Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:06 PM PDT

Smokers miss work more often, cost UK billions
Reuters via Yahoo! Canada News Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:37 PM PDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smokers miss an average of two or three more days of work each year than non-smokers, according to a new analysis of 29 past studies. Based on that finding, absenteeism due to smoking cost the UK alone 1.4 billion pounds - or $2.25 billion - last year, researchers calculated. "Clearly the most important message for any individual's health is, 'Quit smoking,' but I ...

US meningitis death toll rises to 29: official
AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:03 PM PDT
Some 29 people have died from fungal meningitis they contracted after being treated with tainted steroid injections blamed for a growing national outbreak, US health officials said Wednesday.

U.S. West Nile outbreak still spreading but pace slowing, CDC says
Reuters via Yahoo! Canada News Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:53 PM PDT
DALLAS (Reuters) - The number of people infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus in the United States continues to grow, but the pace of this year's outbreak is slowing, federal health officials said on Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 4,891 people have contracted the disease, up from 4,725 a week ago. The virus killed four more people in the past week ...

Many women stop their asthma meds while pregnant
Reuters via Yahoo! Maktoob News Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:02 PM PDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Almost a third of women on asthma control medications stop using them during the first few months of pregnancy - despite advice that a mother's uncontrolled asthma is more dangerous to the developing fetus than the drugs, according to a new study from the Netherlands. The researchers could not determine why moms-to-be stop taking their asthma meds, or whether it led ...

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