Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer, reveals study

Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a report funded by Cancer Research UK

Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer, reveals studyThe study of more than 700 melanoma patients mainly from the north of England, and published today in Cancer Research, provides evidence to suggest that smoking may blight the immune response against melanoma and reduce survival. These new findings from researchers at the University of Leeds provide another reason why people should try to give […]

Sweet smells can help curb cigarette cravings, finds study  

If trying to quit smoking has become a bit of a challenge, researchers advise sniffing peppermint, coffee, and vanilla to curb the craving for cigarettes

Sweet smells can help curb cigarette cravings, finds study  As health officials search for novels ways to help cigarette smokers kick the habit, they may want to consider enlisting the power of smell. Researchers found that smokers exposed to pleasant olfactory cues, like the scents of chocolate, lemon, or vanilla, had less intense cigarette cravings than those exposed to a neutral smell or the […]

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 […]

High levels of air pollution may raise the risk of ‘this’ degenerative eye disease

Exposure to high levels of exhaust may raise the risk of the vision-robbing disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests

High levels of air pollution may raise the risk of ‘this’ degenerative eye diseaseIn a study of nearly 40,000 people in Taiwan, researchers found that high levels of exhaust could nearly double the risk of the age-related eye condition, which damages the macula, the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision. People with AMD have trouble seeing straight ahead. Only people with the highest exposure to […]

Why does cigarette smoke make head and neck cancer more aggressive?

Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world. The vast majority of cases are head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), a type of cancer that arises in the outer layer of the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and throat. Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for developing the disease and reduces treatment effectiveness

Why does cigarette smoke make head and neck cancer more aggressive?Now Thomas Jefferson University researchers studying the effects of cigarette smoke on tumour progression show that cigarette smoke reprograms the cells surrounding the cancer cells, and helps drive HNSCC aggressiveness. The results were published online in the journal Molecular Cancer Research. “Cigarette smoke changes the metabolism of cells in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas, […]

#MentalHealthWeek: Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occurs

While ‘morning anxiety’ is not a medical term, many have reported feeling anxious and stressed after they wake up without any known trigger. According to experts, here are some of the possible causes

#MentalHealthWeek: Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occursAll of us have experienced anxiety and stress at some point but should we be paying more attention to the factor of timing? In a new study from Japan, researchers examined how evening stress may be different from morning stress. The finding stated that the body only activates the sympathetic nervous system as a response […]

#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart disease

A new study has reinforced the belief that work-related stress and impaired sleep could be directly associated with raised blood pressure and risk of death due to heart disease

#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart diseaseWork stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health […]

How long does it take your heart to recover after you quit smoking?

A new study revealed that the heart needs some 15 years to fully recover after quitting from smoking

How long does it take your heart to recover after you quit smoking?Numerous visual aids and articles scattered across the internet illustrate the changes that happen to a person’s body 15 minutes after a person decides to stop smoking, moving to an hour, a day, a week and years after. And while all of those are true, a new study suggests that you may need a bit […]

Quitting smoking helps reduce bladder cancer risk in women post menopause

A large study of postmenopausal women indicated that quitting cigarette smoking was associated with significantly reduced risk of bladder cancer. The most significant reduction in risk occurred in the first 10 years after quitting, with a modest but continued decline in later years

Quitting smoking helps reduce bladder cancer risk in women post menopauseThe study was published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, by Yueyao Li, MSPH, MD, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Indiana University in Bloomington. Although bladder cancer is a fairly rare cancer type, representing an estimated 4.6 per cent […]

Smoking during pregnancy may damage daughters’ future fertility, reveals study

Baby girls, born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy, exhibit signs of increased testosterone exposure, which may affect their hormone and reproductive function, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting

Smoking during pregnancy may damage daughters’ future fertility, reveals studyThe findings of this study suggest that cigarette is an endocrine disruptor that can masculinise girls in the womb and that daughters of women that smoked during pregnancy may suffer from hormonal and reproductive health problems in the long-term. Smoking during pregnancy is widely known to be bad for the health of both mother and […]
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