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IBAS and Trade Union Response to Asbestos Industry’s Aggressiveness

In today’s open letter to the global asbestos industry, the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS) highlights the asbestos lobby’s aggressive actions in Africa and Asia over recent weeks. IBAS works to bring to light the devious means and corrupt practices being used to block national action on banning asbestos. Click here for a review and response of what recently occured… Read more →

Establishing Safe & Effective LDCT Screening Programs

In a step toward providing unified safe and effective LDCT screening programs, the American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians have established a policy presenting comprehensive development strategies for sites wishing to implement a program.   Click here to read the policy abstract.

Elephants Rarely Develop Cancer. Want to Know Why?

This October 8, 2015 USA Today news article covers a new study that showed elephants have 40 copies of a tumor blocking gene while humans have only 2 copies of the same.  Click here to read the study that appeared in the online version of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Pneumonia

The leading cause of hospitalization and death associated with the flu is not the flu itself, but pneumonia, a common complication of the flu.  More than half of influenza pneumonia cases can be prevented by the flu vaccine, reports Dr. Carlos Grijalva, author of a recent study published October 6, 2015 in the online version of the Journal of the… Read more →

Smoking cessation counseling

Smoking often leads to COPD and help with quitting is typically offered by doctors to prevent complications of this condition.  A recent survey of smokers revealed that physicians may not always offer the “5A’s” of smoking cessation assistance to those patients that do not have COPD.  For physicians to provide counseling and treatment for all  smokers, one of the recommendations… Read more →