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[Denmark] Twin cohort study: Smoking duration increased risk for RA after 20 years

Smoking duration increased the risk for rheumatoid arthritis twofold after 20 years of smoking, according to a recently published cohort study of twins.
added Apr 17, 2017 21:55
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[UK] At last, a good use for tobacco: Plants are being used to grow human skin proteins to treat injuries

Tobacco plants are being used to grow human skin proteins for a new way to treat tendon injuries such as tennis elbow. The quick-growing plants have been genetically engineered to produce leaves with collagen – the main component of the body's connective
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 17, 2017 17:54

Smoking cessation and the reduction of disability progression in Multiple Sclerosis: a cohort study

The reduction in the risk of disability progression after smoking cessation is significant and time-dependent. The earlier the patients quit, the stronger the reduction in the risk of reaching disability milestones. The quantitative estimates of the impa
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 11, 2017 22:44

ARCHIVE: Why HIV Patients Must Stop Smoking

Smokers with HIV lose more years of life to cigarettes than to the disease itself, a new study shows. Today, people who have HIV in the western world can live just as long as those who don't, so it’s easy to forget the hazards of the chronic illness. L
Healthline Networks
added Apr 6, 2017 19:19

Smoking May Raise Risk of Complications After Joint Surgery

Hip or knee replacement patients who smoke are at increased risk for infections requiring repeat surgery, researchers report. They analyzed data from more than 15,000 patients who underwent either total hip or knee replacements between 2000 and 2014. Th
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 6, 2017 02:11

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
added Mar 22, 2017 13:56

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 (
added Mar 17, 2017 22:46

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

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

Platelet activation, adhesion, inflammation, and aggregation potential are altered in the presence of electronic cigarette extracts of variable nicotine concentrations.

added Mar 15, 2017 15:42
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