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2012-06-18 05:42:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Smoking quitlines have been heralded as an effective and inexpensive way to curb smoking addiction.  Now, a new study reveals that they could potentially intervene in alcohol addiction as well. There have been numerous studies showing the link between drinking and smoking behaviors, but few smoking quitlines actually screen and counsel callers about alcohol abuse. In the first study of its kind, researchers examined the drinking patterns of callers to the...

2012-06-08 13:30:08

A new study presented today at EULAR 2012, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, reinforces current thinking that smoking negatively affects treatment response in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drugs. This American study, the largest of its kind, followed 2,811 treatment naïve patients initiated onto anti-TNF therapy. Of the study group, 19% (n=521) were smokers and 81% (n=2,290) were non-smokers....

Marijuana Use Prevalent In Young Adults, According to Online Study
2012-04-19 08:09:37

Marijuana use is four times as likely among American young adults who are already tobacco smokers than those who are non-smokers, according to a recent Facebook-based survey conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The survey findings show a much greater prevalence of marijuana and tobacco co-use among smokers age 18 to 25 than previously reported, said the research team. Past studies have shown that roughly 35 percent of young adult tobacco users...

2012-04-19 05:15:47

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Should adolescents who misuse drugs and alcohol like an adult get the same treatment as an adult? Adolescents who abuse drugs and alcohol to the point where they need treatment typically are limited to options for youth-specific care that can become costly and lead to high relapse rates following treatment.  Little research has focused on the benefits of mutual-help groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), for adolescents until...

2012-03-24 04:34:38

A major research trial to test the effectiveness of extra support for smokers calling an NHS quitline - on top of what is already offered by the service - has found the additional help does not improve success rates for quitting the habit. The pilot scheme offered smokers additional help in the form of free nicotine patches and extra telephone counseling from the English National Quitline. The Department of Health and UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS)-funded study led by The...

2012-03-06 09:40:00

The highly publicized and misrepresented analysis by the FDA found that the e-cigarettes it tested did not contain harmful levels of any toxic chemicals or carcinogens, e-cigarettes should be taken as 100% safe ( though there is no 100% safe item in this world). Innokin Technology recommends e-cigarettes as an acceptable smokeless alternative for smokers who wish to reduce or completely eliminate cigarette smoke exposure. Why not take the opportunity to participate in the National Vaping Day...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).