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Smokeless Tobacco Products Are Not A Safe Alternative 2010-09-15

Smokeless tobacco products have a high risk of addiction and returning to smoking and should not be used as an alternative to cigarettes, cigars or pipes, says the America Heart Association in a policy statement.…

Stem Cells, A Smart Use For Wisdom Teeth 2010-09-14

A new study appearing in the September 17 Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that wisdom teeth contain a valuable reservoir of tissue for the creation of stem cells; thus, everyone should need some. …

Studies Aim To Prevent, Treat Childhood Obesity 2010-09-14

The National Institutes of Health is launching two major research efforts, totaling $72.5 million, to examine ways to curtail the nation's childhood obesity epidemic. One will study long-term approaches to prevent or treat childhood obesity.…

More Primary Care Services Does Not Guarantee Better Health 2010-09-11

Increasing the amounts of primary care services or making patients routinely see a GP does not necessarily guarantee that the patient will experience better outcomes, says a report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project. …

World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th 2010-09-11

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, aimed at promoting a global commitment and action to prevent suicides. According to WHO (World Health Organization), nearly 3,000 peoplecommit suicide each day worldwide.…

Health Spending Growth 0.2% Higher Through 2019 2010-09-11

America's health care bill will rise as a result of President Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law in March, according to an analysis from Medicare's Office of the Actuary.…

Obesity Surgery Pays For Itself In 12 Months,Report says 2010-09-10

Failure by the NHS to provide cost-effective surgical treatment for morbid obesity is costing the wider economy hundreds of millions of pounds a year. This is one of the findings of the first ever economic impact assessment.…