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Pot smokers don't puff away lung health: study

Pot smokers don't puff away lung health: study By Genevra Pittman | NEW YORK ( Health) - A few hits on the bong now and then don't seem to have any inimical effects on lung health, suggests a new study. Researchers found that multiple measures of lung role actually improved slightly

Are schools making kids sick?

Are schools making kids sick? Programming note: For more about environmental health issues in the classroom, awake to Dr. Sanjay Gupta's report "Toxic Schools" on " Presents" tonight and Sunday at 8 pm and 11 pm ET on . () -- As a third-grader in Winsted, Connecticut,

Health officials: Lack of influenza cases 'unusual'

People with medical conditions, including asthma, neurological and neuro-developmental issues, habitual lung disease, heart disease, blood disorders, endocrine disorders such as diabetes, kidney, liver disorders, metabolic disorders, a weakened invulnerable

Common Men's Health Problems: 10 Symptoms That Shouldn't Be Ignored

Shortness of murmur is another symptom that can mean any number of things when it comes to men's health. It can signal a pluck attack or congestive heart failure. Or you might have a lung disease such as lung cancer, long-standing obstructive pulmonary

Back off the bacon and cold cuts?

Rank alongside smoking as cancer causes.”

Is eating bacon really as dangerous as smoking? No. Smoking is still much, much worse. Do people need to stop eating red meat and processed meats altogether? Again, no, although diners may want to limit how much they eat.

“You shouldn't be eating well-done cooked meats, or barbecued chickens, or barbecued steaks, or processed meats every single day,” says Robert Turesky. He’s a food scientist at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. There, he studies how hazardous chemicals, once inside the human body, may trigger diseases such as cancer. “Too much of anything is not healthy,” he warns.

Joan Salge Blake agrees. She’s a nutrition expert at Boston University in Massachusetts. Turning the WHO report into useful advice takes a broad perspective, she says.

“What does it mean for Joe and Josephina on the street? It’s interesting,” says Blake. “I think we can look at these findings and say, maybe what we need to do is is mix up a little bit of what we’re eating.” In other words, “Eat a wider variety of foods.” People may run into a problem when they eat “too much of these processed meats, and not enough fruits and vegetables,” she says. Enjoying bacon or a hot dog once in a while won’t cause problems. But a daily meal of them just might, she says.

Should preventable health problems of employees really be the responsibility of the company or business?

If people have health problems such as diabetes or other health issues caused by their own actions should the employer really have to pay for them to fix it? I

If for example someone got diabetes because they habitually over eat and refuse

Certainly a hot topic. Yet, remember that many health problems are not just by lifestyle choice, but influenced by environment and genetics. Therefore, it is somewhat presumptutous to imply that people with such conditions should bear the burden of

Yeah, I feel you. I have always believed that people should take responsibility for their own health rather than living un-healthy lifestyles and expecting the health care industry to "fix" them.
Unfortunately, in the current environment,

Certainly a hot topic. Yet, remember that many health problems are not just by lifestyle choice, but influenced by environment and genetics. Therefore, it is somewhat presumptutous to imply that people with such conditions should bear the burden of

For smokers how long did it take you to develop health problems?

For any smokers out there, how long have you been smoking cigarettes, how many cigarettes have you smoked a week, and do you have any health problems right now? I'm just curious to see how long it took to develop lung problems. I'm thinking of taking

Thank the good Lord I never did, pack a day for 37 years.

I quit 2 years ago. Yeah your afraid or you wouldnt be asking so quit.

my mother started smoking at 13 and has smoked about 2 packs a day and is 53 and does not have heath problems because it. on the other hand she has a friend who have never smoked and had lung cancer.

I've been smoking sense I was 17. I'm 27 now. No known health problems. I've had many physicals and I was told that I am in good health. .. Although they tell me I shouldn't smoke. I roller blade. Ride bikes. run up and down stairs. and I don't

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