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Legionnaire’s Disease

In regards to the recent Legionella pneumonia cases that were reported in Athens, on behalf of The Institute of Public Health of The American College of Greece and the George D. Behrakis RESEARCH LAB of the Hellenic Cancer Society, Professor Panagiotis Behrakis and Dr. Anna Tzortzi provided the following health information for the public regarding...

Free Spirometry testing for Victims of the Attica Fires

In light of the recent tragic events by the Attica fires, The George D. Behrakis RESEARCH lab of the Hellenic Cancer Society, is offering free Spirometry testing to all victims. All those who were exposed to the harmful smoke or fires, with or without a history of respiratory conditions, who would like to check their...

Beach safety tips- 2018

A great thing about the summer, is that it is filled with fun at the beach! Read the tips below and be safe at the beach this summer. Pay attention to environmental conditions! Check weather conditions before you swim. For example, a lot of wind means big waves and currents, while storm and lightning means...

“Learning to be Smoke-free!”

English version of the elementary school notebook presented to H.E the President of the Hellenic Republic on July 5th, 2018 Our team at the George D. Behrakis Research Lab welcomed our benefactor Mr. Drake Behrakis, President of Marwick Associates and the National Hellenic Society of the United States to the Lab last week! During his...

July 17, 2018October 23, 2018In News

ENSP Conference 2018

Representatives of the team at the LAB attended the 2018 European Network for Smoking Prevention conference in Madrid, Spain, from June 14-16, to present some of the recent research conducted at the LAB. Presentation of results from the TACKSHS project, “Passive Exposure to E-cigarette Emissions: Minor Respiratory Effects”   Left: Stephanie Teloniatis, RN MPH, Researcher...

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...

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, 2018October 23, 2018In News

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.        

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, 2018October 23, 2018In News

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, 2018October 23, 2018In News