Preterm birth linked with increased death later in life: the study that breaks my heart:

It’s not enough that premature birth (a delivery before 37 weeks), which affects 12% of all American newborns, is the leading cause if infant death. It’s also not enough that premature delivery is the leading cause of disability among children. No, a new study has to come out telling us that adults who were born …

Targeting Big Tobacco to save a few billion in health care costs

The United States spends about $200 billion a year on health costs related to tobacco use, half of the money is spent on direct health-care and the other half on lost productivity. 18% of women of reproductive age smoke and 173,940 women die every year from smoking related cancers. Never mind the effects of smoking …

The hypocrisy of banning drop down cribs and not cigarettes

Here’s the bottom line. Smoking kills babies. A study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine in 2010 tells us just how lethal. This is an excellent study. The researchers looked at the US linked Birth/Infant Data Set, a record of all births in the US (they used the 2002 data set), excluding multiple …