Posts in the “Risk Factors Risk Factors” category:

How Can You Know If Your Lung Cancer Has Spread?

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 26th, 2014 |

News Headline: How Can You Know If Your Lung Cancer Has Spread? Date: 2/26/14 Outlet Full Name: About.com Author: Lynne Eldridge http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2014/02/26/how-can-you-know-if-your-lung-cancer-has-spread.htm I was recently asked a very important question – and one that I’m sure many of you have entertained. How can you know if your lung cancer has spread? Unfortunately the spread of […]

Supplement Alert: Antioxidants May Protect Cancer Cells Instead Of Protecting Us From Them

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 8th, 2014 |

Date: 2/8/14 Outlet Full Name: David DiSalvo Author: Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2014/02/08/supplement-alert-antioxidants-may-protect-cancer-cells-instead-of-protecting-us-from-them/ Troubling new research suggests that antioxidants—among our most cherished and heavily marketed of supplements—could be doing exactly the opposite of what they’re marketed for. Instead of protecting us against cancer, antioxidant supplements may protect cancer cells from our body’s defenses. A study published in the […]

New Tips Ads Will Inspire Even More to Quit Smoking

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 7th, 2014 |

Date: 2/7/14 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author: Tom Frieden http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-frieden-md-mph/new-tips-ads-will-inspire_b_4747505.html?utm_hp_ref=impact&ir=Impact The CDC is launching the third season in its life-saving award-winning Tips From Former Smokers national education campaign. Tens of millions of Americans across the country will see, up close and personal, the disease and disability that smoking causes. And for the final time […]

CVS Stores to Stop Selling Tobacco

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 5th, 2014 |

News Headline: CVS Stores to Stop Selling Tobacco Date: 2/5/14 Outlet Full Name: CNN Author: Elizabeth Landau http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/05/health/cvs-cigarettes/index.html?hpt=he_c2 Want to pick up a pack of cigarettes with your prescription refill? A major U.S. pharmacy chain is breaking that habit. CVS Caremark announced Wednesday it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy […]

Thirdhand Smoke Linked to Liver, Lung and Skin Problems

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 31st, 2014 |

hollister deutschland News Headline: Thirdhand Smoke Linked to Liver, Lung and Skin Problems Date: 1/31/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: Marie Ellis http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/272042.php While the physical evidence of secondhand smoke can be seen wafting through the air, thirdhand smoke is a more clandestine health threat. The invisible remnant of tobacco smoke that clings […]

High Radon Levels May Be a Downside to Having a Tight, Energy- Efficient House

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 30th, 2014 |

News Headline: High Radon Levels May Be a Downside to Having a Tight, Energy- Efficient House Date: 1/30/14 Outlet Full Name: The Washington Post Author: Jill Chodorov http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/where-we-live/wp/2014/01/30/high-radon-levels-may-be-a-downside-to-having-a-tight-energy-efficient-house/?tid=hpModule_34d54128-919e-11e2-bdea-e32ad90da239 Robert Eisen purchased his home 13 years ago in the Kemp Mill neighborhood of Silver Spring. At the time, the radon level was well below the United […]

Keeping Out Drafts Could Mean More Radon Risk at Home

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 23rd, 2014 |

Date: 1/23/14 Outlet Full Name: Reuters Author: Kathryn Doyle http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/23/us-lung-cancer-radon-idUSBREA0M1BF20140123 Sealing up houses to improve energy efficiency also traps more radon inside and may lead to a higher risk of lung cancer, according to a new study based on modeling. Guidelines suggest people install ventilation systems when they try to reduce heat loss from their […]

Consumer Reports: Too Many Sodas Contain Potential Carcinogens

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 23rd, 2014 |

Date: 1/23/14 Outlet Full Name: CNN Author: William Hudson http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/23/health/consumer-reports-soda-caramel-coloring/ A chemical found in many sodas may be dangerous to your health, Consumer Reports says. And no, it’s not sugar (this time). The golden-brown color of many soft drinks comes with a dose of the chemical 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MeI. On U.S. product labels it appears […]

Silica Exposure May Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 11th, 2014 |

News Headline: Silica Exposure May Increase Lung Cancer Risk Date: 1/11/14 Outlet Full Name: UPI Author: No author http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2014/01/11/Silica-exposure-may-increases-lung-cancer-risk/UPI-80161389492825/ ATLANTA, Jan. 11 (UPI) — A meta-analysis found strong and consistent evidence that silica exposure increases lung cancer risk, U.S. researchers say. Elizabeth Ward, national vice president of intramural research for the American Cancer Society, and […]

Preclincal Study Suggests E-Cigarettes May Promote Lung Cancer in High Risk Individuals

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 9th, 2014 |

News Headline: Preclincal Study Suggests E-Cigarettes May Promote Lung Cancer in High Risk Individuals Date: 1/9/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: No author http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-01-preclinical-e-cigarettes-lung-cancer-high-risk.html Exposing human lung cells with genetic mutations associated with high risk for lung cancer to the chemicals in electronic-cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor enhanced the cells’ cancerous behaviors, according to preliminary results […]