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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...

Researchers Develop Device To Detect Secondhand Smoke
2013-03-22 09:07:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a device that is capable of detecting secondhand smoke — a gizmo that could be a powerful new tool in those attempting to avoid exposure to tobacco. The device, which is currently in the patent-pending prototype stage, weighs less than a cellphone and is approximately the same size as a Matchbox car, the researchers said. It uses polymer films to collect and measure the amount...

Mussels Adhesive Power May Hold Cure To Cancer And More
2013-03-07 17:16:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In all advances in science and technology, researchers must first look back before looking forward. And there´s something about the natural shape and form of living creatures which have long been residents of Earth which cannot be improved upon, only mimicked. Hongbo Zeng, a chemical and materials engineering researcher at the University of Alberta, has been studying one creature in particular to find clues for new drugs...

2013-03-03 23:00:38

Florida´s Delray Recovery Center is a treatment facility that offers programs for addictions to drug and alcohol, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders that include depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. With the goal of raising awareness of all types of addictions, the center released an infographic on the dangerous effects of nicotine. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 03, 2013 Simply because a drug or substance is legal does not make it harmless, which is why Delray Recovery...


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Nicotine Replacement Therapy
2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'