Tag: "triples" at medical news
'Lite' low tar cigarettes impair blood flow as much as regular cigarettes
...ifth of all deaths from cardiovascular disease and triples
the risk of heart failure in later life. All participants were assessed for cardiovascular fitness, and in the case of the smokers, these tests were carried out two days before and 30 minutes after smoking two of their usual cigarettes within the s...
Risk of infertility in women triples after common inflammatory bowel disease surgery
The risk of infertility in women triples
after the most major surgery for the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, suggests research published ahead of print in the journal Gut. The authors base their finding on an extensive trawl of print and online research archives, and a detai...
New MRI technique shows emphysema in asymptomatic smokers
...fore signs and symptoms appear. Smoking cigarettes triples
the risk of developing the disease. The researchers had 19 volunteers inhale a special kind of "hyperpolarized" helium before they performed two MRI tests of the lungs. Eleven of the volunteers were smokers with no symptoms of emphysema, and the rema...
Darkness more than triples EMS helicopter crash fatality risk
...d Policy. "Our study found that darkness more than triples
the risk of fatalities when EMS helicopters crash and that bad weather increases the risk eight-fold. Helicopter EMS programs should recognize these risky conditions and transport patients by air only when the benefit clearly exceeds the risk of the ...
Just one to four cigarettes daily triples risk of dying of heart disease or lung cancer
Smoking just one to four cigarettes a day almost triples
a smoker's risk of heart disease and lung cancer, reveals a large study in Tobacco Control. The impact is stronger for women, the study shows, and quashes the cherished notion that "light" smokers escape the serious health problems faced by heavier s...