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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]
Fire and smoke inhalation injuries increase during cold-weather months

Fire and smoke inhalation injuries increase during cold-weather months

Over the last few weeks, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has seen multiple admissions and a few tragic deaths due to fire and smoke inhalation injuries. [More]
Alcohol abuse linked to increased risk of heart conditions

Alcohol abuse linked to increased risk of heart conditions

Alcohol abuse increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure as much as other well-established risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Researchers warn about taking psilocybin-containing ‘magic mushrooms’

Researchers warn about taking psilocybin-containing ‘magic mushrooms’

In a survey of almost 2,000 people who said they had had a past negative experience when taking psilocybin-containing "magic mushrooms," Johns Hopkins researchers say that more than 10 percent believed their worst "bad trip" had put themselves or others in harm's way, and a substantial majority called their most distressing episode one of the top 10 biggest challenges of their lives. [More]
Mylan announces U.S. launch of generic Zovia Tablets

Mylan announces U.S. launch of generic Zovia Tablets

Mylan N.V., today announced the U.S. launch of Ethynodiol Diacetate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 1 mg / 0.05 mg. Mylan's product was determined to be bioequivalent and, therefore, therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug, Zovia® 1/50E-28 Tablets (Watson). [More]
Diabetes can be prevented and reversed with carbohydrate restricted diet, says UAB expert

Diabetes can be prevented and reversed with carbohydrate restricted diet, says UAB expert

According to a new comprehensive financial analysis reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association and The Washington Post diabetes leads a list of just 20 diseases and conditions that account for more than half of all spending on healthcare in the United States. [More]
Indoor smoking bans reduce asthma-related ER visits among children

Indoor smoking bans reduce asthma-related ER visits among children

Emergency rooms in communities with indoor smoking bans reported a 17 percent decrease in the number of children needing care for asthma attacks, according to new research from the University of Chicago Medicine. [More]
Many smokers desire counseling to help them quit, but only few are receiving it

Many smokers desire counseling to help them quit, but only few are receiving it

Among American adults who have a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or clinical depression, 57 percent are smokers. In contrast, only 15 percent of U.S. adults overall smoke. [More]
Welders can develop Parkinson's disease-like symptoms that get worse with exposure

Welders can develop Parkinson's disease-like symptoms that get worse with exposure

Welders can develop Parkinson's disease-like symptoms that may get worse the longer and more they are exposed to the chemical element manganese from welding fumes, according to a study published in the December 28, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
‘Monday Resolutions’ can help people stay on track with 2017 New Year's health resolutions

‘Monday Resolutions’ can help people stay on track with 2017 New Year's health resolutions

Health-related goals such as losing weight, exercising and quitting smoking tend to top the list of New Year's resolutions in America. Yet research shows that only 8% end up achieving their resolutions each year. [More]
USA Medical shares 3 tips to help people stick to New Year's resolutions for better health

USA Medical shares 3 tips to help people stick to New Year's resolutions for better health

At the beginning of each new year, many people make resolutions to improve their health; they may aim to lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more, remember to take prescriptions as directed. [More]
Scientists identify sugar molecule that reduces inflammatory response and COPD progression

Scientists identify sugar molecule that reduces inflammatory response and COPD progression

Using a mouse model, scientists from the RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center for Systems Chemical Biology and a number of other institutes have identified a sugar molecule that reduced the inflammatory response and progress of emphysema, a common component of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). [More]
Reduced radiation can maintain high cure rates in patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers

Reduced radiation can maintain high cure rates in patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers

Human papillomavirus-positive oropharynx cancers (cancers of the tonsils and back of the throat) are on rise. [More]
Cedars-Sinai expert explains how to recognize signs and symptoms of stroke during the holidays

Cedars-Sinai expert explains how to recognize signs and symptoms of stroke during the holidays

Along with increased cheer and festivities during the holidays comes an increased risk of stroke, one of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. [More]
Maternal smoking during pregnancy may affect children's kidney function

Maternal smoking during pregnancy may affect children's kidney function

In a new study, young children showed signs of kidney damage if their mothers smoked while pregnant. [More]
Heart attack risk for people with HIV nearly 50% higher than predicted

Heart attack risk for people with HIV nearly 50% higher than predicted

Current methods to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke vastly underestimate the risk in individuals with HIV, which is nearly double that of the general population, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. [More]
New UCLA research recommends community clinics to routinely screen for misuse of drugs

New UCLA research recommends community clinics to routinely screen for misuse of drugs

The misuse of both prescription and illicit drugs is so prevalent in Tijuana and East Los Angeles that community clinics in those areas should routinely, though discreetly, screen for it, according to new UCLA research. [More]
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