| Jun 9, 2013
| 2:56 PM
A Blue Island man faces a charge of threatening a public official after he got testy Friday with a Chicago police officer who told him to quit smoking and drinking in a South Side bus shelter, authorities said.
Larry E. Hamilton, 42, of the 2100 block...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 4:45 AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tobacco restrictions came into force in Russia on Saturday which President Vladimir Putin hopes will create a healthier workforce and help reverse a population decline, but they face stiff opposition in a country where four in ten...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular smoking cessation treatments - such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants - improve people's chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research.
"It seems very clear that...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Their excitement swelling with each car horn that sounded, about 20 mostly pre-teen girls took to Hagerstown’s Public Square for 15 minutes Friday afternoon to flash signs decorated with anti-tobacco slogans, while cheering in unison chants such...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q. I'm 73 years old. Will quitting smoking really make a difference in my health at this point?
A. In my patients who are smokers, one of the biggest obstacles to quitting is their belief that they've already damaged their body and quitting won't reverse...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and more than 137,000 people die from a stroke. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States. This unfortunate situation could be improved if people knew more about stroke warning signs and...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:15 PM
A skeleton straddles a bicycle, a muscle-bound athlete winds up for a baseball pitch, and another figure stares blank-eyed into the distance. The whole body specimens displayed as part of "Bodies Revealed," an Atlanta-based exhibition of preserved,...
| May 24, 2013
| 3:41 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-awaited report on workplace wellness programs, which has still not been publicly released, delivers a blow to the increasingly popular efforts, Reuters has learned, casting doubt on a pillar of the Affordable Care Act and a...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Obsessive fans have always been known to go to extremes to get the attention of their idols, but Justin Bieber fans have taken their devotion to a disturbing and horrifying level this week. After Bieber was photographed smoking marijuana in California,...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children and, according to the state Department of Public Health, Connecticut's rate of childhood asthma is higher than the national average. That news should prompt government agencies and private...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 8:27 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The addition of the antidepressant nortriptyline to conventional smoking cessation therapy didn't improve the chances of longterm success among male prisoners, Australian researchers have found.
Depression and other mental...