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Growing evidence of marijuana smoke's potential dangers

... challenges the increasingly popular belief that smoking marijuana is less harmful to health than smoking tobacco, researchers in Canada are reporting that smoking marijuana, ...

Allergy season: Cigarettes to the rescue?

... Everyone knows that smoking can kill you, but did you know that it may help ... the reaction of immune cells to allergens. smoking can cause lung cancer, pulmonary disease, and can ... infections. Along with many harmful effects, smoking cigarettes has a surprising benefit: cigarettes ...

New mediator of smoking recruits

... Freiburg, Germany Current research suggests that smoking increases the production of osteopontin in the ... chronic nicotine stimulation induced by cigarette smoking promotes macrophage and Langerhans cell ... may therefore be new targets for treating smoking related lung disease. ...

Health choices predict cancer survival, U-M study finds

... months for two years then yearly after that. smoking was the biggest predictor of survival, with ... enough, Duffy points out, to refer someone to a smoking cessation program if alcohol is a major ... per day. "Eating fruits and vegetables, not smoking and drinking in moderation can have a big impact ...

Genetic irregularities linked to higher risk of COPD among smokers

... may be able to reduce their risk if they quit smoking before the first symptoms of COPD occur. "The ... of the leading causes of death worldwide. While smoking is the biggest risk factor, there is considerable ... that these variants influence risk independent of smoking behavior. The findings represent the ...

Brupbacher prize to Nubia Munoz and Sir Richard Peto

... the fact that lung cancer is caused by cigarette smoking has been known for more than 50 years, it lasted ... his staff were also able to show that giving up smoking leads to a significant reduction of the risk. ... that informing young people about the dangers of smoking is indeed important, but the quickest and ...

Smoking during pregnancy may impair thyroid function of mom and fetus

... Chevy Chase, MDCigarette smoking during pregnancy is associated with potentially ... JCEM ). "We studied the influence of cigarette smoking on thyroid function of two groups of women at ... of the study. "In both groups we found that smoking during pregnancy is associated with changes in ...

First trimester smoking linked to oral clefts

... smoking during the first trimester of pregnancy is ... surgery. The researchers wanted to see if smoking or exposure to passive smoking play a role in these defects and whether genes ...

Pregnant women with asthma can be more confident about some medicines

... pregnancy. Budesonide is a steroid. Quitting smoking reduces the risk of a baby developing asthma Quitting smoking is the best thing a woman can do to protect her ... babies, including diet and probiotics. Quitting smoking is the only effective prevention that has been ...

Indiana University research at American Public Health Association meeting

... Colleen McCraken, Department of Kinesiology. smoking behavior--influenced by what others think A ... perceptions of other people's attitudes about smoking -- changing the perceived social norms, according ... of 407 adults to compare perceived norms about smoking between adults living in two cities with strong ...

If your first cigarette gave you a buzz and you now smoke, a gene may be to blame

... ANN ARBOR, Mich. Anyone who has ever tried smoking probably remembers that first cigarette vividly. ... in the CHRNA5 nicotine receptor gene, initial smoking experiences, and current smoking patterns. The genetic ...

UT researchers find link between advertising and increased tobacco use among India's youth

... graders as a group are already thinking that smoking is cool while the eighth graders havent been as ... stringent laws banning pro-smoking advertising, smoking has dropped among American youth. According to The Monitoring the Future study, daily smoking among eighth graders dropped from 8.8 percent in ...

Alzheimer's starts earlier for heavy drinkers, smokers

... possible that if we can reduce or eliminate heavy smoking and drinking, we could substantially delay the ... that the combination of heavy drinking and heavy smoking reduced the age of onset of Alzheimers disease by ... information from family members on drinking and smoking history and determined whether the participants ...

Women's health-related scientific findings presented by University of Pittsburgh researchers

... caregivers are far more comfortable discussing smoking cessation than they are alcohol or illegal drug ... more thorough concerning the adverse effects of smoking and related resources for smoking cessation compared to other risk factors. ...

