Simple tips for breaking bad habits

Habits, good or bad, follow a typical three-step pattern. One way to describe this is as three Rs: reminder, routine, and reward. By breaking down the cycle of a bad habit, you can identify what triggers the routine and begin to address what really needs to change. This way you can establish a pattern for new and healthier habits

Simple tips for breaking bad habits  Everyone has bad habits they want to break, but instead of scorning yourself for being helpless to break them, use the fundamentals of forming habits to your advantage. Engaging in habit changes for self-improvement is key to vitality and well-being at all ages, according to Margaret Moore, co-director of the Institute of Coaching at […]

Tobacco use poses higher health risks for female smokers

Female smokers are more likely to develop a specific genetic mutation believed to lead to lung adenocarcinoma, the most common histologic variant of lung cancer. Research has shown that women smokers are more likely to have KRAS G12C mutation and to develop lung cancer at a younger age, compared to male smokers

Tobacco use poses higher health risks for female smokersWomen are more prone to developing lung cancer than men because of tobacco, say doctors. On World No Tobacco Day, city doctors said in the past, it was believed that lung cancer occurs in women from low socioeconomic strata but recently it has been observed to be increasing in higher socio economic strata of women […]

Now, UK study shows e-cigarettes initiates cigarette smoking

A UK-based study published on the Nutrition and Health Journal's latest edition shows that use of e-cigarettes can be directly associated with initiation of smoking cigarettes. This study has been termed as the first ever study in UK, which has shown the relationship between the use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes. It busts the myth that e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes

Now, UK study shows e-cigarettes initiates cigarette smokingA study published in the Tobacco Control BMJ Journal, has shown that use of e-cigarettes can be directly associated with initiation of smoking cigarette. The study is based on a survey done amongst adolescents in the United Kingdom (UK). Various cross-sectional surveys found that there is increase in number of adolescents that had been reported […]

Should e-cigarettes be banned? A letter sent to J P Nadda raises debate

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) also known as e-cigarettes are used as an alternative to normal cigarettes. Along with anti-tobacco movement, there is an increasing demand to ban e-cigarettes in India. Some states have already initiated the ban on e-cigarettes

Should e-cigarettes be banned? A letter sent to J P Nadda raises debateA letter written to the Union Health Minister, JP Nadda by two eminent researchers advocating e-cigarettes for de-addiction has opened up debate in the medical fraternity where many experts are against it. Dr M Siddiqi, chairman of Cancer Foundation of India, Kolkata and RN Sharan, professor of Biochemistry at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, who have […]

What are lung nodules, its causes, symptoms and treatments

Lung nodules are very common. According to the American Thoracic Society, lung nodules can be found on up to 50 percent of adult chest imaging scans. The good news is fewer than 5 percent of lung nodules end up being cancer

What are lung nodules, its causes, symptoms and treatmentsLung nodules are either considered noncancerous or cancerous. A non-cancerous nodule is called benign, and a cancerous lung nodule is referred to as malignant. Growths that are larger than 3 centimetres are usually called lung masses and typically have a higher chance of being cancerous. Causes Although it can be frightening for an individual to […]