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Parents who smoke risk the health of their children.

Proceed To Article Scientists Pinpoint Location Of Possible Third Gene Involved In Hereditary Breast Cancer To Chromosome 13
Researchers in Finland, Iceland, and Sweden, working with scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have found evidence of a new gene that appears to increase susceptibility to hereditary breast cancer. More...

Proceed To Article FDA Issues Nationwide Alert On The Recall Of "Rich's MSM Eye & Ear Drops" Because Of Health Risk
The FDA is warning consumers not to purchase or use a product known as Rich's MSM Eye & Ear Drops because it may be contaminated with yeast and Pseudomonas fluorescens More...

Proceed To Article Measles Outbreak In Northern Ireland HIPAA
As of 29 July 2000, the National Disease Surveillance Centre, Ireland has reported 1,376 cases of measles. More...

Proceed To Article Tobacco Company Strategies To Undermine Tobacco Control Activities At The World Health Organization
Evidence from tobacco industry documents reveals that tobacco companies have operated for many years with the deliberate purpose of subverting the efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO) to control tobacco use. The attempted subversion has been elaborate, well financed, sophisticated, and usually invisible. More...

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Parental Smoking A Risk Factor For Meningococcal Meningitis
Factors such as parental smoking and unfavorable socioeconomic conditions increase the risk of meningococcal disease in children, according to the results of a population-based study from the Czech Republic. More...

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