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Want to quit smoking, ladies? Sync it with your period!

A new study reveals gender specific regimen to quit smoking

Female smokers crave cigarettes with greater intensity than men do.

They are quicker to become dependent smokers, have shorter periods of abstinence from smoking, smoke for longer periods of their life and have more difficulties quitting the habit than men.

And as if women and smoking weren't complicated enough, a new study proposes that women's periods may have a significant role in their smoking habits.

A pilot study by Professor Mendrek of the University of Montreal, and its affiliated Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale, suggests that hormonal fluctuations caused by the menstrual cycle may affect craving in women.

According to the World Health Organisation, tobacco kills up to...

Why does smoking make you slim?

Study shows link between Body Mass Index and heavy smoking
In developed countries, public health is threatened by unhealthy lifestyles: stress, little physical activity, smoking and binge drinking. As a result...

New Disease Points to Arab Bats

Egyptian tomb bat (Taphozous perforatus)
A new mysterious disease made its first appearance last summer in the Arabian Peninsula and has been baffling health experts since. Until now, there...

Arabian Bats May Harbour New Deadly Virus

A new mysterious disease made its first appearance last summer in the Arabian Peninsula and has been baffling health experts since. Until now, there...

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine causes cancer

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Two new studies show that a natural compound found in many Chinese herbal medicines triggers genetic mutations that may cause cancer.

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Nerve growth triggers prostate cancer

Tissue sample of a prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma, a common type of prostate cancer (credit: wikipedia commons)
New research suggests that the formation of new nerve fibers in and around prostate tumors increases cancer growth and spreading. With more than...

New genetic test predicts asthma risk

DNA fingerprint (Credit: flaivoloka/stock.xchng)
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that affects over four million people in Germany. During an asthma attack, typically triggered...

Don´t let me forget you, cocoa!

Flavanols present in natural cocoa helps memory on aged adults
It is probably a safe assumption to make that most of us are not immune to the temptations of cocoa. New study published by researchers in New York...

Nuts and Guts For A Long And Healthy Live

Three recent studies look at gut microbiota, the Mediterranean diet and nuts and their effects on health and lifespan Put your gut microbes on a diet...

LMU Munich Creates World's First MERS Vaccine

In the event of a MERS epidemic, the vaccine is ready for production and distribution
LMU researchers, led by Dr. Gerd Sutter, have developed the first vaccine against the MERS virus, responsible for the recent outbreak in the Middle...

Antioxidants don't improve fertility, study shows

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Researchers from the University of Western Australia and the University of Auckland, New Zealand, have shown that there is currently no evidence that...

Economic incentives increase blood donations

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Blood transfusion is critical to save lives, but often the availability of safe blood at the time when is needed is scarce. Recent research suggests...

MERS patient dies in Munich hospital

Klinikum Schwabing hospital (Credit: wikipedia commons)
On March 26, a patient in a Munich hospital was the first person in Germany to die of a new SARS-like viral infection called MERS-CoV, for Middle East...

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