Health Risks Higher for LGBT Community

June 27, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In yet another sign that lesbian, gay and bisexual people face additional health risks, a new study finds they’re more likely to drink heavily and smoke.
Gay men and bisexuals of both genders are also more likely to report moderate-to-severe “psychological distress,” and lesbians have a […]

Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

June 24, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests.
Among breast cancer patients taking a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, smokers had a three times greater risk of their cancer returning than nonsmokers, the investigators found. However, the […]

Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans, CDC Says

June 23, 2016

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smokers in southern states can still find plenty of places to spread secondhand smoke to others, a new report finds.
In fact, no states in the U.S. Southeast have comprehensive smoke-free laws to protect nonsmokers from tobacco fumes, a federal government report says.
This type of law bans smoking […]

Why Are More American Men Getting Parkinson’s Disease?

June 21, 2016

Rates of Parkinson’s disease may be on the rise for U.S. men over the past three decades, and the trend could be tied to declines in smoking, a new study suggests.

Depression Plagues Many With COPD

June 17, 2016

By Chuck GreenHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may raise the risk of depression among patients with the incurable respiratory illness, two new studies suggest.
One report, from scientists at Manchester Metropolitan University in England, found one in four patients with COPD suffered persistent depressive symptoms over […]

Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

June 15, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — America’s heart health seems to be improving, a new study reports.
Federal researchers found that fewer Americans over 40 have coronary heart disease. The rate is down from just over 10 percent in 2001-2002 to 8 percent in 2011-2012, the study found.
Despite the overall decline, there wasn’t a significant […]

E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study

June 13, 2016

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teens in the United States who use electronic cigarettes are six times more likely to move on to traditional cigarettes compared to kids who never use the devices, a new study reports.
A survey of about 300 high school students found a troubling pattern, although […]

Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

June 9, 2016

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — It may seem like eye-rolling teens never listen, but a new U.S. government report finds many kids are getting some health messages loud and clear.
Smoking among high school students is at an all-time low. Slightly more than one in 10 high schoolers used cigarettes in 2015. That’s down […]

Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Do Seem to Help People Quit

June 7, 2016

Ghastly smoking-relating photos on cigarette packs do encourage smokers to quit, a new study finds.

Base Quit-Smoking Day on Menstrual Cycle?

June 2, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Certain weeks of a woman’s menstrual cycle may be better than others for quitting smoking, a small study suggests.
Success was less likely when a “quit day” fell during the follicular phase, or first half of the monthly cycle, researchers found.
“Understanding how menstrual cycle phase affects neural […]


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