Tag: "tobacco" at medical news
Female smokers are twice as likely as male smokers to develop lung cancer
...ave double the risk of developing lung cancer from tobacco
use than do men, according to 10 years of research... risk for lung cancer increases with the amount of tobacco
smoked and as a smoker ages. The research was presented today at the 89th Scientific Assembly and An...
Call for outright smoking ban in UK
...people a year in the UK alone die from second-hand tobacco
smoke.' 'Second-hand smoke not only kills but als...ilability and acceptability are more important. If tobacco
were an illegal substance, possession of cigarettes would become a crime, and the number of smokers ...
Online bladder cancer information often outdated
...sites contained information on signs and symptoms, tobacco
and chemical exposure as risk factors, diagnostic ...n half. For example, 84 percent of sites mentioned tobacco
use as a major risk factor for bladder cancer, but only 58 percent mentioned that quitting smoking c...
Passive tobacco smoke increases complications in children with sickle cell disease
...ildren with sickle cell disease who are exposed to tobacco
smoke in the home have more complications from the...nt Medicine. "Exposure to environmental or passive tobacco
smoke increased the risk of sickle cell crisis by 90 percent, and was not influenced by other factor...
UNC study reveals few problems banning smoking at NC schools
...nted the policy, which prohibits smoking and other tobacco
use on school grounds. Researchers conducted det...olicies constitute an important component of state tobacco
control and public health efforts, but little research has been done about the adoption process," Go...
U of MN study first to detect tobacco-specific carcinogens in non-smokers in public setting
...carcinogens in nonsmokers exposed to environmental tobacco
smoke (ETS) in a public setting, in this case a ca...ious study by the University of Minnesota examined tobacco
carcinogens in nonsmoking women who were exposed to secondhand smoke at home.) "Environmental tobac...
University of Pittsburgh studies broccoli-derived chemicals to prevent prostate cancer
...l models induced by carcinogens including those in tobacco
smoke. Epidemiological research also has shown that increased consumption of vegetables that contain ITCs significantly reduces the risk for prostate cancer. Dr. Singh's laboratory has found that some naturally occurring ITCs are highly effective in...
American Lung Association calls on governors and legislatures to stand up for public health
...ect children and adults from the deadly effects of tobacco
smoke. The American Lung Association looked at la...in the workplace, cigarette taxes, youth access to tobacco
and funding of smoking prevention programs. Sadly, most states failed to make the grade, and the fa...
Active smoking associated with increased risk of breast cancer
...However, studies examining the association between tobacco
smoke and breast cancer risk have yielded inconsis... susceptibility," the authors write. "Exposures to tobacco
smoke, if causally related to breast cancer, could offer one of the few available modifiable avenues...
Cancer markers news backgrounder: Future of cancer diagnosis, treatment lies in tumor 'barcode'
...ng lung cancer. In studying the genetic effects of tobacco
smoke on the lung tissue of chronic smokers, researchers found genetic damage in the lungs of 82 percent of current smokers and 62 percent of former smokers. Such damage may lead to lung cancer. Because it is difficult to take tissue from patients' ...
Exposure to carcinogens not proportionally decreased by reduction in smoking
...e per day are exposed to lower amounts of a potent tobacco
carcinogen; however, the reduction in the amount o...uestion by measuring the metabolites of a specific tobacco
carcinogen in the urine of smokers who were part of a structured smoking reduction program. The carc...
American College of Chest Physicians to offer developing nations free access to medical journal
... burden for developing countries due to increasing tobacco
use, occupational hazards, and environmental pollution," said Richard S. Irwin, MD, FCCP, President of the American College of Chest Physicians. "Through HINARI, the ACCP empowers medical professionals to improve the respiratory health of their socie...
For leg-bypass patients, drugs can save lives and limbs, but many patients go without them
...cation, or by changes in diet, exercise habits and tobacco
use. After all, he notes, the same factors that ...- including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, tobacco
use, diabetes and lack of exercise -- affect arteries in the legs and arms too. "Many of the same ...
New risk factors for retinal disorder identified
...ANCISCO Antibiotics, antihistamines, alcohol use, tobacco
use, untreated hypertension and multisystem autoim... These are: alcohol, antibiotic, antihistamine and tobacco
use, and untreated hypertension and allergic respiratory disease. Patients should be checked for the...
Companies flout law on tobacco in tooth care products
...co, despite a law barring manufacturers from using tobacco
as an ingredient in any toothpaste or toothpowder,...antage of a widespread misconception in India that tobacco
is good for the teeth by packaging and positioning their products as dental care products. Researche...
Number of children linked to obesity for mom and dad
...ace and ethnicity, work status, physical activity, tobacco
use and alcohol use. "After adjusting for all these factors, the number of children played a statistically significant role in the obesity of both men and women," said Truls Ostbye, M.D., Ph.D., senior author on the paper and professor of community a...
Major agreement reached at heart health conference
...ries should actively encourage further advances in tobacco
control policies. It was agreed that, with the increase in obesity levels, that countries need to develop comprehensive and integrated European food, nutrition and physical activity policies. This requires a societal approach involving the agricul...
Activism prompts teen smokers to cut back on cigarettes, Stanford study finds
...t. Students were surveyed to determine their tobacco
use at the beginning of each semester. Roughly 35 ...ix months later, they were re-surveyed about their tobacco
use. For students in the advocacy curriculum the most significant change was among regular smo...
Tobacco should be excluded from free trade agreement
...e liberalisation can bring benefits, free trade in tobacco
leads to increased consumption. This inevitably leads to more tobacco
related illness and death. Excluding tobacco
from free trade agreements would protect health. It is ...
Data shows new drug, rimonabant, helps smokers quit while limiting post cessation weight gain
...tive to do anything and everything we can to treat tobacco
dependence. Rimonabant represents a potentially p... intake of food, the EC system is also involved in tobacco
dependency. Chronic tobacco
use over-stimulates the EC system creating an imbalance. By blocking t...
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