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[California] The surprising link between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease

For older women, breathing air that is heavily polluted by vehicle exhaust and other sources of fine particulates nearly doubles the likelihood of developing dementia, finds a study published Tuesday. And the cognitive effects of air pollution are dramat
Los Angeles Times
added Feb 2, 2017 05:33
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What Did Neanderthals Leave to Modern Humans? Some Surprises

Neanderthal DNA can mean you’re more likely to get hooked on nicotine, even though there were no tobacco plants in archaic Europe. We think this might be because there’s a bit of Neanderthal DNA right next to a human gene that’s a neurotransmitter implic
New York Times
added Jan 20, 2017 14:41
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A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers

Researchers at the RI-MUHC have made a discovery that could improve care for about 15% of patients with head and neck cancer linked to alcohol and tobacco use
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) (ca)
added Jan 18, 2017 17:53
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Hemoglobin Kirklareli (α H58L), a New Variant Associated with Iron Deficiency and Increased CO Binding*

At the same time, the mutant α subunit has an ∼80,000-fold higher affinity for CO than O2, causing it to rapidly take up and retain carbon monoxide, which prevents denaturation both in vitro and in vivo and explains the phenotypic differences between the
Journal of Biological Chemistry
added Feb 17, 2017 23:08
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[Australia] 'Tis the season of the social smoker

they're lighting up like Christmas trees. 'Tis the season of the social smoker and researchers suggest their ranks are growing... Despite a recent study finding long term, low level smoking makes them nine times more likely to die from lung cancer than
Queensland Country Life (au)
added Dec 18, 2016 19:03
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ARCHIVE: ‘Lung-in-the-lab’ shows e-cigarette vapour does not cause DNA damage in human cells

Scientists at British American Tobacco used lab-based cellular tests to examine the impact of cigarette smoke and Vype e-cigarette vapour on human lung cells. The most serious kind of DNA damage is double-strand break, which effectively means that both
BAT Science.com
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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Lung-in-the-lab reveals no DNA damage on exposure to e-cig vapor

E-cigarette vapour does not damage DNA, even at doses 28 times that of equivalent smoke exposure. Scientists at British American Tobacco used lab-based cellular tests to examine the impact of cigarette smoke and Vype e-cigarette vapour on human lung cel
Science Magazine
added Dec 16, 2016 16:17
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E-cigarette vapour does not cause DNA mutations in lab tests

vapour has little or no effect. To demonstrate this, scientists at BAT used two smoking/vaping robots to produce either cigarette smoke from a 3R4F reference cigarette or e-cigarette vapour from Vype ePen and then measured the amount of deposited particl
BAT Science.com
added Dec 21, 2016 22:40
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Personal-genome cancer-risk profile may not inspire lifestyle changes

"Smokers who receive test results that indicate that they are at increased risk for lung cancer do not usually stop smoking," Daly said by email. "It may be that the risks associated with these tests are not high enough to result in any behavior changes,
Reuters
added Dec 14, 2016 21:41
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U.S. surgeon general raises concerns over e-cigarette use among youth

called for action to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people, noting they have overtaken cigarettes to become the most commonly used tobacco products among this group. The nation's top doctor, Vivek Murthy, weighing in on the subject for the fir
Reuters
added Dec 8, 2016 14:53
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