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Teens More Likely to Vape If Parent Smokes

Teens More Likely to Vape If Parent SmokesMONDAY, Sept. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who smoke should know that their kids are more likely to vape and try smoking.Those teens were 55% more likely to try e-cigarettes than those of nonsmoking parents and 51% more likely to have tried traditional cigarettes, according to a large study out of Ireland.It also found that the percentage who have tried vaping is rising dramatically. Boys are still more likely than girls to do so, but the number of girls who have smoked is growing."These findings are worrying, not just for teenagers in Ireland, but for families all around the world," said Dr. Jonathan Grigg, head of the Tobacco Control Committee of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). "We know already that children of parents who smoke are more likely to take up smoking. This...

Air Pollution May Do More Harm to Women Than Men

2 September 2022
Air Pollution May Do More Harm to Women Than MenFRIDAY, Sept. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Breathing in fumes from diesel exhaust may be more damaging to women than to men, a new, small Canadian study claims.“We already know that there are sex differences in lung diseases such as asthma and respiratory infections," said lead researcher Hemshekhar Mahadevappa, from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. "Our previous research showed that breathing diesel exhaust creates inflammation in the lungs and has an impact on how the body deals with respiratory infections," he said. "In this study, we wanted to look for any effects in the blood and how these differ in females and males." To study the issue, the researchers recruited five women and five men, all of whom were healthy nonsmokers. They were then asked to spend four hours...

One Form of Fertility Treatment May Raise Long-Term...

2 September 2022
One Form of Fertility Treatment May Raise Long-Term Cancer Risk in OffspringTHURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Children born as a result of a common fertility procedure involving frozen embryos may have higher risk of cancer, Swedish researchers report.In frozen-thawed embryo transfer, an embryo is created in a laboratory from an egg and sperm, frozen and later thawed before implantation.“The individual risk was low, while at a population level it may have an impact due to the huge increase in frozen cycles after assisted reproduction,” said study co-author Ulla-Britt Wennerholm of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Gothenburg. "No increase in cancer was found among children born after assisted reproduction techniques overall," she said. The new findings were published online Sept. 1 in PLOS Medicine.Prior studies...

Half of Moms of Children With Autism Have Depression

1 September 2022
Half of Moms of Children With Autism Have DepressionTHURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- While half of mothers of children with autism suffer symptoms of depression, a new study has discovered that did not raise the risk of behavioral problems for their kids.It was both a surprising and heartening finding, said first study author Danielle Roubinov, an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. “We didn't see that maternal depressive symptoms predicted more children's behavior problems over time, and that was pretty interesting to us, especially in families with a child with autism,” Roubinov noted. “And the reason for that is because mothers — all parents, but mothers in particular — of children with autism can carry a lot of blame and...

FDA Warns of Dangers From Skin Lightening Creams

1 September 2022
FDA Warns of Dangers From Skin Lightening CreamsTHURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Skin lightening products can be dangerous for consumers when they contain harmful ingredients that are illegal for over-the-counter sales, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday.The potentially harmful ingredients are hydroquinone or mercury, the agency said in a news release.People who have used products with hydroquinone have suffered side effects that included rashes, facial swelling, and permanent skin discoloration, the FDA warned. Meanwhile, mercury is highly toxic and can damage the nervous, digestive and immune systems, as well as the lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes.Skin lightening products are marketed as treatments for uneven skin tone, acne, age spots, freckles and wrinkles. Companies may describe skin lightening...

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