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Study finds that quitting smoking during pregnancy lowers risk of preterm births

There is an important association between maternal cigarette smoking cessation during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth, according to a new Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA Network Open. The negative health impacts of cigarette smoking during pregnancy—which include low birth weight, delayed intrauterine development, preterm birth, infant mortality, and long-term developmental delays—are well known. In […]

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Stop Smoking: New flavors can the Addiction to suppress

Flavors help for Smoking cessation? Smoking is known to be very harmful for the health and can even lead to premature death. Many people have problems stop Smoking. Researchers found out now, that the intention may be enough business to Inhale a pleasant flavors, the Craving for a cigarette away. In a recent study by […]

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Novel electrocardiogram uses signals from ear and hand to check heart rhythm: The ECG not requiring two hands could be used by drivers, athletes, and the military

A novel electrocardiogram (ECG) method which uses signals from the ear and hand to check heart rhythm is revealed today at EHRA 2011 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. The ECG does not require two hands and could be used by drivers, athletes, and the military. Study author Dr Raffaele De Lucia, of the […]

Kids Health

Smoking during pregnancy doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death, study warns

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 first birthday. According to the study published in Pediatrics, any amount of smoking […]

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MPs want to raise legal smoking age to 21

Ban cigarettes for anyone under 21, ministers are urged amid calls for tobacco taxes to be increased Raising limit could help to stop people trying out cigarettes at a young age Ministers are considering levy on tobacco firms to fund services for quitting  Rules tightened on showing smoking on TV and in films, the group […]

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 […]