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Study identifies top 4 bad habits that will age you 12 years

Tweet Four common bad habits combined — smoking, drinking too much, inactivity and poor diet — can age you by 12 years, sobering new research suggests. The findings are from a study that tracked nearly 5,000 British adults for 20 years, and they highlight yet another reason to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Overall, 314 people studied had all four unhealthy behaviors. Among them, 91 died during the study, or 29 percent. Among the 387 healthiest ... Jump to full article >>

Smoking in first four months of pregnancy ‘does not harm the baby’

Tweet Middle-class women who smoke in early pregnancy do almost no harm to their unborn baby, researchers claimed last night. Only women from poorer backgrounds damage their babies by smoking, because they tend to combine it with alcohol and a poor diet. The study by the London School of Economics also casts doubt on the traditional view that smoking during early pregnancy does the most harm to the baby. If women stop smoking by the fifth month t ... Jump to full article >>