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Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

...come addicted to nicotine within two days of first inhaling from a cigarette, and 25 per cent are addicted within a month. The findings are contrary to the common belief that only people who normally smoke at least five cigarettes a day experience nicotine withdrawal symptoms-such as cravings, restlessness,...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

... organisers say patients are given one day without inhaling radon in between two days of treatment, and say the gas is out of the patients' bodies within three hours. "The 50-odd mine staff are subject to 20 times more exposure than patients, but we remain below official exposure levels," said Rieser. Dep...

Queensland Hospitals Reeling Under Norovirus Attack

... and spreads easily from person to person, through inhaling droplets in the air, touching contaminated surfaces, or by eating or drinking something contaminated."A person with norovirus is infectious while they have symptoms and for at least 72 hours after the symptoms have gone," says Dr Whitby. "Unfortunate...

Air Pollution Affects Women More Than Men: Study

...m, triggering shortness of breath, chest pain when inhaling deeply and wheezing and coughing. Ozone is formed when sunlight acts on hydrocarbon pollutants spewed out into the air by vehicles and such industrial processes as painting, oil refining and manufacture of chemicals. Ozone is a major pollutant ...

Smokeless Cannabis Delivery Device Found Efficient and Less Toxic

...there was little or no increase in CO levels after inhaling from the vaporizer, according to Abrams. "Using CO as an indicator, there was virtually no exposure to harmful combustion products using the vaporizing device. Since it replicates smoking's efficiency at producing the desired THC effect using small...

UCLA Imaging Study Reveals How Pure Oxygen Harms the Brain

Recent research suggests that inhaling straight oxygen can harm the brain. A new UCLA brain-imaging study reveals how actually it affects. Published in the edition of Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine, the findings fly in the face of national guidelines for medical practice a...

Ten People Taken Ill After Inhaling Methane Gas

At least 10 people were taken ill Wednesday after inhaling methane gas leaking from a colliery in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district, police said. The gas leak was reported early morning from the Bathdih colliery of Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL) in Dhanbad, around 240 km from here. The 10 people of Barari Bas...

Women Deliver Babies With Eye Defects in Jharkhand Villages

...re is a possibility that pregnant women are either inhaling toxic elements or are consuming them through polluted drinking water," said Nitish Priyadarshi, an environmentalist, who has worked on water pollution in coal mining areas. He added: "The state government should investigate the water and air pollu...

Hookah Could Be as Harmful as Cigarettes

...t noted. Another risk in smoking water pipes is inhaling harmful chemicals from the charcoal or wood fragments used for heating the tobacco, such as carbon monoxide or metals, it added. Hookah bars and cafes have gained popularity in recent years, often springing up in large cities and near colleges. The...

Convict Felled by Legionnaires

...other. Legionnaires’ is most often contracted by inhaling mist from water sources such as whirlpool baths, showers, and cooling towers, which are contaminated with bacteria, or other bacteria in the family Legionellaceae. If the bacteria reach the lungs it can cause the disease. The disease can only be ...

Stakes Higher for Elderly Women Exposed to Air Pollution

...s these health risks, although it is possible that inhaling the particles may hasten the development of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. “We really need to work harder to lower these levels, and we need to think about pollution as a risk factor, like smoking and diabetes and cholesterol. We nee...

Clues Found On How Deadly Bacterium Gains Foothold

... very deadly as an aerosolized terrorist weapon -- inhaling as few as 10 bacteria could be potentially deadly," said Allen, who also is a staff researcher with the Veterans Affairs Iowa City Health Care System. "We wanted to better understand how Francisella tularensis can overcome the body's innate immune...

Underground Air - Associated With - DNA Damages

... year, some 5,300 Swedes die premature deaths from inhaling the microscopic particles of coal, asphalt, iron and other materials that pollute the city’s air. These particles, which are the result of incomplete combustion, road surface attrition, etc. could be reduced if the right steps were taken; the problem...

Asthma Warning As Bushfires Burn

... and smokers, are more sensitive to the effects of inhaling small particles.' Dr Yong urged people to protect themselves from exposure to bushfire smoke by: Staying indoors with closed doors and windows Using the 'recycle' or 'recirculate' setting on air conditioners Minimising outdoor physical ac...

Children of Bhopal Gas Victims Suffer from Deformity

...e tragedy also left thousands maimed for life from inhaling the poisonous gas. Women who were pregnant during or following the disaster had extremely high rates of spontaneous abortion. A 1985 study by Medico Friends Circle (MFC) found that in addition to spontaneous abortion and stillbirths, pregnant women...

Filipinos Hospitalized After Inhaling Toxic Fumes

Around 60 people were hospitalised Tuesday after inhaling hazardous chemicals dumped into a stream just outs...ve been temporarily evacuated to prevent them from inhaling the fumes, said Superintendent Edwin Aquilates. The victims vomited and complained of chest pain, ...

500 People Affected by Gas Leak Near Bhopal

...nd nausea in Madhya Pradesh Sunday after allegedly inhaling toxic gas, the source of which remains unknown//. ... and burning sensation in their eyes perhaps after inhaling gas that emanated from an unidentified source," district collector Arun Kumar Bhatt told IANS by pho...

Hooked on the Hookah, a’int no good

...use these devices don't realize that they could be inhaling what is believed to be the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes in one typical 30-60 minute session with a water pipe, because such a large quantity of pure, shredded tobacco is used," said Christopher Loffredo, Ph.D., Director of the Cancer Genetics a...

"Beach to Bedside" Study Focuses on Effects of Inhaled Toxins

...urther delve into the acute and chronic effects of inhaling toxic particles generated by red tides on Florida's west coast. "Preliminary studies with red tide toxin have revealed four new non-toxic compounds that can improve the clearance of mucus from the lungs," said David A. Schwartz, M.D., director of t...

Responders On 9/11 Face Health Risks

...ople are now facing severe health risks because of inhaling toxic fumes. "There should no longer be any doubt about the health effects of the World Trade Center. Our patients are sick and will need ongoing health monitoring and treatment for the rest of their lives," said Dr. Robin Herbert, co-director of the...

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