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Want to quit smoking? Do it in pairs, says study

Half of coronary patients smoke and 90 per cent of people at high risk of cardiovascular disease are smokers. (Image: Getty) Couples who attempt to quit smoking together have a nearly sixfold chance of success, according to a study which suggests that kicking the habit works best in pairs. “Quitting ...

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Unhealthy diet plan is more hazardous than smoking cigarettes: Study

The study, published in medical journal The Lancet, observed and assessed the consumption of major foods and nutrients across 195 countries among adults over the age of 25. (Photo credit: File photo) The proverbial saying – ‘you are what you eat’ holds deep significance, as a recent study has revealed ...

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Smoking in pregnancy raises infant’s obesity risk | health

Children whose mothers smoked during their pregnancy are at increased risk of being obese later in life, say researchers. The findings, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, showed that chemerin, a protein that is produced by fat cells and appears to play a role in energy storage, was more prevalent ...

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Vaping as dangerous as smoking, need blanket ban on e-cigarettes: experts | health

The government’s recent advisory asking states to clamp down on e-cigarettes may not be enough to root them out, say experts, advocating a “special mechanism” to ensure a blanket ban on the devices that many users mistakenly view as a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes. Terming e-cigarettes poisonous and as ...

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Smoking during pregnancy may affect both infant and mothers’ health: Study

Maternal smoking may affect both infant and mothers’ health. (Source: GettyImages) Smoking during pregnancy is known to pose risks to both baby and mother, but a new research offers a detailed evidence about the association between maternal smoking and childhood hospitalisation, as well as birth conditions which can lead to ...

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Smoking reduces due to tobacco control policies | health

Smoking reduces due to tobacco control policies | health

Increasing taxes on tobacco and smoke-free policies have resulted in the reduction of smoking among older adults, according to a recent study. This was noted in the European countries where the laws regarding tobacco usage have increased. Researchers examined data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe ...

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Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of sudden infant death | health

Mothers, take note! According to a new study, mothers who smoke before and during pregnancy contribute to the risk of an infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly before their first birthday. The results of the study were published in the journal ‘Pediatrics’. According to thestudy, any amount of smoking during pregnancy ...

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Passive smoking can raise kidney disease risk | health

Passive smoking can raise kidney disease risk | health

Besides affecting your heart and lungs, exposure to second-hand or passive smoking can also raise the chances of chronic kidney disease (CKD), which can lead to renal failure, warns a new study. The findings showed that individuals with less or more than 3 days of exposure per week had nearly ...

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Quit smoking to offset rheumatoid arthritis risk: Study | fitness

Quit smoking to offset rheumatoid arthritis risk: Study | fitness

Long-term smoking cessation in women was associated with a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to those who had recently quit, a new study has shown. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet. The study showed that the risk ...

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Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer | fitness

A new research now finds that melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40% less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked. The new study of more than 700 melanoma patients, funded by Cancer Research UK, published in Cancer Research, provides evidence to ...

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