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Physician explains how poor or low-quality sleep hinders common resolutions

Physician explains how poor or low-quality sleep hinders common resolutions

Making New Year's resolutions is easy. Keeping them — beyond a couple of weeks, at least — is tough. [More]
Stop smoking services may improve mental health of smokers with depression

Stop smoking services may improve mental health of smokers with depression

Smokers with depression who successfully quit smoking using stop smoking services may see an improvement in their mental health, according to new research, funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Annals of Behavioural Medicine. [More]
Public health experts support new federal rule to protect nonsmoking public housing residents

Public health experts support new federal rule to protect nonsmoking public housing residents

In response to a new federal rule mandating smoke-free policies in federally funded public housing authorities, three public health experts applaud the efforts of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to protect nonsmoking residents from the harmful effects of tobacco exposure. [More]
Childhood asthma may increase obesity risk, study finds

Childhood asthma may increase obesity risk, study finds

Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
Study provides scientific insight into metastatic patterns of EGFR mutated NSCLCs

Study provides scientific insight into metastatic patterns of EGFR mutated NSCLCs

The discovery of several different subtypes of Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), the most frequent form of lung cancer, has been a major breakthrough in the fight against the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. [More]
New guidelines provide recommendations for prevention and management of surgical site infections

New guidelines provide recommendations for prevention and management of surgical site infections

A Loyola Medicine surgeon is first author of new guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of surgical site infections, which affect as many as 300,000 patients per year in the United States. [More]
Study provides link between common mutations in blood cells of older adults and atherosclerosis

Study provides link between common mutations in blood cells of older adults and atherosclerosis

A new study provides some of the first links between relatively common mutations in the blood cells of elderly humans and atherosclerosis. [More]
Sedentary lifestyle may hasten biological aging

Sedentary lifestyle may hasten biological aging

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary. [More]
Study reveals effects of heavy smoking on lower jaw dental implants

Study reveals effects of heavy smoking on lower jaw dental implants

Journal of Oral Implantology – Smoking causes a range of negative effects, particularly in the smoker’s mouth. The effects that smoking has on dental implants, however, is unclear. Even safe and effective treatments, such as dental implants, tend to fail more often in patients who smoke. [More]
Researchers find absence of smoking related imagery from only one James Bond movie to date

Researchers find absence of smoking related imagery from only one James Bond movie to date

Smoking related imagery is conspicuous by its absence from only one Bond movie since 007 first graced cinema screens in 1962, finds an analysis in Tobacco Control. [More]
Tobacco control policies can provide economic and public health benefits, report reveals

Tobacco control policies can provide economic and public health benefits, report reveals

Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from the World Health Organization and the National Cancer Institute of the United States of America. [More]
New research defines impact of cannabis on health

New research defines impact of cannabis on health

A report published this week consolidated all evidence published since 1999 regarding the therapeutic benefits and health risks associated with cannabis and cannabis-derived products, such as marijuana. [More]
Woman's blood pressure before pregnancy may be linked to babies' sex

Woman's blood pressure before pregnancy may be linked to babies' sex

A new paper published in the American Journal of Hypertension suggests that a woman's blood pressure before pregnancy is related to her likelihood of giving birth to a boy or girl. [More]
Mediplus develops new silicone pessaries that eliminate clinical risks associated with surgical mesh

Mediplus develops new silicone pessaries that eliminate clinical risks associated with surgical mesh

Women who suffer from incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse from obesity, heavy lifting, smoking, chronic constipation or childbirth don’t always need surgery according to a pioneering British medical device manufacturer. [More]
Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

There is incontrovertible evidence that some harmful drugs and toxins can affect lifelong health. For example, if women take certain drugs in pregnancy, such as thalidomide, there are well documented effects on lifelong health. These have obvious and dramatic effects on the child... [More]

New model could help internet addicts realize problem and reduce usage

Research has shown that internet addicts do not always feel guilty about their usage, and in many cases, they do not even perceive their usage as problematic. [More]
New report reveals 25% drop in overall cancer death rate in the U.S.

New report reveals 25% drop in overall cancer death rate in the U.S.

A steady decline over more than two decades has resulted in a 25% drop in the overall cancer death rate in the United States. The drop equates to 2.1 million fewer cancer deaths between 1991 and 2014. [More]
Second-hand smoke exposures before conception affect fetal brain development

Second-hand smoke exposures before conception affect fetal brain development

Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke -- even before conception -- appears to have a lingering impact that can later impair the brain development of a fetus, researchers at Duke Health report. [More]
Dermatologist reveals how smoking can affect the skin

Dermatologist reveals how smoking can affect the skin

Thinking of quitting smoking? Dr Anjali Mahto, Consultant Dermatologist tells us how smoking affects the skin, giving you an extra incentive to ditch the habit for good. [More]
QMUL experts develop smartphone gaming app to help promote smoking cessation

QMUL experts develop smartphone gaming app to help promote smoking cessation

A smartphone app that could help smokers stick to New Year's resolutions to quit has been developed by academics at Queen Mary University of London and Kingston University. [More]
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