Published in the peer-reviewed journal of Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), the researchers explained loneliness as an emotional state of perceived isolation which increases early death risk in heart patients.
The study, after making adjustments for body mass index, diabetes, age, and other behaviourial characteristics, deduced that those who were exposed to secondhand smoke at the start of the study ran a risk of 44 per cent of suffering from a kidney disease.
Air pollutants like particulate matter (PM), ozone (O3), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and lead (Pb) can affect the lung in numerous ways like inflammation, oxidative stress, and cell cycle death.
The findings of the study showed that, independently of nicotine exposure from the mother, socioeconomic factors, and their own smoking, men with fathers who smoked had 51 per cent fewer sperm count than those with non-smoking fathers.
Women who smoke, have high blood sugar or type 1 and type 2 diabetes are more likely to suffer from heart attack. More often than not, women are not aware of the risks of heart disease and subsequently they might be on the receiving end of insufficient care.
A designated smoking area for MPs inside Parliament has raised the hackles of anti-tobacco activists. A health institute involved in fighting against tobacco has written to the Lok Sabha Speaker saying the definition of a public place as laid down in the anti-tobacco Act would include Parliament, hence the decision to allow MPs to smoke […]