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  • Smoking rate continues to fall, though not as fast

    Smoking rate continues to fall, though not as fast
    Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes and those who still smoke have cut back, but the rate of decline has begun to slow, U.S. health experts said Tuesday. Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke are the leading cause of preventable deaths and...
  • Healthier living could cut 2.8 million cancer cases

    Healthier living could cut 2.8 million cancer cases
    LONDON (Reuters) - Healthier lifestyles and better diets could prevent up to 2.8 million cases of cancer each year, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) said on Wednesday, calling on governments to "avoid a public health disaster." The number of...
  • Cooking for Life on Sept. 24 will benefit cancer society

    Cooking for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society will take place from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. In past years, Ferguson Corp. has been a leading sponsor, and this year’s event has touched...
  • Grape seed shows small effect on blood pressure

    Grape seed shows small effect on blood pressure
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Grape seed extract is marketed as a way to guard your heart health, but clinical trials so far suggest the supplement has small effects on blood pressure and heart rate, a new review finds. Pooling the results from nine...
  • IUDs almost halve risk of cervical cancer: study

    IUDs almost halve risk of cervical cancer: study
    LONDON (Reuters) - Contrary to popular belief, intrauterine contraceptive devices might actually protect women against developing cervical cancer even though they don't stop the infection that commonly leads to the disease, according to the results of...
  • Do teen driving restrictions save lives?

    Do teen driving restrictions save lives?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Programs that keep young drivers from taking the wheel at night, or with a car full of teens, may reduce the risk of fatal crashes in some drivers -- but increase that risk in others. A study that compared death rates found...
  • Give free eye care to a child in need

    Give free eye care to a child in need
    While seniors have a monopoly on bad eyesight, children also suffer poor vision: 21 percent of preschoolers are farsighted, 4 percent are nearsighted and 10 percent have astigmatism, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study released in...
  • 10 steps to begin correcting Chicago's open space shortage

    10 steps to begin correcting Chicago's open space shortage
    Ideas are bubbling that can help Chicago fix the dismaying lack of open space away from its park-rich lakefront. New York is closing lightly trafficked local streets and turning them into temporary playgrounds. San Francisco is taking parking spaces...
  • Asian group joins effort to fight smoking in Chicago

    Asian group joins effort to fight smoking in Chicago
    A Chicago-based health and social service agency that works with the city's Asian community plans to announce Thursday a new effort to get more Asians to stop smoking. Asian Human Services has implemented smoking-cessation workshops to counsel those...
  • A public health merger in Chicago?

    A public health merger in Chicago?
    Health care experts and some public officials are floating a radical idea as Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel prepares to take office: a full or partial merger of Chicago and Cook County's health departments. Operating a single health department with broader...
  • Locals light the way to hope

    Former Burbank Police Capt. Janice Lowers walked in memory of her mother and two former colleagues, and to celebrate the fight for survival of two dear friends. Laureen Endoso did it as a tribute to her late husband, Kenny, who lost his battle with cancer...