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Study explains why patients with OSA are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease

...versity of Buffalo, in New York. The patients were nonsmokers without any coexisting diseases, and they did not use medications. Ten healthy nonsmokers were recruited from a wellness clinic at the same hospital to serve as controls. The OSA patients ...

Indoor smoking bans: Are they creating unhealthy outdoor zones for secondhand smoke?

...nutes they counted the number of cars, smokers and nonsmokers who passed by. They found that a rise in the pollutants was associated with an increase in the number of smokers, and not with motor vehicle traffic. This suggests that we can measure the increase in these pollutants from secondhand smoke, Dr. Naeh...

Marijuana worsens COPD symptoms in current cigarette smokers

...er, smokers were two-and-a-half times as likely as nonsmokers to develop COPD, while smoking cigarettes and marijuana together boosted the odds of developing COPD to three-and-a-half times the risk of someone who did not smoke either cigarettes or marijuanain other words, adding marijuana smoking to cigarette s...

Cigarette use may explain asthma epidemic in children, says Mailman School of Public Health study

...tal tobacco smoke (ETS) inhaled unintentionally by nonsmokers has a higher concentration of some toxic substances than the smoke inhaled by smokers, such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Children breathe more air than adults and have narrower airways, so ETS is a greater causal risk factor of asthma in ch...

Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions

... at the Mailman School of Public Health found that nonsmokers who live under both a total household and total wo...ictions have a dual goal, to protect the health of nonsmokers and to increase smoking cessation among smokers. Since smoke-free public places appear to facilitate...

Fingerprint instead of blood sample

... of smokers fingerprints fluoresce, while those of nonsmokers do not. The fingerprints are very highly resolved and can be lifted for comparison with known prints, just as in conventional procedures. When magnified, even the tiny sweat pores along the ridges of the fingertip become visible, which can also be us...

Enhanced brain response to smoking cues found in African American compared with caucasian smokers

..., 9 Caucasian) after 12-hours of abstinence and 17 nonsmokers (8 African American, 9 Caucasian)....

New MRI technique shows emphysema in asymptomatic smokers

... that these changes occur at a much slower rate in nonsmokers than in active smokers. "On average, active smoking accelerates emphysema-like changes at about twice the normal rate found with aging," Dr. Fain explained. In addition to early disease detection, hyperpolarized MRI can also be used to plan surgical ...

Smokers seven times more likely to receive jolt from heart devices

...ces jolt their hearts back into normal rhythm than nonsmokers with the devices. When the devices fire, it can feel like a thump or even a strong kick to the chest. "Eleven percent of cardiovascular deaths are related to smoking, and previous studies have shown that decreasing or quitting smoking is in itself a ...

Beta-carotene assoc. with higher risk of some cancers in women smokers but not nonsmokers

...rates of tobacco-related cancers over 10 years for nonsmokers with low and high beta-carotene intakes were 181.8 and 81.7 cases per 10,000 women, respectively. Among smokers, these rates were 174.0 cases per 10,000 women for those who had low beta-carotene intake and 368.3 cases per 10,000 women for those who h...

News briefs from the journal Chest, July 2005

...38.7 percent of the patients with lung cancer were nonsmokers who were exposed to continuous wood smoke for over 10 years. Most of these people were women living in rural areas, with poverty conditions. The findings not only suggest a connection between lung cancer and exposure to wood smoke but they also in...

3 questions may provide good clues to smoke exposure

...y caregivers, both self-reported smokers (120) and nonsmokers (171), completed questionnaires that provided answers on demographics and smoking habits. If applicable, the surveys also indicated the location (inside/outside) where smoking occurred, the smoking status of other household members or visitors to the...

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