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Bedfont Scientific donates over 50 Smokerlyzers to join battle against tobacco dependency

Bedfont Scientific donates over 50 Smokerlyzers to join battle against tobacco dependency

Bedfont Scientific, who in 2016 is celebrating 40 years in business, has donated over 50 carbon monoxide breath monitors, famously known as the Smokerlyzer, to the ENSP. [More]
New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes

New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. [More]
Cigarette smoking may lead to fibrosis in the heart and kidneys, study reveals

Cigarette smoking may lead to fibrosis in the heart and kidneys, study reveals

Smoking may lead to fibrosis in the heart and kidneys and can worsen existing kidney disease, according to a new study. [More]
New study finds smoking cessation at any age reduces risk of death

New study finds smoking cessation at any age reduces risk of death

Tobacco use continues to be a major cause of cancer and premature death. Most studies of cigarette smoking and mortality have focused on middle-aged populations, with fewer studies examining the impact of tobacco cessation on disease and mortality risk among the elderly. [More]
Study offers genetic explanation why cancer occurs commonly in males than females

Study offers genetic explanation why cancer occurs commonly in males than females

In a new study, a group of Boston scientists, including researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, offer a genetic explanation for the age-old conundrum of why cancer is more common in males than females. [More]
Researchers call sun avoidance as emerging health problem in the U.S.

Researchers call sun avoidance as emerging health problem in the U.S.

A landmark study published Friday in the Journal Dermato-Endocrinology has world-renowned researchers calling insufficient sun exposure an emerging health problem in the United States. [More]
New public-private partnership launches major health effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco

New public-private partnership launches major health effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco

Cancer is the leading cause of death in San Francisco and costs patients, families and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. [More]
New mouse model by FDA's scientists provides platform for improving understanding of Zika virus pathology

New mouse model by FDA's scientists provides platform for improving understanding of Zika virus pathology

A new mouse model developed by scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may help in exploring the potential activity of Zika virus vaccines and therapeutics. [More]
Novel technology could speed up diagnosis and improve monitoring of COPD

Novel technology could speed up diagnosis and improve monitoring of COPD

This technology is now being taken forward commercially through the recently formed spin-out company PulmonIR Ltd. [More]
E-cigarette use linked to risk of respiratory symptoms among adolescents

E-cigarette use linked to risk of respiratory symptoms among adolescents

E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing dramatically, and public health experts are concerned that these devices may be a gateway to smoking. [More]
Study compares reach of quitlines to number of tobacco users for different racial/ethnic groups

Study compares reach of quitlines to number of tobacco users for different racial/ethnic groups

Quitlines, hotlines that provide free cessation services for smokers, appear to be reaching minority populations that typically underutilize cessation treatments and have high smoking prevalence, particularly African Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives. [More]
Stop Smoking Services across England facing ongoing budget cuts

Stop Smoking Services across England facing ongoing budget cuts

Stop Smoking Services across England are facing ongoing budget cuts after six in ten local authorities (59 per cent) were forced to reduce their funding in the last year according to a new joint report by ASH and Cancer Research UK published today (Wednesday). [More]
Researchers developing new non-invasive device for monitoring blood glucose levels

Researchers developing new non-invasive device for monitoring blood glucose levels

People with diabetes are one step closer to more easily checking their blood glucose levels with a non-invasive device for detecting and monitoring blood glucose levels, which is currently in development. [More]
Medicaid programs cover more number of preterm births than private insurance plans, study shows

Medicaid programs cover more number of preterm births than private insurance plans, study shows

Medicaid programs cover a higher proportion of preterm births than private insurance plans, according to a new study from researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and the March of Dimes. [More]
Asthmatic adolescents develop greater dependence to nicotine compared to healthy counterparts

Asthmatic adolescents develop greater dependence to nicotine compared to healthy counterparts

Curiosity is a driving factor in why most kids start smoking, and the same is true for kids with asthma. [More]
Irregular sleeping patterns and skipping breakfast could make children overweight

Irregular sleeping patterns and skipping breakfast could make children overweight

Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese, according to new research led by UCL. [More]
Flavored e-cigarette vapor contains dangerous levels of hazardous chemicals, new research reports

Flavored e-cigarette vapor contains dangerous levels of hazardous chemicals, new research reports

Building on more than 30 years of air quality research in some of the most polluted urban environments on Earth, a team of atmospheric scientists at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) have turned their attention toward the growing e-cigarette industry and the unidentified effects of vaping on human health. [More]
Exposure to licorice compound disrupts steroid sex hormone production in ovary

Exposure to licorice compound disrupts steroid sex hormone production in ovary

A study of mouse reproductive tissues finds that exposure to isoliquiritigenin, a compound found in licorice, disrupts steroid sex hormone production in the ovary, researchers report. [More]
Study examines link between vaping and subsequent heavy cigarette smoking among adolescents

Study examines link between vaping and subsequent heavy cigarette smoking among adolescents

In a study appearing in the November 8 issue of JAMA, Adam M. Leventhal, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, and colleagues examined associations of e-cigarette vaping with subsequent smoking frequency and heavy smoking among adolescents. [More]
E-cigarette vapour does not induce DNA mutations linked to tobacco smoke exposures

E-cigarette vapour does not induce DNA mutations linked to tobacco smoke exposures

E-cigarette vapour does not induce DNA mutations commonly observed with tobacco smoke exposures in lab-based tests. [More]
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