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News from the Latest Issue of Molecular Medicine Kicking The Habit - It's In The Genes

Scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (VIDA) working in collaboration with colleagues at Vector Tobacco, Inc. and Duke University Medical School have identified genes that may help predict which people will have a better chance at kicking the tobacco habit. ...

Religion habit cuts anxiety in women

For many, religious activity changes between childhood and adulthood, and a new study finds this could affect ones mental health. According to Temple Universitys Joanna Maselko, Sc.D., women who had stopped being religiously active were more than three times more likely to have suffered genera...

California Dental Hygienists Urge Smokers to Kick the Habit in 2008

Free Smokers' Helpline Available to Make New Year Smoke-Free GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the season for making New Year's resolutions, California Dental Hygienists' Association (CDHA) is calling on smokers to resolve to quit in 2008 by taking a s...

QUITPLAN(R) Services Can Help Minnesotans Kick Tobacco Habit for New Year

Free professional counseling and support available from ClearWay Minnesota(SM) MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With Minnesota now a smoke-free state and the New Year fast approaching, many Minnesotans are looking to improve their health by quitting smoking ...

Filters Fast Challenges Universities and Colleges to Kick the Bottled Water Habit

New "Drop the Bottle!" program aims to save the environment while saving students money CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking bottled water isn't just an American obsession, it's a bad habit. And it's one that doesn't just put the consumer at direct risk but threatens the environmen...

Many Smokers Don't Tell Docs About Their Habit

And more than half aren't worrying about their health, survey finds THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of smokers aren't fretting over their personal health, and almost a quarter of those who have health-care providers haven't discussed their tobacco use with that per...

Older Smokers More Likely to Deny Habit

Findings challenge validity of self-reported tobacco use in research, care THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Older smokers are more likely than younger ones to deny they smoke when asked about it by doctors and others. That's the conclusion of a study that analyzed data on 15,18...

FSU researcher lands $3.3 million grant to help smokers kick habit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida State University professor will share a $3.3 million federal grant with a colleague from the University of Vermont to develop an innovative method that will help smokers with anxiety disorders extinguish the habit. FSU psychology Professor Brad Schmidt and UVM psy...

New Drug to Help Kick Smoking Habit Cleared in UK

Ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces comes into force in the UK on July 1. And for those inveterate smokers who might despair help is at hand. A twice-daily drug, varenicline, (brand name (CHAMPIX), has been given the green light by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excel...

Chain-Smokers can Kick the Habit –A ‘brainy’ Iea

In a new research that offers hope for treating those with nicotine addiction, scientists have come out with some interesting finds//. Damage to a tiny area of the brain called the insula can result in a person not wanting to smoke, ever. The insula lies in the center of the brain and is though...

Cocaine Kates Lover Wants to Kick his Drug Habit

Troubled rocker Pete Doherty says he will have to beat his drug addiction if he wants to get back girlfriend Kate Moss. In September this year 31 year super model Kate Moss // was who I worth $ 30 million was caught snorting cocaine by The Daily Mirror newspaper in a drugs and drink session w...

Popularity Among Peers Increases Susceptibility To Smoking Habit Among School Children

Dealing with adolescence and teenage has always remained a problem for parents because of the vulnerability to habit formation, the curiosity to experiment and susceptibility to get easily influenced by peers // . A new study throws light on the fact that teenagers who enjoy popularity are more li...

In The Habit Of Taking Painkillers For Your Chronic Headache? Time To Switch Over

It has been found out that women who regularly take painkillers are more prone to develop high blood pressure than women who don’t take any. Infact there is a 2 fold increased risk // , which draws attention. The regular use of these drugs by millions of people may help explain the growing in...

Smoking habit affects your baby's health

To ensure the health of their children most expecting moms will do whatever needs to be done. Whether it be vitamins, right diet or plenty of rest. But are those moms who smoke, ready to set aside their habit or smokers who live or work with expectant moms willing to put their habit on ...

