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[Australia] 1-in-10 Gold Coast women smoke during early pregnancy

nearly 10 per cent of mothers on the Gold Coast are still smoking in the first 20 weeks of their pregnancy, according to new national figures. Data from the Federal Government’s Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show one in nine local pregnant w (au)
added Nov 30, 2016 04:58

[Africa, Kenya] Soaring number of women smokers alarming

the trend is worrying in developing countries such as Kenya, with the gap between prevalence rates between men and women smoking shrinking. It is estimated that 79 men and 39 women die every week in Kenya due to tobacco-related illness. Globally, women
Daily Nation (ke)
added Nov 29, 2016 16:37

Educational and wealth inequalities in tobacco use among men and women in 54 low-income and middle-income countries

Male tobacco use was highest in Bangladesh (70.3%) and lowest in Sao Tome (7.4%), whereas female tobacco use was highest in Madagascar (21%) and lowest in Tajikistan (0.22%). Among men, educational inequalities varied widely between countries, but aggrega
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2016 02:01

Why Do Men Get Cancer More Often Than Women? Genetics Is To Blame

Andrew Lane, co-senior author of the study, said: “Across virtually every type of cancer, occurrence rates are higher in males than in females. In some cases, the difference might be very small - just a few percent - but in certain cancers, incidence is
Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 24, 2016 15:13

Study reveals genetic explanation for cancer's higher incidence in males than females

Females, it turns out, carry an extra copy of certain protective genes in their cells - an additional line of defense against the cells growing out of control - the investigators report in a paper published online by Nature Genetics. Though not solely re
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Nov 24, 2016 15:12

[Asia-pacific, India, Korea - South] WHO convention and Korea’s tobacco control policy

At the seventh session in India, the Korean delegation shared with the other parties its latest progress including tobacco price increases, pictorial health warning, smoke-free restaurants, smoking prevention programme at every primary and secondary scho
South China Morning Post
added Nov 21, 2016 21:12

[New Zealand] Maori, Pacific women smokers less physically dependent on tobacco

Maori and Pacific women who smoke are less physically dependent on cigarettes than NZ European and other women, a new study has found. Smokers completed three questionnaires - one at the "baseline" entry to the study and the others after two of the Gove
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Nov 21, 2016 21:11

[UK-Scotland] Smoking in pregnancy linked to childhood obesity [FREE FULL TEXT]

The finding has renewed calls for greater efforts to wean mothers off cigarettes once they become pregnant amid concern that rates in Scotland are among the worst in the world. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh found that of 2,278 mothers, about
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 21, 2016 15:44
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[Michigan] VIDEO: Study: Mothers smoking during pregnancy on rise in state

The rate of expectant mothers in Michigan who reported smoking while pregnant increased by 18 percent between 2008 and 2014, according to a new report released today. Preterm births (less than 37 weeks gestation) also increased 20 percent statewide duri
WLNS 6 News (Lansing, MI)
added Nov 20, 2016 21:28
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[Australia] 'I have NEVER smoked a single cigarette, but I got lung cancer': Fit and active mum, 32, diagnosed with stage-four cancer during pregnancy

She has since joined a worldwide clinical trial and is doing well Ms Briggs now works passionately to change stigmas around the disease Through training and self belief, Ms Briggs says it's key to be positive
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 20, 2016 16:45
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