Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware about

 You know that smoking and second-hand smoke (smoke from a burning cigarette and exhaled by a smoker) is unhealthy. But another danger may surprise you, third-hand smoke, which is residue that lingers long after you empty the ash trays

Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware aboutResearchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati have found more evidence of the potentially harmful effects of exposure to the residue and particles left behind by tobacco smoke. In ‘Nicotine on Children’s Hands: Limited Protection of Smoking Bans and Initial Clinical Findings,’ published Jan. 16 in Tobacco Use Insights, Cincinnati […]

Ask these five important questions regarding your health before getting inked

Getting a tattoo may seem to be in trend or be a way of self-expression, but you should also know how it affects your health

Ask these five important questions regarding your health before getting inkedMost of us have contemplated getting a tattoo — from the design we want to the ink colour — as a means to highlight our self-expression. The decision to ink ourselves is difficult, and riddled with potential tattoo regret. Although we might’ve weighed a tattoo’s artistic and social merits, chances are we haven’t given the […]

High levels of air pollution can increase the risk of cancer in women, cautions Scottish study

Air pollution is currently one of the worst problems that the world is facing. If a new study is to be believed, air pollution increases the risk of developing breast cancer in women. Women working near busy roads are at high risk of developing breast cancer, due to air pollution

High levels of air pollution can increase the risk of cancer in women, cautions Scottish studyStirling University staff discovered new evidence of air pollution and cancer being connected as part of occupational health research. The team, from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, analysed the case of a woman who developed breast cancer after spending 20 years working as a border guard at the busiest commercial border crossing in […]

Flight attendants are at a higher risk of cancer than others, says study

Compared to the general population, flight attendants were 51 per cent more likely to develop breast cancer. They also had more than double the risk of melanoma and more than quadruple the odds of being diagnosed with other forms of skin cancer

Flight attendants are at a higher risk of cancer than others, says studyWorking as a flight attendant significantly increases your risk of a range of cancers compared to the general population, a major study of cabin crew has found. Researchers followed more than 5,000 crew and found that their risk of breast cancer increased more than 50 per cent, while risks of stomach cancers are raised by […]

5 reasons microwave oven cooking is harming your health

A study conducted by Dr Magda Havas of Trent University found the levels of radiation emitted by a microwave affect both heart rate and heart rate variability

5 reasons microwave oven cooking is harming your healthReaching for a frozen entrée from your freezer, reading the simple directions on the back, and popping it into the microwave oven can lead to a meal that took a total of three minutes. And it’s a modern convenience utilized in many American households. According to The Southwest Museum of Engineering, Communication and Computation (SMECC), […]