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ALS survival shorter with smoking

By: Devon Andre | Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 10:00 AM
ALS survival shorter with smoking

Although smoking has been tied to shorter life expectancy in general, it has particularly negative effects on people with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). There is currently no cure for ALS, though researchers have identified numerous risk factors including genes,… Read More

American adults smoking marijuana more than ever

By: Emily Lunardo | Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Person rolling joint, close-up of hands and bag of marijuana

More American adults are smoking marijuana than ever before. Over 13 percent of American adults surveyed in 2014 said they used marijuana in the previous year. That is a 10 percent increase since 2002. Daily use of marijuana rose as well from… Read More

National Cholesterol Education Month: Testosterone, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, prostate cancer, HDL cholesterol, and smoking

By: Bel Marra Health | Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 09:00 AM
Testosterone and its effect on cholesterol

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, so we present a selection of articles discussing cholesterol and other conditions that can affect its levels, including testosterone, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, prostate cancer, HDL cholesterol, and smoking. Controlling cholesterol levels is important as… Read More

Effects of smoking on cholesterol levels

By: Devon Andre | Monday, August 29, 2016 - 02:30 PM
smoking cholesterol

Smoking can negatively impact your health in many different ways, including cholesterol. Having high cholesterol levels and smoking can be a dangerous combination for your heart. Your risk of a heart attack and stroke rises significantly if both these factors… Read More

Smoking cessation means less drinking…?

By: Emily Lunardo | Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:30 AM
Smoking cessation means less drinking…?

A new study found that those who quit smoking also consume less alcohol. The researchers examined the data from nearly 6,300 smokers in England of which 144 noted they have tried to quit smoking. The researchers found that those who… Read More

Rates of smoking during pregnancy underreported

By: Devon Andre | Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Rates of smoking during pregnancy underreported

We all know the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, but it appears that rates of smoking during pregnancy are well underreported. In fact, more American women are lighting up a cigarette while pregnant than you would believe. The findings are based… Read More

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