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How second-hand smoke may increase vulnerability to nicotine addiction


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that exposure to second-hand smoke has a direct, measurable impact on the brain, and that the effect is similar to what happens in the ... Read more...

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Estrogen may promote spread of precancerous cells in oral cavity


January 4th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have found that estrogen may increase the movement of precancerous cells in the mouth and thus promote the spread of the disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Second-hand smoke ups invasive meningococcal disease risk in kids


December 8th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to get invasive meningococcal disease than children who are not exposed.Researcher Chien-Chang Lee ... Read more...

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Smoke exposure puts Mexican women at high risk of breast cancer


October 2nd, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Mexican women who are exposed to smoke are at three times higher risk for breast cancer than non-smoking women not exposed to passive smoking, according to a new ... Read more...

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Smoking plus exposure to wood smoke increases risk of COPD


July 16th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): If you are a smoker and regularly exposed to wood smoke then you are four times higher at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other pulmonary ... Read more...

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Beware! Smoking can upset your genes


July 14th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Scientists have found that exposure to cigarette smoke not only upsets gene expression - the process by which genetic information is converted into the structures and functions of ... Read more...

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Smoking ‘influences gene function’


July 14th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): In a recent study, researchers found that exposure to cigarette smoke can alter gene expression - the process by which a gene's information is converted into the structures ... Read more...

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Passive smoking can lead to mental illness


June 8th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Passive smoking can bring on psychological distress and risk of psychiatric illness, says a new research. The University College London research examined the links between mental health and second ... Read more...

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Passive smoking tied to poorer mental health


June 8th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Exposure to second hand smoke is associated with psychological distress and risk of future psychiatric illness, according to a new research.The research, published in the Archives of General ... Read more...

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Why lung cancer rates are increasing in non-smoking women


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists have found why lung cancer rates are increasing in women, particularly in non-smoking women.Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center, led by Dr. Margie Clapper, worked in a ... Read more...

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Half of pregnant Chinese women face hazards of 2nd-hand smoke


May 29th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Almost fifty percent of pregnant Chinese women are plagued by second-hand smoke, a recent survey has revealed.The survey by the Horizon Research Consultancy Group involved nearly 300 ... Read more...

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Second-hand smoke in bars, restaurants extremely hazardous


February 17th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Concentrations of second-hand tobacco smoke, inhaled in smoking rooms of restaurants and bars, are exceptionally high and hazardous to health, says a new finding. The study by the Oklahoma ... Read more...

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Kids exposed to passive smoking have higher nicotine levels


December 6th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Children exposed to second hand smoke at home have higher levels of nicotine in their bodies, new research shows. The research, published in 'Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention', a ... Read more...

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Kids exposed to puffs show higher nicotine levels


December 4th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Kids exposed to cigarette puffs at home show higher nicotine levels, says a new study. The younger the children, the higher the concentration under the same level of exposure ... Read more...

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Secondhand cigarette smoke exposure ‘ups breast cancer risk’


December 4th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Women who are exposed to secondhand smoke for a prolonged period of time and in high quantity face an increased risk of breast cancer, says a new study."The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cigarette smoke exposure prior to heart transplant harmful: Study


November 25th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Cigarette smoke exposure prior to a heart transplant in either the donor, recipient, or both, accelerates the death of a transplanted heart, a new study has found.The ... Read more...

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Exposure to air pollution increases infants’ bronchiolitis risk


November 6th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Increased exposure to air pollution might put infants at an increased risk of developing bronchiolitis, reveals a new study.The researchers found that traffic-derived air pollutants as well as ... Read more...

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Smoking mums-to-be likely to have kids with behaviour problems


November 4th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Maternal smoking could increase the level of distress of newborns, according to a new study.Previous studies have shown that prenatal cigarette smoke exposure is associated with increased rates ... Read more...

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Maternal smoking may increase distress levels of newborns


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Maternal smoking could increase the level of distress of newborns, according to a new study.Previous studies have shown that prenatal cigarette smoke exposure is associated with increased rates ... Read more...

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Second-hand smoke exposure rising among college students


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers have raised concerns over increasing exposure to second-hand smoke among college students."It is well-known that there are some serious health issues surrounding secondhand smoke," said Dr Mark ... Read more...

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Kids of mums who smoked during pregnancy likely to smoke as teens


May 20th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Kids whose mothers smoked during pregnancy and early childhood are more likely to take up smoking as teenagers and young adults, according to a study.The study suggests that ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoke robs kids of antioxidants


May 5th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Exposure to tobacco smoke robs children of antioxidants, which shield the body against many biological stresses. A study by the University of Rochester Medical Centre (URMC) looked at the ... Read more...

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Crowded cities dramatically raise second hand smoke exposure risk


April 9th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): A new study has found that more than 50 percent of non-smokers in New York have elevated levels of cotinine in their blood, which means that they were ... Read more...

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Smoking ciggies may alter immune response in COPD exacerbations


April 7th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Smoking cigarettes is not the only risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it may also change the body's immune responses to bacteria that commonly cause exacerbations ... Read more...

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Exposure to second-hand smoke ups dementia risk


February 13th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): A new study has revealed that exposure to second-hand smoke could increase the risk of developing dementia and other neurological problems.For the study, Dr David Llewellyn and ... Read more...

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Second-hand smoke, alcohol combo significantly ups liver disease risk


February 4th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A combo of second-hand smoke exposure and alcohol significantly raises the risk of liver disease and is deadlier than the individual exposure risks, according to researchers at ... Read more...

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Smokers may harm kids via third-hand smoke too


December 30th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): Those who believe that their children are safe from the harmful effects of tobacco because they always smoke outside their homes, or inside only when kids are ... Read more...

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Passive smoking can leave women infertile


December 6th, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): Women exposed to second hand smoke, either as children or as adults, are 68 percent more likely to face fertility problems and can also suffer miscarriage, according ... Read more...

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Exposure to maternal smoking makes newborns irritable, difficult to soothe


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): It has been shown that babies exposed to tobacco in utero are more likely to have a low birth weight and are at increased risk for sudden ... Read more...

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Why some ex-smokers develop lung cancer and some dont


November 18th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Canadian researchers claim to have found an answer to why some former smokers develop lung cancer, while others dont despite similar lifestyle changes.The risk of developing ... Read more...

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Smoking during pregnancy could be fatal for unborn


May 31st, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Smoking could be fatal for the unborn child, said a new study that links it with the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. "Our results provide some of the most ... Read more...

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Study warns against harmful effects of cough and cold medication on kids


May 31st, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Cough and cold medications may have an adverse impact on children less than 2 years, according to a new study.Researchers suggest that physicians need to counsel parents ... Read more...

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Smoking during pregnancy raises risk of SIDS


May 31st, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (ANI): A new study has found that smoking while pregnant can lead to an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).Clinicians have long considered prenatal cigarette smoke ... Read more...

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Exposure to passive smoking increases disease risk for kids


May 27th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Kids exposed to passive smoking are at an increased risk of catching infectious diseases and have to be admitted to hospital, reveals a new study.The study ... Read more...

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