Bid To Scrap Austria May 2018 Smoking Ban

Plans for a total ban on smoking in Austria’s bars and restaurants has been scrapped, according to the far-right Freedom Party. The ban, a policy of the outgoing government, was due to come into effect in May 2018. Scrapping the plans was agreed by the Freedom Party and the conservative…

A 12 Diet Cokes-A-Day Habit Like Trump’s Is Worth Changing

President Donald Trump downs a dozen Diet Cokes each day, The New York Times reported this weekend. His love of the bubbly beverage is shared by many Americans and at least one of his predecessors. President Bill Clinton was frequently photographed with a can in his hand and reportedly placed…

Study Links Mouth Bacteria With Esophageal Cancer

Though it’s far from a sure thing, brushing your teeth regularly is never a bad idea. Is the toothbrush a powerful disease-fighting tool? Maybe. Changes in the collection of bacteria living in our mouths have been linked to colorectal cancer, oral cancer and even diabetes. Bad oral health has also been…

Anger As India Doctor Mistakenly Declares Newborn Dead

A newborn baby, declared dead by a hospital in the Indian capital Delhi, was found to be alive while they were on their way to his funeral. Doctors at the privately run Max Hospital had pronounced the baby dead hours after his twin who was stillborn. The parents said they…

‘Third Of Mothers’ Experience Mental Health Issues

More than a third of mothers have experienced mental health issues related to parenthood, according to an online survey of 1,800 British parents by Surgical Blog Radio 5 live and YouGov. The study revealed that, in comparison, 17% of fathers had experienced similar issues. More than two-thirds of the affected mothers…

Angry Avatars Help People Deal With Schizophrenia

The most common hallucination experienced by people with schizophrenia is hearing voices. The voices often threaten and insult the sufferer, damaging the self-esteem of people already dealing with a difficult condition. But a new study has shown that rude virtual avatars that hurl abuse at people with schizophrenia may actually…

Health Company Fires 69 Employees Over Refusal To Get Flu Shots

A Minnesota-based health care company reportedly fired 69 employees who failed to comply with its flu shot mandate by the Nov. 10 deadline. In response to the firings, the Minnesota Nurses Association announced plans to file grievances against Essentia Health on behalf of the terminated employees to regain employment status…

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