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Are e-cigarette flavorings toxic to the heart?

Are e-cigarette flavorings toxic to the heart?

Despite their popularity, little is known about the health impacts of electronic cigarettes. New research investigates the chemicals used to flavor these products and their effects on cardiovascular health. A new study investigates e-cigarettes’ impact on the heart. New research, published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, concludes that the chemicals used to create these […]

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What to know about peripheral vascular disease

What to know about peripheral vascular disease

Peripheral vascular disease is a disease that causes restricted blood flow to the arms, legs, or other body parts. It occurs when arteries or veins get narrower, become blocked, or spasm. If peripheral vascular disease (PVD) occurs only in the arteries, it is called peripheral artery disease (PAD). Most cases of PVD affect the arteries […]

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The truth about formaldehyde in e-cigarettes

The truth about formaldehyde in e-cigarettes

Do e-cigarettes produce dangerous formaldehyde levels? This question has split scientific opinion for years. A new study reopens the discussion. The toxicity of vaping is once again being debated. Three years ago, researchers at Portland State University in Oregon conducted a study that found previously unknown forms of formaldehyde in the vapor of electronic cigarettes […]

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What to do about brown spots on your teeth

What to do about brown spots on your teeth

Spots of brown discoloration on the teeth are very common. People can often prevent or eliminate them by making certain lifestyle changes or seeking dental treatment. These spots can vary in color from yellowish-brown to black-brown. The shape and size can vary. Some people may notice irregular, blotchy patches, while others have brown lines. In […]

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What causes black gums?

What causes black gums?

Gum color varies from person to person. Black gums and other changes in gum color can be caused by a medical condition, medication, smoking, or other lifestyle factors. The gums are tough tissues that surround and hold the teeth in place. They can range in color from red or pink to brown or black. Good […]

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What could be the cause of morning diarrhea?

What could be the cause of morning diarrhea?

Morning diarrhea is when a person passes a loose, watery stool first thing in the morning. The need to go to the bathroom may wake someone with morning diarrhea up. They may also feel they need to go urgently when they first get up. Most people experience morning diarrhea at some point. Occasional morning diarrhea […]

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E-cigarettes ‘may do more harm than good,’ study suggests

E-cigarettes ‘may do more harm than good,’ study suggests

Recently at Medical News Today, we have looked at a number of studies that assessed the potential harms and benefits of e-cigarettes. Now, we report on a new study published in PLOS ONE that suggests that use of these devices might be more harmful than beneficial. E-cigarettes could cause more harm than benefit, say researchers. […]

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E-cigarette aerosols caused embryo defects in the laboratory

E-cigarette aerosols caused embryo defects in the laboratory

New research has found that e-cigarette aerosol exposure can cause facial defects in frog embryos and disrupt mammalian embryonic cell growth. The risks of smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy are largely unknown. Electonic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are widely considered as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco; they deliver nicotine in a vapor. Their use has skyrocketed: in women, from 2010 to 2013, […]