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World Asthma Day- May 7th 2019

For the Greek version of this article, click here.   What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes recurrent episodes of airway narrowing (bronchoconstriction), excess mucus production and thickening of the airway walls due to the underlying bronchial hyper-responsiveness, making it harder to breathe. Asthma can affect all ages but usually starts...

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...

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...

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...

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