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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...

Secondhand Smoke Still A Problem In Apartment Buildings
2012-12-15 07:09:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that nearly 29 million Americans who say they don't smoke in their apartments could still be exposed to secondhand smoke coming from other parts of the building. According to the CDC team, secondhand smoke can cause disease and premature death in non-smokers. Secondhand smoke potentially affects about 44 million Americans living in multi-unit housing each year. This...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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