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EU Proposes Ban on Flavoured Heated Tobacco Products
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976352

Jun 30th, 2022 - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to ban the sale in the EU of flavoured heated tobacco products after a big rise in their consumption. "By removing flavoured heated tobacco from the market we are taking yet another step towards realising our vision under Europe's Beating Cancer Plan to create a "Tobacco Free Generation" with less than 5% of the population using...

Cannabis Use Causes Spike in ED Visits
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976442

Jun 30th, 2022 - Cannabis users had a 22% increased risk of an emergency department (ED) visit or hospitalization compared to nonusers, as determined from data from more than 30,000 individuals. Although cannabis contains compounds similar to tobacco, "data published on the association between cannabis smoking and airways health have been contradictory," and whether smoking cannabis increases a user's risk of d...

Cigarettes Linked to HF With Preserved or Reduced EF
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976066

Jun 23rd, 2022 - A study that used observational data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study shows a significant association between cigarette smoking and increased risk for heart failure (HF) both with preserved (HFpEF) and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Researchers found the risk for HFpEF and HFrEF increased in conjunction with pack-years, duration, and intensity of smoking, indicating...

FDA Orders Juul to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976099

Jun 23rd, 2022 - The FDA has ordered Juul Labs to stop selling e-cigarettes and vaping products on the U.S. market, the agency announced on Thursday. The marketing denial order covers all the company's products in the U.S., which means Juul must stop distributing the products and remove everything on the market. That includes the Juul device and flavor replacement pods in the tobacco and menthol flavors. "Today...

Biden Moves to Limit Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975997

Jun 22nd, 2022 - The White House on Tuesday announced an effort to require tobacco companies to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes sold in the US. The US Department of Health and Human Services posted a notice that details plans for a new rule that would set a maximum as to the amount of nicotine allowed in certain tobacco products. The US Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) would take the action, the notice sa...

AHA Urges Immediate Action to Curb Vaping Among Youth
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976044

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Action is needed now to reduce or prevent adolescents from accessing and using electronic cigarettes, the American Heart Association (AHA) concludes in a new scientific statement. Since their introduction in the American market in the early 2000s, e-cigarettes have become increasingly popular among adolescents. Current scientific evidence indicates that use of these vaping products has harmful ...

Forget Moonshot: Cancer Patients Right Now Need 'Groundshot'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975948

Jun 21st, 2022 - CHICAGO — While the federally supported "Cancer Moonshot" aims to eradicate cancer in the future, back on Earth, a "groundshot" initiative could tackle issues faced by cancer patients right now — both globally and in the US — by making better use of services that are already available. The term "cancer groundshot" was coined in 2016 by Bishal Gyawali, MD, PhD, in a blog post written when he was...

Osteoporosis Risk Rises With Air Pollution Levels 
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975959

Jun 21st, 2022 - COPENHAGEN — Chronic exposure to high levels of particulate matter (PM) air pollution 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) or larger, and 10 micrometers (PM10) or larger, in size is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of having osteoporosis, according to research presented at the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) 2022 Annual Meeting. Dr Giovanni Adami The results of th...

Prolonged Sitting Time Linked to CVD Events, Mortality
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975873

Jun 17th, 2022 - A new analysis using data from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study shows that sitting more than 8 hours per day was associated with an increased risk of a composite of all-cause death and cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. In this study that tracked over 100,000 adults from 21 countries for 8 to 12 years, more time spent sitting during the day was associated with increased r...

Alcohol, Marijuana Use Declined Among Youth During Pandemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975850

Jun 17th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. During the coronavirus pandemic, several substance use behaviors decreased among youths, namely drinking, smoking, vaping, and cannabis use, according to a recent study published in the journal Current Psychiatry Reports. That likely happened because they had to spend more time at home and less ...

