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So that little hearts keep beating

The hardest time in the lives of the young couple may never have ended if their infant child didn’t survive that afternoon.

Smoking: The late regrets

It’s been three months since the last time Dinh Van Tinh, 52, has had that pleasure of puffing on a traditional Vietnamese pipe that has become as familiar as an everyday meal for him over the last quarter of a century.

Poor diet tied to nearly half of U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes

 Ensuring that diets include the right amount of certain foods may help the U.S. cut deaths from heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes by almost half, suggests a new study.

Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children a year: WHO

 A quarter of all global deaths of children under five are due to unhealthy or polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand smoke and a lack or adequate hygiene,

Study finds how stress raises heart disease and stroke risk

 People with heightened activity in the amygdala, an area of the brain linked to stress, may be at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, scientists said on Thursday in research that could lead to new ways to treat stress-related heart problems.

Omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of heart disease

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish and dietary supplements are associated with lower odds of heart disease even in people already at elevated risk because of excessive levels of fats or bad cholesterol in their blood, 

Want to delay death? Then swim, dance, or get on court, study shows

 Swimming, racquet sports and aerobics are associated with the best odds of staving off death, and in particular of reducing the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke,

Stench from lakes, landfills, road dust threatens health of residents

 VietNamNet Bridge – Doctors have warned residents living or working in high air pollution areas of HCM City and Ha Noi about the serious health risks coming from the stench emitted from polluted lakes, landfills and by road dust.

Common medicines tied to changes in the brain

 Commonly used drugs for problems like colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease have long been linked to cognitive impairment and dementia.

Dancing may reduce risk of dying from heart disease

 Moderate intensity dancing, like moderate intensity walking, is tied to a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease,

Rare 'healthy' smokers lungs explained

 The mystery of why some people appear to have healthy lungs despite a lifetime of smoking has been explained by UK scientists.

Bobbi Kristina Brown: Legal action filed against boyfriend

 The boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown has been accused of assault and theft, on the same day her family announced she was being moved into hospice care.

Heart failure victims require depression counseling

 People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.

Exercise 'not key to obesity fight'

 Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.

HRT linked to clots - and possibly stroke - study finds

 Women on HRT pills should be aware that there is a small chance of an increased risk of blood clots and possibly stroke, according to a study.

Child obesity rates 'levelling off' among under-10s

 The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three UK children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.

Fitness 'rubs off on your partner'

 Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking or exercise more, you have a better chance of success if your partner shares your goal, research suggests.

Child heart disease sees steady rise in VN

 VietNamNet Bridge – Some 9,200 infants are born with a form of heart disease every year, of which more than 3,000 cases are classified as serious conditions. The number has also risen in recent years,

Diabetes drugs 'may not be best'

 The downsides of taking medication for type-2 diabetes may exceed the benefits for some patients, researchers have advised.

Red wine health benefits 'overhyped'

 Red wine may not be as good for you as hoped, say scientists who have studied the drink's ingredient that is purported to confer good health.