You've been struggling with osteoarthritis in your hip joint for years and have finally decided to go for hip replacement surgery to fix the problem. The prognosis for joint surgery is usually good, so there's nothing to be afraid of, right? Wrong!
According to a study recently published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, while joint surgery like hip or knee replacement usually involve no... ››› more
You've heard it a million times before: Smoking is bad for your health. Not only does it increase your risk of a number of cancers, but also of stroke, heart disease, emphysema and dying young.
However, it turns out that smoking may provide you with one major benefit - that's if you manage to dodge all the health risks associated with the bad habit, of course...
According to a new study publ... ››› more
Unhealthy heart, unhealthy brain?
It's something you'd never guess, but a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in the USA have found that heart disease is a risk factor for dementia.
According to the study, middle-aged men and women who are at risk for heart disease also face a higher chance of dementia later in life.
The researchers reported that risk fa... ››› more
A recent American study found that most heart attack patients fail to fill prescriptions for medications to help them quit smoking. The study also found that only around 10% of patients fill out prescriptions for smoking-cessation medication within three months of being discharged from hospital!
“These findings come as no surprise for geriatricians and health care professionals who face on a ... ››› more
If you're a current or former smoker and have never been screened for lung cancer, listen up!
In a new study published in the journal Jama Oncology, experts write that most current and former smokers in America don't get screened for lung cancer even though they're at very high risk of the deadly disease.
What's more, this study revealed that current and former smokers can reduce their risk... ››› more
You've never picked up a cigarette in all your years. So it's impossible that you may have lung cancer, right? Wrong. Lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of both men women in America, doesn't only develop in people who smoke.
In fact, 20% of people who die from lung cancer have never smoked at all. So why might someone who's never smoked get lung cancer? According to Dr Robert McKenna, a tho... ››› more
Smoking isn't just a major cause of cancer - according to new research conducted by Stanford University researchers, it may contribute to the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis, too.
The research, which was published in journal Arthritis Research & Therapy, investigated the complex interactions between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis in men and women and found differences in the susceptib... ››› more
Breakthrough! According to a new report released by health authorities in the USA, a number of different cancers including lung, acute myeloid leukaemia, and tumours of the mouth, throat, voice box, oesophagus, stomach, kidney, pancreas, liver, bladder, cervix, colon and rectum are all caused by smoking.
The report found that while tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of cancer in the... ››› more
Every cigarette that you smoke is harmful. In fact, smoking is one of the biggest causes of preventable deaths…
Many adults and teenagers think that there aren't any effects of smoking on their bodies until they reach middle age. Smoking-caused lung cancer and other cancers, heart disease and strokes typically don't occur until many years after a person's first cigarette.
However, there ar... ››› more
So you're a smoker. You know it's bad for you, and you're trying your best to quit. But that doesn't mean you don't want great skin, right? So what should you do?
You already know that like the smokey eye, smoking isn't always the best beauty decision. But that doesn't mean you don't deserve a customised skincare routine while you're attempting to beat the habit. I'll let you in on a few thing... ››› more
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