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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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Smoking every day can increase psychosis risk, study finds

Smoking every day can increase psychosis risk, study finds

Two new studies report an increased risk of psychosis among smokers of not only marijuana, but tobacco, too. Researchers say that smoking at least 10 cigarettes daily my increase a person’s risk of psychosis. The tobacco study has now been published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, and the marijuana study — which was conducted […]

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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-cigarettes: Teens ‘should not be using them at all’

E-cigarettes: Teens ‘should not be using them at all’

A new study confirms that e-cigarettes are harmful to teenagers and urges adolescents to stop putting their health at risk. Many teenagers are attracted to ‘vaping,’ but at what cost to their own health? Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-powered devices regularly used as a more healthful alternative to regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes sometimes contain nicotine, and […]