Quitting the smoking habit

According to a new study it is observed that antidepressants used to aid people quit smoking are more effective when combined with a psychological program. The down side, researchers add, is neither approach appears// to help people quit and stay quit over the long-term. Researchers from the U...

Von Teese Calls Porn Web Surfing a Healthy Habit

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese says that she often surfs porn websites, for she believes that it is a healthy hobby to be a voyeur. The estranged wife of rocker Marilyn Manson feels that amateur pornography has something to offer to almost everybody. "Amateur pornography is a great ...

Paris Hiltons Customary Marijuana Habit

It seems that Paris Hiltons lie about abstaining from drugs has been nailed . Hilton, who completed her 23-day jail sentence, recently told Larry King during her post-prison interview that she has not used drugs at all. However, multiple sources have confirmed the socialites customa...

Smokers Who Have a Say in How They Quit More Likely to Kick the Habit

A new study has found that smokers who have a say in how they quit are more likely to try kicking the habit, and are more successful. The study, which is based on psychologists Edward Deci and Richard Ryans theory of human motivation, was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. Geoff...

The Rise in Unhealthy Snacking Habit

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) cautioned that a pack-a-day crisp habit is prevalent among 55% of the British children and are consuming the equivalent of five litres of// cooking oil annually. The BHF started a campaign to create awareness among people about the amount of hidden salt, fat a...

New Drug to Help Smokers Kick the Habit

The new drug, varenicline or Chantix promises to be more effective than bupropion or Zyban in helping smokers kick the habit In addition it has also shown to promote //longer-lasting abstinence according to the results of three studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association th...

Smokers Encouraged To Give Up The Habit

Nicotine replacement therapy is being provided to people who wish to give up smoking in Ontario. As many as 14,000 people who are over the age of 18 years// will benefit from this scheme. The program is being conducted by the Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Study, which will also prov...

What's Lurking in Your Kitchen?

... Cleaning 101 ( Meredith Books, 2005 ) and The Overworked Mom's Stress Free Homekeeping (Morris Publishing Inc, 2008) . "We all need to get in the habit of not just cleaning visible places like countertops, sinks and floors, but also disinfecting out-of-sight areas like the sink's garbage disposer and ...

Ecigarettesnational.com Says Claim by FDA and Other Health Organizations Intentionally Misleading

... patches, and inhalers are quite simply out of reach. Even for the ones who can afford the prescriptions or the over-the-counter patches and gums, the habit of picking up a cigarette and taking a drag off of it still lingers in the back of their minds. In a nation that is struggling with the demands...

Cars Are No Place for Kids to Be Alone

...eating, a strong rapid pulse or a slow weak pulse, nausea or acting strangely. In these cases, try to cool the child rapidly. If you are not in the habit of driving an infant or small child, experts recommend several strategies to remind you about your little passenger so you do not inadvertently leave ...

realbuzz.com Top 10 Diets

... Thigh Diet http://www.realbuzz.com/articles/rosemary-conley-s-hip-and-thigh-diet A great way to re-educate your taste buds! Getting into the habit of eating a low fat diet may take a while but you are unlikely to be hungry and if it means increasing the amount of the 'healthy foods' in your diet ...

UK Smoking Ban Fuels Rise In Surgery

...nt a new, fresher look to go with their improved health. More than two billion fewer cigarettes were smoked last year and 400,000 people quit the habit since the ban was introduced in 2007, which researchers say will prevent 40,000 deaths over the next 10 years. Based on a 20-a-day habit, the average ...

CIGGX, the 100% Natural Smoker's Aid That Reduces the Desire to Smoke, Selects TransMedia Group as Their PR Firm

...ons. According to Mitch Gould of NPI, "CIGGX is the only all natural smoking cessation product that really works. Consumers truly seeking to kick the habit will find quick relief and results from all natural CIGGX." Gould has successfully launched several celebrity backed health products into some of...

1st Class Kids Host Miniature Golf Tournament to Raise Money in Support of Continued Obesity Research

...ictable future as they struggle daily with choosing nutritional foods and healthy meals. These poor choices can lead to a potentially life-threatening habit forming eating disorder. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS/SUPPORTERS: 1st Class Kids Event is supported in part by TopGolf Dallas, Sylvania Labor Servic...

