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Joint Pain a Major Issue in Chronic HCV Infection / Smoking increases risk of arthralgias in hepatitis C.

A previous diagnosis of arthritis and current smoking were risk factors for arthralgias in both infections. In chronic HCV-infected patients, arthritis had an aOR of 4.25 (95% CI 1.84-9.81), and smoking an aOR of 5.02 (95% CI 2.15-11.74). In HIV-infected
MedPage Today
added May 2, 2015 14:54

Tobacco Smoke Strengthens 'Superbug,' Lab Research Finds

Exposure to tobacco smoke prompts methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria to become even more aggressive, and makes it harder for the immune system to fight off the infection, researchers from the University of California, San Diego S
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 6, 2015 17:01

[California] Cigarette Smoke Makes Antibiotic-Resistant 'Super Bug' More Potent

In a report in the journal Infection and Immunity, UCSD researchers said that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus that’s exposed to cigarette smoke becomes even more resistant to the immune system.
Times of San Diego
added Apr 3, 2015 23:23

How Does Smoking Affect Multiple Sclerosis?

Cigarettes decidedly complicate MS symptoms, but there is also discussion around whether smoking can cause the disease when combined with other environmental and genetic factors. Doctors have been concerned that cigarettes may be an environmental risk f
added Apr 1, 2015 18:55

Smoking Increases Wound Complications after Your Total Joint Replacement

"TJA has a proven track record, with consistently excellent results reported throughout the orthopaedic literature," explained Duchman. "However, patient factors have previously been identified that consistently produce results that are less than excelle
PR Newswire
added Mar 30, 2015 21:10
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Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked

The research team also found some shared risk factors for migraine and carpal tunnel syndrome, especially obesity, diabetes, smoking and being female.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 30, 2015 21:08

How PASSIVE smoking can make you lose your teeth: Second-hand fumes 'raise risk of gum disease by 62%'

Researchers at the University of North Carolina analysed the medical records of more than 3,000 20-year-olds who didn't smoke. Passive smokers are 62 per cent more likely to have unhealthy gums - potentially leading to tooth loss - than those who do not
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 28, 2015 08:33

[Asia, India] 'Smoking' TB patient dies He succumbs to TB not burns

The 35-year-old patient, who was severely burnt when his oxygen pipe accidentally caught fire, died on Tuesday evening. The MY Hospital administration claimed that the man succumbed to TB and not burns. The exact reason will be known after the post-morte
Free Press Journal (in)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:30

Donnie Walsh, Basketball Legend and Tongue Cancer Survivor, Urges Public to Attend Free Local Screenings During Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

Medical and dental centers throughout U.S. will take part in 18th annual OHANCAW®, April 12-18...tongue cancers and other mouth cancers can arise in anyone whether they are smokers or nonsmokers.
PR Newswire
added Mar 25, 2015 17:08

Study identifies smoking, obesity, alcohol abuse and depressive disorders as low back pain risk factors Monitoring and counseling at-risk patients may prevent and minimize pain, improve life quality

presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) identifies nicotine dependence, obesity, alcohol abuse and depressive disorders as risk factors for low back pain, a common condition causing disability, mis
PR Newswire
added Mar 25, 2015 17:06
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