ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Sea Worm Inspires Novel Bone Glue
Living Near Major Road May Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Most Women With Osteoporosis Unaware of Raised Fracture Risk
CANCER
Get to Know the Pap Test
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
Ginger Can Ease Nausea From Chemotherapy Treatments
CAREGIVING
Simpler Sleep Apnea Treatment Seems Effective, Affordable
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
Undoing the 'Big Baby' Trend
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
COSMETIC
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health
Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease
DIABETES
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
DIET, NUTRITION
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Compound in Berries May Lessen Sun Damage
Go Healthy, Not Hungry for Holiday Eating
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
EPA Alerts Seniors to Carbon Monoxide Dangers
Smog Standards Need Tightening, Activists Say
Fertilizer Ban Makes a Difference
EYE CARE, VISION
Music Can Help Restore Stroke Patients' Sight
Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries
Brain Adapts to Age-Related Eye Disease
FITNESS
Exercise in Adolescence May Cut Risk of Deadly Brain Tumor
Any Exercise Good After a Heart Attack
Exercise Cuts Lung Cancer Risk in Ex-Smokers by 45%
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
GENERAL HEALTH
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
More Single Women Are Having Babies
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Vitamin B3 May Help Repair Brain After a Stroke
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
School Phys. Ed. Injuries Up 150 Percent
Winter's Bitter Cold Poses Health Dangers
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
MEN'S HEALTH
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
MENTAL HEALTH
Common Social Groups and Race, Seem to Help People Relate
Fear Response May Stem From Protein in Brain
Brain Scans Show How Humans 'Hear' Emotion
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Exercise Boosts Bone Density in Breast-Feeding Moms
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
SENIORS
Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Protein Deposits May Show Up Before Memory Problems Occur, Study Says
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Green Tea May Help Treat Uterine Fibroids
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
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Fewer Heart Attacks After England Goes Smoke-Free

In the year after smoke-free legislation was introduced in England, there were 1,200 fewer emergency heart attack hospital admissions -- a 2.4 percent decrease, a new study shows.

The smoke-free law, enacted on July 1, 2007, prohibits smoking in all public places and enclosed workplaces. The researchers analyzed emergency department admissions for patients aged 18 and older from July 2002 to September 2008.

While the decrease may seem small, many public places and workplaces were already smoke-free when the legislation was introduced, the researchers noted.

The study appears online June 9 in the BMJ.

The findings show that banning smoking in public places can reduce hospital admissions for heart attacks even in countries that already have other anti-smoking regulations. This can have an important public health benefit given the high rates of heart disease worldwide, said Dr. Anna Gilmore, University of Bath, and colleagues, in a BMJ news release.

SOURCES: British Medical Journal, June 9, 2010, news release Published on: June 09, 2010