Credit: CC0 Public Domain The higher the cotinine levels were in the mother’s blood during pregnancy, the greater was the child’s risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later in life, showed an epidemiological study conducted by the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku in Finland. Globally, it is the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by Cancer Research UK. The study of more than 700 melanoma patients mainly from the north of England—and published today […]Continue Reading ...
Behaviors such as smoking and obesity affect health disparities between people from different races and ethnicities. Credit: MadamKaye/shutterstock.com Obesity and smoking are the two leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S., yet their full impact on health disparities is still being uncovered. Michelle Frisco, associate professor of sociology and demography and Social Science Research […]Continue Reading ...
The first findings to result from a collaboration between Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists provides expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first birthday. According to the study published in Pediatrics, any amount of smoking […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain After Mary Moore was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2016, she kept smoking, defying her doctors’ advice and her sons’ pleas. “I liked smoking,” recalled the Northeast Philadelphia resident, who is now 61. “I tried quitting before. I just didn’t think I could quit.” Fortunately, she joined a clinical trial that […]Continue Reading ...
The higher the cotinine levels were in the mother’s blood during pregnancy, the greater was the child’s risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later in life, showed an epidemiological study conducted by the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku in Finland. Globally, it is the first study in which […]Continue Reading ...
Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher finds. The research appears in the journal Psychiatry Research. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 34.3 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes and that more than 16 million live with a […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has found that because of the stigma around smoking and drinking during pregnancy, many women are doing these in private. Researchers from the University of Cardiff have noted that pregnant women are “irritated and alienated” by the perceived notions regarding the harmful effects of smoking and drinking during pregnancy. Recent figures have […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 15 2019 Responding to a new report from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and Cancer Research UK, which found that cuts to public health budgets mean that only half of local authorities offer all smokers the support they need to quit, BMA public health medicine committee chair Dr Peter English, said: With smoking […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking Addictive, Harmful to the Heart FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 — Smoking a water pipe is addictive and can increase the risk for initiating cigarette smoking, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association published online March 8 in Circulation. Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D., from the University of […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 — Hookah users inhale high levels of toxic chemicals that endanger the heart and blood vessels. That’s the stark warning in a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement. A single half-hour session of smoking tobacco in a hookah typically exposes the user to more carbon monoxide than a single cigarette. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Smoking is an important risk factor for developing the most common form of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory diseases, but a critical question remains: Can those who quit smoking delay or prevent RA or have they permanently and irrevocably altered their risk of the disease? A new study by investigators […]Continue Reading ...
In an Arthritis Care & Research analysis of 230,732 women, those who quit smoking many years ago had a lower risk of a certain form of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with women who recently quit. In the analysis, which included information from two large prospective cohorts with up to 38 years of follow-up, the risk […]Continue Reading ...
Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by Cancer Research UK. The study of more than 700 melanoma patients mainly from the north of England – and published today in Cancer […]Continue Reading ...
Inmates want to quit smoking but don’t have access to smoking cessation programs in state prisons, increasing the risk – especially among black male inmates — of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other smoking-related diseases, according to Rutgers researchers. In a study published in Health Psychology Open, researchers examined smoking behaviors and characteristics of 169 […]Continue Reading ...
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