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Did You Miss World Heart Day?

World Heart Day was held on September 29, and although it received far less attention than Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Movember, this global work to promote cardiovascular health is just as important to keep in mind.

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Annual CT Scans for Heavy Smokers Recommended

Late last month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released new recommendations regarding lung cancer screening. At the moment, most lung cancer detection programs rely on chest C-rays and mucus tests; however,…

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Keeping It Plain: New Laws on Cigarette Packaging in Ireland

Warnings have been appearing on cigarette packaging for over 40 years, and over the last decades they have evolved to become bigger, bolder, more hard hitting. These days, 40 countries worldwide now legally require large, graphic images on the front of cigarette packs; these depictions of the effects of smoking often include shocking images of diseased people or diseased body parts.

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World No Tobacco Day: A Look at Tobacco Around the Globe

On the 31st of May, 2013, countries around the globe will celebrate World No Tobacco Day. On this day, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners call attention to the health risks of tobacco. This year, World No Tobacco Day will put a special focus on tobacco advertising; although WHO's Framework Convention for Tobacco Control bans the advertising…

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