• Smoking may be linked to risk for subarachnoid hemorrhage

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Research published in Stroke indicated a causal association between smoking and risk for nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage among individuals of European descent in Britain.
    “Our results provide justification for future studies to focus on evaluating whether information on genetic variants leading to smoking can be used to better identify people at high risk of having one of these types of brain hemorrhages,” Julian N. Acosta, MD, neurologist and postdoctoral research fellow at the Yale School of Medicine, said in a press release. “These targeted populations might benefit
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  • Cigarette smoking increases colorectal neoplasia risk in IBD

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Patients with inflammatory bowel disease who either currently or formerly smoked cigarettes were at higher risk for colorectal neoplasia, according to study results.
    Kimberley W.J. van der Sloot, MD, from the department of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, wrote because of low use of screening, better methods are needed to help stratify individuals at higher risk for colorectal neoplasia .
    “Cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk of complications through increased inflammation in Crohn's disease, while the opposite
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  • Link Between Smoking and a Higher Risk of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Identified

    Link Between Smoking and a Higher Risk of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Identified

    9 days ago - By Medindia Health

    Adults who smoke or who are genetically predisposed to smoking behaviors are more likely to experience a serious type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage .
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