Tag: smoking

Aspirin use linked to increased risk of heart failure

January 21, 2022

Research has found those using aspirin while having at least one predisposing risk for heart failure are at 26% raised risk for the condition. The predisposing risk factors included one or more of the following: smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Over 30,000 participants enrolled into the Heart ‘Omics’ in […]

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Smoking and alcohol intake associated with age-related macular degeneration

November 17, 2021

A new study by researchers from University College London has shown both smoking and alcohol intake are associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of blindness – its prevalence is expected to increase with population aging, posing a burden to healthcare systems worldwide. Health efforts need to be directed toward the […]

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Smoking-related deaths worldwide jumped 4.7% over 25-year period

April 7, 2017

More than 6.4 million deaths all over the world in 2015 were smoking and tobacco-related, according to a new study. This figure shows a 4.7% increase in the number of tobacco-related deaths in over 25 years, from 1990 to 2015. The Global Burden of Diseases report was based on smoking habits in 195 countries and […]

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Male smokers stand to have a hard time in bed

July 18, 2012

BEIJING – Men who think puffing away on cigarettes makes them look more attractive to women might actually have a hard time in bed. “Smoking is a risk factor to erectile dysfunction (ED). But this link is not so much talked about in China compared to in the United States or Europe,” said Wang Chen, […]

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Filipinos among World’s Top Smokers, says survey

June 28, 2012

PHILIPPINES – Despite the existence of laws that limit smoking, male Filipino smokers are among the top smokers in the world occupying the ninth spot following India and China among others, data from the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation revealed on Tuesday. The 2008 data was revealed by the Department of Health (DOH) […]

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