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10 Health Tips for Women Age 65 and Older

I just found this health related video on YouTube ... and thought you might enjoy it! http://www.youtube.com/v/Ng7C9WoaRZc?version=3&f=videos&app=youtube_gdata This video provides 10 … [Read more...]

Dr. Jud Fisher of Healthcare Partners of Nevada Discusses Men’s Health

I just found this health related video on YouTube ... and thought you might enjoy it! http://www.youtube.com/v/4ARAwVb_WMQ?f=videos&app=youtube_gdata Dr. Jud Fisher, a renown family … [Read more...]

Is this your year to quit?

So what if it’s already February. That doesn’t mean that I can’t start my New Year’s resolutions now. Or you for that matter. Especially when the resolution is for our health. Besides, the Lunar Year … [Read more...]

Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis

That arthritis pain is killing you? Well, it might be the pack you smoked today that caused it. Recent research evidence indicates that smoking cigarettes can increase your chances of getting … [Read more...]

Cigarette is out, marijuana is in

Cigarette smoking is declining.  Isn't that great?  After decades of campaigning against smoking, statistics show that smoking rates have shrunk in the U.S. in the last decades. The MTF (Monitoring … [Read more...]

Good education does not always translate into a healthy lifestyle

Educational level counts when it comes to heart health, according to previous studies. Research have shown that men with more educational tend to have lower cardiovascular risk and suffer from fewer … [Read more...]

Coming soon: personalized smoking cessation strategies

Which smoking cessation strategy works best? There is no single answer, according the researchers. The effectiveness of a strategy depends on the smoker’s genetic make up and his or her smoking … [Read more...]

3 cigarettes = 1 mutation

We’ve always wondered. How do carcinogens in cigarettes cause cancer? The answer is genetic mutations. And not just one. Or two. Or ten. Or a even hundred. We are talking thousands of mutations – tens … [Read more...]

Still smoking after a heart attack?

Smoking is a risk factor for heart disease. That we know. But the how cigarette smoking actually affects survival and longevity of those who already have heart disease hasn’t been fully explored. This … [Read more...]

Quitting for a good reason, quitting for family

There are those who managed to quit and there are those who can’t just leave it alone. The US President Obama is rumoured to still succumb to the nicotine urge every now and then. However, there are … [Read more...]

When cigarette smoke gets in your eyes…

There is truth to what the old song says “[cigarette] smoke gets in your eyes” …and it can make you blind. This is the message coming from an accumulating amount of scientific evidence. Yes, there is … [Read more...]

Pregnant and smoking? Read this!

Pregnant, yet still smoking? Well, this latest report from the experts might motivate you to quit. Swedish researchers compared the blood pressure of babies of moms show smoked during pregnancy, … [Read more...]

Third hand smoke sticks, stays, – and kills

While most countries in the developed world are smoke-free, Switzerland, the country that is super-clean, super-efficient and super-healthy is still struggling with its anti-smoking legislations. The … [Read more...]

COPD Awareness Check

November is COPD Awareness Month. In addition, World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day was observed last November 18. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Doesn’t ring a … [Read more...]

FDA warning: e-cigs contain carcinogens

Finally, the US FDA spoke up and issued a warning about electronic cigarettes last month. Lab analysis by the Center for Drug Evaluation, Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis (DPA) showed that the … [Read more...]

Unhealthy behavior + genes = hypertension

It all adds up - unhealthy behaviour and genes - to pave the way towards hypertension and cardiovascular disease. We all know that certain lifestyle factors, e.g. cigarette smoking, alcohol … [Read more...]

The promises and threats of e-cigarettes

Can cigarettes ever be healthy? The manufacturers and distributors of e-cigarettes claim that this latest import from China called "e-cig" is the healthiest alternative to real cigarettes that you can … [Read more...]

Smoking ads then and now

It was about 13 years ago when I and my then fiance (now husband) flew to Japan to attend a friend's wedding. Although I am Asia, this was my first trip to Japan and my first close contact with … [Read more...]

The carcinogens in third hand smoke

It is an undeniable fact based on irrevocable evidence. Cigarette smoke is bad for our health and can cause cancer. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4000 chemicals, and 250 of these are poisonous … [Read more...]

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