How smoking REALLY affects the body, from stomach ulcers and acne to infertility

Smokers are twice as likely to be infertile and more likely to develop ulcers and bowel disorders such as Crohn's, according to an interactive tool by online clinic HealthExpress.co.uk.
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BOSTON (CBS) – Pimples aren’t just for teens anymore. A growing number of adults also have acne. A 2018 review of studies in the journal Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology reported a significant increase in adult acne, mostly in women with breakouts on the lower third of their faces. One dermatologist told the New York Times that nearly all of her adult female patients are getting pimples. And some experts are calling it an epidemic. It’s not clear why. They say environmental factors like stress and diet may play a role. Hormones are another factor. And the vast number of facial products t...
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We report a unique case of severe new-onset ulcerative colitis in a young male complicated by cytomegalovirus infection who was on ixekizumab therapy for plaque psoriasis. We recommend that clinicians should exercise caution before prescribing ixekizumab as it seems to induce and exacerbate IBD.Case Rep Gastroenterol 2018;12:617 –621
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This study aimed to describe the management of 4 Crohn ’s disease patients who received anti-TNF therapy during pregnancy and present a literature review. We reported 4 cases composed of young women who became pregnant while receiving anti-TNF agents. The patients presented a satisfactory response to the clinical treatment and the pregnancies progress ed without complications. We did not observe maternal or embryonic toxicity, or unfavorable outcomes. The available data point to inflammatory activity as the main risk factor for unfavorable gestational evolution to date, and showed anti-TNF therapy to be safe during p...
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A high proportion of female veterans have been sexually assaulted, and victims of assault are more likely to be infertile, which can be a marker of overall health, research shows.Medscape Medical News
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Treatment for cancer and other serious conditions involves toxic chemotherapy drugs, radiation and surgery that can cause infertility in women and men.
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Conditions:   Anovulatory Infertility;   Abnormal Uterine Bleeding-Ovulatory Disorders;   Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome;   Hyperprolactinemia;   Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome;   Corpus Luteum Insufficiency;   Ovarian Insufficiency Interventions:   Drug: experimental group: Bushen Culuan Decoction and Clomiphene Citrate Tablets placebo;   Drug: control group: Clomiphene Citrate Tablets and Bushen Culuan Decoction placebo Sponsors:   Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences;   Dongzhi...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Acne Vulgaris Interventions:   Biological: NB01;   Other: Vehicle Control Sponsors:   Naked Biome, Inc.;   Therapeutics, Inc. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Crohn Disease Intervention:   Drug: EB8018 (First-in-class FimH blocker) Sponsor:   Enterome Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Anovulatory Infertility;   Abnormal Uterine Bleeding-Ovulatory Disorders;   Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome;   Hyperprolactinemia;   Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome;   Corpus Luteum Insufficiency;   Ovarian Insufficiency Interventions:   Drug: experimental group: Bushen Culuan Decoction and Clomiphene Citrate Tablets placebo;   Drug: control group: Clomiphene Citrate Tablets and Bushen Culuan Decoction placebo Sponsors:   Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences;   Dongzhi...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Acne Vulgaris Interventions:   Biological: NB01;   Other: Vehicle Control Sponsors:   Naked Biome, Inc.;   Therapeutics, Inc. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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