Shop 'Til You Drop: You May Feel Better

..., and people find a number of ways to do this, including drugs and alcohol. Shopping is a method widely used by women. "If shopping is an emotional habit for women, they may feel the need to keep spending despite the economic downturn. Or, perhaps worse still, if they can't spend, we might see an increa...

'Tweeting for Weight Loss' Helps Users Stay Motivated with Twitter and traineo

... said Alasdair McLean-Foreman, traineo's chief executive officer. "The Twitter phenomenon is incredible and 'tweeting' is rapidly becoming a daily web habit for many people and we are trying to make health and fitness a part of it. It's scientifically proven that routinely tracking your weight dramatically...

ING Names Winners of 'ING Run For Something Better' Student Essay Contest

...based youth running programs. Linked to ING 's long-distance race sponsorships, the program was created to introduce kids to the benefits of sport, a habit of physical fitness, and a healthy lifestyle that prevents conditions such as childhood obesity. In today's world of poor nutrition and less-active li...

Icahn Issues Open Letter to Amylin Shareholders

... record and especially the success my nominees and I achieved for all shareholders at ImClone. Their recent letter is another example of the Board's habit of misstating the facts and another obvious attempt to hide the Board's failures. I believe my investment track record speaks for itself and ...

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...kincare needs, it's convenient to use a broad spectrum, high-SPF sunscreen with antioxidants. I recommend my patients make sun protection a year-round habit to prevent further damage." A growing body of research reveals that daily sun exposure during everyday activities can contribute to skin damage t...

Inbreeding May Have Doomed Spain's Habsburg Dynasty

...ir decline lies not in the stars but in themselves -- and their unfortunate habit of marrying their own relatives. Ultimately, the genetic havoc caused b... even be expected for children born in that era. Overall, the Habsburgs' habit of inbreeding led to family members sharing up to 20 percent of identical g...

Medical Mutual of Ohio Offers Swine Flu Assistance to Customers

...ing droplets containing the virus into the air," he said. "Remember that those tiny droplets can also appear on surfaces that you touch, so get in the habit of not touching your mouth, eyes and nose, and wash your hands often." Most emergency or urgent care services, along with prescription Tamiflu an...

If You Haven't Yet, Plan Now for a Pandemic, CCH Advises Employers

...s plan; Seek up-to-date information from local and state health and emergency management resources; and Remind employees to get in the habit of washing their hands often and cover their mouths and noses when they cough and sneeze. For more guidance, CCH recommends the f...

Renowned Smoking Cessation Expert Launches Popular Stop Smoking Seminar in UK

... recent tax hike on tobacco increased the price of a pack of cigarettes to over £6 in London and the UK, smokers are more motivated to break the habit and give up smoking than ever before. And to make the idea of the stop smoking hypnotherapy London events even more palatable, Franc Tausch offe...

Highmark Puts Employee Health First on National Walk@Lunch Day

...eir busy lives," said Donald Fischer, MD, Highmark's chief medical officer. "The process is simple - just take a half hour walk at lunch. Making it a habit can contribute to an individual's health and the overall health of the nation." By making the commitment to walk to better health, Highmark emplo...

Long Term Care Alerting Methods Revealed by Industry Leaders

...dustry's new social network, the Long Term Care Insurance Guild, at http://www.ltcguild.com , and view the news alerts posted there. "I make it a habit to visit LTC Guild often, usually once or more a day," says Roeser. "So do hundreds of other pros, ranging from LTC agents to carrier executives to pe...

Pittsburgh Hospital Teams with Pirates Baseball Club in Unique Effort to Encourage Teen Handwashing, Prevent Spread of MRSA

... to infection control, we applaud these outstanding athletes for helping us educate teenagers about this issue and the importance of adopting a simple habit that will help them stay healthy and active." The centerpiece of the handwashing campaign is an eye-catching poster, "All Athletes Have Great Ha...
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