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Smoking during pregnancy linked to cerebral palsy, animal studies show

Scientists investigating the underlying mechanism causing cell death and damage have confirmed links between maternal smoking and cerebral palsy, the most common physical disability in childhood.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 9, 2017 15:18
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[Mexico] An experimental demonstration that house finches add cigarette butts in response to ectoparasites

the reason for this behaviour is unknown. One possibility is that birds extract the cellulose fibres from discarded butts simply because they resemble feathers. Alternatively, disassembled cigarette butts may be brought to the nests because they repel ect
Journal of Avian Biology
added Oct 2, 2017 13:35
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Some birds use discarded cigarettes to fumigate their nests

Based upon these findings, Dr Suárez-Rodríguez and Dr Macías Garcia argue that their finches are indeed collecting cigarette butts deliberately, to keep ticks at bay and improve the survival of their young.
The Economist
added Sep 30, 2017 01:50
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FDA halts monkey research denounced by Jane Goodall as ‘shameful’

has suspended experiments on the effects of nicotine in squirrel monkeys, research aimed at better understanding one of the most pernicious of addictions. Two weeks ago, British primatologist Jane Goodall wrote to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, urging
Washington Post
added Sep 28, 2017 17:48
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[Asia, India] Cigarette butts can be used to eliminate malaria-causing mosquitoes

latest issue of the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Besides nicotine -- a known poison -- CBs contain a mixture of toxic substances including heavy metals, Kadarkarai Murugan, lead author and Vice Chancellor of Thiruvalluvar Univer
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 27, 2017 07:26
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Dogs Who Live with Smokers May Suffer from Premature Aging

A recent study suggests that these dogs are at risk of premature aging and inflammation, which may well shorten their life span. Although there is extensive research on the effects of second-hand tobacco smoke in human beings, there has not been a lot of
Psychology Today
added Sep 20, 2017 23:51
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Third-Hand Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Can Still Damage Your Organs / It just gets worse over time.

Now we have reason to suspect that the residue left behind by the aerosols from cigarettes on clothing and furniture can continue to affect our health, making third-hand smoke a health risk we need to start paying attention to. You don't need us to tel
ScienceAlert (au)
added Sep 17, 2017 20:21
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Thirdhand Smoke Exposure Effects On Liver And Brain Found To Worsen Over Time

Using a system in which the exposure of mice to THS mimics that of human exposure in the homes of smokers, the researchers investigated the effects of THS exposure on biological molecular markers – or “biomarkers” – found in serum, and in liver and brain
ScienceBlog
added Sep 17, 2017 20:16
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Third-hand smoke exposure cripples your liver and brain: Inhaling tobacco from hair, clothes or furniture affects your metabolism and mannerisms, study finds

Third-hand smoke exposure can cripple your brain and liver, affecting your mannerisms, increasing your risk of neurodegenerative diseases, and ruining your metabolism. That is according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Riversid
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 17, 2017 20:03
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[UK] Mice exposed to third-hand smoke developed brain and liver damage

bear in mind that animal studies are very early stage research and these findings would need to be further investigated in people, perhaps through a cohort study. Additionally, this study only looked at exposure to third-hand smoke for up to six months, a
National Health Service (NHS) (uk)
added Sep 17, 2017 20:02
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