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Smokers Experiencing Heart Attacks Earlier
2011-10-11 05:15:51

A new study suggests that smokers suffer heart attacks years before their non-smoking counterparts. Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor studied 3,600 people who were hospitalized with a heart attack or unstable angina — pain due to low blood flow to the heart, which is often a precursor to a heart attack. They found that 25 percent of the heart patients were current smokers who were, on average, younger and with fewer health problems than the...

2011-10-03 19:38:40

Not only are smokers twice as likely to have strokes, they are almost a decade younger than non-smokers when they have them, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. Between January 2009 and March 2011, researchers studied 982 stroke patients (264 smokers and 718 non-smokers) at an Ottawa prevention clinic. They found the average age of stroke patients who smoked was 58, compared to age 67 for non-smokers. "The information from this study provides yet...

Link Found Between Smoking And Chronic Pain In Women
2011-09-28 12:41:52

Kentucky women who smoke heavily may experience more chronic musculoskeletal pain, suggests a new study led by University of Kentucky researchers. More than 6,000 Kentucky women over the age of 18 were surveyed on their smoking habits and symptoms of chronic pain. Syndromes included in the analysis were fibromyalgia, sciatica, chronic neck pain, chronic back pain, joint pain, chronic head pain, nerve problems, and pain all over the body. Results showed that women who smoke, or who were...


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This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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