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FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

Nov 08, – U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said the proposed restrictions on the use of trans fats could prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths. U.S. health officials announced Thursday a plan to phase out heart-harmful trans fats in processed foods and restaurant fare. “The agency has made […]

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Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Oct 18, – Smokers who turn to social networking sites focused on quitting smoking form strong supportive bonds with their like-minded peers, a new study reveals. And these cyber-connections boost the odds they’ll kick their habit. The finding is based on survey responses from 252 registrants of health-centric websites. “I found that people who join […]

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Brain damage ‘very common’ after intensive care

Brain damage ‘very common’ after intensive care

Oct 03, –  The problem is ‘very common,’ with a condition known as delirium affecting about three-quarters of those treated in the ICU and subsequent brain damage enduring for at least a year in up to one in three of them, said the study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Many people hospitalised in […]

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