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Racial Differences Seen in Pancreatic Cancer Death Rates

The researchers said the disparities in pancreatic cancer death rates between blacks and whites are not fully explained by differences in smoking rates, which have decreased among blacks and whites since 1965. Smoking is one of the major causes of pancre
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 19, 2013 09:18

[UK] TYLER: When I see people smoking outside Royal Derby Hospital I think why me? Why do I have cancer? I've never smoked

Cancer patient Shaun Burnett says he is sick of seeing people smoking outside the doors of the Royal Derby Hospital's cancer unit ... He said: "When I see people smoking outside I have to time it so I can hold my breath, otherwise I have a coughing fit
Derby Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 2, 2013 14:37

[UK] Heart attack death rates halve from 2001-12 but cancer mortalities rise

Ischaemic or coronary heart disease was the biggest cause of death, killing 40,557 people in 2012, followed by lung cancer, which caused more than 30,000 deaths ... Better diets, reduced smoking especially after the ban in public areas, and more prompt a
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 24, 2013 10:00

IARC Scientific Publication No. 161 Air Pollution and Cancer (ePub)

Assessment of the relatively modest effects of air pollution on risk of cancer has long been complicated by the high prevalence of tobacco smoking and the powerful effect that smoking has to increase the risk of cancer. To the extent possible, IARC Monog
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
added Oct 17, 2013 19:42

New test allows individualized profiles of cigarette smoking

A test for one of the thousands of chemicals in cigarette smoke has the potential for more accurately estimating smokers’ mouth level exposure and may have applications for developing custom-tailored quitting approaches for the more than 43 million peopl
American Chemical Society
added Sep 11, 2013 13:21

[Canada] Provinces should pay for tests for targeted lung cancer drugs, group says

A move to take advantage of rare advances in lung cancer treatment is being undermined by slow action on the part of provinces to pay for testing to determine which patients will benefit from the drugs, a new report suggests. The work, from the Cancer Ad
Canadian Press
added Jul 11, 2013 17:41

A Louisville Clinic Races to Adapt to the Health Care Overhaul

Patients and caregivers at Family Health Centers in Louisville ... The state has some of the nation’s highest rates of smoking, obesity and deaths due to cancer and diabetes. At this point, the only sure thing about putting the law’s many pieces in place
New York Times
added Jun 22, 2013 16:41

OFFIT: Don't Take Your Vitamins

received a combination of vitamin A and beta carotene, or a placebo. Investigators stopped the study when they found that the risk of death from lung cancer for those who took the vitamins was 46 percent higher ... consumers don’t know that taking megavit
New York Times
added Jun 9, 2013 15:54

[Turkey, UK] Türk Telekom pushes health awareness to top of agenda

Türk Telekom, the leading communications technology company in Turkey, has won government praise for a major health drive. One the country's largest employers, Türk Telekom planned a comprehensive campaign that would go well beyond the confines of the bu
The Guardian (uk)
added May 17, 2013 14:24

[Canada] Nunavut's chief health officer wants more “aggressive action” to curb smoking

unavut residents spent more than $43 million on tobacco products, says the chief medical officer of health's 2011-12 Tobacco Control Act Annual Report. Smoking is the main reason for high rates of lung cancer in Nunavut, which accounts for almost half of
Nunatsiaq News (ca)
added May 17, 2013 05:52
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