Smoking behind half of major cancer deaths: study

June 16, 2015 in International

[caption id="attachment_6122" align="alignleft" width="300"] Some 48.5 percent of nearly 346,000 deaths attributed to one of the 12 types of cancer known to be caused by smoking were due to cigarette use, according to the study (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)[/caption] Washington (AFP) - Smoking is responsible for nearly...

Chocolate may be good for your heart, study suggests

June 16, 2015 in International

[caption id="attachment_6119" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chocolate moulds seen at the Absolute Chocolate factory in Kenya's capital Nairobi March 20, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS[/caption] PARIS (AFP) - New research has added to tentative evidence that eating chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart, its investigators...

Deaths triple from synthetic marijuana in US

June 12, 2015 in International

FLORIDA, United States (AFP) – Deaths from using synthetic marijuana, or spice, have tripled so far this year and the number of emergency calls to US poison centers have soared, officials said Thursday. From January until May, 15 people were reported dead from synthetic cannabinoid use,...