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2013-06-25 19:19:10

This lung cancer associated with EGFR mutation and ER expression The incidence of lung cancer in women affects an estimated 516,000 women worldwide, of which 100,000 are in the United States and 70,000 in Europe. Until now, lung cancers occurring in women have been treated similarly to lung cancers in men. However, numerous studies have highlighted different characteristics of lung cancer in women. Researchers at the University of Toulouse III in France aim to compare clinical,...

2013-06-18 13:47:00

health and responsibility Free and equal access to medical treatment has been a staple of the Danish welfare state, but more and more Danes express the view that people treated for lifestyle diseases like smoker's lungs or obesity should pay for their own treatment — as these patients are thought to be responsible for their own medical conditions. The logic behind this view is, however, dubious, says PhD Martin Marchman Andersen from the University of Copenhagen. In a new thesis, he...

2013-06-13 16:02:47

And increase chances of daily smoking by 30 percent The researchers base their findings on over 1300 ten to 15 year old non-smokers whose exposure to tobacco advertising and subsequent behavior were monitored over a period of 2.5 years. In 2008, the children, who were pupils at 21 public schools in three different regions of Germany, were asked how often they had seen particular ads. These included images for six of the most popular cigarette brands in Germany and eight other products,...

2013-05-09 20:25:37

The tobacco industry has been under attack for decades. The first warnings that cigarette smoking could potentially cause harm came out in the middle of last century. SHEFFIELD, England, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The tobacco industry has been under attack for decades. The first warnings that cigarette smoking could potentially cause harm came out in the middle of last century. As further evidence has mounted against first and secondhand smoking, bans have started to crop up...

2013-04-30 23:40:39

Smoking increased the risk for developing colon cancer, and female smokers may have a greater risk than male smokers, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Globally, during the last 50 years, the number of new colon cancer cases per year has exploded for both men and women," said Inger Torhild Gram, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Community Medicine at the University of...

2013-04-30 10:53:54

Smoking prevention in schools reduces the number of young people who will later become smokers, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. For young people who have never smoked, these programs appear to be effective at least one year after implementation. Smoking causes five million preventable deaths every year, a number predicted to rise to eight million by 2030. It is thought that around a quarter of young people may smoke by age 13-15. With a history...

2013-04-28 23:02:11

The Tobacco Product Manufacturing industry is under fire with smoking rates in the UK having fallen from over 50% in the 1960s to 20% in 2011 as people became aware of the link between smoking and diseases such as cancer and the subsequent increase in government regulations on smoking. The industry is expected to continue to decline over the next five years through 2018-19 as older smokers die off or kick the habit whilst less young people take up smoking to replace them. London, United...

Teenage Smoking Curbed By Half Hour Of Exercise
2013-04-10 09:36:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, taking a short daily walk may help teenagers quit smoking. For the study, researchers tracked 233 teenagers from 19 high schools in West Virginia, where nearly 13 percent of West Virginia teenagers are smokers. They found that those who increased their exercise to just 20 minutes a day were able to cut down on their habit, while spending 30 minutes of doing physical...

2013-03-28 12:26:50

Campaign to expose tragic health impact of smoking ATLANTA, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing with the success of last year's national education ad campaign, "Tips from Former Smokers," a second series of ads was launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ads, funded by the Affordable Care Act's Prevention and Public Health Fund, feature compelling stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities. Beginning...

Genetic Markers For Smoking Predict Risk 032813
2013-03-28 11:19:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study in JAMA Psychiatry, a team of international scientists has developed a genetic profile that indicates a greater risk for a teenager's progression into becoming a lifelong heavy smoker. People who share the genetic profile showed a greater risk of daily smoking as teenagers and then progressing more rapidly to smoking a pack a day or more as adults, the study said. High-risk individuals who were assessed in...