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Smoking every day can increase psychosis risk, study finds
Smoking at least 10 cigarettes every day or using marijuana at least five times may raise the risk of developing psychosis, according to two new studies. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarettes 'may do more harm than good,' study suggests
Researchers find that e-cigarettes may be more of a hindrance than a help, as they may encourage young adults to take up conventional smoking. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarettes: Teens 'should not be using them at all'
A new study suggests that teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be putting their health at risk by exposing themselves to carcinogenic compounds. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarettes leak toxic metals, study finds
E-cigarettes are seen as the 'more healthful' siblings of conventional ones. But a new study suggests that these devices may be a hidden source of harm. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarettes may cause cancer and heart disease, says study
E-cigarette use may lead to cancer and heart disease, say researchers, after finding that e-cigarette vapor can cause damage to DNA. (Medical News Today)

The pros and cons of e-cigarettes revealed
These are the conclusions of one of the largest reports to have ever been conducted on the health risks of electronic cigarettes. (Medical News Today)

Heart disease: 'Just one cigarette daily' raises risk
Just one cigarette per day raises the risk of coronary heart disease to around half that of smoking 20, according to a new review of published evidence. (Medical News Today)

Common anti-smoking drug may raise stroke, heart attack risk
Quitting smoking for 2018? Researchers urge caution if turning to medicinal help; a popular anti-smoking drug may raise the risk of cardiovascular events. (Medical News Today)

Tomatoes may restore lung damage caused by smoking
A diet rich in tomatoes and other fruits may counteract the damage to lungs caused by smoking and slow down lung function decline among all adults. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarette flavorings may impair heart muscle function
By studying heart muscle cells in the laboratory, researchers found that some flavorings in e-cigarette liquids, such as citrus, may have harmful effects. (Medical News Today)

What can excessive drinking do to your looks? Study investigates
A large-scale, prospective study investigates the link between visible signs of aging and excessive alcohol intake, as well as smoking. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarette aerosols caused embryo defects in the laboratory
E-cigarettes are more popular than ever, but could they harm the developing embryo? According to the latest study, it is possible. (Medical News Today)

'Healthier alternative' status of e-cigarettes challenged in new study
E-cigarettes trigger distinct and similar immune responses to those of cigarettes and are potentially just as harmful to the lungs, suggests a new study. (Medical News Today)

Maternal smoking may lead to cerebral palsy in offspring
Researchers have shed light on the mechanisms by which smoking before and during pregnancy could raise a child's risk of cerebral palsy. (Medical News Today)

How can nonsmokers get COPD?
Nonsmokers may not be aware that they can get COPD. Learn how with this article, along with what the symptoms and treatment options are. (Medical News Today)

Nicotine poisoning symptoms: Can you overdose on too much nicotine?
What is nicotine poisoning and what are the symptoms? Can you overdose? Find out here along with other information on this common issue. (Medical News Today)

Meditation may help to lower heart disease risk
The AHA conclude that meditation may be useful to help lower the risk of heart disease, but that it should be used with other heart-healthy interventions. (Medical News Today)

Coffee could halve death risk for patients with HIV, hepatitis C
Drinking at least three cups of coffee every day could reduce the risk of death by 50 percent for patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C. (Medical News Today)

Are e-cigarettes bad for the heart? Study sheds light
New research shows that when non-smokers use nicotine-based e-cigarettes for the first time, there are measurable, negative changes in cardiac activity. (Medical News Today)

Five ways to quit smoking
Are you ready to quit smoking? We have put together the best ways to kick the habit, get the support you need, and remain smoke-free for good. (Medical News Today)

Two studies show links between asthma and fertility treatment, and between e-cigarette vaping in mothers and asthma in offspring
Asthma linked to increase in fertility treatment.Women with asthma are more likely to have fertility treatment before giving birth than non-asthmatic women, according to new research presented at... (Medical News Today)

Cigarette smoke may 'prime lung cells' to develop cancer
Using cell-based models of cigarette smoke exposure, researchers show how smoking alters gene expression over time to prime lung cells to develop cancer. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but there's a catch
Frequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit -- a finding that Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers say supports the use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid for those... (Medical News Today)

Coughing so hard you vomit: Causes and treatments
Severe and persistent coughs can cause vomiting in some cases. Learn about the potential causes of coughing leading to vomiting, and how to treat it. (Medical News Today)

Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more
Older smokers are usually more set in their ways, but a dollar increase in cigarette prices makes them 20 percent more likely to quit, a new Drexel University study found. (Medical News Today)

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