Tag: "smoking" at medical news
Traditional risk-factor scoring misses one-third of women vulnerable to coronary heart disease
...le with two or more risk factors, such as obesity, smoking
or metabolic syndrome, plus a family history for heart disease were those most likely to have a high calcium score. It is this group, the researchers say, who should be considered for a fast cardiac CT scan regardless of low Framingham scores and if...
Passive smoking almost doubles risk of degenerative eye disease
almost doubles the risk of the progressively degen...meone had ever smoked that was critical. Regularly smoking
a pack or more a day for 40 years almost tripled the risk of age related macular degeneration compar...
Smoking associated with severity of psoriasis
is associated with the clinical severity of the skin disease psoriasis, and both smoking
and obesity are more prevalent among psoriasis patients, according to two studies in the December is...
Carbon monoxide soothes inflammatory bowel disease
... necessarily break out the Marlboros, as cigarette smoking
is a risk factor not only for heart disease and cancer but also for Crohn's disease, another form of IBD....
Visualization techniques can help smokers quit
...s showed that at 24-months after the intervention, smoking
abstinence rates for the intervention group were 2...chniques by clinicians to help their patients quit smoking
could make a positive contribution to this country's goal of reducing the number of adults who smoke...
Men with erectile dysfunction have increased risk for cardiovascular events
...s, diabetes, family history of heart attack, race, smoking
history, current use of antihypertensive medication, physical activity, and quality of life. Of the 9,457 men randomized to placebo, 8,063 (85 percent) had no cardiovascular disease at study entry; of these men, 3,816 (47 percent) had erectile dysfun...
Poor fitness common in teens and adults, with associated rise in cardiovascular disease risk factors
...campaign to educate about the dangers of cigarette smoking
indicates that education efforts, particularly among youth, can retard and reverse these negative health behaviors. Thus, it is plausible that a similar education campaign about the health benefits of physical activity to improve cardiorespiratory fi...
Tooth loss and heart disease linked, even among nonsmokers
...nd ethnicity, education, marital status, diabetes, smoking
status, alcohol consumption, high blood pressure, ...etween tooth loss and heart disease held even when smoking
status was considered. "Smoking has strong relationships to both tooth loss and heart disease. Nonet...
Poor cardiovascular fitness raises heart disease risk in teens, adults
... educate the public about the dangers of cigarette smoking
indicates that education efforts, particularly among youth, can retard and reverse these negative health behaviors. "Thus, it is plausible that a similar education campaign about the health benefits of physical activity to improve cardiorespiratory ...
Arterial leg disease may be more common in blacks
...d by Zhi-Jie Zheng, M.D, also found that cigarette smoking
was the single most important risk factor for arterial leg disease. Advanced cases of arterial leg disease can lead to amputation of the foot or leg, according to Zheng, an epidemiologist at the Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Center...
Employers missing out on best financial benefits of preventive care
...less likely to include services like nutrition and smoking
counseling that would provide the most bang for th...its reach the 'agenda' -- to costs, to a view that smoking
cessation therapy is not very effective," she says. Harris and colleagues agree that employers may n...
Lung cancer screening encouraged for smokers with a strong family history of the disease
...result of extraordinary personal and public health smoking
cessation efforts. Yet, an estimated 46 million fo...identify high-risk populations. "Because cigarette smoking
is such an overwhelming risk factor and preventable, the importance of family history and genetic su...
The impact of smoking and genes on rheumatoid arthritis
...age. To better understand the interactions between smoking
and HLA-DR SE genes in RA, a team of researchers i...evelopment of the disease. To investigate whether smoking
and SE genes trigger immune reactions to citrullinated proteins, the team conducted a case-control s...
Biomarker for age-related macular degeneration found
...1999. She and her team previously established that smoking
and nutrition are modifiable factors associated with the development and progression of AMD. They are now also searching for the genes involved in the etiology of this increasing cause of blindness....
Clinical performance measures raise bar in heart attack care
...mps as forcefully as it should, and Counseling on smoking
cessation, as needed. These criteria conform to measures currently used by the federal government and other organizations to measure healthcare quality and, indeed, represent an endorsement of those measures. The ACC/AHA Clinical Performance Measur...
Smoking while pregnant causes finger, toe deformities
Women have yet another reason to stop smoking
while pregnant. In the largest study of its kind, plastic surgeons found smoking
during pregnancy significantly elevates the risk of having a child with excess, webbed or missing fi...
Obesity in middle age linked to higher risk of hospitalization and death in older age
...ending the epidemic of CHD and CVD. The success of smoking
cessation campaigns and national blood pressure and cholesterol programs can be used as models to combat and reverse the worsening obesity epidemic. The real challenge is to apply the extensive knowledge already gained in the practice of medical care...
Obesity in middle age raises heart disease, diabetes risk in older age
...r hypertension, total cholesterol level, cigarette smoking
and weight. Of the 17,640 participants who had su...t other major cardiovascular risk factors, such as smoking
in young adulthood and middle age. In general, there was a consistent relationship in both men and...
Most behaviors preceding major causes of preventable death have begun by young adulthood
...reached adulthood, whites had the highest rates of smoking
(31 percent for males, 28 percent for females) and white males had the highest rate of binge drinking (67 percent). At adulthood, blacks were the least likely to smoke cigarettes (13 percent for males, 8 percent for females) to binge drink (33 percen...
Health seriously declines, disparities increase as youths become adults
...od out as consistently disadvantaged. For example, smoking
and binge drinking increased significantly for all groups, with increasing disparity between racial groups over time, with the greatest disadvantage found among whites. Diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increased significantly for a...
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