Tag Archive for 'cancer'

Women who smoke when pregnant predispose grandchildren to asthma

October 29th, 2012 by BioMed Central Limited

The dangers of smoking on smokers and their children are widely known. Research published in a paper ‘Perinatal nicotine exposure induces asthma in second generation offspring‘ in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine demonstrates that nicotine exposure also causes asthma in the smoker’s grandchildren. Asthma is a major public health problem. It is the […]

Diesel engine exhaust carcinogenic to humans

June 13th, 2012 by International Agency for Research on Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is a part of the World Health Organisation has classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans based on sufficient evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. In 1988 IARC classified diesel exhaust as probably carcinogenic to humans. There has been […]

Cigarettes kill us, foul our air, and litter our streets

May 31st, 2012 by Events

According to the World Health Organisation “tobacco products are the only legally available products that can kill up to one half of their regular users if consumed as recommended by the manufacturer.” The World Health Organisation has designated 31 May as “World No Tobacco Day“. Every year nearly six million people die from tobacco use […]

Guernsey FC team raise awareness of Male Uprising Guernsey charity

April 29th, 2012 by Male Uprising in Guernsey

The Guernsey FC team wore the MUG t-shirt in the warm-up before the game against Spelthorne Sports on 28 April 2012. The Male Uprising Guernsey charity is grateful that the team choose to support its message about male cancers in the community. The match announcer read out a message of support to Guernsey FC from […]

Issues facing disabled people and their families in Guernsey

April 12th, 2012 by Guernsey Disability Alliance

Disability isn’t just wheelchairs and white sticks It’s natural to think of people with mobility problems when you hear the word “disabled”. But the term is much broader than that. A disabled islander could be someone with a mental health problem, a learning difficulty, a visual or hearing impairment or a long-term illness like cancer. […]

Healthy Hearts Day promotes smokefree cars at Beau Sejour on 25 September 2011

September 23rd, 2011 by Health Promotion Unit

On Healthy Hearts Day, the Health Promotion Unit and the Environmental Health Unit will have a car outside Beau Sejour Leisure Centre filled with cigarette butts and the chemicals children will be exposed to when adults smoke in a car. Gerry Le Roy, Health Promotion Officer for Smoking and Heart disease, said “The dangers of […]

Montreal study probes link between breast cancer and traffic pollution

October 7th, 2010 by McGill University

Air pollution has already been linked to a range of health problems. Now, a ground-breaking new study suggests pollution from traffic may put women at risk for another deadly disease. The study, published in the prestigious journal Environmental Health Perspectives, by researchers from The Research Institute of the MUHC (RI MUHC; Dr. Mark Goldberg), McGill […]