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Archive for the 'Smoking Cessation' Category

Does it matter how you stop smoking?

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

e-cigThe typical way to stop smoking is to quit abruptly, but some smokers opt to reduce smoking before quitting as an alternative approach to cessation.

Researchers from the UK and Vermont reviewed the evidence in this Cochrane review. (more…)

More dangers of pot smoking reported

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

MarijuanaTwo more research studies warn against having a cavalier approach to cannabis.

First, researchers at University of Sydney, in Australia, determined the prevalence of recent alcohol, nicotine, or cannabis use in young persons presenting for mental healthcare. (more…)

Effect of low-risk lifestyle behaviors on the risk of dying

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examined the relationship between 4 low-risk behaviors and mortality among a group of people in the United States. (more…)

E-cigs from a public health perspective

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) have experienced rapid growth in popularity, but little is known about how they are used.

Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, in Hershey, surveyed the pattern of e-cig use and their impact on tobacco use. (more…)

Another reason to stop smoking

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Researchers at The Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio, determined the effect of smoking in noncardiac surgical patients. (more…)

Mindfulness training for smoking cessation: short-term results

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine, in New Haven, Connecticut, conducted a study of mindfulness training for smoking cessation. (more…)

Effect of smoking cessation on age-related macular degeneration in older women

Monday, September 19th, 2011

The results reported by researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, in Los Angeles, California reinforce the recommendation to quit smoking — even for older women. (more…)

Smoking bans fail to lower heart attack risk

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Declines in hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction following smoke-free ordinances have been reported in smaller communities.

Researchers at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky, looked at the effect in 6 US states. (more…)

Benefits of healthy living and the Mediterranean diet

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Researchers at Maastricht University Medical Centre, in the Netherlands, looked for an association with total mortality and premature death. (more…)

Options to prevent colorectal cancer

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Colorectal cancer is strongly associated with a Western lifestyle.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School, in Boston, present an overview of the evidence. (more…)

Review: Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

This Cochrane review reports on 6-month quit rates. (more…)

Response to smoking cessation in early lung cancer patients

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Researchers from the University of Birmingham, in the UK reviewed the evidence that smoking cessation after diagnosis of a primary lung cancer affects patients’ outcomes. (more…)

The smoking/migraine connection

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Researchers from the University Hospital Marques de Valdecilla, in Santander, Spain studied the relationship between migraine and smoking. (more…)

Lifestyle choices and diabetes risk later in life

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

There are 5 choices that make a difference, according to this report by the Cardiovascular Health Study group. (more…)

Benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation on COPD

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

It improves quality of life even in patients with less-advanced cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Researchers from Maastricht University Medical Center, in the Netherlands reported their results during the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society. (more…)

Smoking cessation lowers risk of complications after surgery

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, in Stockholm, Sweden, studied whether a smoking cessation program, started during hospitalization, might reduce complications following emergency surgical treatment of fractures. (more…)

Republishing results with acupuncture on nicotine withdrawal symptoms

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Researchers from the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, in Daejeon, compared nicotine withdrawal symptoms (depression and anxiety) after acupuncture and sham acupuncture. (more…)

Web- and computer-based smoking cessation programs

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Researchers from South Korea and California reviewed the evidence. (more…)

The effect of mindfulness on smoking cessation

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Smoking cessation is a major life stressor that has many consequences, including persistent negative affect.

Researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston report their findings. (more…)

Thomas Jefferson’s menopause recommendations

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

To manage vasomotor symptoms, researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia recommend “lifestyle changes in all women.” (more…)