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Troisi: Raising age on tobacco purchases would protect Texas children

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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Source: www.mystatesman.com Author: Catherine Troisi Tobacco products are a known cancer-causing agent and responsible for one in three cancer deaths. Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined — and thousands more die from smoking-related causes such as fires caused by smoldering cigarettes. E-cigarettes, often touted as a […]

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A small revolution in cancer treatment by Belarusian and U.S. scientists

Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Source: http://eng.belta.by/ Author: Igor Belotserkovsky Scientists from Belarus and the United States have developed a new method for detecting residual cancer cells. This method also contributes to their destruction. This is done with the help of nanobubbles generated in some cancer cells. The method was successfully tested on laboratory mice with implanted head and neck […]

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Oral cancer less likely in women who have more sex; but not the same for men

Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Source: www.parentherald.com Author: Diane Ting Having more sex partners reduces the chance of oral cancer for women. Unfortunately, men are more likely to become infected as the number of oral sex partners increases. A study suggests that women who have more vaginal sex partners appear to have a lower risk of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) […]

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Rodeo Insider: Cowboy takes it on himself to ride home a message

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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Source: www.star-telegram.com Author: Brett Hoffman   Bronc rider Cody Kiser is trying to encourage cowboys to abstain from tobacco. Richard W. Rodriguez Star-Telegram   In a day when rodeo riders are approaching the sport from an athletic standpoint more than ever, there’s a heavier emphasis on physical fitness and many competitors are taking a closer […]

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Depressed Head and Neck Cancer Patients Have Lower Survival and Higher Recurrence Risk

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Source: www.OncologyNurseAdvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD   Depression is a significant predictor of 5-year survival and recurrence in patients with head and neck cancer, according to a new study published in Pyschosomatic Medicine (doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000256). These findings represent one of the largest studies to report on the impact of depression on cancer survival. Although depression […]

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E-cigarettes contain flavouring chemical linked to deadly ‘popcorn lung’

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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Source: The Telegraph Author: Sarah Knapton, Science Editor Public health experts are sharply divided about e‑cigarettes Photo: ALAMY   Three quarters of e-cigarettes tested by Harvard scientists contained the chemical diacetyl which is known to cause lung damage. Vapers could be at risk of developing the deadly disease ‘popcorn lung’ after scientists found a toxic chemical […]

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Researchers Find Hookah Smoking Can Lead to Serious Oral Conditions – Equivalent To Smoking 100 Cigarettes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Source: www.multivu.com Author: PR Newswire   CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.3 million Americans smoke tobacco from pipes, and many of those who smoke waterpipes, or hookahs, believe it’s less harmful than cigarettes. However, research published in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) suggests hookah […]

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Athletes drive increase in high schoolers’ use of smokless tobacco, CDC study shows

Monday, October 19, 2015

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Source: www.kyforward.com Author: www.kyforward.com web staff High-school athletes are using more smokeless tobacco, even though overall tobacco use among high-school students has declined, according to a study published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We can do more to protect America’s youth from a lifetime of addiction,” Tom Frieden, CDC director, said […]

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Alternative Tobacco Products as a Second Front in the War on Tobacco

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Source: www.jamanetwork.com Authors: Samir Soneji, PhD; James D. Sargent, MD; Susanne E. Tanski, MD, MPH; Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD Associations Between Initial Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking and Snus Use and Subsequent Cigarette Smoking: Results From a Longitudinal Study of US Adolescents and Young Adults Importance Many adolescents and young adults use alternative tobacco products, […]

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UC Davis will use dogs to sniff out cancer

Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Source: www.willitsnews.com Author: staff UC Davis clinicians are hoping to advance cancer screenings with the innate olfactory skills of man’s best friend. A university team of physicians, veterinarians and animal behaviorists has begun training a pair of very special canines who may represent high-tech health care on four feet in the effort to better screen […]

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