Tag: "cessation" at medical news
Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions
...m to quit (67%) and provide information on tobacco cessation
when wanted (89%). While the patients liked havin...rmation from their dentist or doctor about tobacco cessation
programs, almost half (49%) had not discussed the issue with their medical provider on their most re...
Abnormal lung cancer screening results may help smokers quit
... CT lung cancer screening did not increase smoking cessation
rates. Therefore, perhaps, multiple abnormal findings may provide a psychological push for a smoker to quit. Seeking to test that hypothesis, investigators led by James R. Jett, M.D. and Stephen J. Swensen, M.D. at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN fo...
Grandmothers' smoking linked to grandchildren's asthma decades later
...cco products and demonstrate how important smoking cessation
is for both the person smoking and their family members," said Paul A. Kvale, M.D., president of the American College of Chest Physicians, which publishes Chest....
Execution by lethal injection is not humane or painless suggests study
...fore to prevent unnecessary cruelty and suffering, cessation
and public review of lethal injection is warranted." In an accompanying editorial The Lancet comments: "Whether you receive the death penalty depends not on what you have done, but where you committed your crime, what colour your skin is, and how muc...
Nurses receive new tool to help patients quit smoking
... guide encourages nurses to follow the Five A's to cessation
intervention: Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arr...ls they need to realize their potential as smoking cessation
advocates," she added. "If each U.S. nurse helps just one person quit smoking per year, they could ...
Obesity linked to colorectal and esophageal cancers
... consider maintaining a healthy weight and smoking cessation
to reduce their risk of developing esophageal cancer and other major GI tract disorders."...
Smoking increases risk for liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers
...ndiana University and lead study author. "Smoking cessation
is one major way that patients can be proactive in...ough all women would probably benefit from smoking cessation
and limiting intake of red meat, we may determine, with more research, that some women should be esp...
New Illinois coalition supports cigarette tax increase
...ew tax increase revenue for tobacco prevention and cessation
programs, with the remaining 75 percent allocated for school construction and transportation in Illinois. "Cigarette use has an extremely broad and permeating impact on society. Smokers may suffer from and eventually succumb to the health effects of...
Tobacco companies designed cigarettes 'to addict women,' according to new study
...garettes were designed to undermine prevention and cessation
efforts by addressing smokers' concerns about the ...to addict women, we need to look at prevention and cessation
strategies to counter these efforts. Our most pressing priority should be to examine how Carpenter'...
Health professionals should quit being passive about smoking
...staff health should include provisions for tobacco cessation
services, ensuring ultimate health protection, sta...rch institutes, and communities to promote smoking cessation
and prevention." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published comment)...
Cancer patients have increased risk of cognitive dysfunction, study finds
...ment-related neurotoxicity, and may continue after cessation
of therapy," they write. They call for more studies to determine which treatment regimens are the most neurotoxic, how and which cognitive and behavioral domains are most affected, and the risk factors for this neurotoxicity....
ESC emphasizes underestimated effects of tobacco use
...t to Smoking Cessation The ESC is dedicated to the cessation
of smoking in various arenas, including educational products and within numerous initiatives. Created by the ESC in response to a need within CVD prevention for guidelines-based tools, HeartScore is a relatively new computer-based educational tool fo...
Drinking for just eight weeks impairs learning and memory in mice
...lasting deficits up to at least 12 weeks after the cessation
of alcohol." "Drinking doesn't just produce a hangover," said D. Allan Butterfield, The Alumni Professor of biological and physical chemistry at the University of Kentucky. "Chronic drinking may lead to permanent cognitive deficits." Butterfield, a...
Vitamin E supplementation shows no overall benefit for major cardiovascular events or cancer
...hysical activity, and strongly encouraging smoking cessation
and particularly increasing outreach to women of racial and ethnic minorities," Dr. Redberg writes. "[These] are underused but proven prevention strategies for heart disease. Interestingly, these positive lifestyle changes are also associated with t...
Major heart failure quality of care variations found in US hospitals
...cribed this therapy. 4) Counseling on smoking cessation
for appropriate patients. UCLA researchers found only 43.2 percent of patients who were current or recent smokers were counseled regarding smoking cessation. "Gaps in care were seen in hospitals large and small, teaching and non-teaching, and all r...
Quitting smoking could save your teeth, study shows
...artment of Health has promoted the idea of smoking cessation
counselling by dentists, and dental students at Ne... Newcastle Dental Hospital has a full-time smoking cessation
counsellor to whom patients can be referred. Professor Raman Bedi, the Government's Chief Dental O...
Assessing smoking-cessation programs Does the 5A program work?
...ssessment yet available on the delivery of smoking cessation
services recommended by the USPHS clinical practic...kers reported they wanted their doctors to discuss cessation
at most medical visits, and were more satisfied with their health plan when they received help with ...
Standardized guidelines improve outcomes in stroke care
...ts in the leg) by the second hospital day, smoking cessation
counseling prior to discharge, receipt of cholesterol-lowering medication at discharge, and receipt of anticlotting medications at discharge. Results showed patients were more likely to receive optimal treatment after the standardized guidelines wer...
Heavy smokers who cut their smoking in half may reduce their risk of lung cancer
...uction are warranted, but for the present, smoking cessation
and not smoking reduction should still be advocate...fective interventions to achieve permanent smoking cessation
combine pharmacological therapy and referral for intensive behavioral support from a trained counsel...
Hospitals that follow guidelines save lives
...ing aspirin and ACE inhibitors, as well as smoking cessation
and dietary counseling. The use of recommended therapies was higher at GAP hospitals than at similar hospitals that did not participate in the project. Now the researchers report that the GAP hospitals saw heart attack death rates drop. Deaths in the...
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