ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Should Your Child Be Seeing a Chiropractor?
Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's
ANIMAL CARE
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Beware of Dog Bites
BONES & JOINTS
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
Barefoot Lifestyle Has Its Dangers
Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis
CANCER
Vitamin E, Selenium and Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
Green Tea Compound Slowed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
CAREGIVING
U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out
TV Watching Doesn't Fast-Track Baby's Skills
ER Less Likely to Diagnose Stroke in Younger Folks
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart
Smog Tougher on the Obese
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
COSMETIC
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
Health Tip: After Liposuction
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
Gummy Bears Join Cavity Fight
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
DIABETES
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
'Standard' Glucose Test May Be Wrong One for Obese Children
Out-of-Control Blood Sugar May Affect Memory
DIET, NUTRITION
Fruit Even Healthier Than Thought: Study Shows
Caffeine May Offer Some Skin Cancer Protection
To Feel Better, Low-Fat Diet May Be Best
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
City Kids Find the Breathin' Is Easier Elsewhere
Hurricane Threats: Time to Batten Down the Hatches
Scorpion Anti-Venom Speeds Children's Recovery
EYE CARE, VISION
Decorative Halloween Eye Lenses May Pose Serious Risks
Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors Have Better Vision
Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Preserve Sight
FITNESS
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards
Keep Safety in Mind While Your Kids Are Cooling Off in the Water
More Steps a Day Lead to Better Health
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
GENERAL HEALTH
You Can Get Great Exercise In The Garden
When Healing Becomes a Commodity
Laugh and the World Understands
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
B-Vitamins Help Protect Against Stroke, Heart Disease
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk
Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Standard IQ Test May Underestimate People With Autism
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
Backpack Safety Should Be on Back-to-School Lists
MEN'S HEALTH
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study Shows
Countdown to Hair Loss
MENTAL HEALTH
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
Living Alone Increases Odds of Developing Dementia
Fear Response May Stem From Protein in Brain
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
SENIORS
Exercise Benefits Even the Oldest Old
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk
Protein Deposits May Show Up Before Memory Problems Occur, Study Says
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
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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