Tag: "tobacco" at medical news
Wasabi's kick linked to single pain receptor
...inflammatory actions of tear gas, vehicle exhaust, tobacco
smoke, and the byproduct of some chemotherapy drugs widely used in the treatment of cancer, severe arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. "We identified TRPA1 (the receptor) not only as a promising target for the development of new pain medication...
Colorectal cancer develops earlier in drinkers, smokers and men
... cancer appears to be associated with alcohol use, tobacco
use and male gender, according to research conduct...hospitals nationwide to assess whether alcohol and tobacco
use, should also be considered in screening decisions. They analyzed the relationship between use o...
Health systems in the Middle East need to adapt to face future challenges
... non-infectious diseases, increasing prevalence of tobacco
use, increasing mortality due to road traffic injuries, iron-deficiency anaemia, and newer problems such as obesity and HIV/AIDS. Health services in the region will need to change to address these emerging health problems and focus on disease prevent...
Alcohol-branded merchandise associated with early teen drinking
...udies conducted during the 1990s that ownership of tobacco
branded merchandise was linked with teen smoking. That's why the tobacco
companies voluntarily agreed to give up this type of marketing." The most common category of alcohol...
Environmental chemicals implicated in cancer, say experts
...ocused on educating the public about the danger of tobacco
smoke, improving diet and promoting physical activity. We should now, however, be focusing on trying to reduce exposure to problematic chemicals." The research team has also looked at anecdotal evidence, from practicing physicians in pre-industrial ...
Telephone counseling and care may help smokers quit
...One component of the U.S. national action plan for tobacco
cessation is the recommendation for creation of a ...es that would make these services available to all tobacco
users in this country."...
Controversial tobacco issues on agenda at University symposium
Robust debate about tobacco
control policies is expected at "Towards a smokele... pressure to end the sale of 'combustibles' or all tobacco
products, and support in some quarters for the introduction of alternative smokeless nicotine produc...
Study finds smokers' children carry higher levels of harmful bacteria
...here is new evidence that more children exposed to tobacco
smoke carry Streptococcus pneumoniae than children...ng. Seventy-six percent of the children exposed to tobacco
smoke carried pneumococci, compared to 60 percent of those not exposed. Exposed children were also m...
Study finds dentists in research network do not discriminate
... self examinations for oral cancers and stop using tobacco
products. How this information reaches the patient is a concern for the profession. "We believe that at the high end of preventive counseling there is a 'champion' in the office," said Wotman. He added that from observations it usually is the hygie...
Cigarette smoking nearly doubles risk for root canal treatment
...ar and pipe smoking, despite being another form of tobacco
smoking, had only slight impact on a patient's risk for root canal compared to non-smokers. "Because fewer men smoked cigars and pipes, we cannot be absolutely positive there's an increased risk there at all," she said. Besides identifying the risk f...
Former smoker-led intervention program helps women quit
...ral in 46 states and five U.S. territories and the tobacco
industry. The current Sister to Sister study, funded by the American Legacy Foundation and the Georgia Cancer Coalition, has enrolled 150 women from four Augusta public housing neighborhoods Underwood Homes, Delta Manor, Dogwood Terrace and Cherry T...
India could be facing alarming rise in tobacco use
India could be facing a new wave of increased tobacco
use, according to an Article published in this wee...ears) in Delhi and Chennai used significantly more tobacco
than eighth-grade students (average age 13 years). Early use of tobacco
predicts greater likelihood ...
Unexpected high rates of tobacco use
...1 countries and the Gaza Strip and West Bank about tobacco
use. They found that overall nearly 9% of students were current smokers and 11% currently used tobacco
products other than cigarettes. They also found that the difference in current cigarette smoking bet...
Indoor pollution from cooking on wood stoves affects women in developing countries
...d quality of life and increased mortality rates as tobacco
smokers. These findings from a Mexican study appea...ercent of whom were male) had COPD associated with tobacco
smoke and 186 individuals (86 percent female) developed the disease as a result of inhaling wood smo...
Poor physical fitness associated with lower socioeconomic status and higher rate of death
...e less healthy foods, and have greater exposure to tobacco
vendors and tobacco-related public advertisements, characteristics that have the potential to contribute to impaired functional capacity, according to background information in the article. Mehdi H. Shishehbor, D.O., M.P.H., of The Cleveland Clinic,...
Concerns over influence of tobacco firms in low income countries
...ses serious concerns about the influence of global tobacco
companies when they invest in low income countries... example, in 2004 the Mexican government agreed on tobacco
control measures with the tobacco
industry in return for contributions to a public health fund. The ...
Tobacco industry developed product strategy to conceal toxicity of cigarettes
... Ontario, Canada) and colleagues reviewed internal tobacco
industry documents on smoking behavior research un...needs of consumers and regulators, rather than the tobacco
Gap widens between optimal versus actual cholesterol levels
...sk factors, 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 ...
Tobacco industry promoted 'ineffective' ventilation systems
...ltration are ineffective at removing environmental tobacco
smoke, British American Tobacco (BAT) promoted the...ly way to protect all employees from environmental tobacco
smoke. The documents show that, although BAT concluded that the air filtration units were only 34% e...
Tufts University receives federal grant to address occupational risks among immigrants
...del of training previously for topics ranging from tobacco
use to other environmental issues" said Ismael Vasquez, program coordinator of CAAS. The impact on the broader community of this work has been noted. "Youth educators have served as powerful advocates for change in their communities which serves to i...
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