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Churches nationwide issue plea for increased rates of African American organ donation

...ook a serious toll on my life. I waited so long, I quit waiting," said recent kidney transplant recipient Joann C. DuBose, also of Mobile, Ala. "Today, I am alive and healthy with a new kidney, thanks to someone else's generosity. If more people would consider donation, everyone in need could have this wo...

Socio-economic factors sway African-Americans

...uence on why Blacks are less likely than Whites to quit smoking once they have started, although Blacks are more likely to be lifetime nonsmokers than Whites, according to researchers. Differences between Black and White cessation rates are reduced considerably when comparisons factor in gender, educatio...

Dana-Farber receives CDC grants to develop health promotion/prevention programs in the work place

...mparison to the general US population, and smoking quit rates look promising. "The aim of our research is...ion intervention, and a follow-up survey to assess quit rates. The intervention will consist of a toxins and tobacco class that includes disaster related t...

Workplace smoking bans help smokers cut back, says study

...affected by work stress, depression or attempts to quit smoking within the past 12 months. Stephens says the data ( http://www.otru.org ) have particular impact because they apply to "workers in all kinds of occupations and conditions and it's recent data that's Canadian." In Canada, two provinces (Man...

Blacks less likely to start smoking, less likely to quit

...nonsmokers than whites, but they're less likely to quit smoking once they've started, according to a new s...average, only 15 percent of Africans Americans had quit smoking, compared to 26 percent of whites, King says. About 26 percent of respondents in both racial...

Smoking affects same 'feel good' brain chemical system as heroin

...how easily people become addicted to cigarettes or quit smoking. "The interaction of tobacco, and especially nicotine, with brain chemistry is a fascinating area that we're just beginning to understand, especially when it comes to correlating neurochemistry with behavior," says study leader Jon-Kar Zubiet...

Study finds nearly 60% of American adults may have elevated blood pressure

...iets, try to be more active and get more exercise, quit smoking," said Wang. "This can all help control blood pressure, reduce the risk of developing hypertension and future risks of cardiovascular disease." ...

Study: Brain battles itself over short-term rewards, long-term goals

...ws we should save for retirement, go for a jog and quit smoking. To understand why we feel internally conflicted, it will help to know how myopic and forward-looking brain systems value rewards and how these systems talk to one another." The findings also may cast light on other forms of impulsiv...

Tar measurements on cigarette packets are misleading

...ly reassured many smokers who might otherwise have quit the habit. They believe that machine measured figures for tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide should be removed from the packet, and a realistic measure must be established for regulatory purposes. The current health warnings deal qualitatively with t...

Researcher looks at racial identity as part of healthy lifestyle

...ent things---what works to encourage one person to quit smoking or eat healthier might not resonate at all...onsumption among African Americans; helping people quit smoking; and helping women decide whether to take the drug tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention. ...

Parental control of media influences behavior

...a smoker the most important thing you can do is to quit smoking. Smoking not only harms your health, but it also harms the health of other family members and also increases the chances your child will take up smoking. If you do not smoke, take the movie ratings seriously. Our study shows that some pare...

Study: Too few doctors ask teens about smoking

...rcent of teen smokers received physician advice to quit and were offered assistance. Counseling was the most common form of assistance offered. No prescriptions for nicotine replacement therapy were documented. Of those offered assistance, 39 percent had follow-up arranged. However, this was only 16 p...

'Reduced exposure' tobacco products lessen carcinogen exposure, but medicinal nicotine better

...er Institute. Tobacco users who cannot or will not quit but would like to limit their exposure to carcinogens may instead switch to tobacco products advertised as having less of these harmful chemicals. Although some tobacco companies have developed methods to reduce the formation of nitrosamines--the mos...

New research shows reasons for smoking vary

...ISDM-68 also predicted relapse to smoking during a quit attempt. The motives most connected to smoking re...ing relapse could help us prevent relapse during a quit attempt by better targeting and timing treatments." Currently, a "cold turkey" attempt has a 5 perce...

Smokers welcome help in quitting when offered at clinic visits

...may be keeping the millions of smokers who want to quit from doing so. This study provides a model for a t...1 percent attended all four. Six months after the quit date, 13 percent of all participants were abstinent, which is consistent with results from past nico...

For many, depression persists after routine treatment

...ion on their own, before their doctor told them to quit the treatment were more likely to suffer persistent depression symptoms than those who recovered from depression over the course of the study, according to Catherine Sherbourne, Ph.D., of RAND and colleagues. Their findings are published in the Gener...

Kids' year-round asthma symptoms triggered by parent's second-hand smoke

...tervention with physicians encouraging patients to quit smoking has been shown to be successful," adds Clark. Part of the PACE project is teaching physicians how to counsel asthmatic patients and their parents on avoiding asthma "triggers" -- substances in the air that can bring on an asthma attack or les...

Study finds bupropion may be effective smoking cessation aid for women

... 8 weeks (end of treatment) and 6 months after the quit date, and was verified by saliva analysis for the presence of cotinine, an indicator of smoking. At the end of treatment, 51 percent of the men and 40 percent of the women had remained abstinent from smoking. At the 6-month follow-up, about 32 percen...

Bupropion, counseling may help youth with ADHD stop smoking

...dy ended. Five participants, one of whom had ADHD, quit smoking by the fourth week of the study. The researchers also assessed levels of carbon monoxide (CO) in expired breath to gauge the efficacy of the program. Levels of CO decreased significantly, falling from a baseline of about 18 parts per million ...

New research to address early lung cancer detection

...reenings for lung cancer will encourage smokers to quit or make them put off this decision even longer. With lung cancer being the leading cause of cancer death in this nation, the Foundation is especially interested in answering this vexing question." Based in the United Kingdom, Medicsight Foundation w...

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