HEALTH BRIEFS: 18 February 2013
BREAKTHROUGH OF THE WEEK
RESEARCHERS have found that after smoking bans in Belgium, the prevalence of births before 37 weeks went down - a trend that did not exist prior to the bans.
ONE THING FOR YOUR HEALTH
A US study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, showed that motorcyclists aged 60 and older are three times more likely to be severely injured in a crash than younger bikers.
A recent study has shown that kids who eat fast food three or more times a week are likely to have more severe allergic asthma, hay fever and eczema.
Some people believe suspension - being hung up by hooks embedded in the skin - can decrease stress and give feelings of euphoria and meditation. Hooks are inserted at points in the body, under the fattiest layer of skin.