Smoking and diabetes 'risk factors' for calcium buildup in brain

A study of brain CT scans of patients with memory problems found that diabetes and smoking were linked to hippocampal calcifications. Source link

What to know about bladder polyps

Bladder polyps occur when abnormal cells grow in the bladder. Polyps can have no symptoms, though some people have symptoms similar to a...

Can vaping cause lung problems?

Many people turn to vaping as an alternative to smoking, but what are the effects of vapor on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or...

How can nonsmokers get COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious lung condition that can make it hard to breathe. Bronchiectasis and emphysema are forms of...

Maternal smoking may lead to cerebral palsy in offspring

Researchers have shed light on the mechanisms by which smoking before and during pregnancy could raise a child's risk of cerebral palsy. Source link...

'Healthier alternative' status of e-cigarettes challenged in new study

E-cigarettes trigger distinct and similar immune responses to those of cigarettes and are potentially just as harmful to the lungs, suggests a new...

E-cigarette aerosols caused embryo defects in the laboratory

E-cigarettes are more popular than ever, but could they harm the developing embryo? According to the latest study, it is possible. Source link

What can excessive drinking do to your looks? Study investigates

A large-scale, prospective study investigates the link between visible signs of aging and excessive alcohol intake, as well as smoking. Source link

E-cigarette flavorings may impair heart muscle function

By studying heart muscle cells in the laboratory, researchers found that some flavorings in e-cigarette liquids, such as citrus, may have harmful effects. Source...

Tomatoes may restore lung damage caused by smoking

A diet rich in tomatoes and other fruits may counteract the damage to lungs caused by smoking and slow down lung function decline...

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