Here`s how to keep diabetes at bay

You may want to keep your blood sugars under control as about 8.1 million diabetes cases go undiagnosed.

Awareness of mortality injurious to health

People with low self-esteem use a variety of escape mechanisms to avoid thinking about their own mortality.

Quitting smoking boosts mental health

Quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life and improved mental health, scientists have found.

Unsafe storage of e-cigarettes could be deadly for kids

If you are using e-cigarettes, make sure to keep the liquid mixture of nicotine and other compounds away from the reach of children, new research suggests.

Youngsters believe hookahs, e-cigarettes safer than cigarettes

A new study has suggested that young adults under 25 believe hookah and e-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes, when compared to 25 to 34-year-olds.

Young adults think hookah, e-cigarettes safer than cigarettes

 Young adults under 25 are more likely to believe that hookah and e-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes, a new US study has found.

Nicotine changes marijuana's effect on brain

Although individuals who use marijuana plus tobacco have smaller a hippocampus, their memory function is greater.

E-cigarettes can trigger smoking in teens

While electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are generally assumed to be less harmful, new research has found that teenagers who use these cigarettes are more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes, cigars and hookahs over the next year compared with nonusers.

Chile anti-smoking bill has tobacco industry on edge

A tough anti-smoking bill is trying to get nicotine-hooked Chile to kick the habit, but has provoked a backlash from the powerful tobacco industry.

E-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco: UK study

Electronic cigarettes are around 95 percent less harmful than tobacco and should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, a study by an agency of Britain`s Department of Health said on Wednesday.

Heavy smokers gain more weight after quitting

 Heavy smokers are likely to gain more weight after quitting than light to moderate smokers, says a new study.

'Sexting' and internet safety top concern for US kids: Study

Sending or receiving explicit material via smartphones or “sexting” and internet safety have quickly climbed up in the top 10 list of child health concerns in the US.

Anti-smoking drug from nicotine-eating bacteria

A bacterium that consumes nicotine may help scientists develop a powerful anti-smoking drug.

Smoking weakens spine, causes spine infections: Experts

 Smoking weakens the spine and thus further leads to several types of diseases including infection in the spine, health experts warned here on Friday.

Trying to quit smoking? Strengthen self-control

If you actually want to quit smoking, you should strengthen self-control, a new study suggests.

Kissing more dangerous than smoking, can cause cancer

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Believe it or not, but kissing is now more dangerous than the deadly puff of smoke you inhale. Yes, you read it right. According to a report published in Dail Mail online, locking lips can lead to the development of head and neck cancer.

What is bad for your heart can also shrink brain

Researchers have identified how specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, may damage the brain, thereby increasing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Bidi smoking is equally hazardous as cigarette smoking

Government Friday said that 'Bidi' smoking is equally hazardous as cigarette smoking even as it contains one-fourth of the tobacco found in cigarette.

E-cigarettes may be as addictive as traditional ones

 E-cigarettes may be as addictive as traditional ones as they contain nicotine in the most addictive form, researchers say.

MPs not ready for debate, but united for smoking room in Parliament
MPs not ready for debate, but united for smoking room in Parliament

When Parliament is in session, lawmakers from across parties are usually seen bickering over issues, but a cause has now united them - need for a smoking room.