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Drugs Mimicking Cigarette Smoke May Help COVID Therapy: Study
Drugs Mimicking Cigarette Smoke May Help COVID Therapy: Study

Something of a paradox exists with respect to smoking cigarettes and Covid-19. Active smoking is associated with increased severity of disease, but at the same time, many reports have suggested lower numbers of Covid cases amongst smokers than amongst non-smokers.

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World No Tobacco Day: Health Experts Urge People To Quit Smoking

"Given the correlation between the severity of Covid-19 and tobacco, the need to create awareness about ending tobacco use has never been more critical. World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form"

Smoking Worsens COVID Infection In Airways Of Lungs
Smoking Worsens COVID Infection In Airways Of Lungs

New York: Researchers using a model of airway tissue created from human stem cells have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes causes more severe infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, in the airways of the lungs. The study, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, will help researchers better understand Covid-19 risks for smokers and […]

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Smoking Affects Fertility, Childbirth & Quality Of Life, Know How

New Delhi: Smoking and tobacco use can have a serious impact on the fertility of both men and women, and consequently the quality of life in pregnancy. If a woman is a regular smoker, then it has a double effect on a woman’s fertility. Smoking can harm both the eggs and the uterus. It not […]

Heavy stress may shorten our life expectancy
Heavy stress may shorten our life expectancy

London: If you are taking too much stress, read this carefully. Researchers have found that life expectancy is influenced not only by the traditional lifestyle-related risk factors, but also by factors related to a person’s quality of life, such as heavy stress. The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, was based on data collected […]

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Smoking During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of Fracture In Infants

London: Researchers have found that infants of mothers who smoke during early pregnancy appear to have a small increased risk of fractures during the first year of life. Many studies have found a link between smoking during pregnancy and growth problems in infants. But evidence of the impact of smoking during pregnancy on the bone […]

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Bigg Boss 13: Sidharth Shukla Compares His Bond With Shehnaaz Gill To Smoking

Mumbai: “Bigg Boss 13 contestant Sidharth Shukla says his relationship with housemate Shehnaaz Gill is like smoking cigarettes. “Tere saath attachment hai, alag si. Kisi insaan ke saath nahi rahi hai. Wo aisi attachment hai jaisi meri cigarette ke saath hai. Mere ko pata hai problem de rahi hai par mai jaa ke peeta hun […]

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Loneliness As Dangerous As Smoking Or Obesity

New York: Loneliness rivals smoking and obesity in its impact on shortening longevity and has become a public health concern, especially for older adults, say researchers. With older adults increasingly moving into senior living or retirement communities, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine sought to identify the common characteristics of […]

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Smoking Cigarettes Linked To Poor Mental Health

Jerusalem: Researchers have found that smoking not only causes physical damage but is also detrimental to mental health. According to the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the research team from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Belgrade and University of Pristina together, surveyed more than 2,000 students enrolled at Serbian universities with differing […]

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Obesity, Smoking Have Negative Impact On Bone Health

New York: Both obesity and smoking can have negative effects on bone health, say researchers, adding they also impact healing in patients who have undergone surgery for fractures of the wrist, or the distal radius, among the most common bone fractures. “Obesity and smoking are currently considered among the two most important preventable causes of […]

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Heavy Smoking Causes Faces To Look Older

London: Smoker’s Face– a condition where smokers look older than they are, is just one of many negative effects caused by heavy tobacco usage, researchers have warned. “We searched across thousands of traits to identify those that may be affected by how heavily someone smokes. As well as identifying several known adverse effects such as […]

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Those Who Can't Smoke Don't Turn Into Food Addicts

New York: Smokers who quit or abstain for whatever reason do not generally turn their gaze towards mouth-watering food as normally thought. According to researchers from University at Buffalo, smoking abstinence doesn’t greatly affect the motivation for food. “We found that the motivations for cigarettes, food and water do not interact very much,” said Stephen […]

