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Smoking ups risk of surgical intervention for thyroid eye disease

Smokers with thyroid eye disease are more likely to undergo surgery for their condition compared with their counterparts who do not smoke, a study has found. The study used data from the US Intelligent Research in Sight Registry and included all adults with Graves’ disease. Researchers assessed the effect of smoking on the likelihood of a surgical intervention for thyroid eye disease, including orbital decompression, strabismus surgery, and eyelid recession surgery. A total of 87,923 patients (median age 59 years, 81 percent women) were included in […]

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Staying healthy in winter illness season should be holistic approach, experts say – WV News

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Staying healthy in winter illness season should be holistic approach | State Journal News

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Smokers Face Higher Risk of Developing Tuberculosis: Expert

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia (FKUI) Tjandra Yoga Aditama reminded that smokers are at greater risk of falling ill and experiencing disrupted healing of disease and even succumbing to tuberculosis (TB). Through his electronic message, on Saturday, he cited data that showed a link to smoking habits in one in five TB patients in the world. Data from the 2021 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) showed that around 34.5 percent of Indonesia’s population smoked or consumed various types of tobacco. […]

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Cigarette Smoking, Quitting, and the Risk of Heart Failure With Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction

For a study, researchers sought to measure the relationship between cigarette smoking and smoking cessation and the prevalence of HFpEF and HFrEF. They used multivariable Cox models to assess the associations of several established cigarette smoking parameters (smoking status, pack-years, intensity, duration, and years since cessation) with physician-adjudicated incident acute decompensated HF in 9,345 ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities) study White and Black participants without a history of HF at baseline in 2005 (age range 61-81 years). There were 1,215 incident HF patients with a median follow-up […]

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Smokers Who Quit Before Age 45 Significantly Reduce Risk of Lung Cancer

Quitting smoking between ages 45-54 still reduces the risk of cancer by a significant 78%, while doing so between ages 55-64 cuts it by 56%. Titled, “Association of Smoking Initiation and Cessation Across the Life Course and Cancer Mortality Prospective Study of 410 000 US Adults,” the study of over 400,000 Americans, found that smokers are three times more likely to die of a tobacco-related cancer than nonsmokers. However, reported the researchers, quitting by age 45 reduces this risk by 89%, while for those who quit before they […]

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Gene polymorphisms combined with smoking on COPD risk

Introduction Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most prevalent non-communicable respiratory disease and the third leading cause of mortality worldwide.1 According to WHO estimates, there were 3.23 million COPD deaths in 2019, corresponding to 6% of all deaths worldwide. More than 80% of COPD deaths occur in low and middle-income countries.2 The prevalence and burden of COPD are expected to increase in the coming decades due to smoking, air pollution, and other factors in low and middle-income countries.3 The development of COPD involves a complex interplay […]

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Dementia: Quit smoking and shun processed or fatty foods to reduce risk

Dementia can seem like an inevitable part of the ageing process but this is a misconception. Although age is a major risk factor, it is not the cause of dementia. In fact, there are many risk factors that are modifiable and they do not cost a thing. In fact, “some will even save you money”, pointed out Fran Vandelli, a dementia lead for Bupa Care Homes. According to Ms Vandelli, quitting smoking is a cost-free intervention that bolsters the brain against decline. She explained: “Smoking increases plaque […]

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Exposure to Road Traffic Noise and Air Pollution May Raise Heart Failure Risk

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A study including more than 22,000 female nurses in Denmark evaluated exposure over 15-20 years to air pollution and road traffic noise to evaluate the impact on heart failure. Exposure to small particulate matter and road traffic noise over three years was associated with an increased risk for heart failure. The risks were greater among women who were former smokers or women who had high blood pressure. Exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise over the course of many years may be associated with an increased […]

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Smokers at greater risk of severe Covid-19 complications

PUTRAJAYA: Smokers who contract Covid-19 are at risk of developing severe complications such as liver and kidney failure as well as acute respiratory distress syndrome, says Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali. He said the data was obtained through a study by the Health Ministry (MOH) involving 5,889 Covid-19 patients treated nationwide from Feb 1 to May 31,2020. Of those patients, 791 were smokers (773 men and 18 women) with the majority aged 30 and above, he said. “The findings show that smokers are almost […]

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