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Bulgaria bans smoking in indoor public spaces

By Yahoo Health News Bulgaria’s parliament voted on Thursday to ban smoking in all indoor public spaces from June 1 in an attempt to persuade one of Europe’s heaviest smoking nations to kick the habit. The European Union’s poorest member state has joined a growing list of nations to ban smoking in bars and restaurants. […]

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Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Your Emotions

By Yahoo Health News Many people know diabetes — both type 1 and type 2 — can take a serious toll on physical health. But these blood-sugar disorders also can affect your emotions and, in turn, your emotions can wreak havoc on your diabetes control. Extremes in blood-sugar levels can cause significant mood changes, and […]

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Healthy Dieting in Pregnancy May Be Helpful

By Yahoo Health News Eating a healthy, calorie-controlled diet during pregnancy can helps prevent excessive weight gain and cut the risk of obstetric complications, researchers report. In Europe and the United States, up to 40 percent of women gain more than the recommended weight during pregnancy and this excess weight is associated with a number […]

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‘Bad’ Fat May Hurt Brain Function Over Time

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Women who eat a lot of “bad” saturated fat may hurt their overall brain function and memory over time, Harvard University researchers report. In contrast, eating more “good” monounsaturated fat improved brain function and memory, suggesting that fats may have the same effect on the brain as they do […]

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How to Prevent Snoring

Nobody likes the idea that they snore like a truck driver. But a lot of us do just that. In fact, it’s been estimated that up to 50 percent of the US population snores at one time or another. And snoring is more than just a nuisance–it’s been shown to disrupt the sleep of 90 […]

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Fat reaches waist just three hours after a big meal

By Hannah Furness Anyone who has had to loosen their belt after enjoying a big meal may be reassured to know their weight gain was not in their imagination, as scientists find fat reaches the waistline as little as three hours after a big meal.     Researchers at Oxford University have discovered the fat […]

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Do You Practice These 4 Habits of Some of the World’s Healthiest People?

Eating a “Mediterranean diet” could prevent or even reverse metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. Scientists believe that a Mediterranean-style diet has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on your body. A review of 35 clinical trials found that faithfully eating a Mediterranean diet can improve traits such as belly fat, […]

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MPs warning of medicine shortages

By Branwen Jeffreys Health correspondent, BBC News Community pharmacies face problems with supplies Patients in England are suffering from shortages of some medicines, according to the All Party Pharmacy Group of MPs. Their report says part of the problem is drugs being bought cheaply in the UK then sold at higher prices elsewhere in Europe. […]

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Clock ticking with new plan to fight Alzheimer’s

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Licensed from   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is adopting a landmark national strategy to fight Alzheimer’s disease, with an ambitious goal of finding some effective treatments by 2025. For families suffering today, the first National Alzheimer’s Plan offers some help too. Starting Tuesday, families can turn to a one-stop website, […]

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