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Switch to vaping ‘helps smokers’ hearts’

Switch to vaping ‘helps smokers’ hearts’

Health
Smokers can improve the health of their hearts within weeks of switching to e-cigarettes, the largest trial of its kind shows. The month-long study of 114 smokers suggests vaping has the potential to reduce heart attack and stroke risk. The team, at the University of Dundee, stressed vaping was "not safe" - just less harmful than tobacco.The British Heart Foundation said stopping smoking was the single best thing you could do for your heart. Chemicals in cigarette smoke narrow arteries as they get furred up with fatty deposits increasing the risk of a deadly blockage. Ultimately smoking doubles your risk of having a heart attack. But the researchers said the current evidence on vaping was "very poor" and often assessed the impact o...
Asthma deaths: ‘My son collapsed like a flick of a switch’

Asthma deaths: ‘My son collapsed like a flick of a switch’

Health
Deaths from asthma in England and Wales are the highest they have been in more than a decade, according to analysis of official data.More than 1,400 adults and children died from asthma attacks in 2018 - that's 2.5 people out of every 100,000.The charity Asthma UK said too many lives were being cut short by a lack of basic care, such as inhaler checks.GPs' leaders said more staff in practices were needed so doctors could spend longer with asthma patients.But with research linking some childhood asthmas to air pollution, NHS England said it couldn't solve the problem on its own.Nearly five million people in England and Wales have asthma, a condition that affects the airways.It can cause breathlessness, wheezing, coughing and a tig...
Tottenham transfer news: Christian Eriksen ‘open to Manchester United move’ after Real Madrid switch collapses

Tottenham transfer news: Christian Eriksen ‘open to Manchester United move’ after Real Madrid switch collapses

Sports
RED DANE Eriksen has been with Spurs since 2013 recently said he wants to try something new Christian Eriksen is keen on a move to Manchester United after his move to Real Madrid fell through, reports claim. The Tottenham playmaker has just one year left on his current contract and talks about a new deal have stalled. He has also spoken of his desire to leave Spurs for a new challenge. getty Christian Eriksen keen on move to Man United “I feel that I am a place in my career where I might want to try something new,” he told Ekstra Bladet in his homeland. “I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened at Tottenham – I will not be negative. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.
Time is running out to switch or ditch your Medicare Advantage Plan

Time is running out to switch or ditch your Medicare Advantage Plan

Finance
Don't like your Medicare Advantage Plan? You have a couple weeks left to do something about it. During a window that opened January 1 and will close March 31, enrollees who are unhappy with the choice they made during Medicare's fall open enrollment period have two options: ditch it for original Medicare or switch to a different plan. "Sometimes people just chose the wrong plan," said Danielle Roberts, co-founder of insurance firm Boomer Benefits in Fort Worth, Texas. "Maybe they thought their doctor was in network and then discovered the person wasn't." ...
Protein's on-off switch dictates flowering in plants

Protein's on-off switch dictates flowering in plants

Science
Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered a new mechanism for cellular decision making. The new mechanism, an on-and-off switch in a single protein, controls whether or not a plant puts out flowers. Until now, scientists assumed the decision to grow flowers was dictated by a pair of proteins. One of the two proteins inhibited flower growth, while the other encouraged leaf growth. But in analyzing Arabidopsis, or rockcress, a common plant model, scientists at the University of Wisconsin found a new type of protein, called EBS, capable of binding with both activating and repressing chemical marks. A plant cell begins life with the potential to promote both flower and leaf genes. "It's like a first-year freshman. They have not declared a major yet," Xuehua Zhong, professor of genetics at W...