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E-cigarettes 'help thousands successfully quit smoking'

Conclusion Stopping smoking remains the best thing you can possibly do for your health. Anything that can help reduce the number of people who smoke is likely to have a good impact on health. But although this study found e-cigarette use was linked to an increase in successful quit attempts, there are a number of things to be aware of: Attempting to quit with e-cigarettes alone may not be as helpful as attempting to quit using an NHS stop smoking service. Getting support and help for a quit attempt is thought to increase your chances of success fourfold. You can use NHS services and e-cigarettes together if you wish. The study can't prove using e-cigarettes is the direct reason for the improved rate of quit attempts as other confounding factors may have been involved. Some of the study results were surprising – for example, the researchers calculated that the rise in the legal age for smoking from 16 to 18 was associated with a bigger increase in quitting success rates than you'd expect. This casts some doubt over the results. Questions remain about whether e-cigarettes are really safe. While there's still work to do on this, Public Health England estimates the aids are 95% safer than using tobacco cigarettes. The important thing if you're a smoker is to give yourself the best possible chance of stopping smoking for good.   Links To The Headlines E-cigarettes 'help more smokers quit'. BBC News, September 14 2016 E-cigarette...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medication Heart/lungs Cancer Source Type: news

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Earlier this year, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop held a quackfest in New York City. Well, the second in Goop Health quackfest is coming in January, and Goop is doubling down on the quackery by featuring Dr. Kelly Brogan, HIV/AIDS denialist and antivaccine and anti-psychiatry quack. The post Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop double down on quackery by featuring an HIV/AIDS denialist and antivaccine quack at its upcoming Goop Summit appeared first on RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE.
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Antivaccine nonsense Cancer Medicine Popular culture Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking AIDS coffee enemas depression featured German New Medicine Goop Gwyneth Paltrow HIV HIV/AIDS denialism in Goop Health Kelly Brogan Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Participants believed the decision aid helped them become more aware of their personal values, assisted in their treatment decision making, and facilitated an interactive patient–healthcare provider relationship. Implications for Practice: Decision aids assist patients, decision partners, and healthcare providers make satisfying treatment decisions that affect quality/quantity of life. These findings are important for understanding the experiences of patients who have to make difficult decisions.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: 5 January 2018 Source:Chemico-Biological Interactions, Volume 279 Author(s): Sharmistha Banerjee, Krishnendu Sinha, Sayantani Chowdhury, Parames C. Sil cis-Diamminedichloroplatinum (cisplatin) is an effective chemotherapeutic and is widely used for the treatment of various types of solid tumors. Bio-distribution of cisplatin to other organs due to poor targeting towards only cancer cells constitutes the backbone of cisplatin-induced toxicity. The adverse effect of this drug on spleen is not well characterized so far. Therefore, we have set our goal to explore the mechanism of the cisplatin-induced pathop...
Source: Chemico Biological Interactions - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Conclusions: Male gender with smoking habits history prevailed. At diagnosis, cancer was usually at IV stage, being adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma the most common diagnosis. CD4 T-cells>200/mm3 was associated to a superior survival average.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: research
Case report describes smoker with HIV infection receiving nivolumab for non - small - cell lung cancer
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news
[Guardian] In the last 30 years, cancer has become the deadliest non-communicable disease responsible for more deaths than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Up until the first half of the twentieth century, large-scale health disasters were mostly due to natural causes (earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, etc.) or infections (e.g., smallpox, influenza epidemics, cholera). But something peculiar happened as we entered the second half of the century: Health disasters due to natural causes became dwarfed by large-scale health disasters that are man-made. Here’s a list of the Six Worst U.S. Health Disasters of the Last 50 Years, mostly man-made phenomena that have exacted huge tolls: widespread disease, premature death, poorly managed (though nonetheless highly profitable fo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune gluten grain-free grains Inflammation low-carb Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
AbstractPancreatic cancer is a challenging malignancy to treat, largely due to aggressive regional involvement, early systemic dissemination, high recurrence rate, and subsequent low patient survival. Generally, 15 –20% of newly diagnosed pancreatic cancers are candidates for possible curative resection. Eighty percent of these patients, however, will experience locoregional or distant recurrence in first 2 years. Although there is no strong evidence-based guideline for optimal surveillance after pancreatic cancer resection, careful comparison of surveillance follow-up multi-detector CT (MDCT) studies with a pos...
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
LONDON, (Reuters) - Doctors in France have found the first evidence that a drug normally used to treat lung, kidney or skin cancer may be able to eradicate HIV-infected cells in people with the AIDS virus.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Patient given nivolumab, a new generation cancer drug, shown to have a reduced reservoir of dormant HIV cells and a boosted immune responseA new generation cancer drug has raised hopes for those living with HIV after it was found to reduce the reservoir of dormant HIV cells in the body and boost the immune response of a patient.Doctors say the effect the cancer drug nivolumab appeared to have on the patient offers a tantalising hope that it might provide a way to eradicate the virus from patients.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Drugs Aids and HIV Medical research Science Society Source Type: news
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