It is a general perception that the fashion industry is all about glamor, gloss, fascination, fantasy and fame. The idea of working for the fashion industry or becoming a model, presenting designer couture, top brand cosmetics, and accessories allures the minds of the youth. The mere thought of getting one’s pictures displayed on magazines, cover pages or catalogs often drags teenagers and adolescents into the fashion world. Read more
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The health hazards of smoking are well-known. It damages an individual’s respiratory system by narrowing down the lung airways, collecting excess mucus in the lung passages, and by causing irritation in the larynx. However, a new study published in the August 2016 issue of the journal, ebiomedicine, states that quitting smoking can cut down the risk of developing lung cancer in half, even in high-risk smokers and also delays the onset of the disease. The study was conducted by Li-Shiun Chen, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Washington University in St. Louis, along with a team of researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine and the Siteman Cancer Center. Read more
One of the saddest experiences in life is watching a loved one become addicted to alcohol or drugs. Telling the user about the harm that the substance abuse is causing to his or her health and life usually doesn’t impact them at all. If a substance user believes he can stop using it at any time, despite evidence to the contrary, they are in denial. Read more
Addiction is a state of high mental and physical dependence on substances like alcohol and drugs. It is a chronic condition that can impact individuals from any age group or gender, leading to severe health issues like cardiovascular diseases, lung diseases and mental health conditions. The problem of addiction is so critical in the United States that nearly 16.3 million adults suffered from alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2014, as per the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Read more
Opioid addiction is a major health concern in the United States. It is not sparing any gender or age-group, be it men, women, youngsters or senior citizens. The number in cases of opioid overdose in America has seen a tremendous rise over the last few years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 165,000 Americans died due to opioid overdose during 1999-2014. Read more
Addiction is a chronic mental condition that arises when an individual excessively abuses a substance. Continued use of any substance can lead to severe health issues. Alcohol and drugs are among the most commonly abused substances in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 17.3 million Americans (8.6 percent) were addicted to drugs or alcohol in 2013. Read more
A large number of young American women are taking to light smoking, according to a study by the University of Texas. Moreover, as per a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2014, 14.8 percent American adult women smoke. Read more
It is said that addiction is 50 percent a genetic predisposition and rest 50 percent has to do with inadequate coping skills. A person has a higher propensity of getting addicted when he has a relative who is addicted to a substance or is a recovering addict. Studies have revealed that children of addicts are eight times more likely to abuse a substance in the future. Read more
Lately, an increasing number of teens across the world are showing an inclination toward hookah smoking. As per a Monitoring the Future survey, about 23 percent of 12th grade students in America smoked hookah in 2014, up from 17 percent in 2010. They are under the wrong impression that hookah smoking is not as deadly as cigarette smoking, which is definitely not true. Read more
The adverse effects of nicotine are known to smokers and non-smokers. Hoping to minimize the harms caused by tobacco smoking, many smokers have now taken to cigarettes with low nicotine content.
However, the preconceived notion that low nicotine content does not cause much harm to smokers has been busted by a recent research by the Penn’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction (CIRNA), which said that the use of reduced nicotine content (RNC) cigarettes may not be an effective measure. Read more
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