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Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions

...r chew tobacco. The majority (71%) was considering quitting or was currently trying to quit. Overwhelming the tobacco users felt their student dentist should ask them about their tobacco usage (72%), tell them how tobacco can affect oral health (periodontal disease or oral cancers) (88%), advise them to qui...

Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain

...n malformation, and one did have improvement after quitting a stressful job....

Study links cigarette smoking with progression of multiple sclerosis

...ession of multiple sclerosis (MS), suggesting that quitting smoking could limit or delay central nervous system deterioration. This is the first time that a modifiable risk factor for MS progression has been identified, providing a new strategy for patients hoping to control neurological damage from the dise...

Relatively few US adults report having a healthy lifestyle

...rts emphasize lifestyle modification, particularly quitting smoking, improved diet, increased physical activity and weight control, as the key to prevention and control of chronic diseases, according to background information in the article. Even though chronic diseases account for the greatest burden in term...

Health benefits of quitting smoking could be improved by controlling weight gain

...ain. Previous studies have reported the effects of quitting smoking and weight change on lung function, but th...r in men than in women, diminishing the benefit of quitting by 38% in men, and 17% in women. Professor Chinn states: "Our data suggest that quitting smoking is ...

Marijuana withdrawal reported by teens seeking treatment

...al symptoms, much like those experienced by people quitting cigarettes, cocaine or other drugs, may make absti...e carefully investigate how withdrawal impacts the quitting process." Budney's future research aims to address this and other questions related to the clinical ...

Nurses receive new tool to help patients quit smoking

...ization offers an important 'teachable moment' and quitting opportunity and may make the difference between a patient's cessation success and failure," said Sarna. Partners in the Tobacco Free Nurses Initiative include the American Nurses Association, American Nurses Foundation, American Association of Coll...

Mayo Clinic study determines surgery is best remedy for hammer hand

...had continued smoking. Dr. Johnson explains that quitting smoking is key to a lasting effect of the bypass grafting surgery, thus he tries not to operate on patients who continue to smoke. "Smokers do well for awhile, but over time their bypass graft gets clotted," he explains. The cause of hypothenar ham...

ESC emphasizes underestimated effects of tobacco use

...ls on the dangers of smoking and the importance of quitting as one of the most cost-effective methods of reducing smoking. In addition, health professionals can be instrumental with preventive measures, where they have the opportunity to promote change in the social norm, and forewarn children and adolescents...

Smoking and inflammation

...tolic blood pressure. However, by five years after quitting the inflammatory response had returned to normal, emphasising that it is well worth smokers quitting....

Quitting smoking could save your teeth, study shows

...-smokers but for the first time we have shown that quitting smoking together with routine gum treatment results in healthier gums." Dr Preshaw added: "It is very important to look after your teeth, because losing them will have a huge influence on your life. Not only will this affect your appearance, it ca...

Assessing smoking-cessation programs Does the 5A program work?

...willingness to quit (56%) and given assistance for quitting (49%). Arrangements for follow-up were only provided to 9% of the smokers. Looking deeper, smokers who asked for help were more likely to receive advice (81%) and assistance (81%) than smokers who did not ask (67% and 37%, respectively). In addition,...

Employed caregivers at risk from current Canadian policies

...ning a promotion to the most extreme adjustment of quitting a job to take care of someone. Dr Fast, who is herself an employed caregiver, says Walker's findings about those factors that lead to workplace compromises, will help with the development of useful policies for private and public workplaces. Fast s...

Many cancer survivors initiate lifestyle changes to benefit their health

... following a healthier diet (30-60% of survivors), quitting smoking (46-96% of smokers with tobacco-related cancers, such as lung or head and neck), abstaining from alcohol (47-59% of those with head and neck cancers, which are closely linked to alcohol use), and regular physical activity (with up to 70% of s...

Penn study shows genes may affect response to different quit-smoking medications

...copy; or nicotine replacement therapy as an aid to quitting smoking," said lead author Professor Caryn Lerman, PhD, Director of the TTURC and Associate Director for Cancer Control Population Sciences at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center. Lerman led a research team that completed two randomized clinical trials ea...

Largest ever Asian smoking study reveals cardiovascular health risks

... prevalence of smoking in Asian countries, the low quitting rates amongst Asian male smokers, and the spread o...here is a belief in some parts of Asia that sudden quitting can be harmful to health, and the rate of quitting amongst Asian smokers is quite low. This can be p...

Flavanols key to potential chocolate benefits

...w-up," Dr. Engler said. Dr. Engler emphasized that quitting smoking is the best way to reduce heart disease risk. She also pointed out that many foods and beverages contain a substantial amount of the same flavonoids (flavanols-epicatechin, catechin) found in cocoa and dark chocolate. These foods include gree...

Long-term smoking is associated with up to 40 percent increased risk of breast cancer

...ce a woman stops smoking, within about 10 years of quitting her risk of breast cancer falls back to that of a never-smoker. This suggests that recency of smoking may be particularly important with respect to breast-cancer risk, Li said. "We know that smoking is associated with a lot of diseases, from lung ca...

International study finds one in five heart patients continue to smoke

...okers. This shows how much a patient can gain from quitting often much more than most of the medication they ...osis was the most important factor in starting the quitting process. Many patients succeeded without special programmes, but for those who needed support, there...

NSAIDs show promise in preventing mouth cancer but pose heart risk

...Ds against oral cancer was comparable with that of quitting smoking. However, the investigators found that the.... The magnitude of risk reduction is comparable to quitting smokingOral cancer prevention trials of NSAIDs are either planned or underway. Researchers of these ...

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