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Proposed funding cuts within the international body responsible for tobacco control will leave the world's poorest countries more vulnerable to smoking-related diseases, a study suggests.
Health Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In an innovative move to help reduce the damaging health effects of tobacco, the radical proposal of introducing a ''smoker's license'' is debated by two experts in this week's PLOS Medicine.
Health Nov 13, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
Health warning labels (HWLs) on cigarette packages that use pictures to show the health consequences of smoking are effective in reaching adult smokers, according to the results of a new study published in the December issue ...
Health Nov 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Only one-quarter of smoking parents adopt a strict smoke-free car policy, and nearly half who don't enforce such a ban light up while driving with their children, a new study indicates.
Pediatrics Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Doug Brugge, a professor of public health and community medicine at Tufts, assesses the possible reasons.
Inflammatory disorders Nov 12, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
More than 170 countries Monday adopted what World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan called a "game-changing" global pact to combat the illegal tobacco trade.
Health Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—A frank and graphic nationwide media campaign to motivate smokers to quit seems to be working, say researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Addiction Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
High cigarette prices, smoke-free air laws, marketing restrictions and other measures, all part of Brazil's strong tobacco control policies, are credited for a 50 percent reduction in smoking prevalence between ...
Health Nov 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Smokers are costing the UK economy £1.4 billion by taking an average of two or three days more sick leave per year than their non-smoking colleagues, a new study has revealed.
Addiction Nov 01, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have unlocked one of the secrets to DNA repair—helping doctors identify DNA base damage and a patient's susceptibility to certain types of cancer.
Cancer Oct 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Cordoba links moderate physical activity in males with better hormone levels and sperm characteristics that favour reproduction compared to sedentary ...
Medical research Oct 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—More than 75 percent of Western New York pharmacists say tobacco sales in pharmacies should be legally banned, according to research conducted by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University ...
Addiction Oct 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
As crackdowns get tougher on alcohol, tobacco sales, and illicit drugs, there's a growing trend among youth to turn to another source to get high: their parent's medicine cabinet. A new University of Cincinnati study suggests ...
Other Oct 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Risk prediction models developed from an ancillary study of the Prostate Lung Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial (PLCO) may be useful in the public health sector for identifying individuals who are at risk for ...
Cancer Oct 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The Australian government's pension fund for public servants said Thursday it was reviewing its investment in tobacco shares following the passage of plain packaging laws in a bid to curb smoking.
Health Oct 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0