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What to know about centrilobular emphysema
Centrilobular emphysema is a form of emphysema where the damage begins in the central lobes of the lungs and spreads outward. This is distinct from panlobular emphysema. In this article, we discuss centrilobular emphysema including symptoms, causes, complications, and possible treatments. (Medical News Today)

Which drugs pose the biggest threat to public health?
A brand new, up-to-date report, collecting data from large organizations worldwide, sheds light on which substances threaten public health the most. (Medical News Today)

How to manage thin skin
As a person ages, their skin naturally becomes thinner, less elastic, or papery. While there is no specific way to treat thin skin or to thicken the skin, a person can prevent skin from getting thinner by using retinol creams and avoiding risk factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and spending time in the sun. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean when you have white gums?
Some conditions can make the gums appear white. The color change may occur in one part of the mouth or over the entire gums. There are many possible causes of white gums, including gingivitis and anemia. In this article, learn about how to get rid of white gums using home remedies and medical treatments. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol?
The body needs cholesterol, but too much bad cholesterol can be harmful and is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In this article, learn about the difference between HDL and LDL — “good” and “bad” — cholesterol, as well as how they are measured. What steps can you take to lower LDL and increase HDL? (Medical News Today)

What to do about brown spots on your teeth
Brown spots can form anywhere on the teeth, including between teeth or on the tooth surface. These brown or yellowish stains can result from dental procedures, but they more commonly indicate cavities or a buildup of plaque. Here, learn about the many causes, and potential ways to remove these stubborn stains. (Medical News Today)

What causes black gums?
The gums come in many natural colors, including red, pink, brown, and black. However, changes in gum color can indicate an underlying health problem. In this article, learn about what causes black gums, including smoking, gingivitis, Addison’s disease, and amalgam tattoos. We also look at treatment and prevention. (Medical News Today)

Could coffee stop clogged arteries?
Researchers have found that drinking at least three cups of coffee every day may prevent calcium from building up in the coronary arteries. (Medical News Today)

What could be the cause of morning diarrhea?
Diarrhea in the morning can have a range of potential causes, including lifestyle choices, a temporary illness, such as a virus or food poisoning, or an underlying condition, such as IBS or IBD. Read on to learn how to prevent it with some simple lifestyle changes, and how to treat it if there are medical reasons. (Medical News Today)

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?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious lung condition that can make it hard to breathe. Bronchiectasis and emphysema are forms of COPD. It usually affects smokers, but nonsmokers can develop it, too, if they are exposed to secondhand smoke, or if there are other environmental or genetic factors. (Medical News Today)

Can you overdose on too much nicotine?
Nicotine is the substance in tobacco that makes it highly addictive to people who smoke. However, nicotine can harm the body on its own. This article defines and explains the symptoms of nicotine poisoning. Can you overdose on nicotine? Read on to find out, along with more information on the effects and treatment. (Medical News Today)

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