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Know your risk of different cancers

Tobacco use is the leading cause of death worldwide. Tobacco and tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 different types of chemicals. And, more than 60 of these chemicals are carcinogenic in nature, according to the International Agency on Research in Cancer (IARC). However, the main chemical in tobacco is nicotine. This is a highly addictive substance and can, over time, make a person physically and psychologically dependent on it. In India, tobacco has been used since ancient times both for chewing and smoking. Also Read – World […]

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Make health priority in Women’s Health Month, UAPB expert says – News – Press Argus-Courier

All women should make their health a priority and take simple steps to live safer and healthier lives, especially during May, Women’s Health Month, said Janette R. Wheat, PhD. Wheat is the Cooperative Extension Program human development specialist and associate professor of human development and family studies at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Topping the list of healthy behaviors is eating healthy, Wheat said. And, the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) agree. Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of […]

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Why are menthol cigarettes being banned in the UK and when will the law change?

Menthol cigarettes are to be banned in the UK this month, as strict new legislation comes into force. Over the last decades there have been a number of significant changes made to smoking laws in the UK. Watch more In 2007, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland implemented a smoking ban that mean people could no longer smoke in enclosed public places, with Scotland passing a similar law in 2009. That same year, the legal age to buy cigarettes was raised from 16 to 18 and packets have […]

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Oz & Roizen: Home-desk hazards, avoiding chronic diseases – Lifestyle – Athens Banner-Herald

It’s so painful to work at home — my back and neck are killing me. I think it’s from setting up my computer on the kitchen table. How can I make it more comfortable? — Stan R., Buffalo, New York Before the pandemic, around 7% of Americans worked from home; now, no matter how the back-to-work solution rolls out, we bet more folks will find that they’re working from home some of the time, because it’s convenient and cost effective. But for many people, it’s also a […]

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Rochdale News | News Headlines | Greater Manchester doctor urges smokers to ‘Quit for Covid’

Date published: 05 May 2020 Stop smoking to reduce the risk of suffering serious complications if you develop coronavirus A leading doctor in Greater Manchester is calling on smokers in the city-region to stop smoking to reduce their risk of suffering serious complications if they develop coronavirus (Covid-19). The warning comes as emerging evidence shows smokers in hospital who have coronavirus are at a higher risk than non-smokers of severe illness. Dr Matt Evison, a leading respiratory consultant at Wythenshawe Hospital, which is managed by […]

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S Korea reports no new domestic coronavirus cases: Live updates | News

The United States economy has taken its hardest hit since the height of the Great Recession, with its gross domestic product (GDP) contracting 4.8 percent in the first quarter of the year. Meanwhile, the Eurozone’s economy shrunk by 3.8 percent in the first quarter.  The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, defended the body’s record in its response to the new coronavirus, saying it has acted “quickly and decisively” since the beginning.  Worldwide, the number of […]

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How smoking, vaping increase your risk of coronavirus

There is still a lot of uncertainty about the coronavirus, but one thing we know is that it attacks the lungs. That’s why a growing number of doctors and public health officials are urging people to stop vaping and smoking of tobacco or marijuana products during the pandemic. “It’s the sensible thing to do to reduce your risk,” said Dr. Stanton Glantz, director of UCSF’s Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. “Based on what we know about smoking and vaping, it has a whole range of […]

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‘Call The Midwife’ Season 9 Episode 4 Recap: Fly Away Home

Every season, the Drama After Dark team gathers ‘round the conference room table to watch the latest and greatest in British dramas. We’re thrilled to be bringing you coverage of perennial PBS favorite, Call The Midwife. This show has everything: hard-working nurses, sassy nuns, and gut-wrenching emotional trauma that somehow keeps you wanting more. I’m here to recap the season as it happens just in case you, dear reader, miss an episode and haven’t yet been able to catch up on WGBH Passport. Welcome back to Poplar, […]

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Smoking may put people at greater of COVID-19 risk, researchers say

As hospitals across the country combat the novel coronavirus, UC Davis Health is trying to prevent the spread by warning cancer patients now. Doctors at the UC Davis Cancer Center are starting to send letters to current and former smokers, warning them that smoking may make them more susceptible to COVID-19. The letters say in part:”Smoking doubles the risk of developing respiratory infections. “Smoking can worsen outcomes for COVID-19 with greater likelihoods of needing ICU care, a ventilator, and death. “Vaping can cause lung injury, especially in […]

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