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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...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD was the 3rd overall cause of death, globally in 2016. –World Health Organization What is COPD? According to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2018 report, “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common, preventable and treatable disease...

Visit from the EU Head of Cross-border Healthcare and Tobacco Control

On October 31st, we had the honor of welcoming the EU Head of Cross-border Healthcare and Tobacco Control, DG SANTE, Thea Emmerling, to the Research Lab and Institute of Public health of the American College of Greece in Plaka. Her organized visit also included a trip to the American College of Greece campus in Aghia...

November 9, 2018November 9, 2018In News

World Pneumonia Day!

What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs especially affecting the alveoli that fill with pus and fluid instead of air. (alveoli are tiny air sacs that help to deliver oxygen from the air to the blood). Based on where it was acquired, pneumonia is characterized as: Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) Responsible for the...

Opening of the 4th Annual Series of Public Health Lectures

The Institute of Public Health of the American College of Greece will open the 4th Annual Series of Public Health Lectures this Wednesday October 17th with the topic devoted to Seasonal Influenza and progress made. Lectures are open to the public. The 4th Annual series of lectures are CME-CPD credited by the Panhellenic Medical Association...

October 16, 2018October 23, 2018In News

4th Annual Lectures on Public Health 2018-2019

The Institute of Public Health-American College of Greece has released their 2018-2019 program for the 4th Annual Public Health Lectures. Every month, scientists and academics will share the most up-to-date information on current and emerging health topics. The lectures are of interest to healthcare professionals but also to the public who will benefit from information...