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  • Cancer Agency: Smoke-Free Policies Work

    Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

    From the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC):
    SMOKE-FREE POLICIES EFFECTIVE, SAYS INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER
    Smoke-free policies reduce the exposure of both adults and children, reduce the prevalence of smoking in adults and reduce the risk of heart disease related to smoke exposure. A resulting reduction in the lung cancer burden may well […]

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    World Heart Day – Are You Caring for Your Heart?

    Saturday, September 29th, 2007

    Tomorrow, Sunday, 30 September, is World Heart Day.  How well are you taking care of your heart?
    The World Heart Federation (WHF), a small NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland, created the annual campaign in the year 2000 to increase public awareness of the threat of heart disease and stroke and the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle.  […]

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    PAHO to Food Industry: Embrace “Trans-Fat Free Americas”

    Friday, September 28th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Nutrition Experts Call on Food Industry to Support “Trans Fat Free Americas”
    Experts on nutrition and public health are calling on leaders in the food industry to speed up the elimination of industrially produced trans fatty acids from the foods they produce and distribute, and to become partners in promoting […]

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    Tackling Chronic Diseases in the Caribbean / Atacando enfermedades crónicas en el Caribe

    Thursday, September 27th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Campaign against Chronic Diseases Set for the Caribbean
    A major new campaign to fight chronic disease in the Caribbean is getting underway in an effort to stem "the worst epidemic of chronic diseases like heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease in the Americas," with the participation of […]

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