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TackSHS project final conference & press release – 8 October 2019, European Parliament, Brussels

8 October 2019, European Parliament, Brussels   Tackling tobacco-related chronic diseases in Europe: Novel data from the Horizon 2020 TackSHS project reveals the results of exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) from cigarettes and second-hand aerosols (SHA) from electronic cigarettes on the respiratory health of European population, the burden of associated mortality and morbidity, and economic...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the George D. Behrakis Research Lab is sharing some very important information on Breast Cancer.   Breast Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. It is characterized by the presence of abnormal cells in the breast that grow and divide rapidly and uncontrollably and have the ability to...

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5th Series of Lectures on Public Health

The Institute of Public Health – The American College of Greece, opens the 5th Annual Series of Lectures, this Wednesday September 25th, with a Round Table Discussion on Seasonal Influenza.   Lectures are CME-CPD credited by the Panhellenic Medical Association for physicians and by the Hellenic Regulatory Body of Nurses for continuing their medical and...

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, June 5th, 2019

The World Health Organization has included air pollution among the top ten threats to public health in 2019.   What is Air pollution?   Air pollution can be defined as the process of various pollutants being dispersed into the air which lead to harmful effects on all living organisms and the environment.1 Pollutants include ozone,...

World No Tobacco Day 2019: Tobacco and Lung Health

Smoking, a classified disease, is the greatest epidemic of all time. Although smoking affects the whole body, the respiratory system is the point of entry and main target for the harmful effects of the noxious toxic substances inhaled through various tobacco products. Some of the main known tobacco-induced respiratory diseases include trachea, bronchus, lung cancers...

World Immunization Week- April 24 2019

Read the Greek version of this article here. VACCINE HESITANCY Vaccine hesitancy, usually expressed by the anti-vaccination movement is not a new concept, it is as old as the first vaccine introduced in the early 1800’s. The current anti-vaccination wave was triggered by an article in the Lancet in 1999 by Andrew Wakefield that claimed...

The Hellenic Post continues to support the SmokeFreeGreece Initiative through the release of a limited edition commemorative stamp!

The George D. Behrakis RESEARCH LAB is proud to share the recent Hellenic Post launch of a commemorative set of stamps, “Children and Stamps” The Commemorative set includes: • 2 SmokeFreeGreece postage stamps • A postage stamp printed with the 1st place award of a UNESCO competition child’s painting from the 13th Elementary School in...

2019 ENSP-SRP International Conference on Tobacco Control

The 4th annual ENSP-SRP International Conference on Tobacco Control was held recently in Bucharest. Prior to the ENSP conference opening, Professor Behrakis participated in a “Global Forum on Human Rights and a Tobacco Free World”   The George D. Behrakis RESEARCH LAB team attended the event and presented results of recent scientific studies conducted at...

World Cancer Day- February 4th 2019

Under the auspices and presence of H.E. President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos,   the George D. Behrakis RESEARCH LAB was honoured to take part in the organisation of the official Hellenic National event for World Cancer Day by the Hellenic Cancer Society and the Greek Ministry of Health   EU Commissioner of...