Tag: "smoking" at medical news
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...tress-eating,over-indulging in alcohol , cigarette smoking
and other unhealthy habits." But McEwen's advice comes with a caveat: exercise won't help everyonewithout also dealing with other factors in their lives. "Numerousstudies show that the lower down you are on the socioeconomic scale, thepoorer your he...
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
...score was derived bycombining risk factors such as smoking
history, body mass index, blood pressure,cholesterol, fibrinogen (a protein that helps form clots) and factor VIIcoagulation activity (an indication of the viscosity of the blood). The study found that compared to placebo, warfarin reduced heart atta...
American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In
Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"
...bout weight reduction. Smokers were directed to smoking
cessation programs in only 41 percent of theirvisi...ons, such as starting a walkingprogram or quitting smoking
is a low-tech, painless technique that can helppatients make meaningful improvements in their lives,...
Duke Researchers Identify New Pulmonary Syndrome Associated With Bone Marrow Transplantation For Breast Cancer
...lz said that age, baseline pulmonary functions and smoking
historywere not predictive of which patients would develop DPTS. Joining Folz in the research were Dr. Stephen Wilcznski, Dr. JeremyErasmus, Dr. William Petros and Dr. James Vredenburgh, all from Duke....
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
...eater risk for lung cancer, because the effects of smoking
and radon are more powerful when the two factors a... "Radon -- particularly in combination with smoking
-- poses an important public health risk, and it should be recognized as such," said committee chair...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...entionshould also be paid to lowering cholesterol, smoking
cessation, diet andexercise. ### NR 98-4883 (Circ/Sorensen) Media advisory: Dr. Dorup and Dr. Sorensen can be reached by phone at45-8949-6109. Dr. Vogel can be reached at (410) 328-8795. (Please do notpublish telephone numbers.)...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
...ve a far less dramatic effect on rates of teen-age smoking
than politicians are hoping, a new Cornell Univers...the next five years with hopes of cutting teen-age smoking
by 40 percent over the next 10 years. Also, President Clinton has said he favors price hikes by as ...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...buse expert Dr. Mark Gold in an article on tobacco smoking
and nicotine dependence in the current edition of ...ollege of Medicine. Smoking tobacco, like smoking
heroin or cocaine, is "profoundly addictive," and nicotine dependence is particularly resistant to t...
Secondary Prevention Of Heart Disease Should Be Improved
...benefit from change, such as exercising, giving up smoking
or a eating a better diet. The authors also found that practices which ran nurse led clinics to promote secondary prevention, had healthier patients at the end of their one year study, with less chest pain and a reduction in hospital admissions. Camp...
Prevalence Of Silicosis Studied In Surface Coal Miners
...elated todemographics, medical and work histories, smoking
behavior, respiratorysymptoms, and safety awareness practices. "Silicosis has killed more people in Pennsylvania than any other state.The results of this study demonstrate that silicosis is prevalent in surfacecoal miners in western Pennsylv...
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
...ain, the emotional comfort and the pleasure of the smoking
ritual, the impact of marketing--Brigham shows how all are inseparable parts of the smoking
equation. Brigham, a research psychologist whose principal work is in studying the effects of tobac...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...al scientific evidence that nicotine from maternal smoking
causespossibly 100,000 fetal deaths each year as w...vere neurological problems in "cigarettebabies" of smoking
pregnant women. This neglect comes despite the fact that the widespread, chronicingestion of...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
...s onlyinquired about two risk factors -- cigarette smoking
and known heart disease --greater than 70 percent ...person was encouraged to exercise more. "Cigarette smoking
is the largest preventable cause of death there is, and eventhough patients are being asked about it...
Reduced Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Lowers Eventual Medicare Costs
...systolic and diastolic blood pressure andcigarette smoking
were selected as factors not only because of their substantialinfluence on risk, but also because of the high prevalence of these traits inthe adult population and the fact that they can be prevented and controlled --with a great effect on risk, long...
Study Reveals Possible Link Between Osteoarthritis, Diet
...ity to minimize tissue damage resultingfrom aging, smoking
and other stresses onthe body, Jordan said. Researchers think the compounds can neutralize andtherefore counteract some harmful effects of charged particles known as oxygenfree radicals. Besides Jordan, other involved in the dietary research ...
Smoking-Related Deaths On The Rise Among American, French Women
...proportion of all deaths attributable to cigarette smoking
amongfemale smokers rose in the United States from...obacco-related deaths in that country. However, if smoking
continues toattract younger French women, female mortality rates attributable to smoking
Tobacco Will Kill One Third Of Chinese Men
...r million Chinese, the study finds that on current smoking
patterns, at least one third (100 million) of Chin...also reveals that the pattern of disease caused by smoking
varies widely both within China and between China and the developed world. Of deaths caused by toba...
High education plus heart attack: Sure-fire way to quit smoking
...2education had already exerted its major effect on smoking
behavior, lowering thelikelihood that highly educa...ith at least a high school education changed their smoking
behaviorafter a heart attack. Each additional year beyond high school dramatically raised ...
Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapies Are The Most Effective Means To Quit Smoking
(Nicotine nasal spray with nicotine patch for smoking
cessation: randomised trial with six year follow u...s were twice as likely to still be abstaining from smoking
after five years than those who had only used patches. In their study of 237 smokers over a six ye...
Growing Younger By Keeping Up Regular Physical Activity
...ronary artery disease, far exceeding hypertension, smoking
and highcholesterol. In one study, 184 adults aged 60 and older were randomized intothree groups: long-term exercise, short-term exercise, and a control group. Atthe end of two years, both exercise groups showed a decreased rate of newcardiovascula...
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