Prolonged hoarseness of voice can be a sign of lung cancer

 Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. In the early stages of lung cancer, there are usually no signs or symptoms. However, as the disease progresses, many people will eventually develop symptoms

Prolonged hoarseness of voice can be a sign of lung cancerA sudden hoarse voice could mean many different things, but if combined with other symptoms of lung cancer, you should see your general physician. This is especially important if hoarseness has lasted three weeks or more. The main symptoms of lung cancer include a cough that doesn’t go away after two or three weeks or […]

E-cigarette users show cancer-linked genetic changes, reveals new study

E-cigarettes may not be risk-free, a USC study shows users develop some of the same molecular changes as cigarette smokers. While studies have indicated that vaping can help smokers quit, USC researchers say the health consequences of using a e-cigarettes may be worse than widely believed

E-cigarette users show cancer-linked genetic changes, reveals new studyA USC study in 93 people shows that e-cigarette users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes in oral tissue as cigarette smokers, adding to the growing concern that e-cigarettes aren’t a harmless alternative to smoking. The research, published this week in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, comes amid a mushrooming e-cigarette market […]

Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of quitting cigarettes

New research has found that quitting smoking can substantially reduce the risk of lung cancer within five years although also warns that ex-smokers still have a greater risk of the disease even years later

Lung cancer risk drops significantly within five years of quitting cigarettesJust because you stopped smoking years ago doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods when it comes to developing lung cancer. That’s the ‘bad’ news. The good news is your risk of lung cancer drops substantially within five years of quitting. These are the main findings of a new analysis of the landmark Framingham Heart […]

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 […]

#WorldCancerDay: Missed cancer screenings tied to earlier death from other causes

Adults who skip recommended cancer screenings may be more likely than those who don’t skip them to die prematurely from causes unrelated to malignancies,  suggests an American study 

#WorldCancerDay: Missed cancer screenings tied to earlier death from other causesResearchers think skipping screenings may be a marker for more generally neglecting one’s own health. “It was not a direct effect of missing the cancer screening that led to the increased mortality in the non-compliers,” said study co-author Dr Paul Pinsky of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. “Rather, we believe that non-compliance with […]

What causes shortness of breath?

The medical term for shortness of breath is dyspnea. Despite being common, it can be uncomfortable and distressing to experience. Fortunately, when it is not a sign of a more serious condition, it can often be managed at home

What causes shortness of breath?Shortness of breath, or breathlessness, is when a person has trouble taking in enough air to breathe. It can range from mild to severe. When people know what is causing their shortness of breath and it is not a medical emergency, they may want to try treating it at home. The following exercises can help […]

Certain blood pressure drugs linked to increased risk of lung cancer

Certain blood pressure drugs may carry an increased risk of lung cancer, research has suggested. Patients who took angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) were up to 31 per cent more likely to develop the disease, according to a study

Certain blood pressure drugs linked to increased risk of lung cancerUse of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor drugs (ACEIs) to lower blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer compared with use of another group of blood pressure drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), finds a study in The BMJ today. The risk is particularly elevated among people using ACEIs for more than […]

Lung disease: Signs and symptoms to watch out for

Lung disease: Signs and symptoms to watch out forLung disease can affect the ability to breathe, potentially causing short-term or long-term damage to our overall health. Estimates by the American Lung Association suggested more than 35 million Americans have a preventable chronic lung disease. The category of lung disease includes a number of conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive […]

New cancer drug attacks cancer-causing gene linked to obesity

Scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these cancers from growing

New cancer drug attacks cancer-causing gene linked to obesityResearchers from Michigan State University are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. The scientists were particularly interested in bromodomain inhibitors (BET inhibitors). These are a promising new class of drugs that target the genes involved in cancer’s growth. BET inhibitors prevent the expression of certain growth-promoting genes and therefore slow tumour growth. The researchers […]

Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]
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