Tag: "smoking" at medical news
Siblings' bad habits brush off
...n average, 13 percent of younger siblings reported smoking
and 36 percent reported drinking, but rates increased when older siblings also reported substance use. About 10 percent of younger siblings with non-smoking older siblings used tobacco, compared to 40 percent of those whose older siblings smoked. L...
Impotency drugs may be associated with increased risk of optic nerve damage
...tients were asked about their lifestyle, including smoking
and alcohol intake, whether they had been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure and prescribed treatment for these conditions. They were also asked if they had been prescribed Viagra and Cialis for erectile difficulties. The ...
Nurses' research proves mother knows best when taking temp
...hange body or mouth temperature, such as exercise, smoking
or chewing gum. "It's something that comes up in our practice on a regular basis," said Tricia Jenkins, RN, a member of the research team. "Nurses take temperatures several times a day, every day, so the research proposition was really applicable." A...
One million people in medical gamble
... by researchers like Richard Doll, who showed that smoking
causes lung cancer. "What we are doing is old science, just like Doll, but on a bigger scale," he says. In fact the scale of both the US and British projects is unprecedented, with each hoping to recruit around 500,000 volunteers. One major difficult...
Rise in sudden infant death syndrome cases involving infants that sleep with parent on a sofa
... risen from 47% to 74%; the prevalence of maternal smoking
during pregnancy has risen from 57% to 86%; the pr...mic features. This is still the case for secondary smoking
and obesity and used to be the case for SIDS."...
MPs should consider health for all when they vote on a smoking ban
...nsider health for all when they vote on a complete smoking
ban, states an editorial in this week's issue of T...he exemption of pubs that do not serve food from a smoking
ban. Without a complete ban people working in these premises, who often do not have the luxury of ch...
Erectile dysfunction common, linked with severity of heart disease
...e risk of ED as white men. Obesity, hypertension, smoking
and diabetes also were associated with risk of ED. "Mitigation of these risk factors may ameliorate the burden of ED," the authors write....
White blood cell count, inflammation linked to cancer deaths
...ed with cancer mortality, even after adjusting for smoking
status," the authors write. "In subgroup analyses, the association was also present among those who never smoked, suggesting that the observed association between WBC count and cancer mortality is not fully explained by smoking." The study also sugge...
Erectile dysfunction may warn of heart disease
...imilar, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, smoking
and hyperlipidemia. "As the penile arteries are relatively small in comparison with the coronary arteries," the authors write, "they may be more prone to cause ED with even comparatively small amounts of atherosclerosis." They caution that there are...
Unplanned quit attempts more likely to succeed
Unplanned attempts to stop smoking
are more likely to succeed than planned ones, conc...d online by the BMJ today. The process of stopping smoking
has been thought to involve a series of stages, going from thinking about stopping, through planning...
Tobacco industry promoted 'ineffective' ventilation systems
...s to the hospitality industry as viable options to smoking
bans. Writing in this week's BMJ, researchers argue that a total ban on smoking
in public places is the only way to protect all employees from environmental tobacco smoke. The docu...
Jan/Feb Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...rs, such as proper nutrition, physical activity or smoking
cessation. The authors call for further research to assess whether self-care interventions tailored for specific conditions in addition to enhanced depression care can achieve better diabetes and depression outcomes. Effects of Enhanced Depression...
Researchers study multi-purpose drug
...By further worsening disease in coronary arteries, smoking
puts 47 million Americans at even greater risk....
International Journal of Epidemiology obesity special
...y increases risk of overweight offspring Maternal smoking
during pregnancy increases the risk of overweight ...oject, the researchers examined maternal pregnancy smoking
in relation to weight, height and body mass index (BMI) in offspring at ages one, three, four, seven...
Asthmatic children in multi-family housing hit by indoor nitrogen dioxide
...ant's mother on the family's ethnicity, education, smoking
history, house characteristics and use of a household appliance fueled by natural gas. Mothers were asked the number of days during the preceding month that their child experienced respiratory symptoms. They were also questioned about medications the...
Minimally invasive procedure OK for wide range of aorta problems, study shows
...re aggravated by factors such as high cholesterol, smoking
and family history, patients are inherently unlikely to be able to withstand open-chest surgery. While the long-term effects of ETAR have not yet been established, Patel and his colleagues hope their data will help increase the appropriate use of ETA...
Premature babies and SIDS: Doctors should make special effort to talk to parents About Risk
...nclude placing babies on their backs to sleep, not smoking
and putting babies to sleep in a safe bed of their own."...
Gap widens between optimal versus actual cholesterol levels
...rs, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, tobacco smoking
and/or family history of heart disease, high levels of LDL-C put individuals at increased risk for heart disease. The goal for high-risk (heart disease or diabetes) patients is an LDL-C level was less than 100. However, a level of 70, rather than 100...
Can Islam help Muslim smokers to quit?
Muslim leaders should rule that smoking
is prohibited under Islamic law to encourage Musli...ies globally. Even among Muslims living in Europe, smoking
prevalence (particularly among men) remains high. In Western countries, smoking
related disease is e...
High blood pressure and kidney disease increase risk for heart disease and stroke in older Americans
...added, "Exercise, maintaining optimal body weight, smoking
avoidance, and maintaining low cholesterol levels these are all things that should be done with renewed emphasis in most patients with high blood pressure. Most patient with hypertension and chronic kidney disease will require multiple medications...
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