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Prenatal Stress Keeps Infants, Toddlers up at Night, Study Says

...rs level of post natal anxiety or depression, her smoking habit, or her social class. This problematic sleep is notable; it may be part of the reason why mood-disturbed pregnancies are linked to childrens behavioral disorders, like depression, hyperactivity and anxiety, later on down the road, OConnor s...

Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

...s for survival, with patients who had a history of smoking experiencing the largest spikes. (For this reason, estimates of relative risk of death were adjusted to exclude the compounding effects of smoking.) Because the production of these growth factors and cytokines is controlled by the same “master swi...

Cigarette smoke alters DNA in sperm, genetic damage could pass to offspring

The science has long been clear that smoking causes cancer, but new research shows that childre...anadian researchers have demonstrated in mice that smoking can cause changes in the DNA sequence of sperm cells, alterations that could potentially be inherite...

Children of smokers have more than 5 times higher levels of a nicotine toxin

...n cotinine in the urine – quadrupling it. Having a smoking father doubled the amount of cotinine, one of chem...es and children are routinely exposed to cigarette smoking by their carers in their homes, without the legislative protection available to adults in public pla...

Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

New York City’s smoking rate has plummeted since a comprehensive program against smoking was launched in 2002, according to findings issued today in the national Centers for Disease Control...

Extra-aggressive form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis identified

...t these "rapid progressor" patients, predominantly smoking males, represent a distinct clinical phenotype compared with the usual "slow progressors" patients. "These findings highlight the variability in the progression and outcome of IPF, and may explain, in part, the difficulty in obtaining signifi...

Cancer patients monitor fatigue in real time

...hod successfully used to monitor behaviors such as smoking cessation and alcohol use. The method is called "ecological momentary assessment" (often referred to as real-time assessment), which provides an instant measurement of patients' fatigue. Clinicians and researchers usually rely on a patient's me...

Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions

In the first study of its kind to evaluate how smoking restrictions in the workplace and at home affect h...e under both a total household and total workplace smoking ban are over two and a half times more likely to report better health than those without smoking ban...

NIDA study identifies genes that might help some people abstain from smoking

... that was able to successfully quit the cigarette- smoking behavior and one that was not. “We identified 2...riants that contribute to both success in quitting smoking and in vulnerability to become dependent on multiple substances include cadherin 13 (a molecule invo...

Helium helps patients breathe easier

...per cent. COPD is a disease of the lungs caused by smoking and includes the conditions of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. This was the first study to demonstrate that helium-hyperoxia (40 per cent oxygen, 60 per cent helium) improves the exercise tolerance of COPD patients to a greater extent than oxyg...

Enhancing activity of marijuana-like chemicals in brain helps treat

... Malenka cautioned that their findings don't mean smoking marijuana could be therapeutic for Parkinson's dis...ulation of the chemicals is really different from smoking marijuana." The researchers began their study by focusing on a region of the brain known as the ...

Indicators for risk of heart disease are higher in passive smokers

...in active smokers, the apparent effects of passive smoking on the biomarkers were about one-third to one-half... the public from second-hand smoke such as banning smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces," Dr Venn added. A smoking ban applying to all UK public...

Mailman School of Public Health researchers report blood DNA can be early predictor of liver cancer

... to the study findings, these factors coupled with smoking and alcohol status, and alterations found in this study in serum DNA, resulted in an overall predictive accuracy of 89% for detection of HCC. “These are extremely encouraging findings,?says Regina Santella, PhD, professor of Environmental Health ...

Migration played key role in HIV spread in South Africa

... sought to find the relationship between marijuana smoking and pulmonary function or respiratory complication...E databases that evaluated the effect of marijuana smoking on pulmonary function and respiratory complications. Of the 34 articles that met selection criteria,...

Long-term marijuana smoking leads to respiratory complaints

... sought to find the relationship between marijuana smoking and pulmonary function or respiratory complication...E databases that evaluated the effect of marijuana smoking on pulmonary function and respiratory complications. Of the 34 articles that met selection criteria,...

Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs

A national workplace ban on smoking in Ireland resulted in an 83 percent reduction in ... examined the effect of the world's first national smoking ban on environmental tobacco smoke exposure in 42 Dublin pubs and among 73 male bar staff members wh...

New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks

...ity may snuff out claims by tobacco companies that smoking such newly marketed "potentially reduced-exposure ...t for a small percentage of the carcinogenicity of smoking conventional cigarettes," said Pankow, Ph.D., professor in environmental and biomolecular systems at...

Re-analysis of cigarettes confirms tobacco companies increased addictive nicotine 11 percent

...nd combination of design parameters." Cigarette smoking causes an estimated 438,000 premature deaths (or a...d approximately 900,000 persons become addicted to smoking each year. In conclusion, according to the HSPH researchers, the extended analysis of MDPH data h...

Prehistoric mystery organism verified as giant fungus

...zed over the fact that he was never able to find a smoking gun in the form of reproductive structures that would convince the world that it was indeed a fungus," Hotton said. Co-authoring the Geology paper with Boyce, Hotton and Hueber himself were Marilyn Fogel, George Cody and Robert Hazen of the Carneg...

Quitting smoking reduces risk of lung cancer mortality by 70 percent

Giving up smoking is highly effective in preventing death from lung ...om the Asia-Pacific region confirms that cigarette smoking substantially increases the risk of dying from lung cancer in both Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) and A...

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