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Heaviest Smokers Face Greatest Risk of Death After Lung Cancer Diagnosis

... -- It's common knowledge that smoking raises risks of lung cancer. And yet researchers haven't known whether continued smoking by lung cancer patients would increase the risk ... and how much a person smoked - have found that smoking intensity in fact predicts how the disease will ...

Young Smokers Increase Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

... 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who start smoking before age 17 may increase their risk for ... age 17), and late smokers (those who started smoking at 17 or older), and matched by age, gender, and ... Veterans Affairs MS Center for Excellence. "Early smoking is an environmental factor that can be avoided." ...

Secretary Reinforces VA's Commitment to Research Safety and Veteran Focus

... Times about a VA research program on smoking cessation involving veterans with post-traumatic ... without PTSD in the general population and smoking kills," Peake said. None of the medications ... to be the most effective medication available for smoking cessation with six million prescriptions ...

VA Statement on Smoking Cessation Research Program

... care methods for our veterans. In our PTSD and smoking cessation study, our research is to learn if it is easier to stop smoking when smoking cessation treatment is combined with ... by mental health professionals who provide smoking cessation methods patients agree to use. More ...

'Brain Signature' for Cigarette Cravings Identified

... make an important contribution to understanding smoking urges, a key risk factor for relapse, at the ... an hour of the one scan, and abstained from smoking overnight for the other scan. The findings ... used in our study predict relapse in smoking cessation treatment," said Lerman. "If validated ...

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Announces Successful Completion of NicVAX(R) Phase 2b Trial; Drug Shows Statistically Significant Rates of Smoking Cessation and Continuous Long-Term Smoking Abstinence at 12 Months

... to treat nicotine addiction and prevent smoking relapse. The final 12-month data confirm the ... the previous data at six and nine months for both smoking cessation and long-term smoking abstinence. These data were presented at 9:45 ....

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Announces Continued Positive NicVAX Phase 2b Data at Nine Months

... developed to treat nicotine addiction and prevent smoking relapse. These nine-month data demonstrate NicVAX ... likelihood of quitting -- No compensatory smoking or increase in withdrawal symptoms -- Through ... associated with helping smokers successfully quit smoking and remain abstinent over long periods of time. ...

Adult Smoking Rate Continues Downward Trend

... and Control Program in 2000, adult smoking has gone from 22.4 percent to a new low of 17 ... Washington continues to have the fifth lowest smoking rate in the nation. The most recent numbers from ... survey show a decline from a 17.6 percent smoking rate in 2005 to 17 percent in 2006. Although a ...

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results

... developed to treat nicotine addiction and prevent smoking relapse: -- Further analysis of the six-month ... demonstrate efficacy in support of long-term smoking abstinence - the most effective NicVAX dose ... primary endpoint of eight weeks of continuous smoking abstinence between weeks 19-26 -- Participated ...

RediClinic Offers Affordable New Plan Clinically Shown to Double a Person's Chance to Stop Smoking

... to help people quit smoking. The four-step "Stop smoking for Good(TM)" plan, available at ... Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the ... The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an estimated 438,000 deaths, or ...

Dry Mouth Linked to Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs

... stroke and mumps. Certain cancer treatments, nerve damage, dehydration, smoking and chewing tobacco have also been connected with dry mouth. "It's ... saliva substitutes Avoid alcohol and caffeine Avoid smoking Avoid overly salty foods Avoid citrus juices (e.g., ...

Tufts Medical Center Researchers Create a New Predictive Model for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

... for AMD. In addition to age, sex, and education, she also incorporated smoking status and higher body mass index (BMI) which increase risk of AMD, and ... a family history of AMD, even more incentive to avoid risk factors such as smoking and excessive weight." The study included 1,446 individuals from the ...

Study of Cannabinoid Medicine for Pain Found Patients Got 'High,' but Effects Not Related to Pain Relief

... not suffering from pain, but they were monitored every 30 minutes after smoking a high and low strength marijuana cigarette. Participants in both ... In our study, patients taking the medicine, like the patients smoking the marijuana, were, essentially, stoned. However, they didn't report less ...

Comprehensive Safety Tests Published on Ruyan(R) Smoking Alternatives

... the most marketable new product at the 2008 Tobacco Plus Expo. Ruyan smoking alternatives do not produce tobacco smoke or smoke of any kind and, as such, do not violate smoking bans or restrictions. Users have successfully satisfied tobacco urges in ...

