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World No Tobacco Day, May 31st 2018

In celebration of The World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day on May 31st 2018, the George D. Behrakis Research Lab, together with the Institute of Public Health of The American College of Greece, organized a Press Conference where the General Secretary of Public Health at the Ministry of Health of Greece, Mr. Ioannis Baskozos, Representative...

June 8, 2018June 11, 2018

We moved!

The Lab recently changed locations from Dorileou 8 to Ipitou 17b in picturesque Plaka! We are now located a 5-minute walk from Syntagma station on the Ground floor of the Institute of Public Health-The American College of Greece Building Our contact information has not changed. We can still be reached by our original phone number...

April 3, 2018April 3, 2018

Happy Easter! Καλό Πάσχα!

From all of us here at the George D. Behrakis Research Lab, we would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Easter holiday!   Please note the Lab will be closed for Easter holidays from April 5th and will re-open on April the 11th.        

April 3, 2018April 3, 2018

Would you like to have a smoke-free home?

Researchers at the “George D. Behrakis Research Lab” are looking for volunteers to participate in the “Tack-SHS” project that aims to examine exposure to second-hand smoke, in the residence of smokers. More information:  

March 23, 2018April 17, 2018

Editor’s Choice in Respirology

The Research Lab team is pleased to announce that our recently published article in the Respiratory Journal was recently chosen as Editor’s choice for the March 2018 Issue (Issue 23.3)! You can read our abstract below and access the full article on the RESPIROLOGY website. The news was also shared on Respoirology’s Twitter account! The Greek study...

March 5, 2018March 5, 2018

World Cancer Day – February 4th, 2018

What is Cancer? Cancer is a generic term for a group of diseases and can affect any body organ. Cancer arises from the interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Known environmental carcinogenic factors can be: Physical (ie. Ultraviolet radiation) Chemical (ie. Components of tobacco smoke) or Biological (ie. infections from viruses, bacteria or parasites) Presentation...

February 1, 2018October 2, 2018


Influenza (also known as the flu) is a highly contagious illness for all ages and is spread easily from person to person by coughing, sneezing, or touching contaminated surfaces. Flu Symptoms Fever (temperature higher than 37.8ºC) that lasts 2-5 days Headache and muscle aches Fatigue Cough and sore throat may also be present Flu symptoms usually...

January 12, 2018October 2, 2018
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