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Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Might Cause Cancers, Mouse Study Suggests

seems to damage DNA in ways that may increase cancer risk, a new study in mice suggests. The damage was seen both to DNA and its ability to repair itself, making cells more likely to mutate and develop into cancer, said lead researcher Moon-shong Tang, a
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 30, 2018 03:22
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[UK] Vaping may raise cancer and heart disease risk, study suggests

Nicotine in e-cigarettes may convert into DNA-damaging chemicals, mouse trial indicates, but critics say results are irrelevant to humans
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 29, 2018 18:37
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Genetic Lung Variants May Identify COPD Risk

Genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could potentially identify smokers at high risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers reported.
MedPage Today
added Jan 19, 2018 21:17
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Genetic Lung Variants May Identify COPD Risk

Genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could potentially identify smokers at high risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers reported. Inherited lung central airway branch variants were identified in about a qu
MedPage Today
added Jan 18, 2018 17:58
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[Netherlands] Association between rs1051730 and smoking during pregnancy in Dutch women

The common genetic variant (rs1051730) in the 15q24 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene cluster CHRNA5-CHRNA3-CHRNB4 was associated with smoking quantity and has been reported to be associated also with reduced ability to quit smoking in pregnant women
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 12, 2017 01:06
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[Australia] Tobacco plants as life-savers: QUT part of European collaboration

QUT researchers’ work sequencing the genome of Australian native tobacco plant Nicotiana benthamiana will underpin project research Newcotiana is funded by the European Commission through its Horizon2020 research and innovation program
Queensland University of Technology (au)
added Dec 8, 2017 22:39
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An exome-wide association study identifies new susceptibility loci for age of smoking initiation in African- and European-American populations

PITRM1 and DHRS7 for African American smokers and DDR2 for European American smokers are new candidate genes for smoking initiation. These genes represent new additions to smoking initiation, an important but less studied phenotype in nicotine dependence
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 12, 2017 01:05
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[UK] Propensity for smoking linked to molecules in specific brain regions, say scientists

By creating a map of the brain based on post mortem tissue samples, researchers have been able to understand why certain behaviours – including smoking – are linked with certain brain areas. “We studied the molecular makeup of the brain and isolated tho
The Independent (uk)
added Dec 5, 2017 17:01
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[UK] How your personality affects your HEALTH: From extroverts to romantics to neurotic types, we reveal the issues tied to each trait - and what to do about it

'People low in conscientiousness were more often overweight, had high cholesterol, inflammation, hypertension and greater rates of gum disease.' Conscientious people are more likely to have active lifestyles, maintain healthy diets and have more self-con
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 29, 2017 00:24
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Smoking and risk of breast cancer in the Generations Study cohort [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smoking was associated with a modest but significantly increased risk of breast cancer, particularly among women who started smoking at adolescent or peri-menarcheal ages. The relative risk of breast cancer associated with smoking was greater for women w
BioMed Central (uk)
added Dec 1, 2017 02:28
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