ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
No Verdict Yet on Grape Seed Extract vs. Breast Cancer
Birds Don't Miss a Beat
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
ANIMAL CARE
Safe Toys for Dogs
Beware of Dog Bites
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
Too Few Screened for Abdominal Aneurysm, Study Says
Genes May Help Drive Rotator Cuff Injury
CANCER
Many Ignore Symptoms of Bladder Trouble
Multiple Screening Strategy Boosts Cervical Cancer Detection
Immune Therapy May Aid Kids With Neuroblastoma
CAREGIVING
Newborn Screenings Now Required Across U.S.
Early Exercise Boosts Outcomes for ICU Patients
Recession Scrambling Health Spending in U.S.
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking
Mercury in Fish Linked to High Blood Pressure
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
COSMETIC
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
DENTAL, ORAL
Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion
Most Insured Adults Worry About Health Care Costs: Poll
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
DIABETES
Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Updated
Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate
Findings Challenge Tight Glucose Control for Critically Ill Patients
DIET, NUTRITION
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children
The Best Diet? That Depends on You
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Home Renovations by Affluent Families Can Unleash Lead Threat
Are Medical Meetings Environmentally Unfriendly?
Exhaust From Railroad Diesel Linked to Lung Ailments
EYE CARE, VISION
Brain Pressure More Likely to Cause Vision Loss in Men
When Gauging Age, the Eyes Have It
Just Like Skin, Eyes Can 'Burn' in Strong Sun
FITNESS
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say
Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart
Resistance Training Boosts Mobility in Knee Arthritis Patients
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
GENERAL HEALTH
Any Old Cane Won't Do
Spread of Swine Flu in Japan Could Raise WHO Alert to Highest Level
Toxins May Form When Skin, Indoor Ozone Meet
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
Winter's Bitter Cold Poses Health Dangers
Standard IQ Test May Underestimate People With Autism
MEN'S HEALTH
Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
MENTAL HEALTH
Chocolate a Sweet Pick-Me-Up for the Depressed
A Simple 'Thank You' Brings Rewards to All
Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
SENIORS
Laughter Can Stimulate a Dull Appetite
Fitness Fades Fast After 45
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Woman in America Are Delaying Motherhood, Study Says
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, Study Says
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
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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