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Cigarette Smoking Impairs Human Pulmonary Immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis

In smokers, the pulmonary compartment has a number of macrophage-specific immune impairments which provide some mechanistic explanations whereby cigarette smoking renders a patient susceptible to tuberculosis infection and disease.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
added Nov 16, 2014 18:16
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[New Zealand] Scientists unlock crucial mechanism driving colliding epidemics of smoking and tuberculosis

the white blood cells located in the lungs of smokers and ex-smokers, which are responsible for fighting infections, showed a weakened response to the TB infection. In the smoker’s lungs, these cells malfunction, and fail to make the chemical messengers t
New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Nov 16, 2014 18:15
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[New Zealand] Smokers with Rheumatoid Arthritis face extra barriers to quitting

An in-depth study of 36 South Island Rheumatoid Arthritis patients found that issues relating to their disease, such as smoking to distract themselves from pain or to cope with day-to-day frustrations the condition causes, were among their barriers to qu
HealthCanal.com
added Nov 5, 2014 11:23
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BLUM: Ebola: A failure to communicate (opinion by Dr. Alan Blum)

public...might not want to hear it, since the leading causes of premature death are often preventable. Cigarette smoking...is the one entirely avoidable risk factor in five of the top six causes of death: heart disease, cancer, stroke, emphysema, and dia
AL.com
added Oct 22, 2014 08:50
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Link found between tobacco use and sexually transmitted oral virus

The study, published in JAMA, followed up on the observation that there was an association between prevalence of the virus and the number of self-reported cigarettes smoked per day by an individual.
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Oct 11, 2014 22:55
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Link between tobacco use and infection which causes oral cancers found

Johns Hopkins scientists have shown a strong association between tobacco use or exposure and infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), the sexually transmitted virus responsible for mouth and throat cancers worldwide.
Farm and Dairy (Salem, OH)
added Oct 11, 2014 20:55
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Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds

Researchers say smoking and 'chew' raised odds for the virus, which is linked to mouth, throat cancer
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 7, 2014 16:58
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Researchers find link between tobacco use and viral infection that causes oral cancers

Johns Hopkins scientists have shown a strong association between tobacco use or exposure and infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), the sexually transmitted virus responsible for mouth and throat cancers worldwide. The numbers of such
Science Codex
added Oct 7, 2014 16:57
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Some Good News on Pneumonia

In 2003, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...established seven performance measures. To receive reimbursement, hospitals had to report how frequently they took these steps, including...smoking-cessation counseling to prevent future infections
New York Times Blogs
added Oct 2, 2014 13:58
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VIDEO: E-Cigarettes, Vaping and MRSA - Health Matters

Dr. Laura Crotty Alexander joins our host Dr. David Granet to discuss the potential health risks of vaping including the potential for MRSA infections
You Tube
added Oct 1, 2014 06:15
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