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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 […]

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E-cigarettes may cause cancer and heart disease, says study

E-cigarettes may cause cancer and heart disease, says study

They are usually marketed as a safe alternative to conventional cigarettes, but a new study suggests that e-cigarettes may still pose serious harm to health. Researchers suggest that e-cigarettes may increase the risk of cancer and heart disease. Researchers at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City found that mice exposed […]

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The pros and cons of e-cigarettes revealed

The pros and cons of e-cigarettes revealed

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have published one of the largest reports to have ever investigated the effects of electronic cigarettes. We summarize its findings below. A comprehensive new report reviews the health risks of electronic cigarettes. The report — which can be accessed in full here — reviews over 800 scientific […]

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Heart disease: ‘Just one cigarette daily’ raises risk

Heart disease: ‘Just one cigarette daily’ raises risk

After carrying out a fresh review of published studies, researchers urge that smokers quit completely rather than cut down if they want to significantly reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease. Researchers say smokers should quit the habit completely if they want to reduce their risk of poor heart health. A BMJ report on the review […]