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21/12/2012 - Fall over Friday warning
Hospitals should brace themselves for an epidemic of alcohol-related injuries tonight, experts warned today. More

14/12/2012 - Blood pressure the world’s biggest risk to health
High blood pressure is the greatest risk to health across the globe, responsible for more than nine million deaths in 2010, according to figures published today. More

12/12/2012 - New threat for women smokers
Women who smoke face a "significantly" increased risk of suffering a sudden heart attack, researchers warned last night. More

10/12/2012 - Tobacco link to child meningitis
Exposure to tobacco may be responsible for hundreds of cases of severe meningitis affecting children in the UK every year, researchers report today. More

21/11/2012 - Tackle liver disease threat - chief medical officer
Britain needs to take action to tackle a rising problem of liver disease, the chief medical officer said today. More

15/11/2012 - How alcohol damages babies
Moderate drinking during pregnancy can damage a child's IQ - depending on their genetic make-up, British researchers said today. More

15/11/2012 - Cannabis gene problem revealed
Researchers say they have moved closer to pinning down the genes which make cannabis users vulnerable to developing serious mental illness. More

06/11/2012 - Smoker DNA found
DNA testing is set to be used by researchers to identify smokers - and pin down the effects of the habit on a range of diseases, it was revealed today. More

31/10/2012 - ADHD link to smoking genetic?
Children with hyperactivity disorder often go on to become smokers - and now researchers think there is a genetic link underlying this. More

29/10/2012 - Women smokers need to stop by 30 - study
Women who smoke and give up before the age of 30 avoid most of the risks linked to the habit - but those who carry on are in much greater danger than previously thought, according to a major UK research project. More

26/10/2012 - Brussels hit by tobacco-gate scandal
A series of burglaries in Brussels has set "alarm bells ringing," a senior anti-smoking campaigner says today. More

24/10/2012 - Electronic cigarettes may help smoke addicts
Health professionals are to be told they can allow patients who have trouble giving up smoking to use electronic cigarettes, it was announced today. More

18/10/2012 - Cut smoking more - pioneer
Anti-smoking pioneer Sir Richard Peto today calls for Britain to step up efforts to cut smoking rates. More

16/10/2012 - Child risk warning from cigarettes in cars
Smoking in the car produces air pollutants that exceed World Health Organisation air quality guidance – and opening windows makes little difference, researchers warn today. More

10/09/2012 - Male cannabis cancer link
Men who use cannabis regularly may be exposing themselves to an increased cancer risk, researchers warned today. More

20/08/2012 - Anthrax death sparks heroin warning
Europe may be about to face an outbreak of anthrax cases affecting drug users, government advisers have warned. More

16/08/2012 - Joy at anti-smoking success
Campaigners claim a major blow has been dealt to the tobacco industry after a court backed the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. More

10/08/2012 - Female smoking link to blood cancer
Women who smoke double their risk of developing cancers of the lymph gland and bone marrow, researchers warned today. More

08/08/2012 - Plain package campaign hails support
Campaigners today claimed 75,000 supporters backing proposals to introduce plain tobacco packaging in the UK. More

27/07/2012 - Teenagers turn off drugs
Campaigns against drug abuse among teenagers may be having some success, according to new figures published yesterday. More

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