Effect of adjuvant bisphosphonates on treatment of periodontitis: Systematic review with meta-analyses
ConclusionThe administration of BP in adjunct to SRP may result in additional clinical effects.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 28, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Stepping up: the response of stop smoking services in England to the Covid-19 pandemic, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
This report, written in partnership with Cancer Research UK, examines the performance of stop smoking services in England during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. It finds that the Covid-19 pandemic forced local authorities to reconfigure their stop smoking services at an unprecedented speed. Many found that smokers welcomed remote methods of engagement such as telephone consultations. The impact of the pandemic on the NHS meant that NHS providers of stop smoking support could no longer offer the same level of support. Many specialist stop smoking services and lifestyle services were able to pick up the demand that could not be ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oropharyngeal bleeding due to cannabidiol oil vape use - Pankhania R, Liu A, Grounds R.
We present a rare and unusual case of upper airway bleeding caused by inhalation of a cannabidiol (CBD) oil-based vape due to a chemical burn. There are no case reports of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Considerable Proportion of Cancer Deaths Attributable to Smoking
TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 -- A considerable proportion of cancer deaths are attributable to cigarette smoking, with variation across regions, according to a study published online Jan. 26 in Cancer Causes& Control. Farhad Islami, M.D., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smoking History Tied to Worse COVID - 19 Outcomes
Risk for hospitalization, death higher for both current and former smokers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 26, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Smoking History Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes
TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 -- Cumulative cigarette smoke exposure is an independent risk factor for hospital admission and death from COVID-19, according to a research letter published online Jan. 25 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Katherine E. Lowe, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Poor Lives Matter, but Less
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 26 2021 (IPS) Current development fads fetishize data, ostensibly for ‘evidence-based policy-making’: if not measured, it will not matter. So, forget about getting financial resources for your work, programmes and projects, no matter how beneficial, significant or desperately needed. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Measure for measure Agencies, funds, programmes and others lobby and fight for attention by showcasing their own policy agendas, ostensible achievements and potential. Many believe that the more indicators they get endorsed by the ‘international community&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Targeted health messaging needed in era of vaping, researchers say
(University of Otago) Health authorities should develop targeted health messages for vaping product and e-liquid packaging to encourage smokers to switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes and to prevent non-smokers from taking up vaping, a researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand, says. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking in 152 US metropolitan and micropolitan areas
(American Cancer Society) A new study shows 4 in 10 cancer deaths are attributable to cigarette smoking in parts of the South region and Appalachia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Current, former smokers with COVID-19 twice as likely to need hospital care
Current and former long-time smokers are more than twice as likely to require hospital care after COVID-19 infection and nearly twice as likely to die from the virus compared to those who never smoked. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Smoking Could Help Spur Breast Cancer ’ s Spread
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, Rheumatology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Heavy smokers face nearly DOUBLE risk of dying of COVID-19 compared to people who have never smoked
A new study from the Cleveland Clinic found that patients smoking one pack per day for more than 30 years were 1.9 times more likely to die from the virus than those who had never smoked before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Smoking Could Help Spur Breast Cancer's Spread
MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2021 -- Here's one reason why past or current smoking may handicap you if you are battling breast cancer: New research suggests that nicotine promotes the spread of the disease to your lungs. Smoking is known to increase the risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Effects of cannabis on visual function and self-perceived visual quality - Ortiz-Peregrina S, Ortiz C, Casares-L ópez M, Jiménez JR, Anera RG.
The objective of this study was to analyze the effects of smoking cannabis on vision and to relate these to those perceived by the user. Thirty-one cannabis users participated in this study. Vis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Association of smoking with COVID-19 outcomes
(JAMA Network) The results of this study suggest that cumulative exposure to cigarette smoke is an independent risk factor for hospital admission and death from COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bee-killing pesticides threaten the global food supply
(Natural News) Neonicotinoids, better known as neonics, are a class of insecticides with a chemical structure that resembles nicotine – a nitrogen-containing compound present in tobacco plants. Farmers across the United States use pesticides with neonics to protect their crops from pests. But experts find that the use of neonics has disastrous consequences for food production for humans. Daniel Raichel... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Untreated caries among US working-aged adults and association with reporting need for oral health care
Conclusions: The burden of UC among low-income adults is high; prevalence was approximately 40% with approximately 3 affected teeth per person on average. Reporting an unmet oral health care need appears to be capturing primarily differences in UC, health, and financial access to oral health care. Practical implications: Data on self-reported unmet oral health care need can have utility as a surveillance tool for monitoring UC and targeting resources to decrease UC among low-income adults.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

