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Tobacco-Related Heart Disease Reduced through Prevention and Cessation, Experts

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the world and encompasses a variety of products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco. Combustible cigarettes remain the most common tobacco product used by U.S. adults, but studies have shown no level of cigarette consumption is safe.

A new review—published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology—examines policies to achieve complete cigarette abstinence as part of efforts to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Flu Vaccine Advice for Upcoming Flu Season, CDC's ACIP Updates

For the upcoming 2018-2019 influenza season, the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4; FluMist Quadrivalent) is an option for appropriate individuals, according to updated recommendations from the the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Insurance Claims Should Be Filed by Kerala Flood Victims, Experts

If you were affected by the Kerala floods, you may be busy putting back your life in order now that the floods are receding. But it’s also important to assess the damages to your assets and file your insurance claim soon to avoid rejection due to delayed filing.

Though the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has asked insurers to expedite the settlement of insurance claims with minimal paperwork, it is only wise to approach your insurer before it gets too late.

Study On The Art of Bone Tissue Formation

Cell differentiation is a widely studied phenomenon forming the basis of all developmental processes including fetal growth and bone fracture healing. A series of recent studies indicate the emerging role of chondrocyte-to-osteoblast transdifferentiation during bone tissue formation, known as endochondral ossification (replacing cartilage with bone).