How many people gave up smoking in YOUR town last year?
Just 24 per cent of smokers trying to give up manage to in Cumbria - compared to Staffordshire, where success rates are 88 per cent, according to data in NHS Digital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on significant public health value and cost savings resulting from the agency ’ s youth smoking prevention campaign
A cost-effectiveness analysis of the FDA ’ s “ The Real Cost ” youth smoking prevention campaign shows it has resulted in savings of more than $31 billion for youth, their families and society at large. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Weight gain after quitting smoking increases a person ’s type 2 diabetes risk by more than 20% 
A study from Harvard University has found that those who gained weight after quitting smoking had a 22 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in comparison with current smokers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adult smokers more apt to use e-cigarettes than nonsmokers
(Reuters Health) - Current smokers are more likely than ex-smokers or adults who have never smoked to use e-cigarettes, according to a Swedish study that concludes e-cigarettes might not work as a cessation aid. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weight gain temporarily hikes diabetes risk when smokers quit
(Reuters Health) - Weight gain can be a big concern for smokers who want to quit, and a new study suggests that it raises the odds of developing type 2 diabetes in the first six years after quitting. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain
US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How People With Type 2 Diabetes Can Lower Their Risk of Health Problems
A growing number of studies suggest that getting a handle on a few key risk factors can bring type 2 diabetes under control. Lowering blood sugar, for instance, reduces the risk of additional health problems, such as heart disease and stroke related to the disease. But most of these studies have focused on studying one risk factor — like blood sugar, cholesterol or blood pressure — at a time. In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers analyzed what happens to death rates and other health problems when people control up to five known risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The study ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news

Weight Gain After Smoking Cessation Hikes Diabetes Risk -- But Not to Worry
(MedPage Today) -- Diabetes risk eventually returns to normal, and outweighed by overall survival boost (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Man, 36, nearly dies after smoking four joints that triggered rare 'sudden death' heart syndrome
After smoking four joints, an otherwise healthy 36-year-old man in the US developed a rare, usually inherited and often deadly heart condition and nearly died -but it went away when he was not high. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Should Watch Your Weight After You Stop Smoking
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- There's good news and bad news for smokers who worry about packing on extra pounds when they try to quit. In a new study, quitters who gained a lot of weight faced a higher short-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa's parliament considers tougher anti-smoking bill
A bill that would toughen anti-smoking legislation in South Africa has been submitted to parliament for review by lawmakers, a health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as a campaign against the proposed changes intensifies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WATCH: Health groups push for stricter FDA regulations on e-cigarette liquids
Several public health advocacy groups have banded together and written a letter to the FDA calling for stricter regulations on the liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Africa:Read - South Africa's Controversial #tobaccobill
[Bhekisisa] South Africa could become one of a growing number of countries that require plain packaging for cigarettes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Children exposed to tobacco fumes are just as likely to develop agonising arthritis as smokers
The data, published in the journal Rheumatology on Tuesday, suggested a 40 per cent greater chance of affected children developing RA as adults - even if they never grow-up to become smokers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight gain after smoking cessation linked to increased short-term diabetes risk
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) People who gain weight after they quit smoking may face a temporary increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the risk directly proportional to the weight gain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Male tobacco smokers have brain-wide reduction of CB1 receptors
(Elsevier) Chronic, frequent tobacco smokers have a decreased number of cannabinoid CB1 receptors, the 'pot receptor', when compared with non-smokers, reports a study in Biological Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early Exposure to Passive Smoke May Up Risk for RA Later in Life
(MedPage Today) -- Another reason to keep home tobacco-free, researchers suggest (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

First year of the scheme sees over 52,000 baby boxes delivered
Over 60% of parents say they will use the box as a baby bed Related items fromOnMedica Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Changes to health visiting service will put kids at risk UK lagging behind peers on child health New ambition to halve infant deaths by 2030 in England Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaping Damages Immune Cells, Researchers Find
A small, in vitro study concludes that e-cigarette vapor harms macrophages taken from human lung tissue. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Vaping May Shut Off Lungs' Protective Cells
The vapor from e-cigarettes was much more harmful than e-cigarette fluid to lung cells -- and the more the cells were exposed to it, the more they were damaged, scientists report in a new study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Smoking Tied to Later Marijuana Use in Teens
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- Teenagers'use of any tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), is associated with subsequent marijuana use, according to a study published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Janet Audrain-McGovern,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaping warning: E-cigarettes ‘may be more harmful than we think’
VAPING may be more harmful and bad for health than previously believed, scientists have revealed. Smoking e-cigarettes  damages the immune system and boosts inflammation, they claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping Shuts Off Immune-Fighting Cells in the Lungs, Lab Study Finds
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- E-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking, but the vapor they create might harm lung tissue much like regular cigarettes do, British researchers report. With or without nicotine, e-cigarette vapor... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Here Are The Leaders Of STOP: Bloomberg's $20 Million Tobacco Watchdog
STOP has just started, Here is what the STOP initiative will aim to do. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Clinical trial suggests new direction for heavy-smoking head and neck cancer patients
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Phase I results of olaparib with cetuximab and radiation led to 72 percent 2-year survival in 16 patients on trial, compared with an expected 2-year survival rate of about 55 percent for standard-of-care treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'
E-cigarette vapour disables important immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes are NOT as safe as we've been led to believe
University of Birmingham research has revealed vaping triggers damaging inflammatory chemicals in the airways. When inhaled, the liquid condenses and 'disables protective cells.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping may damage alveolar macrophage
Study suggests e-cigarette condensate may induce inflammation in cells Related items fromOnMedica Public drastically underestimates cannabis risks COPD patients need better tailored care Cigars and pipes raise mortality risk independent of cigarettes Lung experts call for ‘national plan for lung cancer’ Smoking in middle age impairs memory (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

