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HIV Increases Risk for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. HIV increases the risk for severe COVID-19 by 6% and the...

Mental Health Woes Prevalent in Women With Urinary Incontinence

Women with urinary incontinence are significantly more likely to have mental health problems than women without incontinence, results of a large survey suggest. In a...

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Higher Arthritis Risk

June 9, 2021 — Secondhand smoke appears linked to a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis in those who were exposed to it during childhood...

Smoking Saved My Life. Here’s How.

I had never been a smoker. I picked it up in a hellish last-ditch attempt to “take the edge off” when I first found my...

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Higher Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Secondhand smoke exposure in both childhood and adulthood is associated with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women, according to a study presented at the...

Americans’ Lung Health: The Poor Suffer Most

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The health of your lungs may have a lot to do with the...

Heart Disease Often Comes in Pairs

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Couples share a lot together, but heart disease wouldn’t be...

FDA Moves to Ban Menthol in Cigarettes

Not all groups are on board, however. The ACLU and several other organizations wrote to the country’s top health officials urging them to reconsider....

Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Cuts Teen Smoking

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Raising the legal age for buying tobacco is effective in cutting teen smoking rates,...

Renal, CV Damage May Develop in Mild SLE Despite Treatment

Patients with mild to moderate systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity without any past history of organ damage may still progress to develop damage, particularly...

Rheumatology Smoking Cessation Referral Program Finds Success

A new protocol designed to help patients in rheumatology clinics quit smoking proved both efficient and effective in referring willing participants to free tobacco quit...

Smoking Makes a Comeback in the Pandemic

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Katie Rodgers was just 15 years old when she started smoking, and in...

‘Healthy’ Plant-Based Diet Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Maintaining a healthy plant-based diet is associated with a lower risk for both total stroke and ischemic stroke, results from a study of three large...

COVID Lockdowns Got People Smoking More

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The pandemic‘s spring lockdowns last year triggered an unwelcome side effect: New research...

Sun Exposure Linked to Reduced Pediatric MS Risk

Children who have higher levels of sun exposure appear to have a substantially lower risk of developing pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) than children who are...

Hepatotoxicity Risk Differs Between Psoriasis, PsA, and RA Patients

Patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) were at a higher risk of developing liver disease than were patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...

In Public Health’s Response to COVID, Fear Tactics Are a Misstep

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   You probably still remember public service ads that scared you:...

Tofacitinib for RA Misses the Mark in Safety Study

Daily treatment with tofacitinib (Xeljanz) led to more malignancies and adverse cardiovascular events in older rheumatoid arthritis patients compared with treatment with a tumor necrosis...

Childhood Smoking and Depression Impact Young Adult Opioid Use

Depression and tobacco use in childhood significantly increased the risk for opioid use in young adults, according to data from a prospective study of approximately...

Differences in Right vs Left Colon in Black vs White Individuals

The right colon appears to age faster in Black people than in White people, perhaps explaining the higher prevalence of right-side colon cancer among Black...

Where there’s smoke: My husband’s habit could not be conquered

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. This essay is part of Telling Our Stories, a series of 12 essays featuring the voices of Next...

U.S. Teen Vaping Rates Leveling Off, Remain High

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — After years of increases, nicotine and marijuana vaping among U.S. teens plateaued this...

Smoking at Night Linked to Insomnia, Shorter Sleep Times

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Smoking cigarettes at night shows a stronger link to poor sleep than does smoking at earlier times in the day,...

Chili Pepper Consumption Linked to Better Midlife Survival

In a meta-analysis of four geographically diverse observational studies, a higher intake of any type of chili pepper was associated with a lower rate of...

The Future of Psychedelic Therapy in the US

After a 50-year hiatus, psychedelic drugs are undergoing a research renaissance. Roland R. Griffiths, professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and the Oliver...