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E-cigarettes: misconception of vaping dangers in the UK

Research from King’s College London, UK, finds smokers and ex-smokers overestimate the vaping dangers of e-cigarettes. The Cancer Research UK-funded study assessed the knowledge about nicotine, perceptions of the relative harms of smoking, and vaping dangers, e-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). With fewer than 6 out of 10 accurately believing that e-cigarettes are less harmful than […]

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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Knowledge Gateway

This Gateway is a reference point for public health policy makers, offering reliable, independent and up-to date information on topics related to the promotion of health and well-being, in particular the prevention of non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. It provides short, impactful and concise briefs for each topic, focusing on the aspects most relevant

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Improving understanding of biosimilars 

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published additional information on biosimilar medicines, as part of their ongoing work to improve understanding of biosimilars across the EU. A biosimilar is a biological medicine that is highly similar in all essential aspects to a ‘reference’ biological medicine already authorised. The new material includes an animated video for patients

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European Heart Network

Based in Brussels, the European Heart Network (EHN) is an alliance of member organisations including heart foundations and other non-governmental heart health organisations committed to the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe. To read its annual report for 2017, go to: European Heart Network

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Alcohol ‘best buys’ by the WHO

Nearly 6{ddf8d179d1bf712bb2a88ff2ad95ebdf63eaa5463c845d2f093b25848387ba96} of all deaths worldwide were attributable to alcohol in 2012, with more than half caused by non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, cancer, liver disease and mental health disorders. In the EU alone in 2014, 72,000 deaths due to alcohol-related diseases could have been avoided and globally it is estimated that 5.1{ddf8d179d1bf712bb2a88ff2ad95ebdf63eaa5463c845d2f093b25848387ba96} of

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