E-cigarette vapor tied to changes in lung cells
(Reuters Health) - The vapor from e-cigarettes may boost the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lungs, while disabling key cellular defenders against infection, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tobacco content still common in a THIRD of prime time TV programmes
Some 291 broadcasts included tobacco content, as did one-in-three TV programmes and nearly one in 10 adverts (pictured, Chris Hughes smoking during a Love Island episode last year) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors may not explain pros, cons of lung cancer screening
Many U.S. doctors don't discuss the harms of lung cancer screening or the potential for overdiagnosis in conversations with current and former smokers about whether tests are necessary, two new studies suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

French Theme Park Asks: Crows Can Pick Up Trash, Why Can't You?
A team of six trained birds — rooks, actually — is collecting paper and cigarette stubs at the Puy du Fou park in western France. They drop the trash into a container in exchange for food.(Image credit: Courtesy of Pou du Fuy theme park) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening' Risks Not Discussed Enough
Lung cancer screening is recommended for high-risk current and former smokers. But the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations say that doctors need to explain the risks as well as the benefits. Those risks include a high rate of false positives, which can lead to unnecessary follow-up procedures. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are patients adequately informed about CT lung screening?
Physicians may not be adequately explaining the harms and benefits of CT lung...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung screening may benefit racial minorities most More CT screening may be needed for high-risk smokers 4 reasons why people seek CT lung cancer screening 3 steps to personalized CT lung cancer screening Nodule count on CT not linked to lung cancer risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

One man's suffering has exposed Monsanto's secrets to the world | Carey Gillam
Company ’s own records revealed damning truth of glyphosate-based herbicides’ link to cancerIt was a verdict heard around the world. In a stunning blow to one of the world ’s largest seed and chemical companies, jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto itmust pay $289m in damages to a man dying of cancer which he claims was caused by exposure to its herbicides.Monsanto, which became a unit of Bayer AG in June, has spent decades convincing consumers, farmers, politicians and regulators to ignore mounting evidence linking its glyphosate-based herbicides to cancer and other health problems. The company has...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Carey Gillam Tags: Monsanto Cancer US news Agriculture California Business Health Science World news Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Tobacco Bill Will 'Blow a Hole in the Informal Economy'
[Daily Maverick] Government didn't bother to consult them, but both the SA Spaza and Tuckshop Association and the African Co-operative for Hawkers and Informal Business have come out strongly against the new Tobacco Bill, which would prohibit the retail display of tobacco products and "stimulate decline in the township economy". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Screen for Early Pancreatic Cancer?
Pancreatic cancer is best treated at the earliest stages, but it is hard to detect. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Tests (Medical) Smoking and Tobacco Pancreas Source Type: news

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD
FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 -- More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. The research involved more than 4,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study finds most online resources about e-cigarettes are nonsense
Researchers at San Diego State University set out to study people's perceptions of e-cigarettes on Twitter. But they found that most 'individuals' were actually just bots, tweeting support for vaping. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juul and the vape debate: Choosing between smokers and teens
The year was 2004, and James Monsees and Adam Bowen couldn't stop taking smoking breaks during a brainstorming session for their joint master's thesis at Stanford University's design school. It was during one of these breaks that they decided: Why not create a better way to deliver nicotine? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healing of Apical Periodontitis after Nonsurgical Root Canal Treatment: The Role of Statin Intake
Journal of Endodontics DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joen.2018.06.013Highlights•In this longitudinal clinical study, healing of preoperative apical periodontitis was evaluated in patients on statins and control patients.•The study controlled for the following confounding variables: age, sex, length of time to evaluation, statin agent, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.•A multivariate analysis showed a significant association between healing and the intake of statins (P 
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

There ’s New Hope For Preventing Alzheimer’s — And It Could Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Researchers Think Preventing Alzheimer ’s Might Actually Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Earlier Smoking After Waking and the Risk of Asthma Earlier Smoking After Waking and the Risk of Asthma
Smokers who light up within five minutes of waking for the day may be at a greater risk for developing asthma, a new study suggests.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The FDA ’ s Fresh Empire campaign illustrates tobacco prevention messages to multicultural youth in a novel and attention-grabbing way. Watch the new ad encouraging teens to live tobacco free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iBAMnU96UY   …
The FDA’s Fresh Empire campaign illustrates tobacco prevention messages to multicultural youth in a novel and attention-grabbing way. Watch the new ad encouraging teens to live tobacco free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iBAMnU96UY … (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDATobacco) Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Suffers in Homes With Smokers: Study
Title: Breast-Feeding Suffers in Homes With Smokers: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news