Scientists discover how cigarette smoke causes cancer: Study points to new treatments, safer tobacco

... Everyone has known for decades that that smoking can kill, but until now no one really understood ... for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking is the single most preventable cause of premature ... per year or about 1 in 5 U.S. deaths overall. smoking accounts for the vast majority of lung cancer ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 12, 2007

... compared marijuana smoke to tobacco smoke, using smoking machines to simulate the smoking habits of users. The scientists found that ... Cigarette Smoke Produced under Two Machine smoking Conditions DOWNLOAD PDF ...

Cigarette smoking may accelerate disability in those with MS

... to the central nervous system, and cigarette smoking has been linked to higher susceptibility and risk ... on the study. Interactions between cigarette smoking and genetic and immunologic factors may point to ... The remaining 240 participants had no active smoking exposure. The ...

New genetic research into nicotine addiction shows promise for personalized treatment

... a smoking-cessation drug will enable you to quit smoking may depend on your genes, according to new ... that the enzyme known to metabolize both the smoking cessation drug bupropion and nicotine is highly ... variable in all ethnicities and influences smoking cessation. This finding is a step toward being ...

Nicotine may accelerate atherosclerosis, may be as dangerous as tar

... NEW YORK (Sept. 10, 2007) -- It's well known that smoking cigarettes increases risk for a host of serious ... of atherosclerosis. The accelerating effects of smoking on lesions was seen early, within weeks of smoke ... are safer, we also know that smokers adjust their smoking habits to maintain their level of nicotine. In ...

Girls who begin dieting twice as likely to start smoking

... UF researchers, who analyzed the dieting and smoking practices of 8,000 adolescents, did not find the ... a significant predictor of initiation of regular smoking among females, said Mildred Maldonado-Molina, ... and then stopped, were more likely to engage in smoking behaviors. The researchers derived their ...

Smoking turns on genes -- permanently

... smoking tobacco is no longer considered sexy, but it may ... any given time, but environmental changes such as smoking lead to changes in gene activity. The researchers ... genes are irreversibly damaged by smoking, and smoking also switched off genes that help combat lung ...

Does the desire to consume alcohol and tobacco come from our genetic makeup?

... Austin, TX Alcohol and smoking can be harmful, if not deadly. While the desire ... chromosome 4, they uncovered an area relating to smoking and found sex-specific loci inside some of these ... researchers found linked and associated SNPs for smoking moreover they found associated SNPs inside these ...

Skin color clue to nicotine dependence

... populations with high levels of melanin could indicate certain types of smoking behavior, dependence, and health outcomes that will be different from ... tissues. Statistical analyses of data on the three measures of smoking -- cigarettes per day, FTND score, and cotinine levels -- along with a ...

Women more vulnerable to tobacco carcinogens, new results show

... Women may be more vulnerable than men to the cancer-causing effects of smoking tobacco, according to new results reported this week at the European ... co-chair, notes that the results support a growing awareness that smoking presents greater risks to women than men. "In the early 1900s lung ...

Red wine may lower lung cancer risk

... index, history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or emphysema, and smoking history. Among the study participants, there was on average a two ... reduced lung cancer risk in these men. Researchers warned men to stop smoking as the best way to reduce lung cancer risk; noting that even men who drank ...

African-Americans have unique lung cancer risks from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

... the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. As with whites, smoking was a significant risk factor for lung cancer. Current smokers had a more ... increased risk. This decreased risk was confined to those who had quit smoking more than ten years prior to diagnosis; these patients had a 58 percent ...

Fruits, vegetables and teas may protect smokers from lung cancer, UCLA researchers report

... and epidemiology. The findings were especially interesting because tobacco smoking is the major risk factor for lung cancer. Flavonoids are water-soluble ... out and stock up on the teas, apples, beans and strawberries? Quitting smoking is the best course of action, Zhang said, but eating more fruits and ...

