Health

Research shows smoking triples deaths from heart disease

Smoking is killing at least 17 Australians a day from preventable heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular conditions, new research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found.

Pediatrics

Many teens think 'light smoking' is safe, study finds

(HealthDay)—While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that "light"—or occasional—smoking isn't harmful.

Medical research

A mouse model to evaluate potential age-promoting compounds

While there are well-established mouse models to identify cancer-causing agents, similar models are not available to readily test and identify age-promoting agents. Recently, a mouse strain (p16LUC mice) was developed that ...

Genetics

Protecting genes, one molecule at a time

An international team of scientists have shown at an unprecedented level of detail how cells prioritise the repair of genes containing potentially dangerous damage. The research, published in the journal Nature and involving ...