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More Bad News for Smokers: Smoking Thins a Vital Part of the Brain

Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
More Bad News for Smokers: Smoking Thins a Vital Part of the Brain

A major study shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place. Interestingly, the findings also suggest that stopping smoking helps to restore at least part of the cortex’s thickness.

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Cancer Develops from Fungal Infections, like Candida

Posted by on January 28, 2015 in Medical Advances, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Cancer Develops from Fungal Infections, like Candida

There are very few common threads among experts on what causes cancer, aside from obvious lifestyle choices like smoking and alcohol. However, to think cancer is largely caused by one thing is a bit too simplistic…or is it? Turns out, it may not be that complicated. A simple fungal infection can cause cancer…Candida.

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Smoking Can Erase Y Chromosome From Cells

Posted by on December 7, 2014 in Health with 0 Comments
Smoking Can Erase Y Chromosome From Cells

Public health authorities have been handed their next anti-smoking campaign on a plate, at least when targeting men, with the discovery that smoking wipes out the chromosomes that determine genetic masculinity.

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CVS to Stop Selling Cigarettes and Tobacco: Big Blow to Big Tobacco

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Health with 0 Comments
CVS to Stop Selling Cigarettes and Tobacco: Big Blow to Big Tobacco

Even if you don’t smoke, you should be celebrating CVS’s latest move. Starting October 1 of this year, you will no longer be able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products from a CVS pharmacy, because the store won’t carry them. Though this decision could cost them more than $2 billion in revenue loss in 2014 alone, it sends a huge message to the Tobacco industry – we’re all tired of swallowing your smoke and mirrors

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