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Wednesday, 18 March 2009 19:19

Simply: More fat means less life

The more you weigh the fewer years you will live, according to a large research study performed in the United Kingdom on nearly 900,000 adults. Specifically, according to this study, if you are severely obese your life expectancy is reduced by 10 years on average—yes, TEN YEARS!

Published in Health
Thursday, 05 March 2009 21:30

FDA could soon regulate tobacco in U.S.

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bill to give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate the tobacco industry. Health groups support the bill, while tobacco companies don't. The bill now goes to Congress for a vote.

Published in Health
Tuesday, 10 February 2009 20:24

Cats and dogs are hurt by tobacco smoking, too

According to a U.S. study concerning second-hand smoke and pet health, researchers at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan found that pets are also harmed when they are in the same room as smokers. If you are unwilling to quit for your own health, how about for the health of your own pets who are innocent bystanders to your dangerous habit?

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