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Cancer investigations should consider evolution as a cause

The reasons people and animals develop cancer in some organs but not in others may have more to do with […]
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Exposure to cigarette smoke and flu virus may prevent lung medications working …

New study backs up observations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients showing reduced effectiveness of symptom-reliever medication (B2-adrenoceptor agonists) in […]

Teens with fewer mental health issues turn to e-cigarettes

Teenagers with moderate mental health problems who may not have considered smoking conventional cigarettes are turning to electronic cigarettes, a […]
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It’s time to tackle chronic diseases: health leaders unite to challenge Canberra

One of the largest research collaborations ever seen in Australia will aid governments in tackling our rising chronic disease problem. […]

Leading risk factors for death include smoking, high blood pressure and obesity

A huge international study of global causes of death has revealed high blood pressure is the number-one individual risk factor […]

Researchers quantify weight gain for smokers who quit

Fear of weight gain is a commonly cited reason for not quitting smoking, despite evidence that quitting will result in […]

Expert argues against smokescreen on e-cigarette research

A leading Australian substance abuse expert is pleading for moderation in policies on e-cigarettes. The University of Queensland’s Professor Wayne […]

Influencing construction workers’ eating habits

Site managers may play a hidden role in influencing construction workers’ eating habits associated with cardiovascular and other chronic diseases: […]

1.8m Australian smokers likely to die from their habit

The first large-scale, direct evidence on smoking and mortality in Australia shows up to 1.8 million of our 2.7 million […]

Getting fit may give motivation to quit smoking

University of Queensland researchers are investigating whether high-intensity interval training can help women quit smoking. The study seeks female participants […]