Canada appeals court upholds landmark tobacco ruling

Quebec’s appeals court on Friday upheld a historic ruling ordering three tobacco firms to pay Can$15.5 billion (US$11.6 billion) to smokers in the Canadian province who claimed they were never warned about the health risks associated with smoking. Imperial Tobacco Canada, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco, Rothmans Benson & Hedges and JTI-MacDonald have one month to launch an eventual […]

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Feb. 22-25

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology The annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology was held from Feb. 22 to 25 in San Francisco and attracted more than 5,000 participants from around the world, including clinicians, academicians, allied health professionals, and others interested in allergic and immunologic disease. The conference highlighted recent advances in […]

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I Had a Rare Form of Anorexia That No One Talks About

“I see you’ve lost weight recently. Congratulations!” my doctor said with a large smile before continuing with the rest of the exam. I was in my late teens, shivering in her freezing-cold office and obsessing over the fact that I had half of a bagel before coming in, bringing my weight up by half a pound. When my doctor congratulated […]

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Happy in marriage? Genetics may play a role

People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But if they marry and stay together, their long-term happiness may depend on their individual genes or those of their spouse, says a new study led by Yale School of Public Health researchers. Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the study examined the […]

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Kahlúa Is Dropping a New Espresso Martini in a Can

If you’re the kind of coffee junkie that prefers to spike your cup of joe with Kahlúa over Baileys, your dream drink is on its way to becoming reality. Kahlúa announced a new, ready-to-drink cocktail coming to stores this spring, and it doubles down on coffee flavor. The canned Espresso Style Martini combines Kahlúa, coffee, and vodka and has a […]

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Bungee jumping for science: Readiness potential measured outside lab for first time

Immediately before a person decides to launch themselves off a bridge for a bungee jump, there is a measurable increase in their brain activity. This can be recorded nearly one second before the person makes the conscious decision to jump. Researchers from Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin have, for the first time, succeeded in measuring this ‘Bereitschaftspotential’ (readiness potential) outside a […]

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Obesity: New study doubts healthy Overweight

That slightly Overweight is not always associated with negative consequences for health, faith, still many. Mistakenly – as a new American study shows that women who are overweight or obese, but otherwise healthy, and have diseases, the investigation is still at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Overweight is never really healthy The large-scale study observed the health of 90.257 […]

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Toddler suffers with one-in-a-million paralysis condition with no cure

Family of an 18-month-old toddler with a ‘one-in-a-million’ condition that has left her paralysed are trying to raise £25,000 for groundbreaking research in the US in hope of a cure Anya Bell suffered a stroke-like attack when she was 10 weeks old Doctors were baffled before diagnosing alternative hemiplegia of childhood  Only 500 families worldwide are coping with AHC which […]

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