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No Smoking Four Weeks Before Operation Cuts Risks: WHO

Image Used for Representational Purpose Only | (Photo Credits: United Health Organisation) Geneva, January 20: Patients who stop smoking at least four weeks before an operation significantly reduce the risk of having postsurgical complications because their blood flow improves, according to a study published Monday. The World Health Organisation (WHO) study argued that minor or… Read More »

“Dark Waters” Film Exposes Cancer Risks Behind Teflon [VIDEO]

A new film based on true events and starring actor Mark Ruffalo sheds light on how one of America’s most powerful corporations contaminated a town’s drinking water with a toxic chemical linked to cancer, reports Time. In Dark Waters, Ruffalo portrays the real-life corporate lawyer Robert Bilott, who in 1998 became an environmental crusader. That… Read More »

Viewpoints: Weigh Health Risks Of Football And The Big Feast This Thanksgiving; Count The Ways Drug Reps Were Taught To Market Opioids

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Stat: Concussions, Broken Bones, And More: A Week Of U.S. Football  News about concussions and other injuries to young football players appears with alarming frequency, as do reports of the long-term damage to NFL players.Young pro players are leaving the game for fear of permanent… Read More »

Steak is back on the menu, if a new review of risks of red meat is to be believed

LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Cutting back on red and processed meat brings few if any health benefits, according to a review of studies involving millions of people, a finding that contradicts dietary advice of leading international agencies and raised immediate objections from many health experts. Most people can continue to eat red and processed… Read More »