AHA News: Anxiety Is Linked With Smoking – But How Is Still Hazy
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- In these stressful pandemic times, health experts have more reason to circle back to the link between anxiety and smoking: Does anxiety cause people to smoke? Or does smoking cause... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stepping up: The response of stop smoking services in England to the Covid-19 pandemic, Action on Smoking and Health
This report presents findings from the 7th annual survey of tobacco control leads in English local authorities, with a focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stop smoking services and tobacco control work. The pandemic has accelerated progress and service reconfiguration. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protecting Mental Health of Families in a Pandemic
Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser. By Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha NageshABUJA, Jan 22 2021 (IPS) Dealing with COVID-19-related city lockdowns has been exceptionally stressful, particularly for those parents who have had to balance work, personal life, children and elderly, providing home schooling or facilitating virtual learning, managing infection control within the home, and more, all while being disconnected from support services. Beyond all this, other mediators and moderators play a key role in outcomes for parents and children, including their function and adaptation – sociodemographic, exposure, negative events,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha Nagesh Tags: Education Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Stop smoking services in England – response to the Covid-19 pandemic
This report, written in partnership with Cancer Research UK, examines the performance of stop smoking services in England during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smoking Marijuana Ups Toxic Chemical Levels in Blood, Urine
However, levels of smoke - related chemicals lower compared with those seen with tobacco smoking (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Smoking Marijuana Ups Toxic Chemical Levels in Blood, Urine
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- People who smoke marijuana have several smoke-related toxic chemicals in their blood and urine, but at lower levels than those who smoke tobacco, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in EClinicalMedicine. David... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

USPSTF Affirms Evidence-Based Methods for Smoking Cessation
TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that there is substantial net benefit for behavioral and pharmacological therapies for smoking cessation, alone or combined. These findings form the basis of a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HIV drugs correlate with lower brain volumes on MRI
One of the largest-ever neuroimaging studies of individuals with HIV used MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI brain map links early brain atrophy to HIV SPECT leads preclinical HIV research fMRI finds cognitive issues in HIV-positive patients CT screening of smokers with HIV finds few lung cancers CCTA shows that HIV patients have more noncalcified plaque (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stepping up: the response of stop smoking services in England to the Covid-19 pandemic, ASH/CRUK
This report examines the performance of stop smoking services in England during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. It finds that the pandemic forced local authorities to reconfigure their stop smoking services at an unprecedented speed. Many found that smokers welcomed remote methods of engagement such as telephone consultations. The impact of the pandemic on the NHS meant that NHS providers of stop smoking support could no longer offer the same level of support. Many specialist stop smoking services and lifestyle services were able to pick up the demand that could not be met in primary care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight ways to quit smoking in 2021: video talks through the Cochrane evidence
Stopping smoking brings enormous health benefits, but can be very challenging.In this talk, Cochrane author and editor Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce talks through Cochrane evidence on the best and most common ways to quit smoking.This talk is based off anarticle in The Conversation co-authored by Jamie and Dr Nicola Lindson, Cochrane author and managing editor of theCochrane Tobacco Addiction Group. The talk was hosted byOxford at Home, the University of Oxford ’s weekly programme of live knowledge sharing online ‘tutorials.’Read'Eight ways to quit smoking in 2021 – what the science says 'Visit the C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 18, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

