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Quit smoking to lower risk of premature birth

The findings, published in the JAMA Network Open journal, showed that the probability of pre-term birth decreased with earlier smoking cessation in pregnancy.
For the study, the researchers conducted a cross-sectional study of more than 25 million pregnant women who gave birth to live neonates during a six-year period.(Shutterstock)
For the study, the researchers conducted a cross-sectional study of more than 25 million pregnant women who gave birth to live neonates during a six-year period.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 22, 2019 10:31 AM IST
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Smoking in pregnancy raises infant’s obesity risk

The new results suggest that smoking in pregnancy could lead to changes in the regulation of the genes that play an important role in fat cell development and, by extension, obesity.
The current and future results could provide a springboard for the development of effective treatments against pediatric and adult obesity in babies born to smokers as well as those exposed to other in utero environmental exposures.(Unsplash)
The current and future results could provide a springboard for the development of effective treatments against pediatric and adult obesity in babies born to smokers as well as those exposed to other in utero environmental exposures.(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 12:19 PM IST
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Vaping as dangerous as smoking, need blanket ban on e-cigarettes: experts

On March 12, the Central Drug Standard Control Organisation wrote to all drug controllers in states and Union territories to not allow the manufacture, sale, import and advertisement of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes and flavoured hookahs, in their jurisdictions.
Vaping as dangerous as smoking, need blanket ban on e-cigarettes.(Unsplash)
Vaping as dangerous as smoking, need blanket ban on e-cigarettes.(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 28, 2019 04:00 PM IST
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Smoking reduces due to tobacco control policies

A negative association between tobacco control policies and smoking was observed especially among those between 50 and 65 years old, and among those with lower levels of education.
According to the researchers, if the laws regarding tobacco usage are strict than that is directly proportional to a decrease in smoking amongst older adults.(Unsplash)
According to the researchers, if the laws regarding tobacco usage are strict than that is directly proportional to a decrease in smoking amongst older adults.(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 21, 2019 03:00 PM IST
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Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of sudden infant death

Analysis also showed that mothers who smoked three months before pregnancy and quit in the first trimester still incurred a higher risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) compared to non-smokers.
To better understand how smoking contributed to SUID risk, the researchers used computational modelling techniques to analyse maternal cigarette smoking habits for all U.S. live births from 2007 to 2011.(Shutterstock)
To better understand how smoking contributed to SUID risk, the researchers used computational modelling techniques to analyse maternal cigarette smoking habits for all U.S. live births from 2007 to 2011.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 10:34 AM IST
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Passive smoking can raise kidney disease risk

Exposure to second-hand or passive smoking can also raise the chances of chronic kidney disease (CKD), which can lead to renal failure, warns a new study.
Cigarette smoking and exposure to second-hand smoking have been linked with higher risks of various diseases.(Unsplash)
Cigarette smoking and exposure to second-hand smoking have been linked with higher risks of various diseases.(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 02:51 PM IST
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Quit smoking to offset rheumatoid arthritis risk: Study

Long-term smoking cessation in women was associated with a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to those who had recently quit, a new study has shown.
Quit smoking to offset rheumatoid arthritis risk(Unsplash)
Quit smoking to offset rheumatoid arthritis risk(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 23, 2019 04:36 PM IST
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Smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness

Heavy smokers also have reduced ability to discriminate contrasts and colours compared with non-smokers.
Cigarette smoke consists of numerous compounds that are harmful, and it has been linked to a reduction in the thickness of layers in the brain.(Unsplash)
Cigarette smoke consists of numerous compounds that are harmful, and it has been linked to a reduction in the thickness of layers in the brain.(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 01:14 PM IST
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Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer

The new study of more than 700 melanoma patients, funded by Cancer Research UK, published in Cancer Research, provides evidence to suggest that smoking may blight the immune response against melanoma and reduce survival.
The new findings, from researchers at the University of Leeds found that overall, smokers were 40% less likely to survive their disease than people who have never smoked within a decade after their diagnosis.(Unsplash)
The new findings, from researchers at the University of Leeds found that overall, smokers were 40% less likely to survive their disease than people who have never smoked within a decade after their diagnosis.(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 03:20 PM IST
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Are you a heavy smoker? New study warns it can damage your vision

It is well-known that smoking can increase the risk of developing lung cancer. But what are some of the lesser-known dangers of cigarettes? Heavy smoking could lead to a decline in the quality of your vision.
A study shows smokers have a reduced ability to discriminate between colours, when compared to non-smokers. (Shutterstock)
A study shows smokers have a reduced ability to discriminate between colours, when compared to non-smokers. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 18, 2019 05:51 PM IST
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You can quit smoking but still maintain the same body weight. Here’s how

