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In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), smoking and excess weight reduces the improvement of symptoms brought on by treatment. Senior investigator Vivian Bykerk explained, “Early, aggressive treatment to achieve remission is the primary goal of therapy and can be best achieved… Read More
Fibrosis in heart and kidneys increases with smoking, according to research findings. In addition, smoking can worsen already existing kidney disease. Fibrosis, which is scarring of organ tissue, can negatively impact the function of the affected organ.
The researchers conducted… Read More
Researchers have found that smoking in diabetes can take years off patients’ life. The study found that diabetic smokers are twice as likely to die prematurely, compared to smokers without diabetes.
Dr. Joel Zonszein commented, “Smoking is bad for… Read More
A new study has found that black Americans have the highest risk of diabetes if they smoke a pack of cigarettes or more a day. Research lead Wendy White explained, “Smoking cessation should be strongly encouraged in blacks with risk… Read More
Graphic cigarette labels depicting the health consequences of smoking could help cut down on the numbers of smokers in the U.S. The study suggests these labels could save up to 650,000 lives, along with preventing premature births and low weight… Read More
Depression after a heart attack can be quite common, but exercise and smoking cessation can help reduce the risk. Psychiatrist Dr. Manuela Abreu explained, “Depression is almost three times more common in people who have had a heart attack than… Read More
Schizophrenia is linked to an increased intensity of tobacco smoking, with low smoking cessation rates among schizophrenic patients, compared to the general population. Researcher and lead author of the study Stéphane Potvin said, “Smoking is a real problem for people… Read More
Cognitive decline in old age has been linked to smoking and heavy drinking. Smoking is becoming an increasingly common risk factor for dementia, so the researchers examined the association between smoking history and cognitive decline from midlife to older… Read More
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
Smoking causes the heart wall to thicken, which contributes to heart failure. When the walls of the heart become thick, the heart’s ability to properly pump out blood reduces. Over time, this leads to heart damage and, essentially, heart failure… Read More
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
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
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