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Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers

...ing. The Cornell researchers say that a 20-cent a pack tax increase would reduce the number of new teen-... a percentage point. They estimate that a $1.50 a pack tax boost would reduce the number by about two percentage points. Some researchers have estimated t...

UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction

... the problem." Just ask Eaton: He smoked a pack a day for 20 years and tried dozens of time to quit. When the FDA approved the drug, he decided to make another go at it. He has not smoked in nearly a year and a half. "This time I had no cravings, gained no weight and had no mood sw...

Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges

...smoking levels from two packs a day down to half a pack -- wefind that all the brain damage that occurs at growth-retarding levels ofnicotine is still present at doses that don't affect growth. The brain is muchmore sensitive than the rest of the body," said Slotkin. Nor should the medical communi...

Palm-Sized Ultrasound Scanner

...n of ApplicationsSpecific Integrated Circuits that pack into a few silicon chips thefunctionality of several large boards of electronics....

Updated Results On Heart Assist Device Presented At International Transplant Meeting

...ft ventricle. An electroniccontroller and battery pack worn on a belt or as a shoulder bag provide power. Their outcomes were compared to a group of 35 control patients who were treatedwith conventional medical therapy. Of the 156 patients, 129 met all study entry criteria. Of the LVAS patients, 77perc...

UI researchers discover that aggressive cancer cells may make their own blood vessels

...uld specifically interferewith the way tumor cells pack together to form these channels." Both before and after aggressive cancer cells spread, the vascular channels formcharacteristic patterns in human cancer patients that resemble those that areseen only in early embryos, Hendrix said. Folberg added, "...

Colorado most dangerous state in nation for avalanche fatalities

..., yell and let go of ski poles and get out of your pack to make yourself lighter. Use "swimming" motions, thrusting upward to try to stay near the surface of the snow. If you are buried over your head, try to maintain an air pocket in front of your face by punching into the snow. Keeping your breathing...

Study to assess heart effects of depression drugs during stress

...monitoring during stress situations such as an ice pack applied to the forehead, mental arithmetic test, and speech test. Blood samples will be measured for the stress-related hormones epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol. Qualified participants will receive $200 for participating. The UNC investiga...

From smoking to sumatriptan, researchers present important new findings on the impacts of drug metabolism

...h one or two cigarettes a day but another craves a pack a day or more. New research from Rachel Tyndale, MD, and her colleagues at the University of Toronto indicates that people with defects in the CYP2A6 gene tend to smoke about one-third fewer cigarettes per day than people without the defects. People ...

Nanostructures for drug delivery

...der a microscope have a layered appearance, like a pack of cards. The atomic bonds between the layers are weak, allowing them to be slid against each other or to be opened up. Using a basic mixing and melting method, the researchers were able to introduce molecular chains of PVA, which is a nontoxic and...

Smoking among teen-agers increases risk for anxiety disorders

...findings, Dr. Johnson observes: "Teens who smoke a pack of cigarettes per day or more are likely to experience difficulty quitting smoking. Many youths who smoke heavily as teen-agers continue to smoke well into adulthood." And, Dr. Johnson points out, "It appears that individuals who continue to smoke h...

New antipsychotic drugs combined with nicotine patch help schizophrenics quit smoking

...iagnosed with schizophrenia and who smoked about a pack of cigarettes a day. The patients were assigned either to the American Lung Association program for smokers or the specialized group for schizophrenic smokers. Each group received the therapy for 10 weeks. All of the subjects were given the nicotine...

Studies find eating fruits and vegetables good for lungs

...previous year.The 266 participants had at least 10 pack years of smoking history (meaning they had smoked at least 20 cigarettes per day, every day per year). She found that vegetable intake of one or more portions per day (equivalent to one or more tablespoons) almost halved the risk of the disease. Eati...

UC Davis study: fewer Californians dying of lung cancer, pulmonary disease as smoking decreases

... which increased taxes on cigarettes by 25 cents a pack to pay for anti-smoking advertising and smoking cessation programs. Prop. 99 went on the state ballot in November of 1988 and went into effect Jan. 1, 1989. From 1988 to 1997, the prevalence of smoking in California dropped by 27 percent and the numb...

Biaxin XL (R) (Clarithromycin extended-release tablets) and Levaquin(R) achieve similar results for community-acquired pneumonia

... Biaxin XL is available in a seven-day convenience pack and should be taken with food. In patients with a known hypersensitivity to clarithromycin or any macrolide antibiotic, Biaxin and Biaxin XL tablets are contraindicated. Concomitant administration with Propulsid(R) (cisapride), Orap(R)(pimozide), or...

Landmark study uncovers reasons behind recurring back injury

...to that of 22 people who were suffering from lower pack pain (LBP). The LBP participants were recruited from the practice of Purnendu Gupta, an orthopaedic surgeon formerly at Ohio State, and now at the University of Chicago. ...

New technology tested at Stanford offers unique view inside small intestines

...slodge the receivers or interfere with the battery pack and recorder. Eight hours after swallowing, the pa...he next day, the patient returns the belt, battery pack and recorder to the doctor, who downloads the video images into a computer. Software lets the doctor...

Tax increases can cut the number of habitual teen smokers

...living in areas where a taxes pushed the cost of a pack of cigarettes above $2.32 (adjusted to 2001 dollar... were also about 30 percent less likely to smoke a pack or more a day when compared with teens in the low-tax areas. Teens in areas with middle-of-the-road ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February (second issue)

...50years of age or older who had smoked at least 20 pack years of cigarettes. The research appears in the second issue for February of the American Thoracic Societys peer-reviewed AmericanJournal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. ACUTE LUNG INJURY INCIDENCE HIGHER AND MORTALITY LOWER In a study...

Why heart transplant patients resume smoking revealed in University of Pittsburgh study

...had a history of smoking, from two to more than 95 pack years, a calculation based on the number of packs ... smoked between 11 and 19 a day, and four smoked a pack or more daily. Amount was unknown for the remaining 11 who were mostly cigar smokers. Based on the s...

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