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Stop-Smoking Drugs Not Equal in Real Life
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:00:00 -0400
Varenicline (Chantix) may hold some longer-term advantages for smoking cessation compared with bupropion (Zyban, others), according to a community-based trial.

Smoke's Genetic Impact Lingers
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:30:00 -0400
Smoking is linked to gene expression changes, some of which appear to persist after quitting, researchers found.

Broken Bones in Smokers Take Longer to Heal
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:18:46 -0400
CHICAGO -- Smokers are at an increased risk for impaired healing of fractures, a meta-analysis suggested.

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:02:03 -0400
ALLBP Control May Help Slow Alzheimer's | Heart-Healthy Living Cuts Cancer Risk | High-Dose Statins May Harm Kidneys

FDA Abandons Cigarette Warning Fight
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:32:48 -0400
WASHINGTON -- The FDA will not ask for a review of the most recent court decision against its rule requiring graphic warning labels on cigarette packages, several Obama administration officials said Tuesday.

Cardio Notes: Depression Sign of Teen CV Risk
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:27:25 -0400
Children who are depressed have a greater chance of adopting behaviors as teens that are not heart-healthy. Also, a one-time-use Afib monitor device and phantom ICD shocks.

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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:11:49 -0400
ALLECG for Eyes Sorts Strokes from Vertigo | Arterial Plaque Was Ancient Malady | Secondhand Smoke Riskier than Cholesterol | FDA Warns of Arrhythmias with Azithromycin

Same CVD Risk When Former Smokers Gain Weight
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:56:20 -0400
Weight gained after someone quits smoking has no effect on the cardiovascular benefits of butting out, at least among people without diabetes, researchers reported.

ACC: Secondhand Smoke Increases Coronary Calcium
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 10:46:57 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO -- More exposure to secondhand smoke poses a greater risk of calcification of the arteries, but even low exposure is linked with coronary artery calcium, researchers reported here.

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup from Johns Hopkins
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:57:22 -0400
This week's topics include synthetic marijuana, new anticlotting agents, recommendations on vitamin D, and HIV and liver damage.

Obituary: C. Everett Koop, MD, 96, Iconic Surgeon General
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:23:16 -0400
C. Everett Koop, MD, Ronald Reagan's iconic surgeon general who waged a war against smoking, defended disabled newborns' right to life, and championed knowledge over prejudice to educate the nation about AIDS, is dead at age 96.

Penn Puts Hiring Ban on Smokers
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:17:06 -0400
The University of Pennsylvania Health System will stop hiring people who use nicotine at its Pennsylvania locations beginning July 1.

Cardio Risk Factors Predict Early Death
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:01:00 -0400
Adolescents and young adults with a range of cardiometabolic risk factors have an increased chance of dying before they turn 55, researchers found.

Smoke-Free Laws May Cut Preterm Births
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:00:00 -0400
A smoking ban introduced in three phases in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium, was associated with a reduction in the risk of preterm birth, researchers found.

Fake Pot Tied to Kidney Injury
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:00:00 -0400
Synthetic marijuana products such as K2 and "spice" have been linked to reports of acute kidney injury, government researchers found.