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World No Tobacco Day 2020_Online Discussion 27.5.2020

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day 2020, the Institute of Public Health, The American College of Greece and the Institute of Scientific Research of the Panhellenic Medical Association co-organize an Online Discussion, entitled “Education for a smoke-free generation”.   Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 19:00 Watch online via www.livemedia.gr/smokefree20 Live broadcast on our Facebook page SMOKEFREEGREECE  ...

May 26, 2020June 19, 2020In News

Suspended lung function tests due to COVID-19

The George D. Behrakis Research Lab in line with the shelter at home order and to ensure the safety of both patients and personnel, has proactively suspended the performance of lung function tests since 13 March 2020.   As of May 8 2020, the Hellenic Thoracic Society has issued the following statement regarding lung function...

May 12, 2020May 12, 2020In News

Institute of Public Health, ACG: Online Round Table Discussion_COVID-19 Pandemic

 Adjusted to the new circumstances, we resume, modified, the 5th Series of Lectures on Public Health that was ceased, since we adhere to social distance measures and #stayathome. Under these circumstances, we organize an online Round Table Discussion entitled “COVID-19 Pandemic” taking place on the 10th April 2020 at 18:30.   The President of the Hellenic National Public Health Organization (EODY), Mr Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, will address the event.   Professor Panagiotis Behrakis, will chair the round table discussion between the outstanding members of...

April 3, 2020June 18, 2020In News

New publication by Research Lab and Institute of Public Health!

Sheltered at home hoping to soon resume into our normal lives, we are remotely keeping up with our research and everyday work. We, at the Lab and IPH are proud and excited to announce that our review article entitled “A Systematic Literature Review of E-Cigarette-Related Illness and Injury: Not Just for the Respirologist” was published...

March 27, 2020March 27, 2020In News

AN UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that mainly affect the respiratory system. The severity of illness they cause ranges from a common cold to very serious and even fatal respiratory infections. Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath and high fever, whereas in some severe cases and depending on the virus strain, pneumonia, severe acute respiratory...

Basic information on coronaviruses and recommended ways to protect ourselves.

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that mainly affect the respiratory system. The severity of illness they cause ranges from a common cold to very serious and even fatal respiratory infections. Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath and high fever, whereas in some severe cases and depending on the virus strain, pneumonia, severe acute respiratory...

New publication by Research Lab!

We are proud to announce that our manuscript entitled “Passive exposure of non-smokers to E-Cigarette aerosols: Sensory irritation, timing and association with volatile organic compounds” has been published in the Journal Environmental Research. You can read the article via the journal’s link https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0013935119307601

December 9, 2019December 9, 2019In News

World Pneumonia Day!

12th of November has been established as World Pneumonia day since 2009 aiming to increase awareness on pneumonia, one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality especially in children and the elderly.   What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs especially affecting the alveoli that fill with pus and fluid instead...

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 consequences...

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