News tagged with health hazards

Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

There is a common misconception that hazardous or risky drinking is something only young people do, but new research shows that between 35 to 40 per cent of New Zealanders aged 50 years or older may also drink hazardously.

Sep 21, 2018
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Balancing the benefits and risks of electronic cigarettes

What should physicians say to their patients who ask them about the safety of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and whether the devices can help them quit smoking? Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physician Nancy Rigotti, ...

Feb 12, 2018
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7 ways to keep the heart safe when shoveling snow

A winter storm advancing up the East Coast pummeled the Northeast on Thursday, bringing bitter cold, snow and strong winds. As people dig out there and elsewhere this winter, there are some health hazards to keep in mind.

Jan 05, 2018
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