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New Jersey may be first state to ban smoking on beaches, in parks

New Jersey could become the first statein the nation to ban cigarettes, cigars and other tobaccoproducts in all public parks...

Philip Morris seeks review of EU tobacco law

Marlboro cigarette maker Philip MorrisInternational is seeking to challenge Europe's new laws ontobacco products, the latest...

Few lifestyle factors influence sperm shape and size: study

For couples struggling withinfertility, there are few lifestyle changes men can make toimprove the size and shape of their...

Bigger health warnings for Thai cigarette packs

Cigarette packs in Thailand will be 85percent covered with graphic health warnings and a quit smokinghotline telephone number...

In virus hunt, Saudi Arabia suspects African camel imports

Saudi Arabia suspects a virus that haskilled hundreds of people there may have arrived in camels fromthe Horn of Africa,...

CORRECTED-U.S. government scientists retrace events leading to anthrax breach

Scientists at the U.S Centers forDisease Control and Prevention are conducting tests to seewhether the procedure they followed...

U.S. government scientists retrace events leading to anthrax breach

Scientists at the U.S Centers forDisease Control and Prevention are conducting tests to seewhether the procedure they followed...

Quitting snus after a heart attack halves death risk: study

Heart attack survivors who stopusing snus, a Swedish smokeless tobacco, were half as likely todie in the next two years as...

Britain pushes ahead with plans to ban cigarette packet branding

Britain on Thursday published draftregulations that would force tobacco firms to sell cigarettes inunbranded packaging with...

Indonesia rolls out graphic health warnings on cigarette packs

Cigarette manufactures in Indonesia, oneof the world's biggest tobacco markets, began printing graphichealth warnings on...

U.S. Senate panel calls on CDC to explain anthrax incident

A U.S. Senate health panel on Mondaycalled on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for adetailed explanation of...

Arsenic pollution sows despair in Chinese cancer village

Xiong Demin could not haveforeseen that the mine he worked at for 32 years would leave hishome village poisoned and hundreds...

CORRECTED-Smoking, extra weight in pregnancy tied to obesity throughout childhood

Women who smoke during pregnancyand are overweight early in pregnancy are more likely to havechildren who become obese as...

U.S. CDC says more lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax

U.S. authorities increased to 84 peopletheir count of government workers potentially exposed to liveanthrax at three laboratories...

COLUMN-China can learn from U.S. how to cut smog

New air pollution standards on emissionsof mercury and other heavy metals from coal-fired power plantswill avert up to 11,000...

Stalled measles campaign shows health challenge in rebel-held Syria

A measles vaccination program innorthern Syria has stalled amid disagreement over who shouldcoordinate it, highlighting the...

CDC anthrax scare conjures up real Friday the 13th nightmare

It is a Friday the 13th Dr. Paul Meechanwill not soon forget. On that night last week, bioterrorism researchers at theU.S....

More support for texting to help smokers quit

Smokers using a text-messagingservice for support while quitting were twice as likely to besmoke-free after six months, compared...

U.S. CDC survey shows reported decline in asthma, but experts wary

Self-reported U.S. asthma rates havefallen significantly for the first time in four years to anine-year low, according to...

Smoking, extra weight in pregnancy tied to obesity throughout childhood

Women who smoke during pregnancyand are overweight early in pregnancy are more likely to havechildren who become obese as...

Air pollution linked to cognitive decline in later years

The tiny particles in vehicleexhaust and other sources of air pollution may hasten cognitivedecline in older adults, according...

Big Tobacco squares up as EU rules aim to track every cigarette

It takes a British AmericanTobacco factory machine three minutes to load 4 millioncigarettes onto a truck in northern Bavaria...

Whooping cough reaches epidemic levels in California

Public health officials warn thatwhooping cough poses the greatest risk to young children asCalifornia deals with its worst...

Ebola kills at least four in Liberia's capital

At least four people have died from Ebolain Liberia's capital, a World Health Organization (WHO) and agovernment official...

WHO says MERS virus of concern before haj, surge abating

The deadly MERS virus remains aserious public health problem, especially with the approach ofhaj pilgrimages, but a recent...

Scientists ask U.N. health group for strict rules on e-cigarettes

A group of 129 physicians,epidemiologists and others from 31 countries sent an open letterto the World Health Organization...

Healthy habits linked to lower stroke risk

A new study confirms that peoplewho maintain a healthy weight, exercise, eat well and abstainfrom smoking and heavy drinking...

Bangladesh reports first case of MERS infection

Bangladesh on Sunday reported its firstcase of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirusinfection in a man returning...

U.S. teenagers smoke less, but texting while driving a concern: CDC

Fewer U.S. teenagers are smokingcigarettes, fighting or having sex, but texting while driving isprevalent among high school...

Saudi MERS response hobbled by institutional failings

When Saudi Arabia announced lastweek it had found 113 more cases of the deadly Middle EastRespiratory Syndrome (MERS), it...

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