Navigation Links
Being together matters, both in marriage and smoking

The risk of stroke is high among couples who smoke according to a new study// which has reported a six times higher relative risk of total stroke than cigarette-smoking women with non-smoking spouses.

The study recorded the smoking and marital status and the incidence of total stroke and ischemic stroke (a stroke caused by a blood clot blocking blood flow to the brain) among various groups of women. The relative risk of total stroke was 5.7 times higher in cigarette-smoking women with cigarette-smoking spouses and 4.8 times higher for ischemic stroke, it said.

Non-smoking women married to smoking spouses did not have a significantly higher incidence of stroke compared to non-smoking women with non-smoking spouses. The findings emphasize that it is not just one's own smoking that contributes to stroke risk but also spouses' smoking.

If physicians are to make a real impact on reducing stroke risk among their patients, they should not only address their patients' smoking habits but also those of their spouses or partners in view of the above finding.

Description: Remember your promise to protect your wife by all means? You could be doing more harm to her than anybody through passive smoking. Time for change.

Source :Indo-Asian News Service

Medindia on smoking: Smoking is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Smoking still remains one of the leading cause of preventable death. Smoking has the dubious distinction of affecting all the systems from head to foot.

More on medindia:

http://www.medindia.net/patients/
PatientInfo/smoking_hazards_info.htm

'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Overweight Kids At Risk Of Being Iron Deficient
2. Solutions Being Sought For Prevention Of Rickets
3. Being Overweight Could Lead To Irregular Heartbeats
4. Being Obese Increases Ones Risk Of A wrong Diagnosis During Medical Imaging
5. Being Obese Could Lead To Kidney Stone Formation
6. Patients Suffering From Severe Mental Diseases Are At Risk Of Being Crime Victims
7. Being Lonely is gene regulated
8. Heart Functions Being Redefined By Researchers
9. Financial Allowances Being Offered To Poor Vietnamese HIV Carriers
10. Haj Pilgrims Being Tested For Presence Of Bird Flu Infection
11. Immune Response Of Human Beings Can Be Re-energized
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... ProText Layouts is a set of 30 ... . With ProText Layouts, video editors can create an energetic typography video with ... scale of texts. Creating text-based videos have never been easier. , ProText Layouts ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... , ... La Sirena Foods provides premium canned seafood, specifically, Tuna, Sardines and ... grow their market share in the USA. , "We are happy to have been ... and indirectly with Otis McAllister , a leading global food company," said ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... CastCoverz!, ... partner with AquaShieldUSA, the country's oldest waterproof cast protector . As the ... stores, the largest selection of daily, night, weatherproof and waterproof covers for most ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... Head Over Heels Athletic ... Western Championships. The competition will be held at the University of Montana on April ... west of the Mississippi River. , In order to qualify, Varize needed to place ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , ... April 28, 2016 , ... University of New ... to the role of vice president of Student Engagement. In addition to his ... athletics and student life areas. , “In the space of just one year ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016   Click here for supplemental information ... DPLO), the nation,s largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced ... to acquire Valley Campus Pharmacy, Inc., doing business ... specialty pharmacy that provides individualized patient care, based ... In 2015, TNH generated approximately $400 million in ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016  While Abbott,s announced purchase of St. ... repair and stent business, healthcare research firm Kalorama ... firmly into patient monitoring.  Kalorama said that patient ... areas, with double-digit growth expected the next 5 ... Remote Patient Monitoring . Abbott Laboratories agreed ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Research and Markets has announced ... Market 2016-2020" report to their offering. ... The global plastic surgery products market is expected to ... 2016-2020. , ,The growing adoption of laser in aesthetics ... the market. Lasers are used to treat a broad ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: