Posts Tagged ‘tobacco’

Peer pressure is perhaps the most common reason kids start to smoke. Over time, they learn to use smoking as a way to deal with stress and anxiety, and many go on to become addicted to the nicotine. How do you help prevent this chain of events from unfolding? Read on »

Screening for stomach cancer

Since the rate of stomach cancer is relatively low in the United States, a mass screening program has not been shown to be useful. However, in higher incidence countries, like Japan, screening has shown to increase the diagnosis of stomach cancer at earlier, more treatable stages, which has decreased the death rate from this disease in that country. Read on »