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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:41:41 GMT

Quitting Smoking the Geeky Way - U.S. News & World Report


Quitting Smoking the Geeky Way
U.S. News & World Report
There's no doubt that quitting smoking can help cut your risk of many health problems, including cancer, emphysema, cardiovascular disease and more, but giving up cigarettes is incredibly difficult. While there are many products aimed at helping you ...

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:18:16 GMT

Combo Approach for Smokers Looking to Quit - WebMD


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Combo Approach for Smokers Looking to Quit
WebMD
Chantix, known by the generic name varenicline, appears to help people stop smoking by interfering with the way that nicotine stimulates the brain. However, smokers who take Chantix may be at higher risk for heart attacks and stroke compared to those ...
This Is The New Best Way to Quit Smoking, Study FindsTIME
New strategies help smokers quit when nicotine replacement alone doesn't workHarvard Health Publications (blog)
Combo Approach May Work Best for Smokers Looking to QuitPhilly.com
dailyRx -WebMD.Boots.com
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:01:55 GMT

N.C. docs recommend e-cigs to stop smoking despite lack of info on them - Triangle Business Journal


N.C. docs recommend e-cigs to stop smoking despite lack of info on them
Triangle Business Journal
“Even in the absence of evidence regarding the health impact of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices, a third of physicians we surveyed are recommending e-cigarettes to their patients to help quit smoking,” said Leah Ranney, one of the authors of the ...
Should docs steer smokers to e-cigarettes?Futurity: Research News

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:29:45 GMT

How e-cigarette companies are quietly winning the war on regulation - Vox


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How e-cigarette companies are quietly winning the war on regulation
Vox
When it comes to helping people quit smoking, they also say the science is not conclusive. The US Centers for Disease Control takes a similar stance: that there is not enough evidence to understand the health impact of vaping. They warn of the ...
Freedom Online Is an IllusionSlate Magazine
Vape 'Em If You Got 'Em: Benefits Of E-Cigarettes Outweigh RisksScience 2.0
Doctors urged to help smokers quit with 'safer' e-cigarettesThe Times (subscription)
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:10:41 GMT

Mums-to-be still lighting up on South Coast: report - Illawarra Mercury


Mums-to-be still lighting up on South Coast: report
Illawarra Mercury
"The aim of the program, delivered by the region's Aboriginal Maternal Health Service, is to work with pregnant Aboriginal women and their family members to help them quit smoking. "They are given advice, information and support and are also provided ...

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:22:30 GMT

LETTER: E-cigarettes can help smokers quit - Cherry Hill Courier Post


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LETTER: E-cigarettes can help smokers quit
Cherry Hill Courier Post
That has been proved. Everybody knows the problem of smoking and they have tried to stop. I understand that quitting smoking is very hard, therefore I support every idea to help smokers to stop. We don't really know what is the best way to stop smoking ...
Sound Off: Most email responders want to regulate electronic cigarettesFlorida Times-Union

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:28:52 GMT

Scores of Yeovil mothers were smokers when they gave birth, report by Yeovil ... - Western Gazette


Western Gazette

Scores of Yeovil mothers were smokers when they gave birth, report by Yeovil ...
Western Gazette
“Our midwives will always advise mothers-to-be of the risks which smoking and passive-smoking poses to their baby, and ensure they are aware of the range of support available to help them quit.” The Somerset NHS Stop Smoking Service offers free expert ...

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:46:14 GMT

Sunbathers see spike in skin cancer - The Journal News | LoHud.com


Sunbathers see spike in skin cancer
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Effective sun protection, including the use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen, is critical in helping prevent skin cancer, said local experts earlier this summer in a story in The Journal News. "Who better than the acting surgeon general, who is himself a ...

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:30:32 GMT

General practice is not the only alternative to hospital care - The Guardian


The Guardian

General practice is not the only alternative to hospital care
The Guardian
Pharmacists' stop smoking programmes have been a success where they have received the financial backing they require so it is disappointing that such services are being decommissioned by some local authorities. ... We need to find more and better ways ...

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:51:14 GMT

North blotter: Thief escapes with one of two TVs after run-in with employee, 78 - Palm Beach Post


North blotter: Thief escapes with one of two TVs after run-in with employee, 78
Palm Beach Post
The woman was issued a trespass warning and sent on her way. HOME BURGLARY. The window of the front door of a home in the 800 ... An off-duty Stuart Police officer and an off-duty St. Lucie County Sheriff's Officer sergeant attempted to stop the man ...

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:48:21 -0700

Milwaukee seeks A PATH FORWARD for cultural & entertainment assets

Most other major American cities have found ways to build NBA arenas to keep or attract teams in recent years. The question of the moment in Milwaukee is: Can Milwaukee learn from these other cities and find a viable path forward to get a new arena built and keep the Milwaukee Bucks in town? Read more

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:06:50 -0700

Mathematicians Explain Why Social Epidemics Spread Faster in Some Countries Than Others

Psychologists have always puzzled over why people in Sweden were slower to start smoking and slower to stop. Now a group of mathematicians have worked out why. In January 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health published a landmark report warning of the serious health effects of tobacco. It was not the first such report but it is probably the most famous because ... Read more

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:00:01 -0700

Record Student-Loan Debt Prompts Treasury Push to Stem Defaults

The U.S. Treasury, which finances more than 90 percent of new student loans, is exploring ways to make repayment more affordable as defaults by almost 7 million Americans and other strapped borrowers restrain economic growth. As higher-education debt swells to a record $1.2 trillion, Raskin, 53, is alert to parallels to the mortgage crisis. Driving past the same telephone poles recently, she saw ... Read more

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:09:59 -0700

Appointment Book

- Kathryn Hamilton, herbalist and fertility awareness teacher, will present Natural Ways to Support Female Fertility, Tuesday, July 29, 6 p.m., Whole Foods Cooperative, 1341 W. 26th St. Read more

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:13:30 -0700

About to have an op? Trim your nails and start singing! The surprising ways you can boost your recovery and get home ...

Getting ready for an operation isn't just about packing your pyjamas - here the experts tell CARA LEE what you should do. Read more

Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:06:55 -0700

Making the Best Decisions With Your Doctor

Talking with a doctor about a health-care decision is crucial - and can be an intimidating process. Here, from the experts at the National Institute on Aging, are some ways to get the most out of it: Read more

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 01:24:07 -0700

Finland sets to wipe out tobacco use by 2040

London, July 4 (IANS) With its success in arresting smoking, Finland has now issued an action plan to eliminate the use of tobacco products by the end of 2040. The roadmap towards a smoke-free Finland issued by the ministry of social affairs and health aims to stop people starting to smoke and to help smokers give up the habit. "Through systematic work we have been able to substantially reduce ... Read more

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:12:27 -0700

Emphysema study brings hope to asthma sufferers

July 2, 2014, 10:30 p.m. THERE is currently no cure for emphysema – but a discovery by University of Newcastle researchers could provide new hope to sufferers. Read more

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:02:38 -0700

Culture Explains Why Smoking Declines Faster in Certain Countries

In January 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health published a landmark report warning of the serious health effects of tobacco. It was not the first such report but it is probably the most famous because it kick-started a global campaign to reduce the levels of smoking and the deaths it causes. In the 50 years since then, the patterns of smoking all over the ... Read more

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:00:16 -0700

If it’s the worst headache of your life and it’s sudden, it may be a brain aneurysm

Amy Paquette was doing an exercise video with a friend when all of a sudden she felt dizzy and nauseous, had blurred vision and a headache — a bad, bad headache. After a night of agony, she went to the emergency room. “They said I was just dizzy and sent me home,” she says. Read more

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