|China and Japan face epidemic of heart disease
||Asia is facing a cardiovascular disease epidemic as a result of increases in obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking, show data analysed in the Asia Pacific cohort studies collaboration.
|University of Mississippi Medical Center Faculty Play Vital Role in National Lung Screening Trial
||JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 17 (AScribe Newswire) -- A nationwide lung screening trial by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) may determine whether screening with spiral computed tomography (CT) or chest X-rays before the a
|Improved Survival for Patients Diagnosed With Lung Cancer Who Have Never Smoked
||The results of a recent study published in the journal Chest indicate that patients who have never smoked and have been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma have improved survival compared to patients who are current smokers.
|For Some Ex-Smokers, Drug May Help Keep Pounds Off
||Some smokers who quit really put on the pounds afterward. Now, scientists have discovered that smokers who have a specific variant of a gene may be more likely to overeat after quitting and that the drug Zyban curbs their urge to eat too much.
|Gross out approach is encouraging smokers to quit
||Graphic warning labels that have graced Canadian cigarette packages since 2000 are working in the fight against smoking, according to a study of 622 adult smokers living in southwestern Ontario.
|Smoking kills 57,000 Indonesians each year: report
||JAKARTA (AFP) - Smoking kills about 57,000 Indonesians each year through fatal heart and artery conditions, a regional official with the Indonesian Heart Foundation said, according to a state news report.
|Health of millions of employees hangs on smoking ban: study
||Local authorities are being urged to make all workplaces and enclosed public places smokefree after new research found that millions of UK workers are still operating in smoky environments.
|Women pay the price for smoking
||FEWER South Australian women are dying from cancer compared with 10 years ago but lung cancer is the exception.
|Nicotine therapy may work better on men: study
||A new study suggests women have a harder time butting out than men. Researchers in Texas report men have an easier time quitting smoking with the help of nicotine replacements than women do.
|Tobacco Company Knew Dangers 30 Years Ago
||In regards to the "tobacco lawsuit" that has been underway for five years, the plaintiffs insisted Monday that KT&G (the former Korea Tobacco and Ginseng Corporation) has known that smoke from cigarettes causes lung cancer and might lead to other diseases
|Depression, Substance Abuse Linger After Pregnancy
||MONDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDayNews) -- Women who binge drink, get depressed or smoke during their pregnancy boost their risk for depression and alcohol use after they give birth as well, a new study shows.