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Combination Therapy Improves Chances Of Surviving Esophageal Cancer
...eatest risk of getting this cancer. Cigarette smoking
and long-term heavy drinking increase the risk of gettingesophageal cancer and a recent study found that chronic heartburn also raisesthe risk substantially. The new study, which involved many institutions, was under the directionof the Nation...
Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees
...ng data onits employees for the HSE, suggests that smoking
and poor diet are more likelycauses of any cancers. "We are committed to providing a healthy and safe workingenvironment," says a spokesman. In the US, an initial reluctance by the semiconductor industry to accepta cancer study seems to have ...
Research Shows Religion Plays A Major Role In Health, Longevity
...alth status and behavior, including such things as smoking
and alcohol use. For example, educated and better ...ely to engagein such high risk health behaviors as smoking
and excessive drinking. Frequent churchgoers were also more likely to take part in social activities...
British Adolescents Need Government Support To Help Clean Up Their Act
... than sexual health and cites teenage drug taking, smoking
and drinking as other areas of concern, particular...alth policy which aims to reduce rates of teenage smoking
and adolescent drinking is moving up the government agenda under pressure from senior police officer...
Treating Depression Makes A Healthier Heart
...d-even allowing for classical risk factors such as smoking
and highcholesterol levels. In fact, depression is a greater risk factor than smoking. In 1996, Dominique Musselman of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia,and her colleagues tried to find out if depressed people are at risk becausethey have ...
Smoking and depression weaken immune system
...earch. The combination of depression and cigarette smoking
contributes to increasedwhite blood cell count and...smokers, along with the finding thatdepression and smoking
interact to contribute in a unique way to elevatedwhite blood cell counts and reduced NK activity, s...
Controversy Over The Effects Of Passive Smoking
...f Oxford, one of theworld's leading authorities on smoking
and health, admits the jury is still out.In the fa... heart disease, theuncertainty surrounding passive smoking
is a real problem. How can you measurehow significant other factors, such as diet, genetics and exer...
No health protection from alcohol -- but heavy drinkers face risk of stroke
...socioeconomic variables and other factors, such as smoking
habits, which could affect results. Unlike other studies that found a protective effect of alcohol for coronary heart disease, the researchers found no apparent relation between alcohol consumption and risk of death from coronary heart disease. In c...
Effects of nicotine influenced by housing and gender
...otine &Tobacco Research. "Men are likely to report smoking
for reasons of arousal, to alleviate boredom,or to...uit hascome from nearly 50 years of animal work on smoking
and nicotine. But despitethe extensive animal literature on nicotine's actions, little work has bee...
Federal agencies report on nation's children
...ryday Activities.") Although still high, smoking
rates also declined among teenagers, theForum report says. The percentage of 10th and 12th graders who smoked dailydropped in 1998 after having gradually increased since 1992. For 10th graders,the percentage dropped from 18 percent in 1997 to 16 pe...
Cholesterol-lowering drugs provide double protection against heart disease
...e, gender, body weight, height, blood pressure and smoking
habits.Sixteen members of the high-cholesterol group had chest pain and other signs ofcoronary heart disease, but angiograms (an X-ray of the blood vessel) indicatedthat most of their blood vessels were normal. Twenty-five of those with highcholeste...
Workplace environment can improve eating habits
...n & Behavior. Parallel efforts to change work-site smoking
environments did not work out aswell. Both the i... control sites increased the restrictiveness ofthe smoking
policies across the three-year span of the study. However, theresults at the intervention work-site...
Religious attendance linked to lower mortality in elderly
...fect was so strongthat it was equal to that of not smoking
cigarettes, Duke psychiatrist Dr.Harold Koenig said Results of the study, funded by the National Institutes of MentalHealth, are published in the July/August issue of Journal of Gerontology,medical sciences edition. Koenig, lead author of the...
Decline in awareness and treatment of high blood pressure could pose a serious public health threat
... averaged. Participants wereasked to refrain from smoking
(which can raise blood pressure) both before andduring the blood pressure measurements. From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, there was progressive improvement in therates of awareness, treatment and control of high blood pressure, according tonatio...
Very low energy diets together with nicotine gum boosts smoking cessation rates
...nergy diet together with nicotine gum for stopping smoking
in women who gained weight in previous attempts to...ly to be as good in routine practice) Combining smoking
cessation programme with an intervention to control weight can help women to stop smoking
New study finds a mouthful of reasons to consider hormone replacement therapy
...emale smokers shouldnote that the study found that smoking
had a greater impact on speeding theprogression of periodontal disease than estrogen deficiency." About 25 million of this country's older women suffer bone loss due toosteoporosis. Estrogen supplementation is credited with helping to prevent bonelos...
Cholesterol guidelines can reduce recurrent heart problems
...ing on the statusof risk factors such as diabetes, smoking
habits, and age. Between 60 to 75 percent of the epidemiologic benefits derived from loweringcholesterol levels, assuming full compliance of the guidelines, were projectedto affect people already diagnosed with heart disease, said Goldman. Lowerleve...
University of Pittsburgh study finds that simple test spots early signs of heart disease in women
.... In combination with high LDLc levels, cigarette smoking
among women wasa powerful predictor of aortic and coronary calcification. Women with high LDLc levels and a low HDLc were at high risk of havinghigh calcium scores, 38 percent, versus only 4 percent for those with low LDLcand high HDLc. Among smoke...
Alcohol consumption triggers free-radical damage in the body
...hether excessive alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking
- habits often seenin the same individuals - compound each other's effects in their attack onhealth. In the future, the markers developed in FitzGerald's laboratory might alsoform the basis for clinical studies that link free-radical activity in...
Rehabilitation for heart patients reduces deaths
...ograms on blood pressure,cholesterol, body weight, smoking
behavior, physical exercise, and eatinghabits. "Thirty years ago it was believed that cardiac rehabilitation programs shouldjust improve the patients' physical fitness and return them to their jobs,"noted Elise Dusseldorp, lead author of the study. ...
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