New York City targets smoking Chinese men in cancer ad campaign

The New York City (NYC) health department has launched a public service ad campaign aimed specifically at Chinese men, who in that locality smoke at much higher rates than men or women from any other ethnic group. Smoking and lung cancer A...

Cancer risk linked to obesity by Chinese researchers

Chinese research published recently in the International Journal of Cancer provides epidemiological evidence supporting the association between body mass index (BMI) and cancer risk. Body Mass Index (BMI) The body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet...

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...