Can Lung Cancer Be Detected in Breath Analyzer?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975756

Jun 16th, 2022 - A study published in May in The Lancet journal eClinicalMedicine reports that breathomics testing is one step closer to becoming a reality as a lung cancer screening tool. The tool was successfully used to identify, in 84 patients, 16 lung cancer-related carcinogenic volatile compounds (VOCs), such as aldehydes, hydrocarbons, ketones, carboxylic acids, and furan — some of which are compounds us...

Certain Signs, Symptoms May Help Identify Lung Cancer Earlier
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975782

Jun 16th, 2022 - The study was published on medrxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaway Patients in ambulatory care settings who are subsequently diagnosed with lung cancer show a pattern of symptoms and signs that distinguish them from other patients, often months before diagnosis. Why This Matters Most patients with lung cancer are diagnosed with stage 3 or 4 disease. Uptake of ...

Sleep, Not Smoke, the Key to COPD Exacerbations?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975786

Jun 16th, 2022 - Poor sleep quality was linked to an increased risk of life-threatening exacerbations in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study reported online in the journal Sleep. Researchers followed 1,647 patients with confirmed COPD who were enrolled in the Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcome Measures in COPD Study (SPIROMICS). SPIROMICS is a multicenter study fu...

Canada, in a World First, Proposes Health Warnings on Individual Cigarettes
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975412

Jun 13th, 2022 - OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is proposing that written health warnings be printed on individual cigarettes, the first country in the world to do so, a federal minister said on Friday. In 2001, Canada broke new ground globally by requiring picture warnings on cigarette packages. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett said the measure had become stale for the 13% of Canadians who smok...

People Under 50 With Obesity May Need More CRC Prevention
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975441

Jun 13th, 2022 - People younger than 50 years with metabolic syndrome or obesity may need more effective prevention measures to help reduce their risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), new data suggest. Metabolic syndrome and obesity are positively linked with colorectal cancer before age 50, with rates similar to those in people diagnosed with CRC after age 50, reports a new study by Eun Hyo Jin, PhD, with the Depa...

2022 GOLD Report: Tips for Diagnosing and Evaluating COPD
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975489

Jun 13th, 2022 - For many years, COPD has remained one of the top four leading causes of death in the United States according to CDC data. Around the world, it is responsible for about 3 million deaths annually. It is estimated that 16 million Americans are now diagnosed with COPD. However, it is commonly agreed by experts that it is widely underdiagnosed and there may be millions more suffering from this disea...

US Spends Most on Cancer Care, but Does Not Have Lowest Mortality
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975279

Jun 9th, 2022 - A new analysis shows that the United States spends twice as much on cancer care as the average high-income country, but its cancer mortality rates are only slightly better than average. "The US is spending over $200 billion per year on cancer care — roughly $600 per person, in comparison to the average of $300 per person across other high-income countries," said senior author Cary Gross, profes...

10-Year Data Support Supplements for Macular Degeneration
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975239

Jun 8th, 2022 - The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) formula of vitamins and minerals remains safe and effective in treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD) over 10 years, researchers say. Replacing beta carotene with lutein and zeaxanthin appeared to eliminate the increased risk of lung cancer seen with the original AREDS formula while achieving an increase in effectiveness, said Emily Chew, MD...

Opioid Use in the Elderly a Dementia Risk Factor?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975164

Jun 7th, 2022 - Opioid use in the elderly is associated with an almost 40% increased risk of dementia, in new findings that suggest exposure to these drugs may be another modifiable risk factor for dementia. "Clinicians and others may want to consider that opioid exposure in those aged 75-80 increases dementia risk, and to balance the potential benefits of opioid use in old age with adverse side effects," Step...

Nutrients and Exercise Affect Tumor Development
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974751

May 27th, 2022 - MADRID, Spain — Researchers discussed an update on the latest evidence regarding the cancer-lifestyle link as part of the Precision Health session: Oncology, held during the 7th International Congress of the Spanish Society of Precision Health (SESAP). The role that certain nutrients can have on tumor development was analyzed, along with the most recent data justifying the idea that the prescri...