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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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[UK] Bedbound great-grandmother, 74, died in a fireball after a dropped cigarette started a blaze that intensified because of the paraffin cream she used to treat arthritis

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 1, 2017 17:02
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CANDISKY: We smoke too much in Ohio, so our health-ranking stinks

If Ohio cut its smoking rate, it would save lives and potentially millions in health-care costs... Even worse, more than 1 in 10 children live in homes with tobacco users and are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke, 49th highest in the nation.
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Apr 21, 2017 12:46
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[Texas] S.A. man, 108, says women and vodka are key to long life

A smile formed on his well-lined, unshaven face as he hummed the theme for the Lucky Strike commercials on the radio when he was around 42. Lucky Strikes came with his Army rations in Europe, but he never smoked them. Cigars are something else. He doesn’
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Apr 20, 2017 23:49
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PwC defends claims of age discrimination in its hiring

The Supreme Court could soon provide clarity on the question. The justices are considering whether to take up a similar class action brought against RJ Reynolds Tobacco, which was sued by a 49-year-old man rejected for a sales position. A three-judge pa
The Australian (au)
added Apr 18, 2017 14:25
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