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Heavy smokers who quit more than 15 years ago still at high risk for lung cancer and should be screened

Expanding lung cancer screening to include people who quit smoking more than 15 years ago could detect more cases and further reduce associated mortality, according to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Published
27 January 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
High rates of modifiable cancer risk factors present in Western HIV-positive patients

The prevalence of potentially modifiable risk factors for some cancers is “extraordinarily high” among people with HIV, according to results of a meta-analysis published in

Published
18 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
Low CD4 count, smoking and unhealthy alcohol use are risk factors for acute exacerbation of COPD in people with HIV

HIV infection increases the risk of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), investigators from the US Department of Veterans Affairs report in the online edition of

Published
11 November 2015
By
Michael Carter
Risk of heart attack rises with length of HIV infection, regardless of age

Ten years after becoming infected with HIV, a person living with HIV has approximately twice the risk of heart attack compared to someone who has just acquired

Published
27 October 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Anti-smoking Strategies Critical to TB and HIV Care

A new study calls for urgent action to integrate anti-smoking strategies into the care of people being treated for tuberculosis and HIV.

Published
28 August 2015
From
VOA News
Screening study finds high prevalence of early-stage lung cancer among smokers with HIV

Using low-dose computed tomography to screen selected people living with HIV who smoke, led to early lung cancer diagnoses at younger ages than normally seen in the

Published
05 March 2015
By
Theo Smart
Smoking is the biggest risk factor for non-AIDS-defining cancers in people living with HIV

Smoking appears to contribute most to the burden of non-AIDS-defining cancers diagnosed in people living with HIV in the US, out of all the potential modifiable risk

Published
04 March 2015
By
Theo Smart
Varenicline helps people with HIV stop smoking, but success rate remains low

The smoking cessation drug varenicline (Champix, or Chantix in the United States) helped more people with HIV to stop smoking than counselling alone, but less than 20%

Published
04 March 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Low CD4 count important risk factor for oral HPV infection in patients with HIV

A low CD4 count is the single most important risk factor for oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in HIV-positive patients, investigators from the United States report in the

Published
23 February 2015
By
Michael Carter
Men who have sex with men have other health inequalities as well as poor sexual health, say Public Health England

The UK government’s leading body for public health this week launched a new framework for improving the health of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex

Published
06 February 2015
By
Roger Pebody
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