Tag: "smoking" at medical news
Popular kids more likely to smoke than less popular classmates
...garette-and they were classified as susceptible to smoking
if they refused to rule out any smoking
in their future. Popularity was measured by the number of times a young person was named as a frien...
New studies shed light on stroke prevention and management
... positive changes such as a decreased incidence of smoking
in the population. However, opposing this positive trend were adverse changes in the health of the Auckland population over the same period, including increased incidence of obesity, diabetes and overall age, all of which increase the likelihood of ...
Largest ever Asian smoking study reveals cardiovascular health risks
The largest ever study of smoking
in the Asia Pacific Region, and one of the largest smoking
studies ever conducted anywhere in the world, has dispelled a long-held myth that smokers in Asian p...
Surprising new study shows periodontal disease affects young adults, boosts pregnancy problems
...r to pregnant women was comparable to the risks of smoking
during pregnancy, the surgeon added. Since untreated periodontal disease in effect "seeds" the bloodstream with disease-causing bacteria, it's important that dentists, obstetricians and other physicians assess wisdom teeth when examining young adults...
Beta-carotene assoc. with higher risk of some cancers in women smokers but not nonsmokers
...The researchers assessed diet, supplement use, and smoking
status in these women and followed them for a median of 7.4 years. During the follow-up period, 700 women developed a type of cancer known to be related to smoking. Among women who never smoked, beta-carotene intake was inversely associated with the ...
Just one to four cigarettes daily triples risk of dying of heart disease or lung cancer
... findings, the data nevertheless showed that light smoking
endangered health. The steepest risk occurred betw..., the researchers analysed the projected impact of smoking
at this level for five years. This indicated that the risk of death from coronary artery disease wou...
Left handedness may be linked to increased risk of breast cancer
...d risk factors such as social and economic status, smoking
habits, family history of breast cancer, and reproductive history were recorded. They found that left handed women were more than twice as likely to develop premenopausal breast cancer as non-left handed women. Adjusting for risk factors hardly affec...
Beauty queens urge girls not to sacrifice their bones
...in lifestyle activities, such as eating disorders, smoking
and excessive alcohol consumption, can be detrimental to bone health. The "IOF Beauties and the Bones" event is part of the lead-in to World Osteoporosis Day 2005, celebrated worldwide on October 20, which this year features the theme "Move it or Los...
Elevated GGT enzyme may predict risk of death from cardiovascular disease
...ng predictor of cardiovascular death, third behind smoking
and hypertension but ahead of high levels of blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides. Ulmer cited two mechanisms that might explain why GGT can indicate cardiovascular disease. The first, originally proposed by the Italian researchers, is that ...
Conference: A long and healthy life: The contribution of medical research to AU community health
...sed childhood cancer risks emerge not from passive smoking
after a child's birth, but from genetic damage to ...hina, which suggests that the duration of paternal smoking
and the number of cigarettes smoked per day increases the risk of cancers in children. Compared wit...
Smoking may increase risk of diabetes
...when researchers examined the relationship between smoking
and diabetes among participants in a major national study, the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study (IRAS). They compared the incidence of diabetes after five years among smokers and those who had never smoked. Twenty-five percent of the particip...
Eating foods with 'weak estrogens' may help reduce lung cancer risk
...esults should not be seen as a license to continue smoking
while increasing consumption of vegetables, says t...ere matched in terms of age, gender, ethnicity and smoking
status. The researchers then divided consumption into three categories of foods that contain phytoes...
Heavy smokers who cut their smoking in half may reduce their risk of lung cancer
... reduce their risk of lung cancer if they decrease smoking
by 50 percent, according to a study in the Septemb.... Despite efforts to prevent people from beginning smoking
and to encourage smoking
cessation, the overall prevalence of cigarette smoking
is still high and ma...
Higher consumption of some soy products, grains and vegetables linked to reduced risk of lung cancer
...n information on demographics, socioeconomics, and smoking
history. Women were asked whether they had taken hormone therapy in the previous six months. A food frequency questionnaire was used to collect dietary data on intake of 12 individual phytoestrogens. "Our main findings were that patients with lung ...
Smoking seems to increase brain damage in alcoholics
...new findings are the first evidence that cigarette smoking
might contribute to that atrophy, particularly in ...e tobacco habit, the greater the brain injury. "In smoking
alcohol-dependent individuals, smaller regional [brain] volumes are related to greater cigarette-smo...
Children whose parents smoked are twice as likely to begin smoking between 13 and 21
...smoked were more than two times as likely to begin smoking
cigarettes on a daily basis between the ages of 13...to a new study that looked at family influences on smoking
habits. The research indicated that parental behavior about smoking, not attitudes, is the key facto...
Flavanols key to potential chocolate benefits
.... Engler said. Dr. Engler emphasized that quitting smoking
is the best way to reduce heart disease risk. She ... the blood and reversing the detrimental effect of smoking
on vascular adaptation. It remains to be seen whether the acute beneficial effect of a flavanol-rich...
Hospitals that follow guidelines save lives
..., including 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. Dea...
Long-term smoking is associated with up to 40 percent increased risk of breast cancer
... of studies have looked at the association between smoking
and breast cancer, many have been inconclusive and...t taking into account the duration or intensity of smoking
or the timing of smoking
onset. In addition, few previous studies have focused on older, postmenopau...
Cars, computer chips and heart attacks?
...dication or to educate them about the need to stop smoking
or start exercising will be seen as a medical error. "We need to flip this system completely over, and create ways to absolutely guarantee guideline-based care," he says. "The cup is half empty, and we need to fill it to the brim." He notes that both...
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