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15,000 per year die caused by smoking in Australia

Edited by/ The Middle East On Line 15,000 deaths per year In Australia  are caused by regular long-term tobacco smoking. Some of the diseases caused by smoking include lung cancer, bronchitis, heart disease and stroke. Smoking kills Smoking kills more people in Australia than all the people killed by alcohol, other drugs, murder, suicide, road crashes, rail crashes, air crashes, ...

Health warning about body-sculpting drug clenbuterol

The growing number of Australians illicitly using the drug clenbuterol to lose weight and build muscle mass are putting themselves at risk of heart attack, researchers say. Clenbuterol is legally prescribed in Australia as an airway dilator for horses. It also has anabolic properties which led to its use in food-producing animals to increase lean meat yield, before it was ...

Fitness experts differ on benefits of stretching

Stretching relieves stiff muscles and can boost flexibility in the elderly and inactive, but experts are divided on how vital it is for general fitness and preventing injury. For older adults who lose flexibility through aging, stretching can improve a range of motion and can make it easier to do everyday tasks such as reaching for items on high shelves. ...

Seven more China bird flu cases in fresh wave of infection

Another seven people in China have been infected with the new and often deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, adding to at least 24 new cases last week and confirming a fresh wave of the virus. One of the seven cases, which were reported from four different provinces of China, was in ...