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a realistic way to kick their tobacco smoking addiction. In a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , scientists at KU Leuven report that e-cigarettes successfully reduced cravings for tobacco cigarettes, with only minimal side effects. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) were developed as ... Read more

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 05:49:07 -0800

The link between Omega-3 fatty acid and stopping smoking

Think youâve tried everything to quit smoking, but just couldnât do it? Then youâll want to read on. According to a new study, taking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes you smoke a day. âThe substances and medications used currently to help people reduce and quit smoking are not very effective and cause adverse effects that are not easy to ... Read more

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:12:03 -0800

Electronic cigarettes reduce smoking habits

Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a realistic way to kick their tobacco smoking addiction. In a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, scientists at KU Leuven report that e-cigarettes successfully reduced cravings for tobacco cigarettes, with only minimal side effects. Read more

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 01:43:51 -0800

Police warn parents about fake marijuana

It can cause hallucinations, rapid heart beat and panic attacks.  And it's completely legal.  Police say kids are smoking an herbal incense blend called K-2, Mr. Smiley, and a handful of other street names. Read more

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:11:55 -0800

Acupuncture could help smokers snuff the habit

The ALA has reported that smoking is responsible for one in five deaths in the U.S. Read more

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:14:33 -0800

8 Techniques Ready to Stop Bad Behaviors

Karen Pryor’s book Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training explains the fundamentals of behavior change. And these methods are effective whether the subject is a dog, a dolphin or your neighbor, Larry. The main lesson for getting people to do what you want is that positive reinforcement — rewarding behavior… Read more

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:14:53 -0800

Why Smoking Causes Cancer In More Men Than Women

Yet another motivation for men to quit smoking Read more

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:00:00 -0800

20-Foot Tall Cigarette In Dilworth Park Challenges Philadelphians To "Butt Out"

With an adult smoking rate of 25 percent – the highest of the 10 largest U.S. cities – GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH)  is helping one of GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) hometowns jumpstart New Year's resolutions to quit smoking by asking one simple question, "What's Your Why?" at a free Smoke Swap event. The event will take place in Philadelphia's Dilworth Park on Friday, Dec. 12 from 7 a.m ... Read more

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:12:00 -0800

EVENT POSTPONED: 20-Foot Tall Cigarette In Dilworth Park Challenges Philadelphians To "Butt Out"

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH) has postponed the Smoke Swap event scheduled for Dec. 12 in Philadelphia's Dilworth Park. Philadelphia smokers have more than one reason to butt out. With an adult smoking rate of 25 percent – the highest of the 10 largest U.S. cities – GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH)  is helping one of ... Read more

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:00:04 -0800

Pulling together to extend the lives of people with serious mental illness

A pioneering scheme in Derbyshire has had some success in tackling the lifestyle factors that cause early deaths among mentally ill people Each year, 12,000 people with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, die prematurely from heart disease – on average 20 years earlier than the general population, which gives them a similar life expectancy to the 1950s. In ... Read more

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:14:07 -0800

Prematurity, not co-sleeping, is leading factor in infant deaths

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It’s a deadly epidemic hardly anyone is talking about — and one of the most common risk factors is something a surprising number of expectant moms are still doing. They are smoking while pregnant. With a house full of five young kids, ‘Dorothy’ is a Milwaukee mom who admits she sometimes needs […] Read more

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:05:20 -0800

NEWS: Nunavik police note troubling new trends in drug trafficking

KUUJJUAQ — Nunavik police say the Hudson Bay community of Puvirnituq has become a central distribution point for bootlegged alcohol destined for other communities in the region. That was made clear this past summer, when Kativik Regional Police Force officers seized more than $70,000 worth of hard liquor coming through the community of about 1,700 people. Police say the alcohol was bound for ... Read more

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:05:30 -0800

Give The Gift Of Life-Improving Books

Everybody loves a good book, and while fiction can teach you a lot about life , sometimes the most life-altering books offer straight-up life advice. Here are some some great books as gift ideas for the people on your list. More »           Read more

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:56:00 -0800

Healthiest Companies in North Bay in 2014

The Journal's 2014 Healthiest Companies in the North Bay will be honored at the Nov. 18 Health Care Industry Conference. Alvarado Street Bakery Burr Pilger Mayer Codding EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants Exchange Bank Ghilotti Bros. Heffernan ... Read more » Read more

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:11:41 -0800

Revolutionising back pain treatments: an interview with Dr Kieran O’Sullivan

Back pain is exceptionally common. In fact, to not experience back pain at some point of your life would be thoroughly abnormal. Experiencing back pain is like becoming tired or becoming sad; we don’t necessarily like it, but it’s perfectly common. Read more

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:47:55 -0800

Cigarette smoking costs weigh heavily on the healthcare system

By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters) - Of every $10 spent on healthcare in the U.S., almost 90 cents is due to smoking, a new analysis says. Using recent health and medical spending surveys, researchers calculated that 8.7 percent of all healthcare spending, or $170 billion a year, is for illness caused by tobacco smoke, and public programs like Medicare and Medicaid paid for most of these costs. ... Read more

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:38:40 -0800

Bad News for Smokers: Tobacco Hits a Dubious Milestone

A new report on adult smokers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows this tobacco statistic just hit a major milestone. Read more

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:12:25 -0800

E-cigarettes as good as patches for quitting smoking, research shows

UK study says nicotine-delivering devices are safe for ‘short to mid-term use’ Read more

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:53:16 -0800

Study: 'Vaping' can double the odds of quitting smoking

Using electronic cigarettes - or 'vaping' - can more than double the chances of smokers kicking the habit, a new study has found. Read more

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:16:52 -0800

E-Cigarettes May Lure Teens into Traditional Smoking

Teens who use e-cigarettes don't have as many of the characteristics typically seen in teens who smoke traditional cigarettes, such as impulsiveness or having behavior problems at school, according to a new study. In the study, teens who were "dual users," meaning they smoked both regular and e-cigs, had many risk factors for smoking, whereas those who smoked neither traditional nor e-cigarettes ... Read more

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:43:11 -0800

Stay Smoke-Free for the Holidays

Shopping, traveling, and spending time with the family--the holiday season is an overwhelming combination of joy and stress. For many former tobacco smokers, stress is a trigger to reach for a cigarette. Stay smoke-free during the holidays with these tips. Read more

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:07:21 -0800

Press Release

ATLANTA Nov. 26 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cigarette smoking rate among adults in the U.S. dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013 according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Read more

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:05:41 -0800

Some 134,000 e-cigarette users in Ireland, says cancer charity

Ash Ireland says devices may be another ‘addictive product with few benefits’ Read more

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:42:59 -0800

Hawaii County Council limits e-cigarette use

Hawaii County will likely start the new year as the only county in the state banning electronic cigarettes at parks, beaches and other public places. Read more

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:12:02 -0800

Smoke and fears

Cigarette smoking among adults in the U.S. dropped to 17.8 percent in 2013. Read more

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