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About half of all smokers die from smoking-related diseases. If you are a long-term smoker, on average, your life expectancy is about 10 years less than a non-smoker. Stopping smoking can make a big difference to your health. It is never too late to stop

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E-cigarettes may cause cancer and heart disease, says study

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

E-cigarette use may lead to cancer and heart disease, say researchers, after finding that e-cigarette vapor can cause damage to DNA.

The pros and cons of e-cigarettes revealed

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

These are the conclusions of one of the largest reports to have ever been conducted on the health risks of electronic cigarettes.

Heart disease: 'Just one cigarette daily' raises risk

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Just one cigarette per day raises the risk of coronary heart disease to around half that of smoking 20, according to a new review of published evidence.

Common anti-smoking drug may raise stroke, heart attack risk

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Quitting smoking for 2018? Researchers urge caution if turning to medicinal help; a popular anti-smoking drug may raise the risk of cardiovascular events.

Tomatoes may restore lung damage caused by smoking

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A diet rich in tomatoes and other fruits may counteract the damage to lungs caused by smoking and slow down lung function decline among all adults.

E-cigarette flavorings may impair heart muscle function

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

By studying heart muscle cells in the laboratory, researchers found that some flavorings in e-cigarette liquids, such as citrus, may have harmful effects.

What can excessive drinking do to your looks? Study investigates

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

A large-scale, prospective study investigates the link between visible signs of aging and excessive alcohol intake, as well as smoking.

E-cigarette aerosols caused embryo defects in the laboratory

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

E-cigarettes are more popular than ever, but could they harm the developing embryo? According to the latest study, it is possible.

'Healthier alternative' status of e-cigarettes challenged in new study

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

E-cigarettes trigger distinct and similar immune responses to those of cigarettes and are potentially just as harmful to the lungs, suggests a new study.

Maternal smoking may lead to cerebral palsy in offspring

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:00:00 PST

Researchers have shed light on the mechanisms by which smoking before and during pregnancy could raise a child's risk of cerebral palsy.

How can nonsmokers get COPD?

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 06:00:00 PST

Nonsmokers may not be aware that they can get COPD. Learn how with this article, along with what the symptoms and treatment options are.

Nicotine poisoning symptoms: Can you overdose on too much nicotine?

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

What is nicotine poisoning and what are the symptoms? Can you overdose? Find out here along with other information on this common issue.

Meditation may help to lower heart disease risk

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

The AHA conclude that meditation may be useful to help lower the risk of heart disease, but that it should be used with other heart-healthy interventions.

Coffee could halve death risk for patients with HIV, hepatitis C

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

Drinking at least three cups of coffee every day could reduce the risk of death by 50 percent for patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C.

Are e-cigarettes bad for the heart? Study sheds light

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research shows that when non-smokers use nicotine-based e-cigarettes for the first time, there are measurable, negative changes in cardiac activity.

Five ways to quit smoking

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

Are you ready to quit smoking? We have put together the best ways to kick the habit, get the support you need, and remain smoke-free for good.

Two studies show links between asthma and fertility treatment, and between e-cigarette vaping in mothers and asthma in offspring

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Asthma linked to increase in fertility treatment.Women with asthma are more likely to have fertility treatment before giving birth than non-asthmatic women, according to new research presented at...

Cigarette smoke may 'prime lung cells' to develop cancer

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Using cell-based models of cigarette smoke exposure, researchers show how smoking alters gene expression over time to prime lung cells to develop cancer.

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but there's a catch

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Frequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit -- a finding that Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers say supports the use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid for those...

Coughing so hard you vomit: Causes and treatments

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Severe and persistent coughs can cause vomiting in some cases. Learn about the potential causes of coughing leading to vomiting, and how to treat it.

Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit, a new Drexel University study found.

Smokers in clinical studies who say they've quit often haven't

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new US study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that a high proportion of smokers enrolled in stop-smoking programs during a hospital stay report having quit when in fact...

Subchondral bone cyst: Causes, treatment, and symptoms

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is a subchondral bone cyst and what is the link between subchondral bone cyst and osteoarthritis? What are the risk factors and how is it treated?

Right ventricular hypertrophy: Causes and complications

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is right ventricular hypertrophy and what causes it? In this article, learn about the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

How do broken bones heal?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PST

Find out what gives our bones their remarkable ability to heal breaks in a finely tuned process that involves stem cells, cartilage, and bone.