Smoking

Parental absence may lead to early smoking, drinking

The researchers from University College London drew on data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study, which has been tracking the health of almost 19,000 children born between 2000 and 2002, in regular surveys.

Oct 12, 2016, 08:44 AM IST

Parental absence may lead to early smoking, drinking

Parental absence in early childhood is linked to an increased risk of children starting to smoke and to drink alcohol even before they reach teenage. 

Oct 11, 2016, 18:07 PM IST

Emmerdale's Leah Bracknell has terminal lung cancer – What to expect in final stages of the disease!

Leah, who played Zoe Tate in the Yorkshire Dales ITV series for 16 years from 1989 to 2005, and her partner Jez Hughes are raising money to send her for treatment in Germany.

Oct 07, 2016, 14:12 PM IST

Beware! Smoking weed may decrease your creative thinking capabilities

A new study has found that smoking weed may put you at risk of losing your creativity as well as make you less aware of your mistakes.

Oct 05, 2016, 19:35 PM IST

E-cigarettes can reduce burden of smoking-related deaths in India

Use of electronic cigarettes has helped 6.1 million smokers in the European Union to quit smoking, according to a 2014 study that analysed data involving a representative sample of nearly 28,000 Europeans.

Oct 05, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

E-cigarettes can help kick the habit, say Indian researchers

More than one million Indians reportedly die annually because of smoking, making it the fourth leading cause of death due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the country.

Oct 03, 2016, 14:50 PM IST

Fathers' smoking may up asthma-risk in kids

Smoking is known to cause genetic and epigenetic damage to spermatozoa, which are transmissible to offspring and have the potential to induce developmental abnormalities.

Sep 30, 2016, 14:00 PM IST

Trying to conceive? Watch out for these signs of infertility!

Here are some things that can make you infertile or affect your chances of having a healthy baby.

Sep 25, 2016, 07:03 AM IST

Belief about nicotine content in cigs influence smokers craving

How the brain responds to nicotine depends on a smoker`s belief about the nicotine content in a cigarette, states a recent research conducted at the University of Texas in Dallas. The study found that smoking a nicotine cigarette but believing that it lacked nicotine failed to satisfy cravings related to nicotine addiction.

Sep 24, 2016, 12:34 PM IST

Unable to quit smoking? Go talk to a nurse!

It may sound strange, but that's what the researchers found helpful, when they looked at the quit rates of 1,528 patients, who were discharged from the hospital after six months.

Sep 19, 2016, 08:47 AM IST

How smoking ups heart failure risk

The study examined data from 4,580 participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study who underwent an echocardiogram.

Sep 14, 2016, 16:30 PM IST

Graduate adults more likely use e-cigs to quit smoking: Study

Smokers, who did use ends, such as e-cigarettes, were more likely to have attempted to quit smoking in the past year.

Sep 12, 2016, 11:43 AM IST

Maternal smoking may increase risk for neuropsychiatric disorders in kids: Study

Pregnant women should not smoke as it is not good for the baby and also increases the risk of developing neuropsychiatric disorders in children which is associated with behavioural problems.

Sep 08, 2016, 23:46 PM IST

Hookahs can cause cancer more easily than cigarettes, say doctors

Smoking a hookah can be more harmful than cigarettes and can cause diseases like cancers much more easily, doctors say.

Sep 03, 2016, 00:42 AM IST

Lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes can also cut cancer risk: Experts

Appropriate changes in lifestyle have shown reduction in mortality and morbidity of both the diseases.

Aug 26, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

E-cigarettes can help eliminate smoking in 30 years: Research

 Smoking, which can cause several ailments including cancer, can soon become a thing of the past if quality and diversity of vaping products continue to increase, and costs continue to fall, economists have estimated.

Aug 25, 2016, 00:04 AM IST

Here's what puts you at high risk for a heart attack!

 Understanding the risk factors and taking steps toward a heart-healthy lifestyle early can help prevent a heart attack.

Aug 03, 2016, 09:45 AM IST

First three months most crucial after one quits smoking

Smoking-related deficits in brain dopamine, a chemical released by neurons to send signals to other nerve cells, return to normal levels three months after quitting, according to a new study.

Jul 31, 2016, 15:40 PM IST

Obesity, smoking may up poor life quality in lung disease patients

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a progressive medical condition occurring in critically ill patients characterised by widespread inflammation in the lungs. 

Jul 29, 2016, 12:30 PM IST

Kicking the butt can cut daily drinking too

Previous research has shown that tobacco dependence and alcohol consumption are closely related.

Jul 22, 2016, 17:00 PM IST