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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Bars: Smoking Bans Do Not Cause Job Losses

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[19/05/2009] New research suggests that exempting bars from community smoking bans makes no economic difference in terms of preserving bar employment.Bars: Smoking Bans Do Not Cause Job Losses - Read more

Drugs: Warnings Skipped By Consumers

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[02/04/2009] Medicine packages barrage consumers with information. Marketing claims and brand names still overshadow critical fine print on non-prescription medications, researchers found.Drugs: Warnings Skipped By Consumers - Read more

Hospital: Respiratory Risk From Cleaning Fluids

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[30/03/2009] Cleaning fluids used in hospitals may pose a health risk to both staff and patients. A pilot study has found that potentially hazardous chemicals are contained in a selection of agents used in several different hospitals.Hospital: Respiratory Risk From Cleaning Fluids - Read more

Breast Cancer: Red Wine Increases Women’s Risk

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[11/03/2009] A new study evaluating the effect of red versus white wine on breast-cancer risk concludes that both are equal offenders when it comes to increasing breast-cancer risk. Breast Cancer: Red Wine Increases Women’s Risk - Read more

TB: Substance Use Common Among Patients

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[02/02/2009] About one in five U.S. tuberculosis (TB) patients report abusing alcohol or using illicit drugs, and those who do appear more contagious and difficult to treat, according to a recent report. TB: Substance Use Common Among Patients - Read more

Alcohol: Raising Taxes Might Reduce Deaths

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[17/11/2008] Raising taxes on beer, wine and liquor immediately reduces the number of deaths from alcohol-related diseases such as liver disease, oral or breast cancers, and alcohol poisoning, according to a new study. Alcohol: Raising Taxes Might Reduce Deaths - Read more

Caffeine: Warning Labels for Energy Drinks

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[24/09/2008] Scientists report that a slew of caffeinated energy drinks now on the market should carry prominent labels that note caffeine doses and warn of potential health risks for consumers.Caffeine: Warning Labels for Energy Drinks - Read more

Online Tests: Checking the Genotype through Click and Buy

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[01/08/2008] Genetic tests offer big potential in the fight against illnesses – if they are used sensible. However, a few years ago the first tests appeared on the internet and now everybody can determine his personal risk to fall ill one day with osteoporosis, high blood pressure or Parkinson - so it seems. It rather is an expensive and unreliable glimpse in the future.Online Tests: Checking the Genotype through Click and Buy - Read more

Internet: Tackle Drinking by Using the Web

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[31/07/2008] Health researchers are helping young people take the first steps towards reducing dangerous alcohol intake through an online personal analysis of their drinking behaviour.Internet: Tackle Drinking by Using the Web - Read more

Obesity: Linked to Internet, Alcohol and Sleep

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[11/07/2008] Internet, alcohol and too little sleep are factors that may contribute to weight gain in adolescent girls, according to a recent study.Obesity: Linked to Internet, Alcohol and Sleep - Read more