Annual Conference on Vaccine Research to Highlight Not Only Health Benefits But Also Economic Gains

... 24 percent of 61 people who smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day quit smoking for up to one year following vaccination. Others who continued smoking after vaccination smoked significantly less than they had before. The ...

NicOx Announces TOPIGEN Initiates Phase 2 Proof of Concept Study in COPD for TPI 1020

... that destroy lung tissue) and response to cigarette smoke exposure. smoking is the most important risk factor associated with the development of COPD. ... that destroy lung tissue) and response to cigarette smoke exposure. smoking is the most important risk factor associated with the development of COPD. ...

NicOx Reports TOPIGEN to Advance TPI-1020 Into Phase 2 for COPD Following Promising Clinical Results

... lung tissue) and is frequently a response to exposure to cigarette smoke. smoking is the most important risk factor associated with the development of COPD. ... that destroy lung tissue) and response to exposure to cigarette smoke. smoking is the most important risk factor associated with the development of COPD. ...

Video: Afinitor(R) Approved in US as First Treatment for Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer After Failure of Either Sunitinib or Sorafenib

... 2% of all new cancers(4). RCC is the most common type of kidney cancer, with occurrence rates rising steadily around the world due in part to smoking and obesity(5,6). It is estimated that about 54,000 new cases of RCC developed in the US in 2008 and more than 13,000 people died from the ....

Task Force Recommends Using Aspirin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease When the Benefits Outweigh the Harms

... -- Patients and clinicians should consider risk factors -- including age, gender, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, smoking and risk of gastrointestinal bleeding -- before deciding whether to use aspirin to prevent heart attacks or strokes, according to new recommendations ...

Dermatologists Caution That Severe Cases of Psoriasis Can Be Associated With Other Serious Medical Conditions

... and diabetes, heart attack and coronary artery disease occurs independent of traditional risk factors for these other conditions -- such as obesity, smoking or high blood pressure. Furthermore, Dr. Gelfand's recent research suggests that patients with severe psoriasis may have shorter life ...

February 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Diabetes and Heart Disease, Going Vegetarian and Tinnitus

... 40 mg/dL for men. A physician can help with a treatment plan to meet these guidelines. A healthy diet, regular physical activity, weight loss, smoking cessation and limited alcohol consumption all are beneficial. Medications also may be needed. For example, research has shown that most adults with ...

Heavy Marijuana Use May Damage Developing Brain in Teens, Young Adults

... center all had a history of heavy cannabis use during adolescence. On average, they had smoked marijuana from age 13 till age 18 or 19, and reported smoking nearly 6 marijuana joints daily in the final year before they stopped using the drug. The study team performed a type of magnetic resonance ...

American Lung Association Celebrates 101st Annual Christmas Seals Campaign

... children with asthma and their caregivers to understand and manage their illness, so they can lead more normal lives. Each year, thousands quit smoking through American Lung Association sponsored programs and thousands more people living with lung disease receive needed support through Better ...

Seniors Can Be Heartened by New Study on Statins

... The first step to protecting yourself from heart disease is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This can include a balanced diet, weight loss, exercise, smoking cessation, and limiting the amount of alcohol consumed. "This study shows statins could be one more way to protect yourself from heart disease," ...

Clinical Trial Shows Cardiovascular Benefits of Rooibos, Popular Antioxidant Herbal Tea from South Africa

... each participant was determined using a calculation based on the famous multi-year Framingham heart disease trial based on the patient's age, gender, smoking status, blood pressure, triglycerides and HDL cholesterol (so-called "good cholesterol"). A person with two major risk factors has a risk of ...

Phase III Clinical Studies of Aclidinium Bromide Show Statistical Significance vs. Placebo in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

... participated in these trials. Patients had a diagnosis of moderate to severe COPD and were a minimum of 40 years of age with at least a 10 pack-year smoking history. The mean FEV1 values at baseline were 1.406 and 1.199L for ACCLAIM/COPD I and ACCLAIM/COPD II, respectively. Patients were randomized to ...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Funds $1.1 Million for Cutting-Edge Approaches to Parkinson's Disease Under Rapid Response Innovation Awards 2008

... A. Lester, PhD, of the California Institute of Technology are working to better understand epidemiological findings that have consistently shown smoking may protect against PD. The researchers hope to elucidate the mechanisms by which nicotine may protect dopamine neurons through development and ...

