Month: November 2010

Smoking pot suppresses the immune system

Smoking marijuana can suppress the body’s immune system, which explains why pot-smokers are more susceptible than non-smokers to certain cancers and infections, according to a new study. This effect of marijuana is due to chemicals in the drug that fire…

Facts About Oral Cancer

With the rise of alcoholics and tobacco chewers in the world population, we are at a greater risk of developing oral cancer than ever before. But, most of the people, even the educated do not really know much about the…

Lung cancer increasing among women

While the number of cases in men has fallen, the killer disease was shown to be claiming a growing number of victims among the opposite sex. Lung cancer in women in England increased by 10% between 1987 and 2006, climbing…

How To Manage Stress

What could be worse for your health than cigarettes, excessive alcohol and junk food? Believe it or not, the answer is stress. Here’s how to beat it once and for all. The captain had just switched off the seatbelt sign…

Fruit cuts lung cancer risk

Eating five portions of fruit and vegetables per day is one of the means that experts most frequently recommend for preventing cancer. Now, the European EPIC study carried out by researchers from 10 countries has shown that, in the case…

Need for FDA Menthol Ban

The Food and Drug Administration’s proposed ban on mentholated cigarettes is stirring controversy, but a recently released scientific journal’s supplement underscores the need for federal intervention. In March, the FDA convened the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee to decide whether…