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Anti-inflammatory diet may prolong your life

A diet of fruits-vegetables, whole grain chapatis, low fat cheese and olive oil may help you live longer Adhering to an anti-inflammatory diet is associated...

Exposure to smoking makes women stop breast feeding earlier

Study shows women who are exposed to active or passive tobacco smoke at home stop breast feeding earlier New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in...

Hypertension, smoking associated with late onset epilepsy

Hypertension, diabetes and smoking could increase risk of epilepsy in later life Hypertension, diabetes and smoking do not just precipitate cardiovascular diseases. These lifestyle factors...

New blood tests boost lung cancer risk assessment for smokers

A four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment over existing guidelines that rely solely upon smoking history A simple blood test can improve...

Smoking elevates risk of a heart rhythm disorder

The more one smokes, the greater is the risk of a heart rhythm disorder Smoking increases the risk of heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation...

Flavours used in e-cigarettes damage blood vessels

The effects, researchers found, were similar to that or smoking Flavoured e-cigarettes may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, shows a new study. There has been...

Smoking costs the Indian economy Rs 1818691 million

Much ground has been covered; tobacco taxes are the ultimate frontier for India Between a 2008 ban on smoking in public places under the aegis...

Obese? You are more likely to start smoking & smoke more

Obesity is associated with higher risk of smoking initiation. Obese people also likely to smoke more Here's one more reason to lose weight. Being obese makes...

Smokers susceptible to hearing loss, finds study

Researchers analysed data from annual health check ups Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants...

Casual, social smoking on the rise among young working women

ASSOCHAM survey covered respondents around 10 cities Casual and social smoking is on a rise among young working women across metros in India with many...

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