Weight-Loss Drugs Shown to be Harmful to Brain

Weight-Loss Drugs Shown to be Harmful to Brain

The Endocannabinoid System is a physiological system that blocks hunger similar to smoking tobacco

A drug from a new class of weight-loss treatments disrupted wiring needed for brain development in young mice, American researchers said, raising concerns about using such medications in children.

Mark Bear and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studied the effects of a chemical that suppresses appetite by blocking cannabinoid receptors in the brain, the same brain mechanisms that make people hungry when they smoke marijuana.

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Liquor + Cigarettes = Cancer

Liquor + Cigarettes = Cancer

A Turkey-based cancer specialist, Dr Sefik Hosal on Sunday said cancer has assumed an alarming proportion across the world.

“Efforts must be made to check it, particularly in developing countries like India,” he said. “Though tobacco has proved to be a major factor causing cancer among people in India, consumption of liquor with cigarette increases the risk of cancer six times more.”


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Smoking After Heart Attack Triples Risk of Second

Smoking After Heart Attack Triples Risk of Second

Young people who continue to smoke after a heart attack are three times more likely to have future heart problems than survivors who kick the habit, Greek researchers said on Saturday.

People who are 35 or younger who keep smoking are far more prone to die from a heart-related event, have a repeat heart attack or need future treatments to clear blocked arteries compared to those who stopped smoking.

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Smoking Rated #1 Social Gaffe

Smoking Rated #1 Social Gaffe

A new opinion poll shedding light on the most unpopular forms of house guest behavior has thrown up a surprise winner in the offensiveness stakes.

With the nation still grappling with the introduction of smoking legislation in the past two years, lighting up in someone else’s house has been voted the most terrible breach of etiquette.

 

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