Beijing adopts smoking ban for public places: state media

China’s capital on Friday passed a smoking ban for all indoor public places and offices, state media reported, despite the failure of past attempts to limit where the country’s 300 million smokers can light up.
The new regulation comes into force in June and also bans…
Beijing adopts smoking ban for public places: state media

France’s Hollande brings message of hope to Ebola-stricken Guinea

CONAKRY (Reuters) – President Francois Hollande pledged on Friday that France would set an example by providing aid to Ebola stricken countries in West Africa, in the first visit by a Western leader to the affected region since the outbreak began.
Hollande was…
France’s Hollande brings message of hope to Ebola-stricken Guinea

FDA regulations highlight harms of indoor tanning

This Dec. 9, 2011 file photo shows an open tanning booth at Amazing Tans in Sacramento, Calif.
Early in 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration moved tanning lamps into a new category of “moderately harmful” medical devices, and with good reason, researchers say.
In a review of the e…
FDA regulations highlight harms of indoor tanning

Nonprofit organization to fund patients’ new hips, knees

Excruciating hip pain forced 50-year-old Army veteran David Chalker to leave his machinist job two years ago, a decision that led to mounting debt, inability to afford health insurance and even a move into his in-laws’ home with his wife and three daughters. But his family is counting on one o…
Nonprofit organization to fund patients’ new hips, knees

Europe and Central Asia failing to curb spread of HIV, WHO says

In this photo taken June 27, 2012, Katherine Tapp, 26 of New York City uses an oral test for HIV, inside the HIV Testing Room at the Penn Branch of the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles, in southeast Washington.
LONDON –  Despite major advances in treating and preventing HIV, Eu…
Europe and Central Asia failing to curb spread of HIV, WHO says

South African mother turns tragedy into fight against HIV

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Johanna Satekge was pregnant with her first-born when she tested positive for HIV in South Africa’s Limpopo province in 2000.

When her son was born, he weighed 3.6 kgs. When he died seven months later, he had wasted away to 2 kgs. After…
South African mother turns tragedy into fight against HIV

Holiday Eating Tips for People With Diabetes

FRIDAY Nov. 28, 2014, 2014 — People with diabetes face a number of challenges over the holidays, but careful planning can help keep you healthy, an expert says.
“With the holidays coming, take some time to think about how you’ll deal with the events, the family you’ll be…
Holiday Eating Tips for People With Diabetes

Best to Be Honest About Your Relationship With Your Boss

FRIDAY Nov. 28, 2014, 2014 — Your job performance will be better if you and your boss have the same opinion about your relationship, even if it’s a bad one, a new study finds.
Researchers interviewed 280 employees and their bosses separately so that neither knew what the other said….
Best to Be Honest About Your Relationship With Your Boss

How to Help Someone Grieving in the Holiday Season

FRIDAY Nov. 28, 2014, 2014 — Holiday joy can be lost on someone grieving the death of a loved one. But supportive family and friends can help the bereaved cope with this difficult period, experts say.
“One of the best ways to help those who are grieving during the holidays is to let…
How to Help Someone Grieving in the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving Special: Uncovering the link between sleep and food

If you ate a big Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, you probably felt drowsy and sluggish afterward, a phenomenon often referred to as a “food coma”. The belief that it’s caused by the tryptophan in turkey is a long busted myth, and in fact it can happen after any carb-heavy meal. The reasons for thi…
Thanksgiving Special: Uncovering the link between sleep and food

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