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Seeing movie stars smoke makes teens more vulnerable to tobacco use

...ated that the adolescents who most frequently view smoking in movies tend to be the heaviest tobacco users. H...gues tested the idea that more frequent viewing of smoking in movies makes nonsmoking adolescents more receptive to the idea of using tobacco. Their research ...

Early breast cancer tends to be more aggressive in women from deprived backgrounds

...come in the long run. Other illnesses, poor diet, smoking and environmental factors may also play a role in determining how well a woman responds to treatment....

Individually tailored health promotions can help working women, research shows

...nts in strength and flexibility exercise. Rates of smoking cessation and cancer screening did not differ betw... little impact on smoking, which was too bad since smoking is the leading cause of cancer and contributes to many other illnesses among Americans. The UNC scie...

Body piercing may not be so cool after all

...'s annual meeting in Boston. "Mouth piercings and smoking combined could cause a mouthful of trouble," said Dr. Kenneth Bueltmann, president of the American Academy of Periodontology. "As a smoker, you are more likely than nonsmokers to have calculus on your teeth, deep pockets between your teeth and gums a...

Depressed teens receptive to tobacco advertising more likely to experiment with smoking

... students completed a survey that assessed current smoking practices, exposure to other smokers, levels of de...data show that adolescents who are exposed to peer smoking are more likely to smoke themselves. Furthermore, adolescents who are highly receptive to tobacco ad...

Nicotine patches and gum may pose health hazards

...udy suggests that those who take medications while smoking or using nicotine patches or gum may be at greater...ies that nornicotine adds to the health dangers of smoking itself. Although nicotine has been shown to be a dangerous chemical in addition to its known addicti...

Report shows decline in youth smoking, but work remains

Adolescent smoking rates increased through much of the 1990s, but a n... research among certain racial/ethnic groups where smoking trends have not decreased or, in some cases, continued to increase. Changing Adolescent Smoki...

University of Pittsburgh transplant researchers present findings at international meeting

...ighlights of the findings include: Who will resume smoking after heart transplantation? University of Pittsbu...the first time, the most significant predictors of smoking behavior after transplantation. Such information could help clinicians develop more effective interv...

Why heart transplant patients resume smoking revealed in University of Pittsburgh study

...of ex-smokers who receive heart transplants resume smoking at some point after their life-saving operation, a...ne for the first time the strongest predictors for smoking relapse in heart transplant patients. Leading the list: a short abstinence period before transplanta...

CRP levels predict risk of sudden death

... burden on the heart, total cholesterol, diabetes, smoking history, and body mass index was determined for each subject. The number of thin-cap plaques per heart also was determined. These plaques, also called atheroma, are composed of cholesterol, lipid materials and lipid macrophages large cells within ...

At 2 years, cocaine babies suffer cognitive development effects

...asis on the provision of drug treatment, including smoking cessation, and mental health services for women especially poor women who are currently underserved, Singer said....

Testosterone may reduce risk of stroke in men; Estrogen levels not related to stroke

...le of many traditional stroke risk factors such as smoking and high blood pressure as well as investigating w...one and stroke in men and the relationship between smoking and testosterone in stroke risk in men needs to be further studied. The study was sponsored by the N...

Parental smoking around time of conception linked to reduction in male births

...re more sensitive to unfavorable changes caused by smoking than sperm cells with an X-chromosome. Such affected Y-sperm cells might be less prone to fertilize and/or produce less viable embryos. Smoking may cause a stress effect on the sperm cell itself since the sex ratio also declined when the mother smoke...

Study observes no association between cell phone use and auditory tumors

...ar telephone use and lifestyle information such as smoking habits, alcohol consumption, medical history, occupations and occupational exposures. Specific information was gathered regarding the number of years of cellular phone use, minutes/hours used per month, year of first use, phone manufacturer, and rep...

Cancer center study shows state's workplace smoking laws are effective

...that Californias legislation prohibiting cigarette smoking in indoor workplaces is proving effective at reduc...A. Gilpin, M.S. Although enforcement of workplace smoking restrictions continues to be a concern, these results are very encouraging. Gilpin is a member of t...

Young adults dont heed warning message of heart attack or stroke in family

...he study by examining such risk factors as weight, smoking and blood cholesterol. This evaluation was repeate...ine, strongly contradict this assumption. Rates of smoking and smoking cessation are no different among young adults who see a change in family history and tho...

Non-traditional roles may boost risk of heart disease and death

... density lipoprotein cholesterol, body mass index, smoking and diabetes. Researchers also found that men with lower incomes and a lower educational level had an increased risk of heart disease and death. Men with personal incomes of less than $10,000 per year had twice the risk of death compared to men with ...

Firstborn: First risk for heart disease?

...rtension, dyslipidemia or diabetes. But cigarette smoking was lower among the firstborns. The cumulative number of risk factors per patient was almost identical between the firstborns and their younger siblings.Because we found the same kinds of risk factors in both groups, we suspect primogeniture is the...

Dutch study links tea drinking to reduced heart attack risk

...food-frequency questionnaires; other data included smoking status, education level, and intakes of alcohol and caffeine. Over an average 5 years of follow-up, a total of 146 incidents of myocardial infarction occurred, 30 of which were fatal. Those subjects who were heavy tea drinkersmore than 375 mL per d...

Declining physical activity levels are associated with increasing obesity

...physical activity levels, alcohol consumption, and smoking history were investigated for their associations with body mass index (BMI) and obesity in 24,604 subjects. The results underscore the importance of regular exercise to maximize the chances of maintaining a normal weight. Between 1982 and 1997, the...

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