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American women have better control of high blood pressure but are more obese than men
The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford examined rates and management of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and smoking and found that while there had been some improvements, women were now more likely to be obese and men less likely to have their blood pressure and diabetes under control. (2019-02-19)
Heavy smoking can damage vision, Rutgers researcher finds
Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher finds. (2019-02-18)
More needs to be done to raise awareness of lung cancer risk in people with COPD
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) need more support when understanding and acting on new chest symptoms, a study in the journal Psycho-Oncology reports. (2019-02-18)
Smoking may limit body's ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer
Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 percent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by Cancer Research UK. (2019-02-17)
E-cig users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes as cigarette smokers
A small USC study shows that e-cig users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes in oral tissue as cigarette smokers, adding to the growing concern that e-cigs aren't a harmless alternative to smoking. (2019-02-14)
PTSD alone didn't increase heart disease risk in veterans with PTSD
Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with PTSD. (2019-02-13)
DNA methylation GrimAge strongly predicts lifespan and healthspan
When it comes to predicting lifespan, GrimAge is 18 percent more accurate than calendar age and 14 percent better than previously described epigenetic biomarkers. (2019-02-12)
New heated tobacco device causes same damage to lung cells as e-cigs and smoking
A new study that directly compares new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes shows that all three are toxic to human lung cells. (2019-02-10)
Thirdhand smoke residue exposes children to chemicals
In ''Nicotine on Children's Hands: Limited Protection of Smoking Bans and Initial Clinical Findings,'' published Jan. (2019-02-07)
Interactive websites may cause antismoking messages to backfire
Health communicators should carefully choose interactive features for their websites because tools that can make some websites more engaging for some audiences could actually discourage other users from adopting healthy behaviors, according to researchers. (2019-02-06)
Unexpected results suggest a few joints may not harm men's sperm
Researchers investigating the effect of cannabis smoking on men's testicular function have made the unexpected discovery that it is linked to higher sperm counts and higher testosterone levels among moderate users compared to men who never smoked it. (2019-02-05)
Research shows hidden fire risk of emollients
New research carried out by forensic scientists at Anglia Ruskin University has shown that commonly-used emollients can pose a significant fire risk once they have dried on fabric such as clothing and bedding. (2019-02-04)
Stroke risk factors on the rise in Native-Americans
Stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and smoking are common and on the rise among Native-Americans with clot-caused stroke. (2019-01-30)
Are e-cigarettes safer and more effective than other treatments for quitting smoking?
While not an FDA-approved treatment, e-cigarettes are used as, or more often by smokers to help them quit smoking, versus FDA-approved treatments for smoking cessation. (2019-01-30)
Rutgers researchers highlight need for more smoking cessation programs in state prisons
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. (2019-01-28)
Cancer patients can quit smoking through lengthened medication time, counseling support
More than 50 percent of cancer patients still smoke after being diagnosed, yet quitting smoking can significantly improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment. (2019-01-25)
Smoking cessation strategies targeting stress reduction may be more successful in women
Women are 31 percent less likely to quit smoking successfully, in part because nicotine replacement therapy is more effective in male smokers. (2019-01-24)
Your smartphone now knows if you smoke and may help you quit
A study from Gero longevity company shows that smoking cessation leads to rejuvenation that can be monitored by a mobile phone app (2019-01-23)
Smoking linked to higher risk of peripheral artery disease in African-Americans
African-Americans who smoke appear to be at greater risk for peripheral artery disease, or PAD, new research has found. (2019-01-23)
New CDC study examines effects of smoking status on ART clinical outcomes
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that smoking in the three months prior to assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment was associated with higher adjusted odds of cycle cancellation resulting in no embryo transfer and cancellations before fresh oocyte retrieval or frozen embryo transfer. (2019-01-23)
More people in recovery from substance use problems are quitting smoking than ever before
A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute finds that people who entered recovery from drug or alcohol use problems in the past 10 years have quit smoking in greater numbers than their cohorts in the 1980s and 90s. (2019-01-23)
