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Inherited mutated gene increases lung cancer risk in women

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 17:12

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggest that people who have an inherited mutation of a certain gene have a high chance of getting lung cancer than heavy smokers with or without the inherited mutation.

Third-hand smoke compound damages DNA, ups cancer risk

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 15:22

Scientists have revealed that one compound from "third-hand smoke," which forms when second-hand smoke reacts with indoor air, damages DNA and sticks to it in a way that could potentially cause cancer.

Tobacco primary cause of preventable deaths

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 15:32

Pegging the worldwide figure close to five to six million, health experts blame tobacco to be the number one cause of preventable deaths across the entire population, especially youth.

Passive smoking tied to higher miscarriage, stillbirth risk

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:28

Secondhand smoking is linked to pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, a new research has warned.

Kids exposed to second-hand smoke at higher risk of tooth decay

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 15:28

Researchers have claimed that children who are exposed to second-hand smoke are at higher risk of tooth decay.

Third-hand smoke just as lethal as first-hand smoke

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:04

A scientist at the University of California, Riverside suggests that second-hand smoke and third-hand smoke are just as deadly as first-hand smoke.

Smokers justify actions as social act: Research

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 19:29

Smokers are justifying their habit by labelling it as a social activity, and claiming they are nothing more than a social smoker, says a new research.

Second-hand smoke: Kids at risk

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 19:22

It’s not just the smokers who are at risk of developing serious illnesses, kids near them are equally prone to face the fallouts of second-hand smoke.

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