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E-cigarettes with a cigarette-like level of nicotine are effective in reducing smoking

E-cigarettes that deliver a cigarette-like amount of nicotine are associated with reduced smoking and reduced exposure to the major tobacco-related pulmonary carcinogen, NNAL, even with concurrent smoking, according to a new study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The study, which will be published in […]

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Pandemic drinking puts more than 100 people in hospital

Pandemic drinking puts more than 100 people in hospital with worst affected patients in their early 60s or early 70s NHS had 750,000 alcohol-related admissions between last April and December Figures show there were almost 20,000 admissions among those aged 90-plus  Drinkers in their 20s and 30s accounted for a relatively small number of cases  More than […]

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Genes and immune cells predict immunotherapy success in bladder cancer

Sets of genes associated with resistance to immunotherapy in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer of the bladder have been identified and validated by researchers at Mount Sinai. In a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, the team uncovered gene signatures representing adaptive immunity and pro-tumorigenic inflammation that were responsible for sensitivity or resistance to immune […]

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Heart failure and stroke rising in men under 40

Heart failure and stroke are unusual diagnoses among younger people. But they are now clearly on the rise in men below the age of 40, according to a University of Gothenburg study. The scientists have found links to obesity and low fitness in the upper teens. The present study, published in Journal of Internal Medicine, […]