There have been quite a number of regular tobacco smokers who have shifted to vapes a few years back. Surveys released by the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics state that there has been a recorded drop of tobacco users in 2015. Specifically in England, the count dropped from 26.9 percent in 2010 to 23.2 percent in 2014, for the 18-24 age group.
A vape (also known as e-cigarette) is an electronic device designed to substitute tobacco. This delivers nicotine and other flavor-producing chemicals to the smoker.
Vapes have three components: a power source, a heating device (vaporizer), and a cartridge, where the liquid solution with all the chemicals is placed. more >>
On two separate occasion this week, influential evangelicals Dr. Ben Carson, Kirk Cameron and entertainer Carman answered questions about the advantages and disadvantages of marijuana.
First, during a Facebook live interactive event on Tuesday, Carson, a former Republican presidential candidate, teamed up with Cameron to discuss why it's important for evangelical Christians to vote, especially in the upcoming presidential election on Nov. 8. During the Q&A with callers, the men were asked about their views on the use of marijuana, and the push to make the drug legal in all 50 states.
Tweleve minutes into the Q&A, a man phoned in and asked for advice on how Christians should react to marijuana advocates pushing for its legalization, such as in his home state of Arkansas. more >>
A recent report from Thorax, an international peer-reviewed journal concerning respiratory medicine, reveals that using a contaminated wind instrument may result to a fatal lung disease.
The case was discovered after a 61-year-old musician got diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis. He arrived at a clinic in Manchester, England, complaining about breathlessness and his unending struggle with an already seven-year-long dry cough.
From that point, he has been continuously remedied with immunosuppressive therapy. However, his case became worse. As a result, he had difficulties walking without gasping, even with just a distance of 25 yards. more >>
News on the Yellow Fever outbreak affirms death toll rise in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. It has been reported that there are already 400 counts of death and thousands are getting ill of the same infectious disease.
As of press time, there are still no cure of the virus. However, the vaccine has been very instrumental in putting a halt to the fever's harmful effects to other populations. Those who are diagnosed with yellow fever first picks up a severe infection named jaundice, or the yellowing of one's skin, eyes and mucus membranes. 20 to 50 percent of the people who got infected with this severe condition went very ill and died.
Just last month, the World Health Organization announced the Yellow Fever vaccine's shortage and revealed that they need nine million doses more. more >>
The photos on an Instagram account can be used to tell if the user is depressed or not according to a new research.
A newly invented algorithm can be used to analyze the Instagram feed, photos and even filters used to determine depression and the state of the user's mental health. The software was made by researchers from Harvard and University of Vermont who claim that it can be used to identify those with clinical depression.
Clinical Depression Identifier for Instagram more >>
It was widely believed that frequent use of Tylenol and other drug variants with generic name acetaminophen worsen childhood asthma in children.
A new study shows that acetaminophen does not make it worse and it shows that the drug is actually safe to use on an as-needed basis. The drug is used by children for various conditions such as fever and pain relief.
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen Drugs Do Not Worsen Childhood Asthma more >>