Nicotine as potential treatment for sarcoidosis

medical doctor looking at x-ray picture of lungs in hospitalSarcoidosis is one of the systemic diseases and is characterized by the formation of small inflammatory lumps (granulomas). It’s radiological image is very similar to other diseases, so it is often mistaken for cancer, lymphoma, tuberculosis and fungal diseases. Read full text »

The need for nicotine and menstrual cycle

PQuitting smoking can be a very difficult task for a person addicted to nicotine.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking is responsible for 480,000 deaths per year in the US alone. That is almost one-fifth of all deaths. Although the health consequences of smoking are well known, quitting the habit it is still a real challenge.
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Tobacco and the cancer treatment – will the eternal enemy become an ally?

Cancer is a common problem that affects people irrespective of race, age or gender. Highly developed countries inhabitants and cigarette smokers are more susceptible to this malady. Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world. The main factor causing this illness is tobacco – regardless of whether it is smoked, chewed or snuffed. The treatment consists of surgical procedure or in some cases of ionizing radiation. With advanced lesions using both surgical methods and post-operative radiation treatment is strongly recommended. After the cisplatin introduction, chemotherapy seemed to be a remedy for cancer control. Unfortunately, oral squamous cell carcinoma is unique – not responsive to chemotherapeutic treatment. For this reason, searching for new solutions in cancer therapy is crucial. Read full text »