Sore Throat and Vaping: Mild Side Effect One Can Easily Manage?

Image Credit: electrictobacconist.co.uk Vaping is on the rise, and more smokers and non-smokers are turning into vapers. The alternative to cigarettes is particularly popular with teenagers, which makes its spread even more alarming. Vaping is generally viewed as a safe substitution for tobacco, but it is definitely not true. One of the side effects you can experience is a sore throat. Some say it is easy to fix it, but is it really that insignificant? A sore throat is one of the reasons tobacco smokers switch to...

The Real Cost Campaign: New Ad from FDA To Discourage Teens from Vaping

In the U.S., vaping is all the rage. It has become so common among youngsters that the newfangled bad habit has recently been called an epidemic. In an attempt to fight the spread of e-cigarettes, the FDA launched a campaign called the Real Cost, and its recent sci-fi-inspired ad is now deemed controversial by many. Image Credit: FDA Now that fewer teenagers smoke conventional cigarettes, they have another way of showcasing their conformity with the values shared by their peers: vaping is becoming more and more p...

Increased Risk of Lung Cancer and Other Health Abnormalities among Young Secondhand Smokers

Do you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as an adult? Or have you recently been diagnosed with lung cancer but never had any symptoms and assumptions? Image Credit: shutterstock.com / risteski goce According to the results of the study conducted by American Cancer Society, more than 30% of children who turned to be secondhand smokers in their childhood experienced serious ailments as they grew up. At the same time, young children are the most affected and least able to avoid SHS. It means children...

Hookah Kills Sooner than Cigarettes

Though there is little information concerning the risks of electronic tobacco products, studies claim that smoking them brings much more harm than we could even contemplate. Image Credit: sunnybrook.ca Scientists state that puffing hookahs for just 30 minutes a day leads to the risk of cardiovascular diseases, based on the results of recent research, and is much more harmful to health than smoking usual cigarettes. This contradicts the marketing claims of most manufacturers reassuring consumers that water pipes pr...

E-Cig Flavorings Detrimental to Blood Vessels and Able to Kill Cells

With more people converting from common smokers to e-cigarette vapers, and more youngsters falling victim to the new trend, researchers aim to reveal what harm smoking e-cigarettes brings. It is clear that the tobacco contained in the liquid is dangerous, but it turns out that the flavorings added in it are no less noxious. Image Credit: gettyimages.com / NicolasMcComber Juuling is on the rise, and more young people are being allured by the seeming innocuousness of e-cigarettes. While e-cigarettes are touted a...

Being Lonely More Detrimental to Health Than Obesity and Smoking

There are so many factors that affect our health – and these effects can be both beneficial and detrimental – that it is difficult to say which ones are major contributors, and which ones are not that significant. In a new research, scientists revealed that smoking can be less evil than being lonely – even if you smoke more than a dozen a day. Image Credit: google images Several studies conducted in the recent years found that social isolation is a far more dangerous thing than many of us think. According to th...

Antidepressant Addiction: Breaking Free Truly Challenging

Modern people are quick to treat their anxiety as something really serious. Many of us tend to take pills whenever it seems we are worrying too much or, conversely, experiencing euphoria. Doctors are likely to prescribe antidepressants, even if anxiety does not strike on a regular basis. With antidepressant use surging in the USA, more and more people are realizing they are addicted to these drugs. Image Credit: Pinterest.com One of the most striking things about antidepressant addiction is that doctors rarely ...

Juuling: New Teen Addiction

Vaping has become extremely popular among teens. Although it is not a healthier alternative for the young, more and more girls and boys are becoming addicted to vaping. There are different kinds of it, and one of them, which has appeared only recently, is definitely a threat to teenagers’ health. Meet the Juul: a thing with sleek design and poison inside. Image Credit: vapetrotter.com What is the Juul? Another vaping device, the Juul is a new e-cigarette system consisting of a vaporizer that is charged via USB...

Why are E-Cigarettes Dangerous?

The popularity of common cigarette substitutes is growing, and more people are starting using e-cigarettes. Although these are advertised as a safe alternative to tobacco, it appears that vaping is really dangerous, and this assumption is backed by a variety of scientific evidence. Image Credit: mauro_grigollo / istockphoto.com In what ways do smoked cigarettes and e-cigarettes differ? Conventional cigarettes, which are notorious for their ability to kill 480,000 smokers a year, are lethal because they give of...

You Have to Get Rid of These Habits!

Everyone wants to be more productive and be able to do as many things a day as possible. Everyone wants to become smarter, healthier and just better. But every time we want to start to move in this direction our bad habits do not allow us to do it. So, maybe we should get rid of them to make ourselves better? Image Credit: fr.123rf.com Every New Year we promise ourselves to start a new life, start to learn new things, go to gym more often and become more active. Unfortunately, we usually fail to do it because of...

