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  • Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests. Among breast cancer patients taking a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, smokers had a three times greater risk of their cancer returning than nonsmokers, the investigators found. However, the [...][...]

  • Southern States Lagging in Tough Smoking Bans, CDC Says

    THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smokers in southern states can still find plenty of places to spread secondhand smoke to others, a new report finds. In fact, no states in the U.S. Southeast have comprehensive smoke-free laws to protect nonsmokers from tobacco fumes, a federal government report says. This type of law bans smoking [...][...]

  • Why Are More American Men Getting Parkinson’s Disease?

    Rates of Parkinson’s disease may be on the rise for U.S. men over the past three decades, and the trend could be tied to declines in smoking, a new study suggests.

  • Parkinson’s Rates Rising Among American Men

    MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Rates of Parkinson’s disease may be on the rise for U.S. men over the past three decades, and the trend could be tied to declines in smoking, a new study suggests. “I believe this will be the first of several reports in the United States to demonstrate what the [...][...]

  • Depression Plagues Many With COPD

    By Chuck GreenHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may raise the risk of depression among patients with the incurable respiratory illness, two new studies suggest. One report, from scientists at Manchester Metropolitan University in England, found one in four patients with COPD suffered persistent depressiv [...]