News tagged with health experts

WHO's cancer agency: Diesel fumes cause cancer

Diesel exhaust causes cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency declared Tuesday, a ruling it said could make exhaust as important a public health threat as secondhand smoke.

Jun 12, 2012
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Experts propose strategies to reduce, end tobacco use

What would it take to end tobacco use once and for all? This is the question several scholars, scientists and policy experts address in a provocative series of articles on various strategies for eliminating ...

Apr 17, 2013
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Smartphone addicts starting to feel the pain

Users of smartphones and tablet computers are starting to get high-tech blues, as increasing numbers of the tech savvy are coming down with ailments from "text neck" to "text thumb injury".

Dec 02, 2011
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"Sugar is the new tobacco," says expert

Professor Simon Capewell, from the University of Liverpool's Institute of Psychology, Health and Society is part of a campaign, `Action on Sugar', aimed at reducing the amount of added sugar in food and soft ...

Jan 09, 2014
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US court deals blow to Obama health care law

A US court has dealt a new blow to the health care reform law seen as President Barack Obama's proudest domestic achievement, declaring its centerpiece provision unconstitutional.

Aug 12, 2011
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UN leader accuses big business of health cover-up

UN leader Ban Ki-moon Monday accused big business of putting public health at risk "to protect their own profits" as he launched a summit on everyday diseases killing tens of millions each year.

Sep 19, 2011
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NYC bans big, sugary drinks at restaurants

(AP)—New York City cracked down on the sale of supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what was celebrated by some as a groundbreaking attempt to curb obesity but condemned by others as a blatant ...

Sep 13, 2012
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Indian women dumped in field after sterilisations

Scores of women were dumped unconscious in a field after a mass sterilisation in eastern India because there was no room in hospital for them to recuperate, medical officials said Thursday.

Feb 07, 2013
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