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Silica and Smoking Synergistically Boost RA Risk

Whereas smoking and silica exposure each significantly boosted the likelihood of developing anti-citrullinated protein/peptide antibody (ACPA) positive rheumatoid arthritis, the risk was turbo-boosted more than eight-fold when both factors are combined, a
MedPage Today
added Nov 22, 2014 13:10
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What do you believe is the most significant clinical issue in COPD today and why is the issue important to clinicians?

That's the question MedPage Today asked R. William Vandivier, MD, professor of medicine and director of the COPD Center at the University of Colorado Denver.
MedPage Today
added Nov 21, 2014 17:31
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[Ireland] Discovery opens up new routes to strengthen anti-smoking efforts to control TB

scientists at Trinity College Dublin and St James's Hospital in Ireland have unlocked the mechanism underlying the connection between smoking and Tuberculosis (TB). This discovery will considerably strengthen anti-smoking efforts to control TB and uncover
News-Medical.net
added Dec 4, 2014 19:41
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[New Zealand] Scientists unlock crucial mechanism driving colliding epidemics of smoking and tuberculosis

the white blood cells located in the lungs of smokers and ex-smokers, which are responsible for fighting infections, showed a weakened response to the TB infection. In the smoker’s lungs, these cells malfunction, and fail to make the chemical messengers t
New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Nov 16, 2014 18:15
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ARCHIVE: “NOT JUST A FLAVORING:” MENTHOL AND NICOTINE, COMBINED, DESENSITIZE AIRWAY RECEPTORS

Menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitize receptors in lungs’ airways that are responsible for nicotine’s irritation, say neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).
Georgetown University Medical Center
added May 13, 2015 11:48
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[Africa, Kenya] Why COPD Will Be the 3rd Leading Killer by 2030

Key among the causes of COPD is cigarettes smoking. To reduce the number of COPD cases, several countries have drafted stringent laws that govern smokers. These laws are aimed at discouraging people from stopping to smoke....the launch of Global Alliance
onislam (eg)
added Nov 16, 2014 16:13
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Secondhand Smoke in Vehicles Exposes Nonsmokers to Toxic Compounds

may ultimately increase risk for cancer and for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in nonsmokers, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.Neal
HealthCanal.com
added Nov 14, 2014 22:34
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Cigarette Smoking Impairs Human Pulmonary Immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis

In smokers, the pulmonary compartment has a number of macrophage-specific immune impairments which provide some mechanistic explanations whereby cigarette smoking renders a patient susceptible to tuberculosis infection and disease.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
added Nov 16, 2014 18:16
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Flavorings in e-cigarettes may be harmful

In addition to flavorings, ENDS contain propylene glycol. This substance has also raised concern of lung damage because, like flavorings, it has been evaluated for ingestion, not inhaling. ENDS also contain nicotine, which is highly addictive, increases
Examiner.com (National)
added Nov 14, 2014 17:40
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GSK Survey Points to Rise of COPD in US

World COPD Day (November 19), a GSK global survey of people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) sheds new light on the growing burden of COPD in the US..."Traditionally, COPD was considered to be a disease of elderly male smokers, but
PR Newswire
added Nov 11, 2014 15:33
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