Being overweight or obese puts men at a greater risk of dying prematurely than women," BBC News reports.
"Vaping is a gateway to smoking," the Mail Online reports, seriously overstating the evidence of a new US study. While the study did find teens who experimented with e-cigs were more likely to smoke "traditional" tobacco products
The Department of Health (DH) has indicated it believes that there are up to 3000 too many pharmacies in England. At the same time, they have proposed a series of policy measures which would divert investment from local pharmacies to other care settings or to online suppliers of medicines. Beyond this, there is little detail about the Governmentï¿½
"Women who are heavy or habitual smokers are more likely to experience the menopause earlier [before the age of 50], a study suggests," BBC News reports. The same study found a weaker link for women exposed to secondhand smoke. The researchers looked at information on more than 93,000 women taken from a major US study. They found women who smoked were more likely to have had trouble getting pregnant, and reached menopause on average one to two years earlier than women who had never smoked. Aside from the symptoms of an early menopause, such as hot flushes, an obvious concern is infertility.
Cold homes have a significant impact on people's health. One of the best ways of keeping yourself well during winter is to stay warm. Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression. The chances of these problems are higher if you're vulnerable to cold-related illnesses because of one or more of the following: you're over 65 you're on a low income (so can't afford heating) you have a long-term health condition, such as heart, lung or kidney disease you are disabled