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Epigenetics and allergy: from basic mechanisms to clinical applications

Smoking, either as prenatal and/or postnatal tobacco smoke exposure or in its active form, is another extrinsic factor known to increase the risk of allergic disorders, especially asthma [177–181], and its effects on the epigenetic status have been clear
Epigenomics
added Mar 22, 2017 13:56
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Smoking cessation programs benefit patients prior to joint replacements

The researchers recommend that orthopaedic surgeons consider implementing smoking cessation programs, which may lead to better outcomes for this higher-risk patient population and reductions in health care costs. Their findings were presented March 16, 2
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Mar 17, 2017 22:46
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Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study

Quitting smoking before knee or hip replacement surgery may cut the risk of complications after surgery, a new study suggests. Instead of just telling people to quit smoking, these findings suggest that doctors should guide people into pre-surgery smoki
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 17, 2017 16:51
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Smoking Cessation Programs Benefit Patients Prior to Joint Replacements

Smokers who needed a hip or knee replacement experienced better surgical outcomes and fewer adverse events including hospital readmissions, surgical site infections and blood clots if they were enrolled in a smoking cessation program prior to surgery, ac
PR Newswire
added Mar 16, 2017 18:29
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Platelet activation, adhesion, inflammation, and aggregation potential are altered in the presence of electronic cigarette extracts of variable nicotine concentrations.

Platelets
added Mar 15, 2017 15:42
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Secondhand Smoke Linked to Food Allergies in Kids

Exposure to secondhand smoke in the first few weeks of life could boost the risk that kids will develop food allergies, a new study suggests. "Early life exposure to secondhand smoke is a well-established risk factor for asthma and, in some studies, for
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 7, 2017 12:42
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Exposure to pollution kills millions of children, WHO reports find

570,000 children under 5 years die from respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, attributable to indoor and outdoor air pollution and second-hand smoke — smoke that is released by burning tobacco products, such as cigarettes.
Washington Post
added Mar 6, 2017 01:51
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The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – tak
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 6, 2017 00:46
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Are healthy smokers really healthy? [FREE FULL TEXT]

Actually, ‘healthy smokers’ are not healthy. This narrative review focuses on the smoking related pathophysiologic changes mainly in the respiratory system of healthy smokers, including inflammation and immune changes, genetic alterations, structural cha
BioMed Central (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 10:22
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CESSATION OF CIGARETTE SMOKING AND THE IMPACT ON CANCER INCIDENCE IN THE D:A:D STUDY

Overall cancer incidence declined to that of non-smokers after one year quitting except for lung cancer incidence, which did not decrease even >5 years after quitting. Smoking cessation efforts should be a priority to reduce the risk of cancer, however,
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
added Feb 22, 2017 16:20
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