If weight gain due to smoking cessation is something you fear, use the tips below to help you control your weight.
Have fresh vegetable smoothies to control your weight. (Unsplash)
Have fresh vegetable smoothies to control your weight. (Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 01, 2019 11:44 AM IST
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Loneliness damages health as much as obesity, smoking

Social apps on smartphones have replaced human interaction, reducing emotion to Facebook posts and Instagram likes that prompt most of us to spend more time peering into their cell phones than interacting with real people.
In the US, a nationwide survey by the global health service company Cigna found Generation Z (adults ages 18-22) to be the loneliest generation.(Unsplash)
In the US, a nationwide survey by the global health service company Cigna found Generation Z (adults ages 18-22) to be the loneliest generation.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 20, 2019 11:41 AM IST
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Passenger booked for smoking in IndiGo flight toilet, detained on landing

(Representative image)
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Published on Dec 27, 2018 10:28 AM IST
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Avoid smoking to ward off stroke risks during menopause

The study found that physical activity and a healthy diet may offset the acceleration of atherosclerosis - build-up of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on the artery walls.
Doctors said some of the causes are changes in a working woman’s lifestyle, stress, high blood pressure and diabetes.(Shutterstock)
Doctors said some of the causes are changes in a working woman’s lifestyle, stress, high blood pressure and diabetes.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 02:39 PM IST
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Air pollution reduces life by 4.3 years, deadlier than smoking and alcohol: Report

Indians would have lived 4.3 years longer if the 2016 air quality met the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual safe air quality guideline of 10 micrograms per cubic metre, according to a report that uses satellite measured PM 2.5 concentration trends.
India is second to Nepal, which recorded the highest PM 2.5 concentration globally in 2016, and a consequent decline of 4.4 years in life expectancy, said a report on the effect of air pollution on life expectancy in different parts of the world.(AFP)
India is second to Nepal, which recorded the highest PM 2.5 concentration globally in 2016, and a consequent decline of 4.4 years in life expectancy, said a report on the effect of air pollution on life expectancy in different parts of the world.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 09:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

5 things to do to keep your lungs healthy

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Here are 5 things to do to keep your lungs healthy.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease and what one can do to protect oneself from it.(Shutterstock)
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease and what one can do to protect oneself from it.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 15, 2018 10:06 AM IST
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Do e-cigarettes undermine desire to quit smoking?

E-cigarettes appeared to reduce smokers’ motivation to quit. When their use of e-cigarettes was taken into account, exposure to other people using e-cigarettes appeared to have little impact on how motivated smokers were to stop, and whether they made a recent quit attempt.
E-cigarettes seemingly reduce a smoker’s motivation to smoke(Photo by Marcus P. on Unsplash)
E-cigarettes seemingly reduce a smoker’s motivation to smoke(Photo by Marcus P. on Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 03:12 PM IST
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Women’s Commission seeks report on 45-year-old killed for objecting to smoking on train

On Friday, a 45-year-old woman was allegedly strangled to death by an inebriated man inside the general coach of the Punjab-Bihar Jallianwala Bagh Express after she objected to his smoking. The deceased and her family were on their way to Bihar for taking part in Chhath puja festivities, police had said.
A 45-year-old woman was allegedly strangled to death by an inebriated man inside the general coach of the Punjab-Bihar Jallianwala Bagh Express after she objected to his smoking.(HT File Photo)
A 45-year-old woman was allegedly strangled to death by an inebriated man inside the general coach of the Punjab-Bihar Jallianwala Bagh Express after she objected to his smoking.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 12, 2018 07:21 PM IST
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Pregnant woman strangled to death for objecting to smoking on train

A pregnant woman was allegedly strangled to death on a train for objecting to a co-passenger smoking, a senior GRP official said.
A pregnant woman was allegedly strangled to death on a train for objecting to a co-passenger smoking, a senior GRP official said.(PTI/Representational Image)
A pregnant woman was allegedly strangled to death on a train for objecting to a co-passenger smoking, a senior GRP official said.(PTI/Representational Image)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 07:38 PM IST
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Healthy Lung Month: 5 habits that will help you breathe better

