Friday 29 August, 2014

‘Increasing alcohol cost curbs harmful drinking’

Reducing alcohol’s affordability is the most effective way to reduce alcohol-related harm in people Continue reading “‘Increasing alcohol cost curbs harmful drinking’” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Bigger warning labels on cigarette packs more effective

Small text warning labels remind people about the health risks of smoking, but larger, more graphic warning labels with pictures were better at motivating them to quit Continue reading “Bigger warning labels More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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How alcohol worsens night vision among drunk drivers

Know why drunk drivers see halos as they zoom past city lights, leading to traffic accidents? It’s because alcohol disturbs the tear-film that covers the surface of their eyes Continue reading “How alcohol More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Father’s drinking habits may alter son’s genes

Do you regularly drink to excess? Even before conception, a son’s vulnerability for alcohol use disorders could be shaped by a father who chronically drinks to excess Continue reading “Father’s More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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How to keep youngsters away from hookah smoking

Combating positive perceptions of hookah use as attractive, fun and romantic, rather than focusing on the harmful components of tobacco smoke Continue reading “How to keep youngsters away from hookah smoking” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Pictorial warnings help kick the butt: WHO

Large, pictorial warnings on tobacco packets leads to greater motivation among smokers to quit and lowers motivation among non-smokers to start up Continue reading “Pictorial warnings help kick the butt: WHO” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Decoded: How do you become an alcoholic!

Men who are less sensitive to the negative effects of alcohol drink more heavily and are more likely to become problem drinkers later in life and part of a brain plays Continue reading “Decoded: How do you More...

By BioNews On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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This smart phone App won’t let you frequent bars!

Just out from an alcohol treatment programme but still cannot avoid thinking about the bar evenings Continue reading “This smart phone App won’t let you frequent bars!” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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e-cigarettes not helping smokers quit: Study

Reigniting the controversy over the use of electronic cigarettes, a study has claimed that these are not helping smokers to quit Continue reading “e-cigarettes not helping smokers quit: Study” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Smoking increases risk of TB recurrence: Study

Regular tobacco smoke increases the risk of recurrence of tuberculosis in patients Continue reading “Smoking increases risk of TB recurrence: Study” »  More...