Heavy smoking can damage vision

Related video Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher finds. The research appears in the journal Psychiatry Research. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 34.3 million adults in the United States currently smoke cigarettes and that more than 16 million live […]

Study finds genetic vulnerability to use of menthol cigarettes

Related video FDA- and NIH-funded study finds unexpected sensory variant exclusive to African-Americans A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker’s preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use menthol cigarettes than […]

New rules requiring female athletes to lower testosterone levels are based on flawed data

Related video New regulations requiring certain female athletes to medically lower their testosterone levels in order to compete internationally are based on “fatally flawed” data, according to new research led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The paper, published this month in the Asser International Sports Law Journal, comes as South African Olympic sprinter Caster […]