Researchers fret over popularity of hookah smoking

Over Popularity Of Hookah Smoking

These days, hookah bars are becoming more and more popular.  According to a study which includes a population from eight North Carolina, hookah smokers are usually ones who smoke very few cigarettes if it all.  The issue here is that
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AdultBasic Health Insurance Program

One-Month Anniversary of AdultBasic’s Demise

Exactly one month after adultBasic coverage ended for 41,000 Pennsylvanians, state Sen. Mike Stack today urged the General Assembly to include the low-cost health program in state budget negotiations. “One month ago today, Pennsylvania turned its back on hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians who either (more...)

New Jersey — New Medicinal Marijuana State

New Jersey will be the 14th state with approved use of medicinal marijuana for patients with severe diseases, such as AIDS, cancer, muscular dystrophy, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Although the legislation was passed, New Jersey will face the most restrictions on medicinal marijuana usage than any of the other (more...)

Full Face Transplantation

“The most selfless act one human being can do for another is organ donation” — said the president of the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Betsy Nable about a full face transplant for Dallas Wiens, 25, a man from Texas, who was terribly injured by a high voltage electrical wire that (more...)

Latest Addition to New York City Smoking Ban

Further smoking bans will affect smokers in New York City.  On May 23rd, parks, beaches, and boardwalks, in addition to other public places in New York City will no longer allow smoking.  However, New Yorkers can still smoke on sidewalks, streets, parking lots, and in their own homes.  (more...)

IQ Linked to Healthier Diets

IQ Linked to Healthier Diets

Studies have established a link between breastfeeding and intelligence. Analysis of studies found that babies who were breastfed got an IQ boost of 3.16 points, on average. The study was published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. If there is indeed a link between diet and brainpower, (more...)

Marital Status Causes the Change in Physical Fitness

Marital Status Causes the Change in Physical Fitness

The findings, reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology, do not prove that a change in marital status directly causes the change in fitness — for better or worse. The research  followed nearly 8,900 adults over several years. Both men and women who got married during that time tended to experience (more...)

Winter’s Serious Health Threats

Next few days, temperatures will tickle 60, than drop back into the 30s. For tens of thousands of women, is no harmless tease. An estimated 5% to 20% of women suffer from Raynaud's syndrome, according to rheumatologist from the National Institutes of Health. “Sudden transitions from warm to cold stun their circulatory (more...)

Don’t Trust To Silicone Injections

A group of four women should arrive in Philadelphia looking to improve their physiques with buttocks-enhancement injections - two from the United Kingdom and two from a party in New York City.  But they were not be in time and just two woman from UK checked into the Hampton Inn (more...)

Sleep Drugs Can Leave You Groggy

Sleep Drugs Can Leave You Groggy

Ambien, popular sleep drug, can leave even the healthiest older people groggy and prone to stumbling, falling and confusion when they wake up, U.S. researchers reported. Kenneth Wright of the University of Colorado at Boulder and colleagues said, people should not avoid taking it but should be aware of the (more...)

What Coffee Does For Your Health

Coffee may help to get you going in the morning, but what it do for your health? 1. In August 2010, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) stated that moderate caffeine drinking doesn't appear to have any major effects on causing miscarriage, premature delivery, or fetal growth. But the (more...)

A New Breed of Volunteer

HUP’s Pups is the a pet therapy program of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania  for approximately 10 years, with several love able pups who spread cheer to all areas of the hospital. A new face at HUP has many patient units clamoring for his services. It's not (more...)

Let’s Beat Weight Gain After Holidays!

Guilty of overeating during the holidays? Here are simple ways to beat weight gain” Drink water. Drinking helps you feel full. Some experts suggest sipping water (or iced tea) just before you sit down to a meal. Count to 10. Studies suggest that the average craving lasts only about 10 minutes. So (more...)

Rabid Raccoons Are The Problem In Pennsylvania

“For the third straight year, Pennsylvania will likely top all other states in reported cases of rabies in domestic animals”, - said the memo from state health officials, which went out to some veterinarians. Pennsylvania reported 312 cases of rabies in wild animals through November 2010, compared with 388 in all (more...)

No Luck. Philadelphia’s Gambling Problem

Building new casinos in Philadelphia and its suburbs was welcomed: new tax source for city budget, new work places and so on. But gambling was never an innocent entertainment. Before Philadelphians would have to go to Atlantic City in order to try their luck. Not any more with three new casinos: Sugar (more...)