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Smoking ban in all pubs and clubs in England
MPs have voted by a huge margin to ban smoking from all pubs and private members’ clubs in England.
06/02/2006 Tobacco control efforts growing worldwide as countries build on momentum of global tobacco convention
Countries representing three-quarters of the world’s population meet in Geneva to plan the effective implementation of the tobacco control treaty.
06/02/2006 Brussels to fight for child-resistant lighters
The European Commission is set to push for new measures requiring all lighters produced and sold in the EU to be child-resistant.
06/02/2006 Smokers face ban at home if nurse calls in UK
Hundreds of thousands of smokers will be banned from lighting up in their own homes when nurses or other health workers visit them, under controversial new rules drawn up by the nurses’ professional body.
06/02/2006 Asthma harder to control in heavy individuals
The findings from a new study indicate that asthma is more difficult to control in overweight individuals than in their leaner counterparts.
27/01/2006 Bird flu ‘could be 21st-century Black Death’
Avian flu has the potential to develop into a global pandemic that would be as devastating as the Black Death of the 14th century, the World Economic Forum warned yesterday in its assessment of the risks threatening stability and prosperity.
27/01/2006 Sudden bid to quit smoking ‘best’
Spur of the moment attempts to stop smoking are more likely to succeed than planned ones, a study says.
27/01/2006 Food preservative ‘cuts lung bug’
Cystic fibrosis clogs the lungs with thick, sticky mucus
A common food preservative might provide treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, research suggests.
27/01/2006 Gates gives $600m more to stop TB
The Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis has received a $600m (£337m) boost from Microsoft chairman Bill Gates.
26/01/2006 Asbestos claims ruling overturned
The Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling that thousands of people suffering from an asbestos-related condition should receive compensation.