Category: Health

How to stay alive and healthy

In the space of three months, the thrust of public health policy has shifted towards a desire for individuals to take more personal responsibility for their health and the health of their children. It is a dramatic change in emphasis…

Shocking shisha use

It’s not just cigarettes that school children are smoking behind the bike shed they are also into inhaling shisha and chewing tobacco, health bosses have now warned. A recent survey by Dubai Health Authority of pupils in Dubai revealed that…

Many smokers being wrongly treated for asthma

BEIRUT: Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese adults suffering from a smoking-related lung disease known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are being wrongly treated with asthma medications, a leading respiratory specialist warned on Thursday. COPD, which causes wheezing, on-going cough…

When Parents Smoke, Kids’ Weight

Two new studies suggest there’s a connection between parents who smoke and kids who are heavier or misbehave more than other children. The researchers haven’t definitively proven that lighting up puts kids at risk for bad behavior and extra pounds.…

Health group hits tobacco firm

A HEALTH group scored a tobacco company for questioning the recent order of the health department obliging firms to put graphics pictures on the ill effect of smoking in every cigarette pack. Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines (FCAP)…