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Health Warnings On Each Cigarette May Help Reduce Smoking

London: Health warnings printed on individual cigarettes could play a key role in reducing smoking, says a new research. For the study published in the journal Addiction Research and Theory, the researchers examined smokers’ perceptions of the warning ‘Smoking kills’ on individual cigarettes – as opposed to the message only appearing on packs. “Tactics like […]

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Women with sleep apnea at increased risk of cancer: Study

London: Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer than men with the condition, warn researchers. The study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, is based on analyses of registry data, collected in the European database ESADA, on a total of some 20,000 adult patients with obstructive […]

Smoking Can Trigger Severe Leg Pain, Poor Wound Healing

New York: Researchers have found a strong link between smoking and peripheral artery disease — a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs — and this elevated risk can persist up to 30 years after quitting smoking. The study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School […]

Electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells: Researchers

New York: In the most damning study so far, a US research team has found that e-cigarettes, often targeted at youth and pregnant women, damage brain stem cells. Even short-term exposure of e-cigarettes (ECs) produces a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain, said the researchers from University of […]

Quitting smoking cuts bladder cancer risk in women

New York: Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of bladder cancer in older women, says a study, adding that the most significant reduction in risk occurred in the first 10 years after quitting. The researchers used various statistical models to analyse the association between the years since quitting smoking and the risk of bladder cancer. […]

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Quit smoking to lower risk of premature birth

New York: Expecting mothers, take note. As smoking during pregnancy is linked with negative health outcomes, a team of researchers has found that smoking cessation during pregnancy may reduce the risk of pre-term birth. The findings, published in the JAMA Network Open journal, showed that the probability of pre-term birth decreased with earlier smoking cessation […]

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Are you 'Expecting'! Here is tips for first-time mothers' and your Baby

Are you pregnant? Congratulations! The excitement of being a mother is incomparable. But, alongside, numerous thoughts must be streaming in your mind. It is likely to develop the urge to learn everything-good and bad, about pregnancy. As you are stepping into an incredible journey of bringing an angel into your life, you must be aware […]

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Partnering up key to quit smoking: Study

London: Is addiction not letting you quit smoking? Relax. A new study suggests that kicking the habit works best in pairs. The study, presented at EuroPrevent 2019, showed that couples who attempted to stop smoking together had a six-fold chance of success compared to patients who attempted it alone. “Quitting smoking can be a lonely […]

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Stop smoking cigarettes before they make you blind

New Delhi: Do you smoke cigarettes? Think twice before taking another drag as it may not only damage your heart or lungs but can also make you blind, experts say. Smoking harms the retina — the light-sensing tissue in the back of the eyes, responsible for transmitting images to the brain. “It’s like a film […]

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Smoking during pregnancy raises infant's obesity risk

New York: Children whose mothers smoked during their pregnancy are at increased risk of being obese later in life, say researchers. The findings, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, showed that chemerin, a protein that is produced by fat cells and appears to play a role in energy storage, was more prevalent in the skin […]

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Scientist probing if tobacco's native forms less harmful

Chennai: Can indigenous ways of smoking counteract the harm being done by mass-produced cigarettes? Researching the roots of native Fijian tobacco plant ‘suki’ said to originated in Tamil Nadu and smoked in a “roll-up”, a renowned scientist from New Zealand is finding about the similar Indian cheroot. On her visit to India, scientist Marewa Glover […]

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Ban on Tobacco sale for below 21 may prevent new smokers

London: Raising the legal age for tobacco purchase from 18 to 21 years is likely to reduce smoking rates in young people and make the generation smoke-free, experts suggest. Most smokers start smoking during childhood and two-thirds of those who try smoking early will become regular smokers later, said the study published in The BMJ. […]

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Smoking not linked to higher dementia risk, says study

New York: It is no secret that smoking increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even blindness. But puffing on a cigarette is not associated with a higher risk of dementia, says a new study. The present study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, stands in contrast to the previous research that […]