Personal Health

Uncovering a ‘smoking gun’ of biological aging clocks

A newly discovered ribosomal DNA (rDNA) clock can be used to accurately determine an individual’s chronological and biological age, according to research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The ribosomal clock is a novel biomarker of aging based on the rDNA, a segment of the genome that has previously been mechanistically linked […]

Health Problems

Cigarette smoking associated with increased risk of peripheral artery disease in African-Americans

African Americans who smoke cigarettes are more likely than those who don’t smoke to develop peripheral artery disease, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of arteries other then those directly serving the […]

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Tobacco availability raises smoking in pregnancy

Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy if they live in areas with lots of shops selling cigarettes, a study shows. Pregnant women living in Scottish neighbourhoods with the highest availability of tobacco products are 70 per cent more likely to smoke than if they live in areas where no tobacco is sold, researchers […]

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Blood vessel function takes harmful hit from hookah tobacco smoking

Smoking hookah tobacco acutely impairs blood vessels’ ability to function, according to preliminary research to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. Hookah, also known as a waterpipe, consists of a bowl, a chamber partially […]

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Model Identifies Adolescents at Risk for Smoking Initiation

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 — A novel prognostic tool can be used to accurately identify adolescents at risk for initiating cigarette smoking, according to a study published online Oct. 1 in Pediatrics. Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Ph.D., from the Université de Montréal, and colleagues used data from the Nicotine Dependence in Teens study. A total of 1,294 […]

Personal Health

Cigarette Smoking

Most teens are aware that people who have smoked for a while can get lung cancer and emphysema and eventually die, but many don’t know about all of the bad things that smoking can do to them right now. If you smoke, you owe it to yourself to find out about the effects of smoking […]