Viruses may play a role in lung cancer development

... may contribute to the development of lung cancer. Experts agree that smoking is by far the most important factor that contributes to lung cancer ... HPV has a role as a co-carcinogen which increases the risk of cancer in a smoking population," he says. In another paper (Abstract No. 125PD; Friday ...

Cigarette after Valentine snuggle deadlier for some

... how certain environmental factors such as diet, chemicals and even smoking can influence how well or not a particular gene works, scientists hope ... problem only gets worse for smokers who have this form of CETP, because smoking is known to also lower HDL levels. The cumulative effect is a dramatic ...

Breathless babies: Preemies' lung function shows prolonged impairment

... to prenatal events such as infection and inflammation. Maternal tobacco smoking was also associated with lower lung function in both premature and full ... supports a number of other studies that have similarly found that maternal smoking adversely affects lung function in both full term and preterm infants. ...

Stevens Health, Technology, and Society roundtable: Oct. 31

... system platforms, portable spirometry, web-based specialist networks, smoking cessation efforts, nursing home and home care organization support, ... to be the third leading cause of death by the year 2020. Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor and is directly related to the progression of this ...

Moving to the US increases cancer risk for Hispanics

... and should be strongly discouraged from adopting unfavorable lifestyles that may be more common in the United States, such as unhealthy diets, smoking and alcohol use, according to Pinheiro and Ramirez. Additional studies are warranted to assess the variations in cancer risk according to ...

Scientists open doors to diagnosis of emphysema

... chronic bronchitis and emphysema are a major global health problem, and the fourth leading cause of death and disability in developed countries, with smoking accounting for 90% of the risk for developing them. Work by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and its Molecular Medicine ...

Airway cells use 'tasting' mechanism to detect and clear harmful substances

... mechanisms to guard ourselves from harmful environmental stimuli," Ben-Shahar said. "Our work also suggests that losing cilia in the lungs, due to smoking or disease, would result in a reduced general ability to detect harmful inhaled chemicals, increasing the likelihood of further damaging an injured ...

UTMB study identifies women at risk of gaining excessive weight with injectable birth control

... looked at several potential predictors of weight gain, including age, race, baseline obesity prior to DMPA use, lifestyle variables such as smoking and exercise level, and weight gain at six months. They found that those who had gained more than 5 percent of their body weight within six months, ...

Early-life experience linked to chronic diseases later in life: UBC research

... two groups were similar in socioeconomic status (SES) at the time the genome assessment was performed and also had similar lifestyle practices like smoking and drinking habits. Their study, to be published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , shows that among subjects with ...

CU-Boulder study shows 53 million-year-old high Arctic mammals wintered in darkness

... made their way south from the Arctic in minute increments over millions of years as the climate shifted. "This study may provide the behavioral smoking gun for how modern groups of mammals like ungulates -- ancestors of today's horses and cattle -- and true primates arrived in North America," said ...

Activated stem cells in damaged lungs could be first step toward cancer

... R. Stripp, Ph.D., professor of medicine and cell biology at Duke University Medical Center. "Cigarette smoke contains a host of toxic chemicals, and smoking is one factor that we anticipate would stimulate these stem cells. Our findings demonstrate that, with severe injury, the resulting repair response ...

truTV and Cox Offer Free Digital Fingerprinting to Help Prevent Crimes Against Children

... fan favorites are the original series Black Gold, The Principals' Office, Forensic Files , Surf and Rescue, Speeders, Most Shocking, and The smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest. During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name IN SESSION. About Cox ...

truTV and Cox Offer Free Digital Fingerprinting to Help Prevent Crimes Against Children

... fan favorites are the original series Black Gold, The Principals' Office, Forensic Files , Surf and Rescue, Speeders, Most Shocking, and The smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest. During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name IN SESSION. About Cox ...
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