E-Cigarettes Doing More Harm Than Good: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Electronic cigarettes do little to help smokers quit, and could actually increase the likelihood that teens and young adults will start smoking, a new study suggests. “E-cigarettes will likely cause more public health harm than public health benefit unless ways can be found to substantially decrease the number…

Hookah Smoking Carries a Poisoning Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many people think hookah smoking is less harmful than cigarettes, but they might not realize that hookahs can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, a medical expert warns. The devices — also called water pipes — are heated by burning charcoal. That releases carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas.…

Empathy May Reside in Your DNA

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your ability to “feel” the emotions of others lies partly in your genes, new research suggests. The British study, of nearly 47,000 adults, found that genes seemed to explain 10 percent of the variance in empathy from one person to another. And some of those genes are also…