The harms of cigarette smoking are well-reported, but those of cigar smoking are discussed less often. Here Cindy M. Chang of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), tells us more about her systematic review on cigar smoking and mortality risk, recently published in BMC Public Health.
To mark the launch of BMC Psychiatry’s new section on Causes, treatment and prevention of suicide, Section Editor Ute Lewitzka discusses the importance of suicide prevention.
Smoking is not only bad for your health but could be the cause of families’ financial hardship. Assistant Professor, Tessa Langley’s, latest research published in BMC Public Health suggests that parents are likely to forgo basic household and food necessities to fund their smoking addiction.
Interactions between Pacific herring and marine predators at herring spawn events, although not well understood, are at least described in the literature. Far less is known about Pacific herring interactions with the terrestrial ecosystem. Research published in BMC Ecology looks at the link between Pacific herring and a terrestrial predator, the black bear.
The original snake ancestor was a nocturnal, stealth-hunting predator that had tiny hindlimbs with ankles and toes, according to research published in BMC Evolutionary Biology. Authors Allison Y. Hsiang and Daniel J. Field, of Yale University, tell us more.
It is Fascination of Plants Day! Here are some fascinating examples of the plant world from BMC Plant Biology.
• Bad backs and the evolution of bipedalism • Brains and kin of urban birds • New frogs emerge from an evergreen forest • Cigars as harmful as cigarettes • TP53 mutations and breast cancer • Flux predictions at sub-optimal growth