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Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke increases risk of COPD death in adulthood

5 monthes ago   |   By News Medical

A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease death in adulthood.
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Long-term Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Up COPD Death Risk

Long-term Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Up COPD Death Risk

5 monthes ago   |   By Medindia Health

Childhood exposure to passive smoking or secondhand smoke may increase chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and death risk in adulthood.
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Aging: Driving Force Behind Alarming Diabetes Epidemic in Guatemala

Aging: Driving Force Behind Alarming Diabetes Epidemic in Guatemala

5 monthes ago   |   By Medindia Health

The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.
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Risk factor modification can reduce, eliminate excess mortality, CVD risk in type 2 diabetes

5 monthes ago   |   By Healio

Aidin Rawshani
Swedish adults with type 2 diabetes with five selected risk factor variables within the target range had only marginally higher risks for death, stroke and myocardial infarction vs. the overall population without diabetes, although excess risk for hospitalization for heart failure persisted, according to findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
“The extent to which the excess risk associated with type 2 diabetes may be mitigated, or potentially eliminated, by contemporary evidence-based treatment and multifactorial risk-factor modification is unclear,”
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Weight gain after smoking cessation increases risk for type 2 diabetes

5 monthes ago   |   By Healio

Qi Sun
Men and women who gain weight in the 5 to 7 years after quitting smoking experience a short-term, increased risk for type 2 diabetes vs. current smokers and those who do not gain weight after smoking cessation, according to findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
“Weight gain after quitting smoking may lead to a temporarily increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, although the long-term substantial reduction in cardiovascular or total mortality is sustained regardless of weight gain after quitting,” Qi Sun, MD, PhD, associate professor in the
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Novel Fabric Uses Body Heat to Power Smart Wearable Devices

Novel Fabric Uses Body Heat to Power Smart Wearable Devices

Novel fabric developed can collect body heat to power small wearable microelectronics like activity trackers. Read more ...

Shopping in Unhealthy Areas May Up High Blood Pressure Risk

Shopping in Unhealthy Areas May Up High Blood Pressure Risk

People who frequently shop in unhealthy areas are more likely to be at risk of high blood pressure, finds a new study. Read more ...

Millennials are most likely to have a deadly asthma attack, reports reveals

Millennials are most likely to have a deadly asthma attack, reports reveals

Amy Pay , 27, of Cardiff, would often skip her preventer inhaler. When she became unable to walk without becoming breathless, her nurse warned she could have been in 'serious... Read more ...

1-hour Discharge Rule for Patients With Opiate Overdose

1-hour Discharge Rule for Patients With Opiate Overdose

One hour rule could predict which patients are likely to be at high risk for adverse outcomes after an opiate overdose. Read more ...

Higher Levels of Omega-3 DHA May Reduce Preterm Birth Risk

Higher Levels of Omega-3 DHA May Reduce Preterm Birth Risk

Pregnant women with the lowest levels of omega-3s in their blood are more likely to deliver a baby prematurely. A new study suggests that omega-3 DHA target blood level of 5... Read more ...

Erasing Memories Associated With Cocaine Use Reduces Drug Seeking Behavior...

Erasing Memories Associated With Cocaine Use Reduces Drug Seeking Behavior, Says Study

Disrupting memories associated with substance abuse use reduces drug seeking behaviors, thereby opening a potential avenue for developing more effective therapies to prevent... Read more ...

Dengue Virus Immunity may Offer Protection Against Zika Symptoms

Dengue Virus Immunity may Offer Protection Against Zika Symptoms

Because Zika and dengue viruses are closely related, it is possible that pre-existing dengue virus immunity may also impact susceptibility to Zika. Read more ...

Aspirin Frequent Use Linked to Increased Bleeding

Aspirin Frequent Use Linked to Increased Bleeding

Aspirin regular users could suffer from major bleeding episodes though they have a lower risk of cardiovascular events. Read more ...

Allergy-Causing White Blood Cells may Help Fight Cancer

Allergy-Causing White Blood Cells may Help Fight Cancer

Eosinophils, a type of white blood cell which is responsible for chronic asthma and modern allergies may be used to kill malignant colon cancer cells. Read more ...

Health Literacy in Hispanics Linked to Adherence of BP Medications

Health Literacy in Hispanics Linked to Adherence of BP Medications

Good health literacy in Hispanics is associated with better adherence to blood pressure medications, reveals study. However, a majority of Hispanics lack health literacy. Read more ...