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Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce urinary incontinence

Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce urinary incontinence

For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence. [More]
Despite Georgia's Smokefree Air Act, many restaurants and bars allow smoking

Despite Georgia's Smokefree Air Act, many restaurants and bars allow smoking

Despite the passage of Georgia's Smokefree Air Act in 2005, the number of restaurants and bars that allow smoking has doubled in recent years, according to researchers at Georgia State University's School of Public Health. [More]
Long-term smokers and ex-smokers have respiratory-related impairments

Long-term smokers and ex-smokers have respiratory-related impairments

More than half of long-term smokers and ex-smokers who are considered disease-free because they passed lung-function tests have respiratory-related impairments when more closely evaluated with lung imaging, walking and quality-of-life tests. Many of those people likely have the earliest stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an incurable progressive disease (COPD) that is the third leading cause of death in the United States. [More]
International study provides evidence of clear link between smoking and risk of prostate cancer

International study provides evidence of clear link between smoking and risk of prostate cancer

Smoking is a known risk factor for the development of various forms of cancer. However, when it comes to the link between smoking and prostate cancer, the findings of previous studies have been contradictory. Now, for the first time, an international study led by MedUni Vienna and Basle University Hospital, has provided evidence of a clear link. [More]
Study explores effects of household smoking on children's later weight gain

Study explores effects of household smoking on children's later weight gain

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age, reveal researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre. "We suspect the statistics we've established linking childhood obesity to exposure to parents' smoking may underestimate the effect due to parents under reporting the amount they smoked out of shame," explained Professor Linda Pagani, who led the study. [More]
PD linked to increased cancer risk in Asian population

PD linked to increased cancer risk in Asian population

A Taiwanese population-based cohort study reports an increased risk of most cancers in patients with Parkinson’s disease, contrasting with findings in Western populations. [More]
New study analyses how policy actions affect tobacco consumption among Spanish women

New study analyses how policy actions affect tobacco consumption among Spanish women

Cigarette prices and images on cigarette packets have an impact on women in terms of continuing to smoke or quitting. In fact, less educated women are more responsive to pictorial labels on cigarette packets, as revealed by a study that has analysed, for the first time, the generation differences among female smokers, a group which, despite policy measures, has not stopped growing. [More]
Young people lack confidence in cooking skills

Young people lack confidence in cooking skills

Young people lack confidence and skills in the kitchen, with many considering microwaving a pizza to be cooking according to a study. They are also not worried about their health, believing that exercising will compensate for a poor diet and smoking. [More]
Montefiore dermatologist debunks myths regarding skin care, offers information to help people enjoy summer days

Montefiore dermatologist debunks myths regarding skin care, offers information to help people enjoy summer days

As many begin to spend long summer days outside, it's crucial to have the right information about skin protection and the dangers of sun exposure. Today, Montefiore dermatologist Dr. Holly Kanavy debunks many widely-shared myths regarding skin care and offers accurate information to help people enjoy the outdoors this summer while preserving their skin. [More]

Only half of all Americans protected from secondhand smoke exposure

Many Americans view smoking, and secondhand smoke, as a problem that has mostly been solved, at least in the United States. However, only half of all Americans are protected from exposure to secondhand smoke, whether in public places or at work. [More]
Maintaining a good night's sleep vital for future health

Maintaining a good night's sleep vital for future health

New research from the University of Copenhagen has found that maintaining a good night's sleep is important for our future health, partly because of how it affects lifestyle factors. Previous population based studies have not provided sufficient information on the timing of changes in both sleep and lifestyle to tease out cause and effect relations of this highly intertwined relationship. [More]
OncoSec enrolls first patient in Phase II trial of ImmunoPulse IL-12 for treatment of HNSCC

OncoSec enrolls first patient in Phase II trial of ImmunoPulse IL-12 for treatment of HNSCC

OncoSec Medical Inc., a company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, announced today that the company has enrolled the first patient into OMS-I130, a Phase II clinical trial of ImmunoPulse IL-12 in patients with treatment-refractory, metastatic and unresectable squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC). [More]
Vitamin D deficiency can leave people less able to fight HIV-1 infection

Vitamin D deficiency can leave people less able to fight HIV-1 infection

Vitamin D plays an important part in the human immune response and deficiency can leave individuals less able to fight infections like HIV-1. Now an international team of researchers has found that high-dose vitamin D supplementation can reverse the deficiency and also improve immune response. [More]
Men's poor health costs $36.9 billion a year for Canada

Men's poor health costs $36.9 billion a year for Canada

Canadian Men's Health Week is kicking off with an urgent message: Unhealthy lifestyle choices are running rampant, and they are costing this country an arm and a leg. [More]
Poor sleep quality increases heart disease and stroke risks

Poor sleep quality increases heart disease and stroke risks

EuroHeartCare is the official annual meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions of the European Society of Cardiology. The 2015 meeting is held 14 to 15 June in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in collaboration with the Croatian Association of Cardiology Nurses. [More]
Primary prevention reduces mortality rates in patients with coronary heart disease

Primary prevention reduces mortality rates in patients with coronary heart disease

Mortality from coronary heart disease declined in Sweden from 1986 to 2002. The improvement was due mainly to a reduction in risk factors among the healthy population (primary prevention) and, to a lesser extent, treatment of people who already had developed heart disease (secondary prevention). [More]
Recurrent major depression may increase osteoporosis risk in men

Recurrent major depression may increase osteoporosis risk in men

A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland in collaboration with Deakin University, Australia, shows that recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) in men is associated with lower bone density. The use of antidepressants was also associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD), but this association was dependent on the person's weight and site of bone measurement. [More]
New study finds that children's exposure to second-hand smoke in England declines by 80%

New study finds that children's exposure to second-hand smoke in England declines by 80%

A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction finds that in England, children's exposure to second-hand smoke has declined by approximately 80% since 1998. [More]
Brain changes reflect higher risk of cerebrovascular disease in women who experience more hot flashes

Brain changes reflect higher risk of cerebrovascular disease in women who experience more hot flashes

Women who experience more hot flashes, particularly while sleeping, during the menopause transition are more likely to have brain changes reflecting a higher risk for cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke and other brain blood flow problems, according to a pilot study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine published online today in Menopause and funded by the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Pre-diagnostic short sleep duration, frequent snoring associated with poor cancer-specific survival

Pre-diagnostic short sleep duration, frequent snoring associated with poor cancer-specific survival

A new study suggests that pre-diagnostic short sleep duration and frequent snoring were associated with significantly poorer cancer-specific survival, particularly among women with breast cancer. [More]
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