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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Lung cancer can hit Asian women who don't smoke

Local doctors have long known that those with a history of smoking - typically men - run a high risk of getting lung cancer. But they have increasingly noticed an unsettling trend here - a sizeable proportion of their patients are Asian, female and have
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 15, 2016 01:48

What Causes Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers?

While smoking is known to be the most prominent risk factor for lung cancer, people that do not have a history of smoking can still be affected by the disease. There are several other causes of lung cancer than can increase an individual’s risk of lung ca
added Jan 15, 2016 01:48

[Connecticut] YSN Led Study in a Nature Publication Finds Gene-Smoking Interaction Associated with Increases in Systolic Blood Pressure Among African Americans

focuses on the interaction genetics and the negative of lifestyle behavior of cigarette smoking on increases in blood pressure, specifically in two large epidemiological studies of hypertension genetics—
Yale School of Medicine
added Jan 11, 2016 18:48

ALLINSON: Why most cancer isn’t due to ‘bad luck’

Although we know what causes some types of cancer – such as smoking causing lung cancer – in many cases it’s more complicated than finding one simple cause. We are only just teasing apart many of the factors involved. While chance has a role in determini
The Conversation (au)
added Jan 11, 2016 17:35

[New York] Lung cancer isn't limited to smokers

Former Chief Judge Judith Kaye's death from lung cancer Thursday highlights a key misconception... Radon gas, air pollution, secondhand smoke and cancer-causing materials in some workplaces are also known causes. Older non-smokers are at higher risk than
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Jan 9, 2016 11:39

Can changes in DNA help one quit smoking?

Small differences in a particular region of the mouse genome can alter nicotine consumption, a new study has found. ‘We know that genes influence nicotine behaviours, but trying to figure out what specific genetic variants do requires different types of
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jan 8, 2016 21:12

[Virginia] UVa researchers eye possible ‘stop smoking gene’

Researchers focused on a DNA sequence known as Taq1A, which is linked to dopamine regulation. Li’s team examined studies... “If someone can test for these markers, we might be able to tell who would find it harder to quit,” Li said, adding that it could
Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress
added Jan 2, 2016 16:38

[California] E-cigs damage DNA in lab study

Heavy exposure to electronic cigarette vapor damages DNA in cell cultures, causing genetic instability that could lead to cancer, according to a study by VA San Diego Healthcare System and UC San Diego researchers.
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Jan 1, 2016 01:07

[UK] Passive smoking can harm pets says study pointing to cancer risk and weight gain

Victoria Smith MRCVS, who is investigating the links between passive smoking and lymphoma, a cancer of the blood cells in cats, said: “Our work so far has shown that cats take in significant amounts of smoke and even having outdoor access makes very litt
The Mirror (uk)
added Dec 30, 2015 14:55

[UK-Scotland] Smokers warned to quit for the health of their pets

A study compared 40 cats living in smoke-free homes across Scotland to 39 cats living in smoking households. The research has established that cats living with smokers held on to high levels of nicotine in their fur,
The Scotsman (uk)
added Dec 30, 2015 14:52
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