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Why Does The Government Approve of Gruesome Images on Cigarette Packs and Not Cosmetics, Alcohol or Junk Food?

Marco Torres preventdisease.com There is a shameful double standard that exists at the expense of smokers. We all know smoking is bad for our health and that modern-day cigarettes are the equivalent of cancer on a stick. Smokers know it … Continue reading

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Healthy habits can prevent disease

Jane Grochowski EurekAlert New evidence to support a range of healthy behaviors reported in the American Journal of Medicine. Philadelphia, PA, June 4, 2012 – Five new studies provide evidence to support simple steps we can take to prevent illness … Continue reading

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Doctors back demands to deny NHS treatment for smokers and the obese

David Baker Daily Mail More than half of doctors across the UK have backed controversial measures to withhold treatment to smokers and the obese. According to a new survey around 54 per cent of those who took part said the … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help to Reduce the Physical Harm Caused by Smoking

Science Daily The study, carried out in Greece, assessed the effect of four-week oral treatment with 2 g/day of omega-3 fatty acids on the arterial wall properties of cigarette smokers. The results showed that short-term treatment with omega-3 fatty acids … Continue reading

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Latest research confirms genetic susceptibility to lung cancer

Kristal Griffith EurekAlert Japanese have higher vulnerability to certain lung cancers; study in May JTO. DENVER – Previous research has shown that Asian patients with lung cancer are more likely to harbor epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. Furthermore, Asian … Continue reading

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Kidney cancers: Major rise ‘linked to obesity’

BBC News Obesity is fuelling a major increase in the number of cases of kidney cancers diagnosed in Britain, experts say. Cancer Research UK has published figures showing there were just over 9,000 cases in 2009, compared with just under … Continue reading

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Healthy habits can help you live longer, despite genetics

Darla Carter USA Today When she was born 100 years ago, the Titanic had yet to sink. Beierle, who’s mentally sharp and lives on her own, suspects that she’s still around because of “good living,” which she describes as no … Continue reading

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The Genetic Ripple Effect of Hardship

Shirley S. Wang Wall Street Journal Our experiences in life don’t just affect how we learn and behave, they can also mark our genes and influence our children, a growing body of research suggests. Stressful events and drug use appear … Continue reading

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Cellular aging increases risk of heart attack and early death

Borge Nordestgaard EurekAlert Every cell in the body has chromosomes with so-called telomeres, which are shortened over time and also through lifestyle choices such as smoking and obesity. Researchers have long speculated that the shortening of telomeres increases the risk … Continue reading

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