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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...

2013-02-14 13:36:05

Over a span of nearly 20 years, California's tobacco control program cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according to a new study by UC San Francisco. Additionally, the study -- covering the beginning of the program in 1989 to 2008 -- found that the state program helped lead to some 6.8 billion fewer packs of cigarettes being sold that would have been worth $28.5 billion in sales to cigarette companies. The study was designed to calculate the fiscal impact...

2013-01-31 23:02:18

A recent study from the Massachusetts General Hospital found a detectable level of the nicotine metabolite, cotinine, in 88% of non-smoking children and adults, indicating that they had been involuntarily exposed to tobacco smoke as a resident of the Boston Housing Authority. National estimates of second-hand smoke exposure, based on data from a previous CDC study were much lower. (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital recently conducted a study of...

2013-01-29 16:55:40

The hazards of breathing outdoor air in some Chinese cities have been well-documented. Now a University at Buffalo study confirms that breathing indoor air also carries significant cancer risks, especially for Chinese women. The UB study, published online this month, in the journal Cancer Causes & Control, found that indoor air pollution that generates fine particulate matter is a key contributor to the high rates of lung cancer among Chinese women, despite the fact that few of them...

New Smoking Laws Reduce Hospital Admissions For Children With Asthma
2013-01-22 20:54:47

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Asthma in childhood is no different a disease than asthma that adults with the condition face. However, in children, asthma does pose unique challenges. The condition, characterized by inflammation of the lungs and airways when exposed to certain triggers, e.g. airborne pollens, cold weather and respiratory infections, can be responsible for interruptions to the daily lives of children. Daily symptoms are often an impediment to...


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