Month: August 2010

Tobacco use in movies ‘falling’

obacco use in films is falling, a US report on smoking in movies has found. Yet its authors claim smoking still features in too many films and could be influencing young people to take it up. “There’s a declining trend…

Smoking women: the alarming statistics

More and more women are dying from lung cancer. In new statistics released by the Philippine Cancer Society (PCS), with a rate of 2,500 (per 100,000 research population) new cases of women with lung cancer monitored, 2,043 patients have died.…

More smokers quit using NHS help

NHS smoking services helped a record number of people quit last year, figures show. The NHS Information Centre said 373,964 had successfully given up, an 11% rise from the 337,054 who gave up in in 2008/09. The figures are for…

Michael Douglas’ Cancer

Hollywood icon Michael Douglas’ years of smoking and drinking is the probable culprit for his throat cancer diagnosis, according to one doctor who said the “Wall Street” star’s condition is likely curable. The actor will undergo chemotherapy and radiation to…

RTP to get vaccine-making facility

A Canadian developer of flu inoculations and other vaccines plans to use a $21 million U.S. Defense Department grant to build an 87,000-square-foot production facility in Research Triangle Park. Medicago, based in Quebec, plans to create 85 jobs paying $50,229…