Posts Tagged ‘Smokers’

CT scans could help smokers kick the habit, study finds

Smokers who undergo a CT scan of their lungs are more likely to kick the habit than those who opt against the screening, which could detect lung cancer at an early stage, new research led by experts from Cardiff University and published in the journal Thorax has discovered. The study involved 4,055 individuals between the […]

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Black holes eat stars more often than we thought

The supermassive black holes that lie in the center of most galaxies may have far more voracious appetites than experts previously believed, according to a new study that has uncovered evidence that these behemoths shred stars 100 times more often than earlier research had suggested. Such incidents of stellar cannibalism, also known as tidal disruption […]

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Epigenetics: Smoking causes long-term gene damage

From ScienceDaily: Smoking leaves its “footprint” on the human genome in the form of DNA methylation, a process by which cells control gene activity, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, an American Heart Association journal. … “These results are important because methylation, as one of the mechanisms of the regulation of gene expression, […]

The right motivation can cut smoking around kids

To get the parent of a child with asthma to quit smoking, motivational interviews and […]

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