Tag: "smoking" at medical news
New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking
... to keep the level of nicotine in blood up without smoking
is currently used to help to reduce withdrawl effects of smokers trying to give up smoking. Methoxsalen is not yet approved for long-term use in humans. So further testing will be required to determine whether or not this drug will be beneficial an...
Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
The risks of smoking
are well known. Besides causing 160,000 deaths ann...ually from lung, mouth, bladder and other cancers, smoking
also increases the risk of death from cancer of the colon or rectum, according to results of a large...
The Cancer Rumour mill working over time
...is for this. Yet we have known for many years that smoking
has a link to not only lung cancer but to many oth...xas Health Care System, agrees. "The nicotine from smoking
is both physically and psychologically addictive. It's as severe as cocaine. Smoking is one of the w...
Mortality increased in Sporting enthusiasts!
...ably, heavy alcohol use, overeating, and excessive smoking
may also play a part," researchers say. Thus the factors that contribute to atherosclerosis are not the only risk factors to be managed but also a better understanding of the vulnerability of the individual to specific stressors is also required an...
Want skin cancer? Please have a cigarette
...ber of cigarettes and pipes smoked. However, cigar smoking
did not significantly increase the risk of developing skin cancer. The authors opine that squamous cell carcinoma is caused directly by smoking, which acts as a carcinogen and stimulates changes in the cells, which lead to the onset of cancer. Also...
Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!
...esearch backed by the British government says that smoking
will turn out to be the biggest killer in the year...on reported on Monday that in the developing world smoking
will kill more people than any other disease in the next 20 years. The report released from the Inst...
Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO
...alth hazard because most governments still allowed smoking
in public places. She added that scientists around...000 people die every day, due to causes related to smoking
and the figure is expected to more than double by2020, if current trends continue.She saved the wors...
Kick Smoking with Nicotine Drink
... who has headed the study, said. Attempts to quit smoking
have always increased every time a new product is ...ay by day and the number of diseases caused due to smoking
also increasing, these nicotine replacement options, however fanciful, are always welcome....
Smoking spreads Cancer
...n do nonsmokers "There is a relationship between smoking
and the spread of the disease," says study author ...f the fact that it is not completely clear whether smoking
provides a nidus in the lungs which envisages the spread, there may also be some lifestyle factors t...
Glaxo launches pills to help smokers quit in 7-12 weeks
... is reportedly the first product aimed at stopping smoking
and is available at Rs. 40 per tablet. Speaking to newspersons, Mr. Kalyanasundaram, Director (Pharmaceuticals), Glaxo India Ltd, said the complete treatment osts about Rs. 5000 and takes about 7-12 weeks. In the first year of launch, Glaxo expects...
Asthma! A new warning for heart disease
... of Kaiser Permanente, in his study found that non smoking
patients with asthma had a risk of 33% towards dev... nonsmokers is to rule out the strong influence of smoking
on both asthma and heart disease," says Dr. Iribarren. Carlos Iribarren, MD, MPH, PhD, of Kaiser Per...
Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics
...plaques regardless of body weight, family history, smoking
and length of time with diabetes. The study shows that the Diabetics are more prone for developing atherosclerosis, a condition in which fatty plaque accumulates inside the arteries and obstructs the flow of blood and oxygen. In the general populati...
ZYBAN, The smoking cessation drug marked for its adverse reactions
cessation drug Zyban, which is being taken by over... for such an increase in the "yellow cards" is the smoking
cessation aid Zyban. However, from January to April 2001 Zyban "accounted for 32% of all yellow card...
One...just one cigarette can spoil the heart function.
...had been a useless tool to bring down the habit of smoking
in many. But now the fact that even a single cigar... Carolina. It is a well known fact that long term smoking
has a significant risk towads the diseases such as heart attack , cancer etc.,. Dr. Firas A. Ghane...
Risk of heart disease begins in teens
...rteries regardless of body weight, family history, smoking
and length of time with diabetes. These individuals are particularly susceptible to atherosclerosis. The findings were recently presented at a meeting of the American Dietetics Association (ADA). Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which th...
Increase in tobacco deaths
...has yet been seen in mainland China. But cigarette smoking
peaked about 20 years ago in Hong Kong and has not done so on the mainland. Smoking causes death on a timescale of years - the cigarettes smoked in someone's thirties may cause a cancer to develop quarter of a century later. Since two thirds of all...
Gene HPA-2 Met linked to cardiac arrest
... of men in this study had other risk factors, like smoking
or diabetes. But it does not mean that this gene variant is a caution for death. Till now there is no screen for HPA-2 Met, but if a test were developed, those at risk could perhaps be helped by preventive anti-clotting drugs....
A boost to quit smoking
... within weeks of quitting smoking. It's known that smoking
increases the risk of heart disease. The main culp...rs in Texas have studied 33 people as they gave up smoking
over a four month period to see how these risk factors declined. Nine weeks into the study, the subj...
Eat Vitamin C and stay young
...f oxidant stress,a damaging process accelerated by smoking
and other conditions that may contribute to heart disease and cancer, he said. The recommended daily allow-ance of vitamin C was raised last year by the National Academy of Sciences from 60 milligrams a day for both sexes to 75 milligrams for women ...
Dental exam reveals stroke risk
...s revealed a number of risk factors, like obesity, smoking
and high cholesterol. Dental examination are an easy way of detecting the problem.These patients are at a higher risk of stroke....
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