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Grandchildren could develop asthma from their grandmother’s smoking

There are umpteen reasons to quit smoking for good, and it seems that on a daily basis there is yet another story to hit the headlines that highlights more evidence of the massive damage that tobacco does to a person’s … Continue reading

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High blood pressure and obesity among ‘global killers’

Research has revealed the three biggest causes of worldwide premature deaths, and they should not come as a major surprise to anybody. They are high blood pressure, smoking and alcohol abuse – all major health concerns covered in depth by … Continue reading

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German researchers claim heavy drinking can kill you sooner than smoking

According to experts in Germany, heavy boozing can send you to an early grave and ‘kills you quicker than smoking’ they say. In particularly, women who drink heavily are at a much greater risk of a premature death in comparison … Continue reading

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Binge drinking culture is rife in teens from Manchester and Merseyside

Researchers based at Manchester University have worked with counterparts at Liverpool University to conduct the largest ever health and lifestyle survey of 26 cities and conurbations across Europe. The study has been named as ‘The European Urban Health Indicator System … Continue reading

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Don’t be passive about smoking: The dangers of secondhand smoking

Secondhand smoking (SHS) may be also described as ‘passive’ or ‘involuntary’ smoking, as it occurs when somebody breathes in another person’s cigarette smoke. SHS causes many of the same conditions and diseases that direct smoking can result in, including cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, a brain tumour, asthma, dementia and numerous other problems. Continue reading

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