By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking daily walks of at least two miles can reduce hospitalizations from severe episodes of a life-threatening breathing disorder, new research suggests.
Scientists found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients without regular walking regimens had about twice the rate of hospitalizations triggered by the condition [...]
WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — How middle-aged people rate their own physical fitness could provide clues about their risk for future dementia, Finnish researchers report.
Among people aged about 50, those who self-rate their level of fitness as poor are four times more likely to develop dementia within 30 years than those who say [...]
Breathing in someone else’s tobacco fumes might raise a woman’s odds for miscarriage, stillbirth or other complications, a new study suggests. The study found that the risk to pregnancy rises the longer women are exposed to secondhand smoke.
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A Massachusetts law requiring that only fire-safe cigarettes be sold in the state reduced the number of residential fires there, a new study shows.
Researchers examined data on accidental residential fires that occurred in the state between 2004 and 2010, including 1,629 fires that were caused by cigarettes.
They found [...]
The national drug store chain CVS Caremark said Wednesday that it’s phasing out the sale of tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores across the United States. The company said cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco will no longer be available at any of the stores by Oct. 1.