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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, […]

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Maternal smoking may lead to cerebral palsy in offspring

Maternal smoking may lead to cerebral palsy in offspring

Smoking during pregnancy can be harmful for both mother and baby. Now, a new study provides further evidence that maternal smoking is a risk factor for cerebral palsy in offspring, and it has shed light on the mechanisms behind this association. Research suggests that smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk of cerebral palsy in offspring. […]

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How can nonsmokers get COPD?

How can nonsmokers get COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, known as COPD, is a common condition most often associated with smoking. However, nonsmokers, and even people who have never smoked, can also develop the disease. According to 2011 research, just over 20 percent of people diagnosed with COPD are nonsmokers. Other causes, such as environment and genetics, play a more […]

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Nicotine poisoning symptoms: Can you overdose on too much nicotine?

Nicotine poisoning symptoms: Can you overdose on too much nicotine?

Nicotine, found naturally in tobacco plants, is the chemical responsible for the addictive nature of cigarettes, cigars, and many e-cigarettes. Until recent years, nicotine poisoning was a relatively rare occurrence and tended to be linked to exposure to insecticides containing the chemical. However, the popularity of vaping or e-cigarettes has seen an increase in reported […]