Child hospital admissions for asthma slump after smoking ban

Child hospital admissions for asthma slump after smoking ban Hospital admissions for child asthma attacks fell by 12.3% in first year after 2007 smoking ban in EnglandExperts say law change may have made adults more aware of dangers of passive smoking By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:19 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:58 GMT, 21 January 2013 The number of children being admitted to hospital to be treated for asthma attacks has dropped sharply since the smoking ban came into effect.

Meningitis link to smoking in pregnancy: Cigarettes can treble child"s chance of developing the disease

Meningitis link to smoking in pregnancy: Cigarettes can treble child’s chance of developing the disease | UPDATED: 01:24 GMT, 10 December 2012 Scientists estimate that more than 600 children a year in Britain develop meningitis as a result of their parents' second-hand smoke (pictured posed by model) Smoking during pregnancy can treble the baby’s chance of developing meningitis, researchers warn, and children exposed to smoke from a parent’s cigarettes at home are twice as likely to have the deadly illness.

Heart attacks among non-smokers fall by a QUARTER after ban stubs out passive smoking

Heart attacks among non-smokers fall by a QUARTER after ban stubs out passive smoking | UPDATED: 11:45 GMT, 28 August 2012 Smoking bans brought in to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke can have a dramatic impact on public health, say researchers.

Passive smoking impairs vital cough reflex in children, which could put them at risk of pneumonia

Passive smoking damages cough reflex in children which is vital for clearing the lungs Secondhand smoke makes a child's coughing reflex less sensitive | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 20 August 2012 Secondhand smoke damages a vital cough reflex in otherwise healthy children and teenagers, say researchers.

Polypills: Why all over 50s should be offered four-in-one as they slash the risk of strokes and heart attacks

All over 50s 'should be offered polypill': Four-in-one drug could extend life by 11 years and prevent thousands of strokes and heart attacks | UPDATED: 01:06 GMT, 19 July 2012 Over-50s saw their blood pressure fell by 12 per cent after taking the pill daily for three months A four-in-one pill to slash the risk of heart disease should be made available for all over-50s, a leading doctor said yesterday.

Dream cruise tore my family apart says woman who suffered from seasickness for FOUR years

Dream cruise tore my family apart says woman who suffered from seasickness for FOUR years Mother has now set up a series of dating websites for those stigmatised due to having a medical condition or coping with difficult circumstances | UPDATED: 17:35 GMT, 22 March 2012 A woman who has suffered from seasickness for more than four years has told how a dream holiday cruise tore her family apart.