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[UK] Internal 'clock' makes some people age faster and die younger – regardless of lifestyle

The findings could explain the seemingly random and unfair way that death is sometimes dealt out, and raise the intriguing future possibility of being able to extend the natural human lifespan.
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 29, 2016 12:50

[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

ARCHIVE: Tobacco Smoke Carcinogens and Lung Cancer [FREE FULL TEXT]

This review will attempt to provide the generally informed cancer scientist with a distillation of mechanistic information on the subject of tobacco smoke carcinogens and lung cancer and to convince the reader that we know a great deal about the mechanism
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
added Mar 29, 2015 02:39

Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades

This dormancy can end when new, additional genetic mistakes occur and trigger rapid cancer growth, the researchers said. During this sudden growth, different genetic errors appear in separate parts of the tumor. Each of these areas evolves differently, a
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 9, 2014 15:56

Children Hurt by Secondhand Smoke

for parents who smoke, stopping may be the healthiest thing they can do. Recent research showed that children whose parents smoke may be at greater risk for heart attack and stroke as adults, even if they, themselves, do not smoke.
added Mar 6, 2014 17:57

Thirdhand smoke causes DNA damage

A study led by researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found for the first time that thirdhand smoke -- the noxious residue that clings to virtually all surfaces long after the secondhand smoke from a cigarette has cleared out -- causes
added Jun 20, 2013 15:35

[New Zealand] Genetics might determine which smokers get hooked, research says

Researchers have identified genetic risk factors that may accelerate a teen's progression to becoming a lifelong heavy smoker. The team of scientists from the U.S., the U.K. and New Zealand examined earlier studies by other research teams to develop a g
Medical Xpress (
added Mar 27, 2013 16:29

[Arizona] INNES: Blog: The leading cause of lung cancer is smoking, not genetics

Last week's story about University of Arizona medical student Derek Neal's battle with lung cancer attracted some inaccurate comments from readers. Some readers decided, based on reading the story, that tobacco use does not cause lung cancer.
Arizona Daily Star
added Oct 9, 2012 07:08

[Canada] Can't quit smoking? Blame it on your genes

A study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University shows that people with genetically fast nicotine metabolism have a significantly greater brain response to smoking cues than those with slow nicotine metabolism.
Times of India
added Sep 12, 2012 11:50

Heavy Smoking May Be a Genetic Thing

* Patients who start smoking at a younger age appear to have a genetic susceptibility to heavy smoking as adults. * Point out that smokers who started at age 16 or younger and had at least one mutation in the rs16969968 gene had a significantly greater
MedPage Today
added Aug 7, 2012 08:52
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