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Mental Stress and Heart Disease


Date: February 12th, 2016

Each episode of mental stress that we face in our lives increases our risk of developing heart disease. This is true even for the mental stressed that we face as children. The stress of not fitting it, of feeling awkward, and of fear of failing that algebra test will play a part in our development of heart disease later in life.

According to the article in the Journal of the American College of cardiology, the mental stress from childhood can increase our adult chances of heart disease even if the stress does not cross over into our adult lives.

Should Cancer Treatment Stop for Pregnancy?


Date: February 11th, 2016

One of the biggest dilemmas that a mother can face is to be pregnant and find out that she has cancer. Most women believe that if they have cancer while they are pregnant they either have to choose delaying their cancer treatments and possibly endangering their lives, or shortening their lives expectancy because they will be allowing the cancer to develop further while they complete the pregnancy. Or they can terminate their pregnancy, or proceed with cancer treatments and possibly cause complications for the child.

What your Cough may be Indicating


Date: February 10th, 2016

When we cough it is our body signaling us that there is some sort of irritation in the airways. The cough could be the result of exposure to an allergen, it could mean we are about to get sick, it could be because we need a drink, and it could be a symptom of a chronic illness.

Common Cough Causes

There are literally hundreds of reasons why you might cough, but some of the most common reasons are:

  • A dry throat
  • Reactions to dust
  • Reactions to pollen

How Susceptible to Nicotine are You?


Date: February 9th, 2016

Nicotine is a very addictive substance. We all know that most people do not think they are going to get addicted, but once they start to smoke cigarettes they gradually go from smoking a couple of days, to smoke a couple of packs a day.

Some people seem to be able to smoke just a few cigarettes per day for long periods of time. These individuals often seem capable of doing without a cigarette without getting nervous or irritable. Other people seem to become severely addicted to smoking as soon as they light their first cigarette.

Grandma’s Smoking Increases Asthma Risk for Kids


Date: February 8th, 2016

The Study on Asthma Risk for Kids

More than sixty six thousand children in Sweden participated in the research study. At this time, only maternal grandmothers were looked at. Researchers have discovered that children who had parents who were born to a mother who smoked while she was pregnant are more likely to develop asthma. The gene that is damaged by smoking can be passed down from one generation to the next, even if the next generation does not smoke.

The Results

Women who had mothers who smoked while they were pregnant with them are more likely to have children who have asthma. If the maternal grandmother smoked while she was carrying the mother, then the grandchild will be between ten and twenty two percent more likely to suffer with asthma.

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