— More research needed to explore potential link.
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— Study found 3 months of exposure linked to higher cholesterol levels, especially for those with diabetes.
(Reuters Health) - Many current and former smokers who don't fit the definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may still have breathing problems seen in patients diagnosed with the disorder, a U.S. study suggests. COPD is usually caused by smoking, and symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, excessive phlegm production…
— A lower smoking rate helped Washington, D.C., edge out Minneapolis and Denver, report says.
— Study sheds light on how alcohol habit may make it harder to overcome nicotine addiction.
— Researchers say inflammation or cigarette by-product may play a role.
This post was updated on 05/24/16 to add more information. Well, it's that time of year again. We are coming up on the summer months which means sunshine, picnics, barbecues, vacations, and more are in your near future!
— It's not clear how many will go on to have the full-blown respiratory ailment, researchers said.
— But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say.
— Study may help pinpoint patients who won't respond to standard medications.