Why hookah is more harmful than cigarette smoking

Cigarette SmokingWashington, Mar 2 : A new study has shown that smoking a hookah is as addictive and perhaps even more harmful than cigarettes because of the way people smoke while using the waterpipe.

The research team found that hookah smokers inhale more often and for longer periods than typical cigarette smokers.

Smoking during pregnancy could put unborn babies at risk

Washington, Feb 23: SmokingWomen suffering from the high risk condition pre-eclampsia put the lives of their unborn babies at a considerably greater risk, if they continue to smoke during pregnancy, says a new study.

The study at the University of Nottingham suggests that if expecting mothers quit smoking before or even during pregnancy, they can reduce these risks.

Smoking marijuana impairs MS patients’ cognitive function

Smoking MarijuanaWashington, Feb 14: A new study has found that people with multiple sclerosis (MS) who smoke marijuana are more likely to have emotional and memory problems.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto, is in the online edition of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Smoking doubles the risk of colorectal cancer

Smoking doubles the risk of colorectal cancerWashington, Feb 2: A recent study at the European Institute of Oncology, Milan, has revealed that smoking can double risk of developing colorectal polyps, the suspected cause of colorectal cancers.

Marijuana withdrawal symptoms akin to that of quitting smoking

Quitting smokingWashington, Jan 25: Withdrawal from the use of marijuana is similar to that experienced by people when they quit smoking cigarettes, say researchers.

Nurses’ advice raises smokers’ chances of kicking the butt

Nurses’ advice raises smokers’ chances of kicking the buttWashington, Jan 23: A new systematic review has found that nurses’ advice can boosts smokers’ chances of giving up cigarettes.

Women smokers at increased lung disease risk than men

Smoke WomanWashington, Jan 3  : Women who smoke a lot are at an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a disabling breathing disorder including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, according to the January issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource.

COPD often blocks airflow through the lungs, leading to various respiratory problems.

Domestic Violence, Tobacco Advertising Leads to more Tobacco Use

Voilence, Smoking, Tobacco use high in IndiaDomestic
violence leads more smokers and tobacco chewers, a new study conducted
in India has found. In a study held by scientists from Harvard School
of Public Health, researchers found that many people refer smoking as a
stress reliever in their domestic violence.

Second-hand smoke at early infancy raises kids’ allergy risk

Washington, Dec 18: A new research has found that breathing in second-hand tobacco smoke in early infancy boosts the risk of developing allergies.

The findings of the research, carried out on more than 4000 families, are based on the parental survey responses about their children’s allergies, the different kinds of environment they had been exposed to before and after birth.

Among them, parental smoking, pet dander (animal hair and dead skin), and foodstuffs, were included.

Monkeys can master basic maths just like humans

London, Dec 18: A new study conducted by researchers at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has found a monkey’s ability to handle basic addition is similar to that of humans.

Researchers conducted study with two rhesus macaques and fourteen undergraduates.

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