Screening and monitoring can catch precancerous cells before they turn into cancer.
A diagnosis of precancerous cells isn't a cause for panic, but it does mean you should keep a close eye on your health.
Challenging and training your brain is important to prevent dementia risk.
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Although we can’t change our age or genetic profile, there are fortunately several lifestyle changes we can make that will reduce our dementia risk.
Hard to stub out.
Despite talk of a smoke-free world, Big Tobacco is up to its same old tricks.
Tobacco smoke is notoriously difficult to contain in higher-density housing.
Apartment residents need sensible smoking regulations that balance personal freedoms in the home and public health interests, but the law is letting them down.
Eating a delicious doughnut now seems more rewarding than the nebulous concept of “better future health”.
People tend to value potential future rewards less than similar immediate rewards when they must choose between them. Psychologists and economists call this “delay discounting”.
Who will live longer?
The audio version of a long read on stalling life expectancy in the UK.
Suppressing thoughts about cigarettes, alcohol and chocolate are only going to make you crave them more.
A man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago in this 2014 photo.
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
The e-cigarette industry emerged as an alternative to traditional tobacco, but now it's dominated by Big Tobacco. That's why transnational regulations are needed for the industry.
Drops of marijuana extract are placed on candy in the kitchen of AmeriCanna Edibles in 2017 in Boulder, Colorado.
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The promised marijuana legalization date of July 2018 is approaching fast. Many outstanding regulatory issues -- such as online sales and occupational health and safety -- pose urgent challenges.
Drugs don’t give you an edge over quitting cold turkey.
Using prescription drugs or over-the-counter gums, mints or patches won't increase your chances of quitting smoking a year later, according to new study.
We know running is better for you than lounging but how might it affect our lifespan?
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Humans are much worse at guessing risk than we think we are. Now there is an app designed to help us avoid rushing toward an early grave.
There are differences in the smoking patterns of rural and urban communities. These must be recognised and included in tobacco control interventions to reduce use.
Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Children are most at risk of exposure in homes, especially during the winter months.
Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps into buildings through foundation cracks. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. And it only costs around $60 to test your home.
Shao Fei lights a cigarette on a Beijing street in 2015 as a co-worker looks on. Shao said at the time that higher taxes on cigarettes would lead him to stop smoking.
Tobacco taxes have been shown to curtail cigarette smoking. Why aren't more countries, including the US, implementing them effectively?
Sleek IQOS store in Korea.
Minji Kim, Ph.D.
Philip Morris has applied to the FDA to market a product that it says is safer than a cigarette, but its own data show that is not true.
All you need to know about illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
A patient suffering from dengue fever lies in a hospital bed in Peshawar, Pakistan, in October. Cases of dengue fever – a painful mosquito-borne spread disease – have doubled every decade since 1990. Environmental health experts are pointing the finger at climate change.
(AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
What if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one? There are lessons to be learned from the successful public health campaigns against smoking.
Smoking costs taxpayers more than $30 billion annually, should tobacco companies foot the bill?
Canada is suing tobacco companies for health costs, should Australia follow suit?
The NHS should reconsider its plan to refuse surgery to smokers and those who are obese.
Maybe it's time the government listened to the advice offered by its Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.