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Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

July 21, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research.
The new study also hints — but doesn’t prove — that nicotine-replacement products used during pregnancy, such as patches and gum, could pose [...]

Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk

July 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Smoking may increase a person’s risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests.
Previous research has found that smokers are more likely to take their own lives than nonsmokers. This difference was attributed to the fact that [...]

Graphic Cigarette-Label Warnings Work, Study Finds

July 15, 2014

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette warning labels help convince smokers to quit, and the bigger the label, the better, a new study shows.
Even when smokers try to avoid seeing the labels, they are prompted to think about quitting, the researchers found.
“Warning labels vary widely from country to country but it’s clear that [...]

Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says

July 15, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Health behaviors and challenges often vary depending on a person’s sexual orientation, a new U.S. report finds.
But, those changes do not seem to follow a set pattern — some are healthy, some aren’t. For example, the federal researchers found that gays and lesbians were [...]

Lung Groups: Governments Should Limit or Ban Use of E-Cigarettes

July 10, 2014

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Governments should ban or limit the use of electronic cigarettes until more is known about their health effects, say experts from the world’s leading lung organizations.
The position statement was issued Wednesday by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), which includes more than 70,000 members worldwide.
“The gravity of [...]

Combo Approach May Work Best for Smokers Looking to Quit

July 8, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Combining two anti-smoking approaches — the medication Chantix and nicotine patches — improves the odds you’ll quit smoking over the short term, a new industry-funded study suggests.

“The combination appears to be safe, although further studies are needed to confirm this,” said Dr. Coenie Koegelenberg, [...]

Hookah Smoking Popular Among Well-Heeled Teens: Survey

July 7, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While American teenagers have increasingly been saying “no” to cigarettes over the past decade, almost one in five high school seniors now say they have smoked a hookah pipe, a new survey shows.
A form of smoking that has been a fixture throughout the Middle East [...]

Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

July 3, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Young adults who drop their bad health habits can reduce their risk of heart disease as they age, new research suggests.
“Even after people have hit adulthood with some unhealthy behaviors, it’s not too late to produce a benefit for their heart if they change those [...]

CDC Readies Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

June 24, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Amanda, a 30-year-old who smoked during her pregnancy, wants people to know how important it is to keep trying to quit the dangerous habit.
Her baby was born two months early, and spent weeks in an incubator.
“She wasn’t born with the reflexes to talk or swallow, [...]

Screen Older Men Who’ve Ever Smoked for Aneurysms: Experts

June 23, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older men who smoke or have smoked 100 cigarettes or more should be screened for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a panel of U.S. health experts recommends.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force noted the new guideline is for men between the ages of 65 and [...]


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