If you smoke, quitting before age 40 could dramatically lessen your chances of an early heart-related death
In long-term study, researchers found that smokers were three times more likely than nonsmokers to die of heart disease or stroke. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Seropositivity for COVID-19 found to be lesser in smokers, vegetarians: CSIR survey
The study which was piloted by CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi said of the 10,427 individuals, 1,058 (10.14 per cent) had antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EXPLAINER: Why expansion of vaccine to smokers caused a stir
New Jersey made millions of people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including smokers, a move that prompted gripes about them skipping to the front of the inoculation line (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Smokers before teachers? Educators ‘incensed’ over N.J.’s COVID vaccine priorities
New Jersey has yet to make teachers eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, but 2 million smokers now qualify. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Smoking and Depression Impact Young Adult Opioid Use Childhood Smoking and Depression Impact Young Adult Opioid Use
Depression and tobacco use in childhood significantly increased the risk for opioid use in young adults, according to data from a prospective study of approximately 1,000 individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems
By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and Wednesday, and many were booted off the site because of technical problems and had to start o...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems
By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and Wednesday, and many were booted off the site because of technical problems and had to start o...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems
By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and Wednesday, and many were booted off the site because of technical problems and had to start o...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems
By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and Wednesday, and many were booted off the site because of technical problems and had to start o...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems
By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and Wednesday, and many were booted off the site because of technical problems and had to start o...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems
By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and Wednesday, and many were booted off the site because of technical problems and had to start o...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Smokers More Likely to Report Symptoms Suggestive of COVID-19
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Current smokers are more likely to report symptoms suggesting a diagnosis of COVID-19, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Thorax. Nicholas S. Hopkinson, Ph.D., from Imperial College London, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Post-COVID lungs look FAR worse than 'any type of terrible smoker's lungs,' surgeon says
In X-rays shown by Texas trauma surgeon Dr Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, the smoker's X-ray showed some haziness while the COVID patient's X-ray looked almost completely white. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Causal Link Suggested for Smoking, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Evidence suggests a causal link between smoking and the risk for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), according to a study published online Jan. 14 in Stroke. Juli án N. Acosta, M.D., from the Yale School of Medicine in New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smoking Raises Risk for Deadly'Bleeding Strokes '
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- There's yet another reason to quit smoking: It increases the risk of deadly bleeding strokes, a new study warns. Researchers focused on a type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), which occurs when a blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smoking Raises Risk for Deadly'Bleeding Strokes '
Title: Smoking Raises Risk for Deadly'Bleeding Strokes 'Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - January 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Controlled hydroxylations of diterpenoids allow for plant chemical defense without autotoxicity
Many plant specialized metabolites function in herbivore defense, and abrogating particular steps in their biosynthetic pathways frequently causes autotoxicity. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying their defense and autotoxicity remain unclear. Here, we show that silencing two cytochrome P450s involved in diterpene biosynthesis in the wild tobacco Nicotiana attenuata causes severe autotoxicity symptoms that result from the inhibition of sphingolipid biosynthesis by noncontrolled hydroxylated diterpene derivatives. Moreover, the diterpenes’ defensive function is achieved by inhibiting herbivore sphingolipid bi...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Li, J., Halitschke, R., Li, D., Paetz, C., Su, H., Heiling, S., Xu, S., Baldwin, I. T. Tags: Botany, Ecology r-articles Source Type: news

Risk for Developing, Dying From Second Cancer Higher for Survivors
Adult - onset cancer survivors have greater risk for subsequent primary cancer; majority of these incidences are cancers associated with obesity or smoking (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, ENT, Journal, Source Type: news

A good time to quit: smoking and vaping amid COVID-19
Patients who smoke and vape can have damaged lungs that make them more susceptible to respiratory infections, including COVID-19, say Yale Medicine doctors. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Attorney Fred Levin, who fought tobacco industry, dies at 83
Florida attorney Fred Levin, who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry, has died after being infected with the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Fla. lawyer in tobacco cases dies from COVID-19
Florida attorney Fred Levin, who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, has died several days after contracting the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Youth Vaping Triples Odds for Adult Smoking
Title: Youth Vaping Triples Odds for Adult SmokingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/11/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 12, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Rising health risks mean stronger regulations needed for smokeless tobacco
(University of York) Researchers at the University of York are calling for more stringent regulatory measures to reduce the health burden of smokeless tobacco, a product often found in UK stores without the proper health warnings and as a result of illicit trading. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news