Colorectal cancer rates amongst adults under the age of 50 are on the rise, according to a recent study. Cases of colon and rectal cancer are on the rise in people under 50, according to the recent study, which showed that rates increased by more than 11 percent between 2004 and 2014. African-Americans are about twice as likely as whites to be diagnosed before the age of 50.

smoking-112116.jpg Smoking cigarettes may lead to the decrease in the effectiveness of certain kidney disease drugs, a new study suggests. The study, presented at an American Society of Nephrology conference, tracked 108 smokers and 108 nonsmokers who were also taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (blood pressure lowering medicine) for early chronic kidney diseases.

TheSun-110916.jpg A new study that was presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Endocrinology, in Brighton, England, finds that low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of bladder cancer. Researchers found that cells that line the bladder activate and respond to vitamin D. The importance of this is that it stimulates an immune response.

Hookah-110916.jpg A recent study in Dubai has attempted to put to test some misconceptions associated with smoking hookah. A study reported in the journal Tobacco Control says that smoking a hookah indoors is more dangerous than smoking cigarettes. Dr. Michael Weitzman, a professor at New York University School of Medicine says, "There are widespread misconceptions that hookah is a safer alternative . . ."

E-Cigarette-110916.jpg A new study shows that teens who "vape" e-cigarettes are more likely to move on to regular cigarettes. The survey was conducted over ten Los Angeles county schools. The study was published November 8 in the Journal of American Medical Association. Leading researcher Adam Leventhal cited that, "teens who vape frequently are more than twice as likely to start smoking on about a weekly basis."

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