Tag: "quitting" at medical news
Statement from Barbara Alving of NHLBI on guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention in women
... of women recognized that exercise, losing weight, quitting
smoking, making dietary choices that reduce cholesterol levels, and reducing salt intake are useful lifestyle changes. We're pleased to see these improvements and they show that public awareness and education campaigns like NHLBI's Heart Truth are b...
Study uncovers how stress and hormones lead to smoking relapse
... Minnesota will present new findings on stress and quitting
smoking at the American Association for the Advanc...mptoms and changes in certain hormone levels after quitting
smoking predict potential for a smoker's relapse. They also found that men and women are affected by...
Smoking linked to blindness
... nearly 18,000 are blind. Evidence also shows that quitting
smoking slows the development of age related macular degeneration, whereas continued smoking can affect the long term response to treatments such as laser therapy. A sustained public health campaign in the UK is warranted to raise awareness of the li...
Data shows new drug, rimonabant, helps smokers quit while limiting post cessation weight gain
...w that a new drug, rimonabant, doubled the odds of quitting
smoking compared with placebo, markedly reduced po... indicate that rimonabant 20mg doubled the odds of quitting
vs. placebo (p=0.002). Among patients completing the study, prolonged abstinence was significantly ...
Study links radiotherapy and CVD risks in breast cancer patients but it's getting safer
...emphasises the need for lifestyle changes, such as quitting
smoking and avoiding obesity." Dr Hooning said the research team is currently analysing the incidence of CVD in the study population. "This will give us a more accurate view of CVD risk than does mortality. Even if we see no raised risks of mortality...
Bupropion, counseling may help youth with ADHD stop smoking
...uggests that people with ADHD have more difficulty quitting
smoking than people who do not have the disorder. Bupropion is known commonly as Zyban or Wellbutrin. Researchers at the Medical University of S. Carolina in Charleston enrolled 16 adolescents, aged 12 to 19 years, in the study. Participants took the...
Study finds bupropion may be effective smoking cessation aid for women
... indicated that women smokers have more difficulty quitting
and maintaining abstinence from cigarettes than men. Several factors may contribute to gender differences in smoking cessation outcomes, including depression and fears of gaining weight. NIDA-funded scientists have found that the antidepressant medic...
Researcher looks at racial identity as part of healthy lifestyle
...er healthy behavior among their members, including quitting
smoking, getting more physical activity and eating healthier. Churches often hold strong sway in Black communities, not only offering religious teachings but also social services and political advocacy. Resnicow recognized that and teamed with Black ...
Blacks less likely to start smoking, less likely to quit
...40,000 Americans. However, differences in rates of quitting
were based on social and economic factors, not rac...tterns may foreshadow greater equality in rates of quitting
smoking between the two racial groups, King says. "As a greater number of older African Americ...
Socio-economic factors sway African-Americans
... of Health and Human Development. "Disparities in quitting
rates between the two groups are strongly influenc...s and whites," King adds. "Adjusted differences in quitting
between Black and White women were not statistically significant for most years." King is lead...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
..., Fredalina Pieri, and Mariella De Biasi Sadly, quitting
smoking is no easy task. This week, Salas et al. report that nicotinic acetycholine receptors containing beta4 subunits are one of the molecular culprits that makes it hard to quit. The authors suggest that the nicotinic receptors associated with neg...
Burning anxiety: New treatment targets smokers with panic disorder
...e general population--they also have a harder time quitting
and relapse more often. Another 5 percent of American smokers--2.4 million more people--may develop panic-related symptoms or even panic disorder when they try to quit. Interventions such as nicotine replacement therapy and counseling don't address t...
Longer cardiac rehab programs necessary, says U of T study
...t lower the risk of future cardiac events, such as quitting
smoking or switching to a low-fat diet. In the study, 623 male patients with coronary heart disease were randomized to one of two programs. The first used weekly supervised exercise sessions over 52 weeks, while the second used weekly supervised sess...
Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery
... and weight; and telling them of the importance of quitting
smoking and increasing exercise. This should lower the total burden of recurrent disease and disability, he said. Similar quality improvement strategies would be applied throughout the care system, including rehabilitation. The American Stroke Asso...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk for unrecognized heart disease and cardiac sudden death
... taking care of blood pressure and cholesterol and quitting
smoking. Heart disease in rheumatoid arthritis patients can manifest for the first time as a cardiac sudden death. The researchers were surprised to find that the increased cardiac events in rheumatoid arthritis patients could not be explained b...
14-year study finds that quitting smoking adds years to life
... "People quit, restarted, and quit again. However, quitting
had such a statistically large impact on the overall population that even though many people quit and started smoking again, as long as they were smoke-free for periods of time, they had better outcomes than those who continued to smoke." ...
Insurance incentives might help smokers quit, study says
...and nearly one-and-a-half times more likely to try quitting
than those receiving no benefit, according to review authors Janneke Kaper of Maastricht University in the Netherlands and colleagues. The actual increase in quit rates was slight, however. In studies where a full benefit was compared to no benefit, ...
Inpatient smoking cessation counseling is associated with early differences in mortality
...report Health Effects of Smoking Cessation is that quitting
smoking has an immediate effect on mortality. Howe...e immediate positive association within 30 days of quitting
after a cardiac event. Because we observed much of the overall difference in mortality by smoking ce...
Parents who quit smoking may influence their offspring to quit as young adults
...it smoking as young adults. "We found that parents quitting
smoking early, before their children reach third g...r Disease Control and Prevention. What's more, low quitting
rates among young-adult smokers underscore the need to find ways to help young adults quit, Bricker ...
Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more
...mental health. Abstract No. 061. Job stress makes quitting
smoking harder, especially for men While a stress... links to cardiovascular disease, it can also make quitting
smoking harder. This is what Francoise Leynen at the Dpartement d'Epidmiologie et de Promotion la S...
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