Tag: smoking hazards

U.S. Surgeon General Warns: E-Cig Use Among...

In a rare national advisory, the nation’s top public health official warned Americans of the hazards of e-cigarettes, such as...

December 19, 2018

Smokeout 2018: Smoking Habit is Down But...

Despite a barrage of clinical studies over the decades confirming the health hazards of tobacco use, nearly 38 million Americans...

November 15, 2018

U.S. Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low, New...

About 14 percent of U.S. adults said they were smokers last year — that’s down from 16 percent the year...

June 20, 2018

Roundup: Grilled Meats & Hypertension; Restricting Opioids;...

Overly Cooked, Grilled Meats Linked to Higher Risk of Hypertension Eating grilled or barbecued meats regularly, and cooking these meats...

March 23, 2018

Roundup: Less Nicotine in Cigarettes; Underweight Newborns;...

FDA Proposes Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes to Curb Addiction In a move that could have a drastic effect on...

March 16, 2018

Roundup: More Stroke Patients Now Eligible For...

Advances in brain imaging are helping doctors identify additional stroke patients who can receive therapy later than previously believed, according...

January 26, 2018

Smokeout 2017: 1 in 5 Americans Still...

One in five Americans are using a tobacco product, primarily cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, according to a new report by...

November 16, 2017

Lower Breast Cancer Risk With Lifestyle Choices

Jane Mendez, M.D., Miami Cancer Institute, advises patients to focus on lifestyle factors that are proven to contribute to increased...

October 26, 2017

Roundup: Study Offers Hope for ‘Chronic Fatigue...

The cause of “chronic fatigue syndrome” (CFS) has been somewhat of a mystery to physicians who struggle with a firm...

August 4, 2017

Roundup: Parental Smoking Linked to Higher Risk...

Previous studies have already looked at the dangers of secondhand smoke to growing children, but new research adds another level...

April 14, 2017

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How Many Steps Mean ‘Moderate’ Exercise?

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Mental Health Takes Center Stage at...

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Here’s Why Juicing is Not as...

Juicing -- which refers to mixing up fruits and/or vegetables into a blender for a quick smoothie -- has become a trendy thing. But when...

Preventing Heart Disease At Any Age

Most adults are familiar with one more more ways of preventing heart disease. The public has been barraged with health studies on what’s good for...

Roundup: Obesity-Linked Cancers in Young Adults;...

Cancers Linked to Obesity Increasing Among Young Adults An obesity epidemic persists in the United States, and a new study has yielded a concerning side...

Exercise (Even Dancing) Can Improve Brain...

Mounting evidence shows that regular exercise, including activities such as brisk walking, dancing and other routines that many older adults can undertake, provides brain health...

Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

As the cost of medications continues to rise and the debate over pharmaceuticals intensifies, patients are often faced with navigating options available through health insurance...

Preventing Injuries From Electric Scooters

With the convenience of riding on electric scooters to get from place to place in traffic-dense cities comes the risk for injury and the need...