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 […]

Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm, reveal researchers

Fathers’ faulty sperm could be an underlying cause of repeated miscarriages, which have typically been attributed to health problems with the mother, according to a new study

Recurrent miscarriage linked to faulty sperm, reveal researchersThe early-stage study, from scientists at Imperial College London, investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had suffered three or more consecutive miscarriages. The research, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, revealed that, compared to men whose partners had not experienced miscarriages, the sperm of those involved in the study had higher levels […]

Gene editing tool may inadvertently raise cancer risk, caution scientists

CRISPR-Cas9 is an exciting gene editing tool that scientists hope they will be able to use in preventing cancer. However, a new study warns that the use of this very strategy could actually increase the risk of cancer

Gene editing tool may inadvertently raise cancer risk, caution scientistsResearchers from the Britain’s Cambridge University and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said more research needs to be done to assess whether using CRISPR-Cas9 – a type of molecular “scissors” that make gene editing a possibility – might lead to the development of treatments that have added cancer risk. The team, led by Jussi Taipale at Cambridge, […]

Women face a higher risk of developing cancer due to diabetes, reveals study

Diabetes and obesity, one of the main causes of the most common form of the disease, are both independent risk factors for a variety of cancers

Women face a higher risk of developing cancer due to diabetes, reveals studyPeople with diabetes are more likely to develop certain cancers than those without the condition, and a new analysis suggests that the increased risk is greater for women than for men. Some previous research suggests that this may be due at least in part to biological changes caused by these conditions such as high blood […]

Practising yoga daily can help improve your sperm quality

For men struggling with infertility, the solution could be as simple as a daily yoga routine. A new study done by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) shows that such a routine can significantly improve sperm quality

Practising yoga daily can help improve your sperm qualityPractising yoga daily can help improve sperm quality in a significant way, according to a study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The major cause of defective sperm function is DNA damage. The quality of genetic components in sperm are vital for birth of a healthy offspring, said Dr Rima Dada, […]

Drinking alcohol directly linked to DNA damage, reveals study

Link between drinking and cancer clarified by study which indicates alcohol causes cancer by scrambling DNA in cells, eventually leading to mutations

Drinking alcohol directly linked to DNA damage, reveals studyDrinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday. Working with mice in a laboratory, British scientists used chromosome analysis and DNA sequencing to examine the genetic damage caused by acetaldehyde, […]

Here’s the reason why cigarette smoke affects lung cells and causes cancer

In the study, authors explain how scientists now understand cancer to be a 'complex process involving both genetic and epigenetic abnormalities' that can be brought about 'through various forms of stress,' such as exposure to cigarette smoke. They found that after 10 days, smoke-exposed cells showed higher amounts of DNA damage compared with cells that had not been exposed to the simulated cigarette smoke

Here’s the reason why cigarette smoke affects lung cells and causes cancer  In the journal Cancer Cell, scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centre in Baltimore, MD, describe how they used cell-level laboratory experiments to map a series of “epigenetic” events that, over time, may connect exposure to cigarette smoke to lung cancer. Lung cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the lungs […]