This Healthy Lung Month, follow these 5 habits to make sure you breathe easier and keep your lungs in good shape.
Healthy Lung Month: Do exercises that will make you breath fast to ensure healthy lungs.(Shutterstock)
Healthy Lung Month: Do exercises that will make you breath fast to ensure healthy lungs.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 13, 2018 02:40 PM IST
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Hypnosis may be more effective than behavioural therapy to quit smoking: Study

Study shows that after just one session of face-to-face hypnosis, nearly half the people quit smoking. And, 23% remained complete non-smokers, said Dr David Spiegel, Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Experts from India say hypnosis is no longer in use in India as more effective treatments are available now.(HT/File Photo)
Experts from India say hypnosis is no longer in use in India as more effective treatments are available now.(HT/File Photo)
Published on Oct 10, 2018 05:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt

World Heart Day: What you can do to counter cardiovascular disease risk

On World Heart Day, we tell you about the dangers of heart disease, what contributes to it, and what you can do about it.
In 2016, 22% of healthy lives lost among those aged between 15 and 49 years can be traced to cardiovascular diseases (CVD).(Shutterstock)
In 2016, 22% of healthy lives lost among those aged between 15 and 49 years can be traced to cardiovascular diseases (CVD).(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 01:32 PM IST
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World Rose Day 2018: How passive smoking can cause cancer

On September 22 every year, Rose Day is observed, for all the people all over the world who are battling cancer. One way in which we can cut down on cancers such as lung cancer, is by reducing the passive smoke that we inhale.
Exposure to any environment where people are smoking tobacco and inhaling the smoke can potentially affect a passive smoker. Lung cancer, coughing and wheezing, asthma, sore throats and colds, eye irritation and hoarseness are widely caused by passive smoking.(Youtube)
Exposure to any environment where people are smoking tobacco and inhaling the smoke can potentially affect a passive smoker. Lung cancer, coughing and wheezing, asthma, sore throats and colds, eye irritation and hoarseness are widely caused by passive smoking.(Youtube)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 09:26 AM IST
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Teenagers with religious upbringing enjoy well-being in early adulthood

A new study says that people who attended weekly religious services or practised daily prayer or meditation in their youth reported greater life satisfaction and positivity in their 20s.
A new study shows that people who attend weekly religious services in their adolescence enjoy greater life satisfaction and positivity in their 20s.(Unsplash)
A new study shows that people who attend weekly religious services in their adolescence enjoy greater life satisfaction and positivity in their 20s.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 03:18 PM IST
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5 healthy lifestyle tips to delay ageing and keep you young

September is celebrated as Healthy Ageing Month. While ageing is a natural process that everyone has to go through, certain diet and lifestyle modifications can help you look and feel young for longer.
Ageing is inescapable but certain diet and lifestyle changes can help you look young for longer.(Shutterstock)
Ageing is inescapable but certain diet and lifestyle changes can help you look young for longer.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 09:13 AM IST
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Caffeine can help patients with kidney disease live longer

Having more caffeine could help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease, says this new study.
Caffeine consumption might be associated with lower mortality among participants with chronic kidney disease.(Unsplash)
Caffeine consumption might be associated with lower mortality among participants with chronic kidney disease.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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Back pain is associated with unhealthy behaviour like smoking, drinking

Back pain and unhealthy behaviours not only occur together but also track into adulthood.
Adolescent back pain may play a role in characterizing poor overall health, and risk of chronic disease throughout life.(Shutterstock)
Adolescent back pain may play a role in characterizing poor overall health, and risk of chronic disease throughout life.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 12:10 PM IST
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Depression and anxiety in middle age can increase risk of heart disease and stroke

Elderly adults who experience depression and anxiety may have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), says a new study.
High/ very high psychological distress was associated with a 44% increased risk of stroke among women.(Unsplash)
High/ very high psychological distress was associated with a 44% increased risk of stroke among women.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 10:43 AM IST
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Heart disease can be predicted from your forehead wrinkles

Heart disease sign: A new study has found that people with deep forehead wrinkles than normal for their age could be at risk of heart disease.
Risk of heart disease increases as people age, but lifestyle and medical interventions can mitigate the danger. Wrinkles on the forehead are a marker of disease says this new study.(Shutterstock)
Risk of heart disease increases as people age, but lifestyle and medical interventions can mitigate the danger. Wrinkles on the forehead are a marker of disease says this new study.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 26, 2018 03:15 PM IST
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Smoking can harm your children, may increase ADHD risk

A new study shows that parents’ smoking and depression can increase the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.
Parents’ smoking and depression can increase the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.(Shutterstock)
Parents’ smoking and depression can increase the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 01:44 PM IST
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