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
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
study, our research is to learn if it is easier to stop smoking
smoking cessation treatment is combined with ... by mental health
professionals who provide smoking
cessation methods patients agree to use.
'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
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
final 12-month data confirm the ... the
previous data at six and nine months for both 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
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
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),
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 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.
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
is the most important risk factor associated with the
development of COPD. ... that destroy lung tissue) and response to cigarette smoke
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,
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
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
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
"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
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
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 ...