Failure of Immune System in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Millions of people around the world suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, but the only thing doctors can do is to help patients to cope with the symptoms. The tasks of the scientific and medical community is to stop or to slow down the destruction of the joints of people who have this disease and to make the patients’ lives as comfortable as possible. But it requires deep understanding of the biology of the disease that restricts the movement of patients. Image Credit: Point Fr. / Shutterstock.com Arthritis is a gener...

One Cigarette is not a Panacea

The BMJ (British Medical Journal) studies suggest that there is no smoking pattern that will allow you to stay on the safe side. Many smokers think that if you smoke only one cigarette a day, you will have one twentieth risk as compared to those who smoke a whole pack a day, but the scientists have arrived at a conclusion that it is absolutely wrong. According to the research, even if you smoke only one cigarette per day, you still have a 50% higher risk of getting a CVD and a 30% higher risk of having a stroke as oppo...

What Makes Us Happy?

Scientists and common people all over the world wonder what makes us happy. Is it money and fame, or is it friends, family and healthy life? Image Credit: Carebyyourside.com Many people think that money can solve every problem they have. They believe that if they had more money they would afford everything they want and only then they would be happy. But it does not work like this. It is a well-known fact that the more people earn the more they spend. It happens because having received more money we want to buy ...

Psychological but Real: Psychosomatic Disorders

According to statistics, up to 30% of people coming to see a doctor have very real symptoms that cannot be explained medically. Can paralysis and blindness really be caused by our mind? In this article, we explore the nature of psychosomatic disease. Image Credit: alphaspirit / canstockphoto.com Diagnosing a psychosomatic illness Our emotions trigger a lot of physical reactions, such as laughter (contraction of the diaphragm), tears, or a stomach ache before an exam. None of these surprise us – so why should it ...

Obsession with ‘Healthy’ Food Can Cause Food Anxiety

Many of us suffer from excessive anxiety about what we eat. Someone regularly picks yolks out of eggs cooked for breakfast, someone decides to completely abandon products with sugar, and someone is sure that animal fats can cause all diseases at once. Of course, everyone has the right to decide what is best for his or her body, but sometimes such concerns turn into paranoia, when the most harmless snack precedes a scrupulous study of how healthy each component is. Image Credit: Jiri Miklo / iStock / 360 / Getty im...

The First Win on the Battlefield with Aging

Why do we age? Can we slow this process down? Is it programmed in our DNA and what discovered Dongsheng Cai and his team about a connection between aging, stem cells and hypothalamus? Find out in this article. Image Credit: Katarzyna Białasiewicz / es.123rf.com Why do we age? Nowadays, it`s the second question after “why do we die?”. According to various studies, by the year 2050 there will be children as many, as old people. Thanks to the science, we live longer than ever. With surgery, drugs and vaccines hum...

Usual Alcoholic Beverages Lead to a Real Risk of Cancer Development

A Friday night is definitely one of the most expected days of the week. It’s quite natural that most people prefer having some rest in night clubs, restaurants or at home with some amount of alcohol to feel relaxed. Do you have such a popular habit? If your answer is “Yes”, you should read further. Image Credit: zoover.nl What’s the danger of having even modest amounts of alcohol in your drinks? Scientists tell us there has been a recently found proof that strong drinks and a number of cancer forms are related. ...

Cell Phone Addiction Liberation – How It is Done

By 2015 over a billion people own a smartphone worldwide and by April 2015 the cell phone lines in Spain were more than 53.6 million which represented a 1.4% increase over the previous year. Data even shows that younger children now use cell phones as about 30% of 10-year-old Spanish children use a cell phone. The phones are used for a wide range of tasks from calling to checking emails and use of social media. Some online business transactions are even done using the phone. The mobile phone users are now makeup...

How a Glass of Champagne Can Help with Your Heart Problems

Let’s raise our glasses in a toast to your health. Sound familiar, doesn’t it? And what about raising glasses of champagne in a toast to our healthy hearts? Somewhat less familiar, isn’t it? However, it is as romantic as it is true to life. If you have raised glasses of champagne or wine in a toast, you are about to do a good thing to your heart and vessels. How does our heart benefit from champagne? Research data obtained by a team of scientists, sounds hope-inspiring and somewhat extraordinary. It turns out ...

Tomatoes and Apples Can Help Reverse Smoke Damage to Lungs in Ex-Smokers

Nowadays smoking is not as popular as it used to be, as more and more governments are striving to introduce new measures to eliminate such a phenomenon from the society. However, even if a person quits smoking, his or her lungs are already damaged. American researchers have recently revealed that consuming tomatoes and apples on a daily basis in large amounts could help reverse the smoke damage and repair lungs. The effect was seen in both those who had never smoked and ex-smokers. Image Credit: gettyimages.com ...