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Do E-cigarettes Help People Quit Smoking?

An observational study found those who used e-cigarettes were less successful in quitting smoking than those who did not use e-cigarettes. An analysis of 237 propensity score-matched pairs, at 6 months, found 10.1% of e-cigarette users had quit, versus 26.6% of non-users....

Eat Beans to Reduce Worldwide Gas

One of the keys to short-term reduction of harmful greenhouse gases may be found on your dinner plate. One simple change in American eating habits would have a large impact: eat beans instead of beef. This would immediately help the...

Postpone Dementia by High Midlife Cardiovascular Fitness

Women with a high level of cardiovascular fitness during middle-age had an 88% reduction in risk of developing dementia compared women who were moderately fit in midlife. When the highly fit women did get dementia, they developed it an average...

Fraudulent Flu Products

Here are some claims from the Food and Drug Administration that may indicate an over-the-counter flu (OTC) product is fraudulent: boosts your immunity naturally without a flu shot safe and effective alternative to the flu shot prevents catching the flu...

Manage Inflammation to Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

When a tissue is chronically inflamed it often stimulates pathways in the cells that increase cancer risk. Eating colorful foods that are aromatic, nutrient-dense and low in calories tend to reduce inflammation and help protect against colorectal cancer. Healthy eating also...

Binge Drinking in the U.S.,

Researchers from CDC studied data from 400,000 U.S. adults and found 1 in 6 U.S. adults (17%) binge drink more than one time per week. Binge drinking is defined as 5 or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women at...

Cigar Smoking Raises All-cause Mortality

There are some who smoke cigars because they think they are not as harmful  as cigarettes. A 26 year study of almost 360,000 U.S. adults, found those who exclusively smoked cigarettes experienced twice the risk of never-smokers. The all-cause mortality of those who exclusively...

New Questions About the IQOS System

The "I Quit Original Smoking" (IQOS) smokeless tobacco device may not be as safe as the manufacturer claims. Researchers evaluated its performance under several different puffing protocols as well as cleaning conditions. They found it is not fully a "heat-not-burn"...

Video: Exercise Can Change Your Brain

Watch neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki as she discusses the life-changing benefits of physical activity on the most important organ in your body--your brain! You will be inspired by watching this short, fascinating video! PositiveTip: Take a 30 minute walk every day for...

Excess Weight Leads to a Shorter Life

Taking a life-course perspective, researchers have found obesity results in a shorter lifespan and an increased risk of cardiovascular (CVD) morbidity and mortality compared with those with a normal BMI (weight). Overweight men and women of all ages developed CVD at a...

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