ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
Know Your Asthma Triggers
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Garlic Yields Up Its Health Secret
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
Indian Spice May Thwart Liver Damage
ANIMAL CARE
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Beware of Dog Bites
BONES & JOINTS
Most Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Lack Vitamin D
Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
Studies Struggle to Gauge Glucosamine's Worth
CANCER
Quitting Smoking Doubles Survival in Early Stage Lung Cancer
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
HPV Vaccine Has Higher Allergic Reaction Rate
CAREGIVING
With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple
Many Hospital Patients Can't ID Their Doctors
Hospital Practices Influence Which Moms Will Breast-Feed
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
COSMETIC
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
DENTAL, ORAL
Holistic Dentistry-My View
Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
DIABETES
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
Older Diabetics With Depression Face Higher Death Rate
DIET, NUTRITION
Eating More Soy May Be Good For Your Lung Function
Red Meat No No No But Oily Fish Yes Yes Yes
Cinnamon Breaks Up Brain Plaques, May Hold Key to Fighting Alzheimer’s
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure
Topical Drugs May Pollute Waterways
Warmer-Than-Average Temperatures Raise Migraine Risk
EYE CARE, VISION
Nearly 18 Million Will Have Macular Degeneration by 2050
Protein Might One Day Prevent Blindness
Poor Night Vision May Predict Age-Related Eye Disease
FITNESS
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say
Antioxidants Blunt Exercise Benefit, Study Shows
School Phys. Ed. Injuries Up 150 Percent
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
GENERAL HEALTH
U.S. Prepares for Possible Return of Swine Flu in Fall
New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines
Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
Fondness for Fish Keeps Japanese Hearts Healthy
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
More Calcium And Dairy Products in Childhood Could Mean Longer Life
Keep Safety in Mind While Your Kids Are Cooling Off in the Water
Backpack Safety Should Be on Back-to-School Lists
MEN'S HEALTH
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
MENTAL HEALTH
Love Hormone May Ease Discussion of Painful Topics
How to Attack Holiday Stress Head-On
17 Ways to Create the Perfect Workday
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
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
Woman in America Are Delaying Motherhood, Study Says
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
SENIORS
Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Elderly
Want Better Health in the New Year, Add Exercise to Your Day
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Natural Therapies for Menopause
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span
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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