Significant disparities between educational groups in smoking during pregnancy
With the help of a multidisciplinary register and questionnaire study, Finnish researchers showed that both the educational level and its occupational orientation predict the mother's smoking during early pregnancy. (2019-01-22)
Leaving 2-hour gap between dinner and bedtime may not affect blood glucose
Leaving a two-hour gap between the last meal of the day and bedtime doesn't seem to be associated with any discernible difference in blood glucose levels among healthy adults over the long term, suggests Japanese research published in the online journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. (2019-01-21)
New study shows smoking accelerates aging
Smoking has long been proven to negatively affect people's overall health in multiple ways. (2019-01-16)
Genes reveal clues about people's potential life expectancy
Scientists say they can predict whether a person can expect to live longer or die sooner than average, by looking at their DNA. (2019-01-15)
Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and sexual abuse
People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found. (2019-01-11)
Cigarette smoking may contribute to worse outcomes in bladder cancer patients
In a study of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who had undergone radical cystectomy, cigarette smoking was linked with poor response to cisplatin-based chemotherapy. (2019-01-09)
Discovered: Different brain areas linked to smoking and drinking
Academics at the University of Warwick have found that low functional connectivity of the lateral orbitofrontal cortex that is associated with the tendency to smoke is associated with increased impulsiveness -- which may contribute to the tendency to smoke. (2019-01-08)
Brain imaging predicts response to public health campaign
Neuroimaging data obtained from a small group of smokers predicts the influence of a large anti-smoking media campaign targeting likely smokers, shows a new study published in JNeurosci. (2019-01-07)
Predictors of successfully quitting smoking among smokers registered at the quit smoking clinic at a public hospital in northeastern Malaysia
In the current issue of Family Medicine and Community Health, Nur Izzati Mohammad et al. consider how cigarette smoking is one of the risk factors leading to noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular and respiratory system diseases and cancer. (2019-01-04)
Misperceptions about vaping common among UK smokers
Research from King's College London finds smokers and ex-smokers in the UK overestimate the harm from vaping, with fewer than 6 out of 10 accurately believing that e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. (2019-01-03)
Trying to quit smoking? New research suggests higher levels of nicotine may help
Allowing smokers to determine their nicotine intake while they are trying to quit is likely to help them kick the habit, according to an early study in 50 people led by Queen Mary University of London. (2019-01-02)
Reducing drinking could help with smoking cessation, research finds
New research has found that heavy drinkers who are trying to stop smoking may find that reducing their alcohol use can also help them quit their daily smoking habit. (2018-12-27)
Bidi smoking costs India annual INR 805.5 billion in ill health and early death
Bidi smoking cost India 805.5 billion rupees in ill health and early deaths in 2017 alone, finds research published in the journal Tobacco Control. (2018-12-20)
Low-income, rural kids at higher risk for second- or third-hand smoke exposure
Infants and toddlers in low-income, rural areas may be at higher risk for second- and third-hand smoke than previously reported, according to new Penn State-led research. (2018-12-18)
Convincing Chinese smokers to kick the habit -- by text
Among smokers receiving a 12-week-long mobile phone-based intervention encouraging them to quit, up to 6.5 percent of participants stopped smoking by the end of the study, according to a research article published this week in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Jinsong Tang of the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in China, and colleagues. (2018-12-18)
Depression, anxiety may take same toll on health as smoking and obesity
An annual physical typically involves a weight check and questions about unhealthy habits like smoking, but a new study from UC San Francisco suggests health care providers may be overlooking a critical question: Are you depressed or anxious? (2018-12-17)
Death rates from cancer will fall in Australasian countries and Russia in 2018
Researchers predict that death rates from cancer will fall in 2018 in Australasian countries and in Russia. (2018-12-10)
Vitamin C may reduce harm to infants' lungs caused by smoking during pregnancy
Vitamin C may reduce the harm done to lungs in infants born to mothers who smoke during their pregnancy, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2018-12-07)
Graphic warnings snuff out cigarettes' appeal to kids
New research from Cornell University suggests graphic warning labels on cigarette ads have the same anti-smoking effect as similar warning labels on cigarette packs. (2018-12-07)
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