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[Missouri] St. Charles nursing home patient dies after catching fire while smoking in her wheelchair

Relatives of a nursing home patient who suffered fatal burns while smoking a cigarette are questioning how long she was left unattended and whether proper procedures were followed before and after she caught fire. Donna Chapman, 83, died Monday after suf
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added May 19, 2017 14:52
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Beer, cigarettes and durians for the terminally-ill

"Patients' wish for specific type of treats such as cigarettes and alcoholic drinks will be granted as long as they are not excessive in nature or detrimental to their current condition..." Nurses at Aarhus University Hospital defied no-smoking regulation
The New Paper Online (sg)
added May 15, 2017 15:20
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[Hawaii] Resident who uses medical marijuana upset about public housing complex's smoking ban

Lanric Hyland, 78, who uses a walker, has asked the county for a “reasonable accommodation” to allow him to continue to smoke his medicine in his unit, despite a new policy taking effect June 1 that makes the building and grounds of the Ainakea Senior Re
Hawaii Tribune-Herald
added May 11, 2017 19:38
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Women in East Germany will be more likely to die from smoking than those in West Germany

Due to a silent but dramatic increase in the number of young East German women smoking after reunification, their death rates are forecasted to exceed those in the West within the next few decades... "Germany is more tolerant than other EU member states i
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added May 11, 2017 13:20
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What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later

High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol or a smoking habit early in life increases your odds for mental decline during middle age, a new study warns. "While it is well known that high blood pressure, cholesterol and smoking are associated with poor cog
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 11, 2017 00:41
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Longevity in the U.S.: Location, Location, Location

Health risk factors appear to play the largest role in a county's life expectancy, with 74 percent of the difference explained by things like physical activity, diabetes, blood pressure, smoking and obesity, Mokdad said.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 9, 2017 13:48
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UW researchers map widening gap in life expectancy and call for policy changes

A county-by-county survey of U.S. life expectancy reports a 20-year gap between the lows and the highs – a gap that correlates with socioeconomic factors, race and ethnicity...as well as preventable risk factors such as obesity and smoking.
Yahoo!
added May 8, 2017 20:49
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Good heart health extends the ‘golden years’

People with better heart health during young adulthood and middle age end up living longer and spending fewer years later in life with any kind of chronic disease... “The message here is crystal clear...Eat smart, move more, don’t smoke, and maintain an
Reuters
added May 8, 2017 14:40
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House Health Care Bill Harms Efforts to Reduce Smoking, Prevent Cancer and Other Costly Diseases

The bill eliminates the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which has supported critical initiatives to reduce tobacco use and prevent leading killers such as cancer and heart disease. It would also result in millions of Americans losing their health care
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 5, 2017 01:44
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Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends / Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

only about 6 percent were in optimal cardiovascular health: That meant they had healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and were normal-weight, nonsmokers and free of diabetes. In contrast, over three-quarters of the study group had at least one m
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 1, 2017 22:22
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