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  • Smoke Less, Drink Less?

    FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smokers who try to give up tobacco drink less alcohol than other smokers, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed survey data from nearly 6,300 smokers in England, including 144 who said they had attempted to quit smoking the week before they were surveyed. Those who tried to quit cigarettes drank [...][...]

  • Menopause: Not All Hot Flashes Are Created Equal

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The hot flashes and night sweats of menopause don’t play out the same for all women, new research shows. Almost 80 percent of women do get hot flashes, night sweats or both during menopause, the researchers found. But the timing of these symptoms and how long [...][...]

  • Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report. These serious strokes — called subarachnoid hemorrhages — are eight times more common among women who smoke more than a pack a day compared to nonsmokers, [...][...]

  • ‘Cool’ Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes

    MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarette makers say the products can help adults stop smoking, but new research suggests many teens use the devices because they seem cool, new and fun. “While e-cigarettes are frequently used as devices for smoking cessation in adults, we found most students in our survey [including 47.8 percent of [...][...]

  • Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack

    THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Stroke survivors who had high blood pressure or other heart risk factors before their stroke may be at greater risk for another stroke and dementia years later, a new Dutch study finds. “We already know that stroke patients have an increased risk of recurrent stroke and dementia,” explained study [...][...]