Irish kids having more sex, eating less sweets

A survey of more than 13,500 Irish children, aged eight to 17, found a drop in reported levels of smoking and drunkenness, but an increase in the number of older children who say they've had sex.

Jan 03, 2016, 15:36 PM IST

DNA: Smoking dips 10% in 2 yrs, but women smokers up sharply in India

Smoking has, since time immemorial, been considered a masculine practice.

Dec 28, 2015, 23:22 PM IST

DNA: Smoking dips 10% in 2 yrs, but women smokers up sharply in India

Smoking has, since time immemorial, been considered a masculine practice.

Dec 28, 2015, 23:22 PM IST

Cigarette consumption in India falls as number of female smokers rise

Although cigarette consumption is on a low and falling steadily, the number of women smokers is rising, making it home to the second largest number of female smokers after the United States.  

Dec 28, 2015, 17:04 PM IST

Here's how graphic cigarettes images can help smokers to quit

This was associated with them thinking their habit was more dangerous and being more likely to consider quitting.

Dec 22, 2015, 18:08 PM IST

Look what Mira Rajput asked hubby Shahid Kapoor to do!

Mira Rajput has reportedly succeeded in convincing hubby Shahid Kapoor to kick the butt.

Dec 21, 2015, 09:01 AM IST

Mentally stronger teens opt for vaping over smoking

Amidst the booming e-cigarette trend, a team of researchers has found that the teens with moderate emotional health problems do not smoke, but they may vape.

Dec 19, 2015, 11:01 AM IST

Mother's smoking habit ups asthma risk in child by over 2 times: Study

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New Delhi: A new study suggests that the risk of a child having asthma rise by 2.1 to 2.7 times when the mother is a smoker.

Dec 11, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

Pregnancy smoking risks baby boy's sportiness

Mothers who smoke are putting more than their own health at risk.

Dec 10, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

Over 800,000 lung cancer patients in China by 2020

China is expected to have over 800,000 lung cancer patients diagnosed annually by 2020, with nearly 700,000 people dying from the disease each year, a media report said on Tuesday.

Dec 01, 2015, 15:16 PM IST

Watch: Man encourages little kid to smoke, latter coughs it out

The man, carrying a boy on his lap, is seen lighting biddi in child's mouth and encouraging him to smoke it out.

Nov 21, 2015, 14:26 PM IST

E-cigarette ads may up usage among teens

E-cigarettes advertisements may not be good for young adults as a new study has revealed that these ads may enhance curiosity and usage among them.

Nov 20, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

Smoking makes you less intelligent

You may want to quit smoking as a new study has suggested that smoking dumbs down the brain and kicking the habit will make you smarter.

Nov 18, 2015, 12:58 PM IST

World COPD Day: Short of breath? Get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

If you find it unusually hard to breathe during exercise or just after taking a flight of stairs, better get screened for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease, suggest doctors.

Nov 18, 2015, 00:13 AM IST

How obesity spreads among members of social network!

Not just emotions but any information is "contagious" on social networks that can even trigger the spread of real-world human behaviour like smoking and obesity, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Nov 16, 2015, 18:16 PM IST

Himachal bans sale of loose cigarettes

The state of Himachal Pradesh has banned sale of loose cigarettes and bidis.

Nov 04, 2015, 21:23 PM IST

Anti-smoking messages can backfire: Study

The findings highlight the potential for negative stereotypes to backfire, especially when it comes to public health campaigns.

Nov 03, 2015, 14:01 PM IST

Smoking, an escape to `drowse-free` alcoholism

Researchers have found that nicotine cancels out the sleep-inducing effects of alcohol.

Oct 28, 2015, 10:33 AM IST

Identifying signs of faster ageing

 A new gene research has identified the signs of faster ageing process.

Oct 24, 2015, 09:22 AM IST

Smokers at greater risk of codeine addiction

A new research has revealed that nicotine gives brain more codeine relief, putting smokers at a higher risk for addiction.

Oct 17, 2015, 16:18 PM IST