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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
Smoking after Crohn’s disease surgery increases the risk of relapse. More than half of Crohn’s disease patients will undergo surgery to remove affected areas of the bowel. Surgery is not a cure for Crohn’s disease, and relapses are quite common.… Read More
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
A new study found that quitting smoking will help you make at least two new friends. The researchers found that the longer a person went without smoking the more likely they were to start new friendships with other nonsmokers.
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Hearing loss risk is increased in active and passive smokers. The study suggests that reducing smoking or even avoiding passive smoking can help lower the risk of hearing loss. The research found that smokers have a 15.1 percent higher risk… Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk has been found to increase with smoking. The study found that smokers, or those who have smoked many cigarettes in their life, are at a greater risk for AMD, compared to non-smokers.
AMD is a… Read More
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
Lack of physical activity has been found to rank second after smoking as a predictor of early death, according to new findings. In the study analyzing nearly 800 men beginning at midlife, the Swedish researchers found that an increase in… Read More
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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