Hookah smokers are inhaling toxic chemicals that may harm the heart

Smoking tobacco in waterpipes, more commonly known as hookahs, results in inhaling toxic chemicals, often at levels exceeding cigarette smoke, that may harm the heart and blood vessels, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Waterpipes go by many names—hookah, narghile, argileh, shisha and goza—and usually consist of a head or bowl that […]

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Self-harm and social media: A knee-jerk ban on content could actually harm young people

Instagram has announced it will ban graphic self-harm images from the platform. The social media company has been under pressure from the UK government and health professionals – including Dame Sally Davies, England’s chief medical officer, who recently argued that social media companies have a duty of care to keep children safe. There is growing concern that such content “has […]

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Ovarian cancer early detection: women, doctors often underestimate the damage

The ovarian cancer benefits of early detection is overestimated According to health experts, ovarian cancer is more dangerous than breast cancer because the mortality rate is in the first mentioned type of cancer is significantly higher. The prevention and early detection are of particular importance. However researchers think that women doctors overestimate the Benefits of ovarian cancer screening and underestimate […]

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