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E-Cigarettes do not "burn."

E-Cigarettes Effectively Provide A Gateway Toward Fledged Smoking

E-Cigarettes; San Francisco has decided to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in 2020, hoping to curb a surge in vaping among adolescents. But is the policy backed up by the available evidence? Unlike tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not “burn.” The devices, which have been available in the US since 2006, work instead by heating up…

Heavily Advertisers For Tobacco For Small Shops

Heavily Advertisers For Tobacco For Small Shops

The study including fieldworker visiting to a randomly sampling list of 103 tobacco retailers in the summer of 2017; The study finding that young people are less likely to be carding for cigarettes in certain types of shops; particularly in those that heavily advertise tobacco; researchers were finding 20 and 21 visiting a variety of…

Neuroimmune Function Reduced In Tobacco Smokers

Neuroimmune Function Reduced In Tobacco Smokers

As tobacco, a leading cause of preventable death, has complex effects on immune signaling[Neuroimmune]. While nicotine suppresses the immune system, other compounds in tobacco smoke cause inflammation.Tobacco is a product preparing from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. The plant is part of the genus Nicotiana and of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. While more than 70…

Impact Of Drug Addiction And Pollution On Behaviour

Impact Of Drug Addiction And Pollution On Behaviour

Drug and alcohol addiction are a major health concern worldwide, and notoriously difficult to treat. But several research groups; including my own have been studying the biology of addiction using laboratory animals; in particular, zebrafish, to understand the underlying processes. The effects of pollution on behaviour is currently a growing area of concern amongst environmental…

Gamification Helping In Rehabilitation For Stroke Recovery

Gamification Helping In Rehabilitation For Stroke Recovery

Current rehabilitation treatments involve different types of visual; and physical coordination tasks and cognitive exercises; The new non immersive VR technology being show casing updates; these paper and pen tasks for the digital age using videogame technology instead. As rehabilitation is the action of restoring someone to health or normal life through training and therapy…

Krokodil Becoming The Russian Flesh Eating Drug

Krokodil Becoming The Russian Flesh Eating Drug

People who use Krokodil are usually injecting opioid drugs such as heroin or prescription painkillers; But these drugs causing physical and psychological dependence; that drives people to seek out any similar product when withdrawal symptoms kick in. Krokodil is a street name for desomorphine; a semi synthetic drug that has similar effects to heroin and…

Visual Media A Risk Factor For Smoking And Alcohol In Young People

Visual Media A Risk Factor For Smoking And Alcohol In Young People

Exposure to tobacco and alcohol content in audio visual media is a risk factor for smoking and alcohol use in young people; But the researchers measured depictions of alcohol and tobacco products; reporting an analysis of tobacco and alcohol content; and estimating of population exposure to this content; in a sample of reality television programmes…

Ban Action On Rise In Smoking Among Minority High Schoolers

Ban Action On Rise In Smoking Among Minority High Schoolers

As socioeconomic factors have long been recognizing as critical determinants of individual and population health; College affirmative action bans may adversely affect the health of underrepresented minority high school students; banning consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions. Public policies that influence socioeconomic opportunities may have profound effects on health risk behaviors among adolescents;…

Awareness Of Alcohol's Role In Breast Cancer

Awareness Of Alcohol’s Role In Breast Cancer

As breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK; with more than 54,000 new cases diagnosed and 11,000 deaths every year; But lifestyle factors account for nearly a quarter of all cases, with the  alcohol consumption and obesity topping the list. The study finding out that alcohol is a risk factor for breast cancer;…

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Suicide Deaths up Among Millennials

The researches  find that the suicide deaths have increased among millennials, according to a report issued by the Trust for America’s Health and the Well Being Trust. But In the report, Rhea K. Farberman, from the Trust for America’s Health, and colleagues address increases in young adult deaths due to alcohol and drug misuse and suicide with…

Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy linked Poor Growth Of Placenta

Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy Linked Poor Growth Of Placenta

Drinking alcohol even at conception damages placenta development; where alcohol consumption during pregnancy has been linked to poor growth of the placenta, causing conditions such as fetal growth restriction and low birth weight.Although most women cease drinking once they know they are pregnant The effect of alcohol during the initial stages of pregnancy; even as…

Parent's Behaviour And Home Environment With Children's Alcohol Use

Link Between Parent’s Behaviour And Children’s Alcohol Use

Studies have connecting the parent’s behaviour and the home environment with children’s alcohol use; but it is still unclear how parental attitudes influence their children’s behaviour; but drugs finding that almost half of 15 to 16 year old students had consuming alcohol; and 8% had been drinking by the age of 13. Exposure to alcohol…