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Quitting Smoking May Drive You To Drink
2013-02-14 09:54:00

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Killing an estimated 443,000 people each year in the US, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 68 percent of all adult smokers in the United States want to quit smoking completely, and some 23.7 million adults tried to quit in 2010. The nicotine found in cigarettes, however, can be as addictive as heroin or cocaine....

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...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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