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 […]

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 […]

Welding fumes raise lung cancer risk, reveal researchers

Workers exposed to welding fumes are more likely to develop lung cancer than those not exposed to the fumes

Welding fumes raise lung cancer risk, reveal researchersA new study suggests this holds true regardless of other risk factors like smoking or exposure to asbestos. “Welding fumes have previously been classified as ‘possibly carcinogenic’ to people,” said Dr Denitza Blagev, a researcher at the University of Utah and Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. “Although welders have been observed to experience higher […]

Maintaining physical fitness helps combat lung and bowel cancer, finds study

A new study claims maintaining physical fitness helps prevent lung and bowel cancers. The researchers also discovered that those who already were at risk of these diseases but were deemed physically fit had greater chances of survival

Maintaining physical fitness helps combat lung and bowel cancer, finds studyThe paper published in the Wiley Online Library showcased a study done on 43,143 health system patients who engaged in exercise stress tests of fitness in a span of 18 years. Researchers found that physically fit persons were at a lower risk of developing lung and colorectal cancers. Those aged 40 to 70 years old […]

Can stress cause cancer? What you need to know

Experts say there has been growing evidence that chronic stress can affect a person’s cancer risk and progression

Can stress cause cancer? What you need to knowChronic stress is known to negatively affect the body. It could trigger the development of inflammation and cardiometabolic disease. Stress can also contribute to the development of cancer. Previous studies showed that it can speed up the progression and worsen outcomes of the disease. But can stress be the main cause of cancer? The National […]

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 […]

Know about the health benefits of hot chilli peppers

Fighting cancer is not the only positive effect of eating hot chilli peppers as people can enjoy a number of health benefits from this spicy food

Know about the health benefits of hot chilli peppersThere is already a number of good reasons to add hot chilli peppers to your diet and the number continues to grow. A new study suggests that it could also help in the fight against lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for men and women. The study published in Experimental Biology shows that […]

Chilli pepper compound may slow down lung cancer, reveals study

A new study finds that capsaicin, the pungent compound in chilli peppers, can successfully stop lung cancer metastasis

Chilli pepper compound may slow down lung cancer, reveals studyNew research suggests that there may be a nutritional compound that can hinder this process of metastasis. Capsaicin, which is the chemical compound that gives chilli peppers their pungent flavour, stopped lung cancer metastasis in rodents and cultured human cell lines. Piyali Dasgupta, Ph.D., from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in […]

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 […]
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