810 Articles Matching "smoking"

Online mail-order sexual health, smoking cessation company Ro lands $85M

Apr 17, 2019 (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
This new funding round comes less than a year after Ro raised $88 million to fund its smoking cessation platform...
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Obesity Poised To Take Spot Of No. 1 Preventable Cause Of Cancer, Kicking Smoking Out Of Top Position

Apr 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Within five to ten years, smoking may no longer be the top preventable cause for cancer. Being obese and overweight — long implicated in heart disease and diabetes — has been associated in recent years with an increased risk of getting at least 13 types of cancer. In other oncology news: multiple cancers in one patients, breast implants, miracle treatments and their complications, survivors helping others, and the HPV...
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Teen cigarette smoking declining more slowly in rural U.S.

Apr 12, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - The odds of smoking for U.S. adolescents are 50 percent higher in rural areas than in urban areas, even as rates of teen smoking in both settings have fallen, a recent study found....
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Treating cancer patients who smoke may cost extra $3.4 billion each year

Apr 11, 2019 , Reuters
When cancer patients are current smokers, their treatment is likely to be less effective and more expensive than if they quit smoking, a U.S. study suggests....
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Latest E. Coli Outbreak Has Now Spread To Five States And Yet Officials Remain Stumped On Its Source

Apr 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia all have reported cases of the illness. “Given the size and the number of states that are involved, what you’re seeing is very unusual,” said food safety lawyer Bill Marler of CDC's inability to identify the source. In other public health news: CBD regulations, allergies, mindfulness, diets, mental illness, marijuana versus smoking, prenatal screenings, and...
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Want to Stop Smoking? Gums, Patches, Sprays or Counseling May Help

Apr 05, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Want to Stop Smoking? Gums, Patches, Sprays or Counseling May HelpCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/4/2019 12:00:00...
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The Loneliness Epidemic Has Very Real Consequences

Apr 04, 2019 , WebMD
Feeling alone ranks up there with smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity in terms of its effects on your health, an expert...
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Teens' E-Cig Surge Hasn't Hurt Move Away From Smoking: Study

Apr 03, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Teens' E-Cig Surge Hasn't Hurt Move Away From Smoking: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/2/2019 12:00:00...
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Walgreens tests stores sans tobacco, but sticks with the category: WSJ

Apr 02, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
As Walgreens tests locations without tobacco products, its parent company’s CEO Stefano Pessina said it would continue to sell cigarettes in most stores while highlighting smoking cessation options. Read More...
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Secondhand Smoke Can Raise Fetal Heart Risks

Mar 26, 2019 , WebMD
All types of parental smoking were linked to an increased risk of congenital heart birth defects, the analysis...
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Poor mental health shortens life expectancy almost as much as diabetes and smoking

Mar 26, 2019 , CNBC Health
Diabetes prevalence and smoking rate had the strongest correlation to life expectancy, U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation's Healthiest Communities found. Poor mental health was about as...
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Smoking Around Expectant Moms Can Harm Babies' Hearts

Mar 26, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Smoking Around Expectant Moms Can Harm Babies' HeartsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/24/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/25/2019 12:00:00...
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The Ups And Downs Of Sit-Stand Desks

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Have a seat. No, wait! Stand. With researchers suggesting that "sitting is the new smoking," sit-stand desks (SSD) have become a common tool to quell sedentary behavior in an office environment. As this furniture becomes ubiquitous, conflicting opinions have arisen on its effectiveness. The Univers......
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FDA co-sponsors horror video game to scare teens away from cigarettes

Mar 22, 2019 (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
The free game evokes inflamed organs, tar-filled pits and other jarring imagery to drive home its metaphor for smoking's side...
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States Raising Smoking Age to Combat Teen Vaping

Mar 16, 2019 , WebMD
Newly released numbers from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey show more than 3.6 million teens used e-cigarettes in 2018. Those numbers include a 78% increase from 2017 in use among high schoolers and a 48% increase among middle...
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Smoking Doubles Risk for SIDS

Mar 13, 2019 , eMedicine Health
Smoking Doubles Risk for Sudden Unexplained Infant...
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Smoking Doubles Risk for Sudden Unexplained Infant Death

Mar 13, 2019 , RxList
Infants born to women who smoked even one cigarette per day during pregnancy had more than twice the risk for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) compared with those whose mothers did not smoke, and that risk increased with each cigarette, a large study found. The risk fell when women reduced or quit...
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Parents who avoid smoking at home may still vape around kids

Mar 12, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Parents who use both traditional and e-cigarettes may vape around kids at home and in cars even when they don't smoke around their kids, a U.S. study suggests....
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Smoking During Pregnancy Doubles The Risk Of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, Study Warns

Mar 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The first findings to result from a collaboration between Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Microsoft data scientists provides expecting mothers new information about how smoking before and during pregnancy contributes to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their fir......
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Smoking during pregnancy doubles risk of sudden death for baby, study says

Mar 12, 2019 , CNN Health
Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths....
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