Tag: "quit" at medical news
Purdue 'stealth compounds' attack cancer cells
...osides is that viruses and cancers get 'smart' and quit
carrying out the conversion necessary to develop the nucleotides," Borch says. "When this happens, the patient will develop resistance." So far, the new method has been tested using an established bioassay and a mechanism-based assay developed by B...
Drug that curbs nicotine craving may do same for cocaine
...archers have successfully used to help some people quit
smoking may also help curb cocaine cravings, accor...ven to be of significant benefit in helping people quit
smoking. In earlier Duke studies, Rose demonstrated that using a patch with nicotine and mecamylami...
UCSF Psychiatry Department receives grant to study innovative drug and substance abuse treatments
...he action stage,when they do something concrete to quit
smoking such as buy a nicotine patch. Hall is rec...seling might bean ideal population to work with to quit
smoking. "These are people who have started to make a major change in their life, so perhaps this i...
Impotence may be early warning of heart disease
...the men's erectile dysfunction went away when they quit
smoking or got their cholesterol levels under control," he says. None of the patients in Pritzker's study had symptoms of heart disease, but 40 out of 50 had at least one risk factor for heart disease including cigarette smoking, elevated total cho...
Smokers have lower success rates with periodontal treatment
...is your oral health will begin to improve once you quit
smoking,"said Jack Caton, D.D.S., M.S., president of the American Academy ofPeriodontology (AAP). "In addition to reducing such serious threats as heartdisease and cancer, quitting will help ensure you keep your teeth for alifetime."...
Yale receives $10 million to study tobacco use: Research grant comes from three national organizations
...reatments bedeveloped, because most smokers try to quit
only once every three to fouryears." Despite trend...terested in stopping, but many find itdifficult to quit
and are treatment resistant," said Marina Picciotto, assistantprofessor of psychiatry and pharmacolo...
Very low energy diets together with nicotine gum boosts smoking cessation rates
...female smokers aged between30 and 60 years who had quit
smoking before, but had started again because of weight concerns. After 12 months 28 per cent of the diet group were still not smoking, compared to 16 per cent in the control group. However, of the non-smokers, the mean weight increase was 2.5kg am...
Effects of nicotine influenced by housing and gender
...ge about why people smoke and why it is so hard to quit
hascome from nearly 50 years of animal work on smoking and nicotine. But despitethe extensive animal literature on nicotine's actions, little work has been doneon social environment or social context as a factor in nicotine's actions. Theseare power...
Tobacco chewers quit after "teachable moment" in dental chair
... can take an active part in helping their patients quit
chewingtobacco, a new study conducted by Oregon Research Institute scientists shows. In the study, quit
rates tripled among the snuff and chewing tobacco users whoreceived cessation intervention from thei...
Ph.D. Degree Research Results In Patent For Low-Cost Pharmaceutical Filters Made From Seafood Waste
... Blacksburg area rock band "VisibleShivers" -- but quit
to finish his dissertation. "It was hard to justifytravelling out of town and staying up all night." When he gets his Ph.D. this summer, Todd hopes to continue his research in thepolymer science field or in forest products. Glasser, who has produced ...
Tobacco Control Is Global Challenge, WHO Director Says
...s, Dr. Brundtland noted,"We need to get smokers to quit
and non-smokers not to pick up the addictivehabit." Dr. Brundtland asked the assembled leaders to act against tobacco. "Thoseactions, both personal and official, will decide if tobacco shall claim newmillions of victims in your home countries. Those...
High education plus heart attack: Sure-fire way to quit smoking
...tion alone gives littleclue as to who is likely to quit
the habit, a new study shows. What almost ... older smokers'learn' from their heart attacks and quit
smoking," Wray and her colleagueswrite in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Beh...
Medication Offers Hope For Relief From Burning Mouth Pain
...n. Twenty-seven percent found the drug helpful but quit
using it dueto side effects, usually drowsiness. For the remaining 30 percent, the clonazepam offered no relief. When Grushka compared patient age, history of BMS, and final dose levels among these threegroups, she found that patients in the group th...
University Of Kentucky One Of First To Use New Technique To Treat Atrial Flutter
...hool band director in West Virginia. But he had to quit
after atrial flutter struck. "I know now that I've had the problem for years, but it didn't get really bad until last year," he said shortly before the surgery. "I was so short of breath I almost didn't get through our homecoming parade. A few days...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...ave a "window of opportunity" early inpregnancy to quit
smoking. Slotkin also calls for a large in..., "the sad truth is that mostwomen who smoke don't quit
during pregnancy." Although about half of smokingpregnant women report that they have quit, he said,...
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
...h or death at an earlier age. Why can some smokers quit
easily while others fail over and over again? Here...she cautions that less than 5 percent of those who quit
remain smoke-free for as long as a year, Brigham maintains that 'learning to quit
can involve learni...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...ses." As a result, many people who try to quit
report feeling irritable, moody and even depressed...o are smoke-free a year later. Less than 5 percent quit
successfully with no intervention. "This is a very, very tenacious addiction," said UF psyc...
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