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Smoking Tied to Worse Lupus, Arthritis

* Worse patterns of disease for both rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus were seen among patients who were smokers, and the risks actually increased after quitting for those with lupus, researchers found.
MedPage Today
added Apr 14, 2014 00:24

[Asia, Taiwan] Smoking Tobacco Doubles Risk of Recurrent Tuberculosis: New Study

Regular tobacco smoking doubles the risk that people who have been successfully treated for TB will develop TB again—a condition known as "recurrent" TB. The study is the most robust-ever conducted into how smoking tobacco increases the risk of recurren
Asian Tribune
added Mar 27, 2014 16:49
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First-of-its-kind Study Published in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery Shows Most Common Initial Symptoms of Throat Cancer Are Neck Mass for HPV-Positive and Sore Throat for HPV-Negative Cases

Public Can Get Free Screenings During Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, April 20-26 ...While the majority of all head and neck cancers are linked to tobacco and alcohol use, over half of tonsil and base of tongue cancers are linked to HPV.
PR Newswire
added Mar 25, 2014 16:05

Seattle Mariners and Denmat® Leading the Fight Against Oral Cancer

For decades, tobacco use was the leading cause of oral cancer and while the U.S. has seen a decrease in tobacco use today, the number one cause of oral cancer is HPV16 (Human Papilloma Virus) - one of approximately 130 strands of the virus that is respon
PR Newswire
added Mar 25, 2014 16:02

[UK-Scotland] Second-hand smoke risks highlighted

People who smoke near children are being targeted in a public health campaign to create a tobacco-free generation. Second-hand smoke is estimated to cause more than 20,000 cases of respiratory infection in children and account for one in five cot deaths
Press Association (uk)
added Mar 25, 2014 10:14

Smoking more than doubles chance of tuberculosis recurrence, study shows ($$)

heavy smoking more than doubles the risk that someone who has been cured of TB once will develop the disease again. So-called recurrent TB cases are tougher and...
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Mar 25, 2014 05:04

Exposure to Tobacco Smoke May Contribute to Allergies

More than a third of children in the United States live with a tobacco smoker, and allergic diseases are becoming increasingly common among children. Could there be a connection? A recent study review found that tobacco smoke exposure was moderately asso
added Mar 24, 2014 10:33

Thirdhand Smoke Is Real—And Risky to Your Health

Indoor cigarette smoke combines with air pollutants to form compounds that might cause cancer—and that can linger for decades. In addition to cancer, thirdhand smoke could be responsible for asthma attacks and allergic reactions.
National Geographic
added Mar 21, 2014 16:49
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Head, Throat Cancer Survival May Be Longer if Tumor Caused by HPV: Study

Patients with recurrent mouth and throat cancers are more likely to survive if the tumors are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and not smoking, according to new research.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 26, 2014 23:12

[Canada] Day 209: The icing vs. the cake

Dr. Barsky's testimony ... He accepted as a "ball park figure" that 90% of lung cancers were caused by smoking. He comfortably volunteered that he had never doubted the the link between smoking and lung cancer, and that he was aware that the companies ha
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Feb 19, 2014 09:42
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