Fuisz Tobacco Announces Clinical Study Results for Fuisz Tobacco Sheet Strip; Super Enhanced Bioavailability of Nicotine From Its Tobacco Sheet Strip Supports Efficacy of Low Dose Tobacco Product

... nicotine and then must be removed from the mouth and is environmentally as damaging as a cigarette. This gives off no smoke and is unaffected by smoking bans. This is not an ill tasting lozenge. This is in fact the new way for adult tobacco users to gain satisfaction in a simple straightforward ....

Preventing Prostate Cancer and BPH: Prostate-Health Expert Available (National Men's Health Week Is June 9-15)

... distant disease," Kristal said. -- Heavy smokers who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have twice the risk of dying from their disease. smoking may promote prostate cancer growth through several mechanisms. One is that it can increase the amount of circulating androgens, which fuels ...

Schering-Plough Announces Imperfect Contraceptive Use Impacts Women's Emotional Well-Being

... control pills. It is unknown if the risk of blood clots is different with NUVARING(R) use than with the use of certain birth control pills. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects, especially in women over 35; women who use combination hormonal contraceptives are ...

TCS Healthcare Technologies Releases Three New Clinical Care Programs Within ACUITY

... or by itself to focus on goals related to caretaking, depression, diet and nutrition, fitness and exercise, knowledge and adherence, motivation, and smoking cessation. "AcuCare Programs are a total package of pre-defined, ready-to-use clinical assessments, leveling tools, care plans, educational fact ...

ORTHO EVRA(R) Prescribing Information Updated

... minor side effects have been reported with the use of hormonal contraceptives. Serious risks include blood clots, stroke and heart attacks. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects, especially in women over 35. Women who use the contraceptive patch are strongly advised ...

Testosterone May Improve Mental Function, From the Harvard Men's Health Watch

... other androgen to improve mental function. Also in this issue: -- Red meat and colon cancer -- Napping your way to health -- On Call: Is smoking in low doses okay? Harvard Men's Health Watch is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School, ...

Smokefree Workplace Law Reduces Heart Attacks 59% Among Nonsmokers, New Research Shows

... communities. The bottom line is smokefree laws save lives." The study, "Reduced Admission for Acute Myocardial Infarction Associated with a Public smoking Ban: Matched Controlled Study," conducted by Dong-Chul Seo, Ph.D. and Mohammad Torabi, Ph.D. will be published in the coming month's Journal of Drug ...

Exelixis Reports XL647 Clinical Data at AACR-NCI-EORTC Conference

... stage IIIB or IV NSCLC who have adenocarcinoma histology and meet one of the following three criteria: Asian descent, female gender, or no or minimal smoking history. XL647 is administered orally at a dose of 350 mg on Days 1-5 of repeated 14-day cycles. The trial is designed to enrich for patients with ...

Study Results Reveal alli(R) Patient Satisfaction Linked to Weight Loss Achieved; Not Treatment Effects

... is one of the world's largest over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. Its more than 30 well-known brands include the leading smoking cessation products, Nicorette(R), NicoDerm(R) CQ and Commit(R) as well as many medicine cabinet staples, including Abreva(R), Aquafresh(R), ...

National Jewish, Brigham and Women's Awarded $37 Million to Identify Genes and Other Risk Factors that Influence the Development of COPD

... of progressive lung diseases, most commonly emphysema and chronic bronchitis, which damage lung tissue and make it difficult to breathe. Cigarette smoking causes the vast majority of COPD cases, but breathing in other kinds of lung irritants may also cause the disease. A mutation in the alpha-1 ...

International Expert Group Initiates Largest Multi-center Phase III Trial to Evaluate NeuroAid(TM) in Stroke Recovery

... market approval in two countries in 2006 and will be available to stroke sufferers around the world in 2007-2008. Moleac also plans the launch of a smoking cessation therapy that will reach key global markets in 2007. About CHIMES Society CHIMES Society is an international partnership of Key Opinion ...

FDA Approves Lilly's Osteoporosis Drug EVISTA(R) (raloxifene HCl) to Reduce The Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer in Two Populations of Postmenopausal Women

... a history of other significant risk factors for stroke, such as a mini-stroke (TIA/transient ischemic attack), hypertension, history of cigarette smoking or a type of irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation), you should discuss with your healthcare professional the risks versus benefits of taking ...

Tone Deafness Explained, from the Harvard Health Letter

... of unsaturated fat -- New types of lenses for cataract surgery -- Thyroid hormone not a good means for weight loss -- By the way doctor: Quitting smoking and getting a cough; cellulitis explained. The Harvard Health Letter is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of ...
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