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Cancer gene-altering therapy gets approved in the United States

A new cancer therapy that involves genetically modifying a patient’s immune cells was just approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), marking the first gene therapy treatment approved in the United States. Gene therapy The...
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Shanghai’s white-collar workers grow increasingly unhealthy

According to a new white paper published by Shanghai Foreign Service Group, an increasing number of white-collar workers in Shanghai are receiving failing grades on their physical examinations. Health Issues For men, the white paper indicates...
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Cigarette sales in Beijing show largest decline in recent years

According to a report published by the Beijing municipal government this week, cigarette sales in Beijing in 2016 declined by 8 percent year-on-year, representing the largest decline in recent years. Health effects of cigarettes Tobacco use,...
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Smoking causes 10% of deaths worldwide; even more in China

A recent study published in The Lancet medical journal found that smoking causes one in ten deaths worldwide. The study also found that half of these smoking-related deaths occur in just four countries: China, India, Russia and the United States. Smoking:...
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China’s water contains dangerous amounts of a cancer-causing agent NDMA

A recent research study has indicated that China’s water contains dangerous amounts of the cancer-causing agent nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The World Health Organization (WHO) describes NDMA as clearly carcinogenic, due to its ability to...
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Drinking very hot beverages classified “probably carcinogenic” to humans

As published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in The Lancet Oncology medical journal, an international Working Group of 23 scientists found that drinking very hot beverages probably causes cancer of the esophagus (“oesophagus”...
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World No Tobacco Day 2016: Get ready for plain packaging of cigarettes

From the World Health Organization (WHO): Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. For...

Mouthwash and poor dental hygiene may increase the risk of oral cancer

A recent study suggests that poor dental hygiene and excessive use of mouthwash containing alcohol could increase the risk of oral cancer. The study, published in the journal Oral Oncology is based on European research conducted by the Leibniz...
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WHO report says graphic warnings are needed for tobacco control in China

BEIJING, 8 April 2014 – Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies. These are the key findings...

Top five cancer hospitals in the United States of America

There are dozens of cancer treatment hospitals in the United States, specializing in treating many forms of cancer. The best cancer treatment hospitals are ranked annually by US News and World Report, based on patient death rates, hospital reputation,...