UK smoking rates continue to fall

The UK has seen a fall in the number of adults who smoke in the country, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).


Research-based strategies help reduce underage drinking

(Medical Xpress)—Strategies recommended by the Surgeon General to reduce underage drinking have shown promise when put into practice, according to scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), ...


Profitability index checks financial health of practices

(HealthDay)—An overall downward trend in profitability has been identified based on a practice profitability index, developed to assess the financial health of U.S. physician practices, according to a report published by ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Trends in hospital deaths reported

In many countries, the proportion of people dying in hospital has been decreasing for years. Until now, this was thought to apply to all age groups. A new study now draws attention to disturbing exceptions.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Iran virus deaths top 5,000: ministry

Iran on Saturday announced 73 new deaths from the coronavirus, raising the official toll to 5,031 as the government allowed small businesses to reopen in Tehran as they already have in the provinces.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO experts visit Chinese virus epicentre

Experts from the World Health Organization have visited the locked-down central Chinese city at the epicentre of the deadly global coronavirus outbreak, Chinese authorities said Monday.

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