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Use of smokeless tobacco may lead to breast cancer, Wake Forest team reports
Preliminary results suggest that using smokeless tobacco
may dramatically increase the risk of breast cance...ocument an apparent relationship between smokeless tobacco
use and breast cancer." The study, paid for by the National Cancer Institute, was conducted among ...
Hopkins scientists link human papillomavirus (HPV) to head and neck cancer
... attributable to environmental exposures-primarily tobacco
and alcohol use. Fifteen to 20 percent of these cancers, however, occur in non-smokers and non-drinkers. "In this study, those with HPV-positive tumors in the oropharynx were light- or non-drinkers and non-smokers. We believe that HPV infection of...
Study shows gene may boost smoking-related heart disease
...n the body's ability to process chemicals found in tobacco
smoke, he said. The gene already has been linked to some other smoking-related illnesses such as bladder cancer. "We've known for a long time that smoking is bad for the heart, but we don't fully understand why," Pankow said. "We hope this research ...
Estrogen may fuel lung cancer growth, report University of Pittsburgh scientists
...disease at an earlier age and with less reported tobacco
exposure than men, prompting scientists to search for biological reasons that could account for these discrepancies. Investigations by Dr. Siegfried and others have indicated that lung cancer is different in women than in men, both with regard...
Life sciences designated a Missouri lead industry
...se. Missouri is also targeting 20 percent of its tobacco
settlement funds for biomedical and health science... of State Legislatures, only 18 states plan to use tobacco
settlement monies for health sciences research and most of these are allocating less than 20 percent...
Poorer lung function among children exposed to their mothers' cigarette smoke while in the womb
Maternal smoking during pregnancy, environmental tobacco
smoke exposure and childhood lung function 2000; 5...s about current and previous exposure to household tobacco
smoke and whether the mothers had smoked while pregnant. Having a mother who smoked during the pregn...
Emphysema linked to smoking marijuana
...hem: two cigarettes a day in one, half an ounce of tobacco
in another. One man smoked only cigars. But all of them had been, or continued to be, heavy cannabis users. The 27 year old had smoked several pipes of pot a day for several years; both the men in their 40s smoked two or three joints a day, while the...
Poorer lung function among children exposed to their mother's cigarette smoke while in the womb
...s about current and previous exposure to household tobacco
smoke and whether the mothers had smoked while pre...ngs of children exposed to household environmental tobacco
smoke were also adversely affected, but the impact was considerably less than that of exposure to th...
Quality of herbal remedies often is guesswork, expert says
...ce cash crops such as corn and soybeans, but for a tobacco
farmer or a vegetable farmer, who is used to growing high-value, high-labor crops on a small acreage, these crops will be attractive."swt/Simon.medicinal...
Tobacco farm workers may contract tobacco sickness, Wake Forest study shows
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Green tobacco
sickness, characterized by headache, nausea, vomiting and dizziness, may be increasing as family tobacco
farms are consolidated into large commercial operations and work is done by migrant or seasonal farm...
Nicotine may have another side effect: heavy drinking
Alcohol and tobacco
are the two most frequently "co-abused" substances...eously. It is no secret that alcohol beverages and tobacco
are often consumed/used at the same time. The exact mechanisms,however, for the concurrent use of t...
Exposures to second-hand smoke lower than believed, ORNL study finds
...E, Tenn., Feb. 7, 2000 Exposures to environmental tobacco
smoke may be lower than earlier studies indicated...sidered to be more highly exposed to environmental tobacco
smoke, data from our study suggests that the situation is more complex," said Roger Jenkins of the C...
Perils on your plate
...gnsit believes are based on sound science. It lost tobacco
industry funding, for example, when itdenounced smoking. Kava says that on balance, the council thinks that health scares about pesticides in food areunjustified on scientific grounds. "It's an issue of dose and exposure," says Kava. "If you consume...
Younger people are at greater risk for alcohol problems
...ationship with the use of other substances such as tobacco
and illegal drugs. Furthermore, numerous studies have found a strong association between early use of these substances and later-in-life alcohol-use disorders, depression, and multiple health-risk behaviors that include violence and suicide plans. ...
Researchers at Virginia Tech and CropTech Corp. receive patent for lysosomal enzymes produced in plants
The human enzymes produced in tobacco
could someday providelow-cost treatment for Gauche...ion at CropTech. The researchers are using tobacco
plants to produce human lysosomalenzymes. These enzymes are deficient in individuals with rare lysos...
Modifying plant genes without foreign DNA
...essful application ofthe chimeraplasty approach in tobacco
cells. Pioneer researchers demonstratedthe successful use of the method for developing important traits in corn. Inaddition, their work also shows those traits are inherited in the same way astraits are inherited through plant breeding. The BTI res...
Maybe you can get blood from a turnip after all
... transplanting applicable human genesinto tobacco
plants and producing blood factors. Patents are pending onthe production and composition of plant-derived human blood coagulationfactors. Pacific Northwest ...
Studies confirm the identity of an elusive 'receptor' in human cells -- A breakthrough in the effort to understand and fight septic shock
...systems of organisms as diverse as fruit flies and tobacco
plants, wardingoff assaults from bacteria and fungi. In insects, the Toll receptors on thesurface of the cell and their signaling pathways lead to stimulation of aprotein which goes by the name Dorsal, which is responsible for launching animmune resp...
Sudden Cardiac Death May Run In Families
...disease, such as advancing age, obesity, diabetes, tobacco
use, andelevations of blood pressure, resting heart rate, and blood cholesterol," Jouvensays. The other co-authors of this study include Michel Desnos, M.D.; ClaudeGuerot, M.D.; and Pierre Ducimetière, Ph.D....
Study Indicates Adolescent Smokers Are More Susceptible To Long-Term DNA Damage From Smoking Than Adults Smokers
...thway that ultimately leads to tumor formation. In tobacco
smoke,carcinogens known as polynuclear aromatic hy...h smoking wasinitiated as a potential predictor of tobacco
smoke-related DNA damage in formersmokers," said Wiencke. Co-authors of the study were Andrea Varkon...
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